About Us

  The Three Orginals (1978) and Tom Corner who joined in1980

Sign is at the entrance to our courts, at Centennial Park

Club Sign

                 Harry Collins           Co- Founder Elwood Pembleton                    John Loder                  Tom Corner

In 1977 after a large contingent from Brampton traveling to Georgetown each week, for two years, where they made up the majority of the 44 member club.  Elwood Pembleton and Bert Large met with Town officials in the fall of 1977 and convinced them to provide the land at Centennial Park. Work began in the spring of 1978 to construct 6 courts, and were ready to be begin the 1978 season, with 35 players and 8 teams, and was named the Brampton Horseshoe Club. Later to be changed to the Brampton Men's Horseshoe Club.

The club was formed to provide a place, to develop and promote the game of horseshoes and provide an alternative affordable sport for the citizens of Brampton.

 There were 35 members signed up and ready to play. Elections were held that spring and Gary Pembleton became the first President, Elwood Pembleton Vice-president, Joe Weiler Secretary/Treasurer. The Executive committee consisted of  Bert Large, John Loder, Joe Parker and Ken Pembleton.
 

 The next step was to draw up a constitution, our executive, together with City official Don Doan, drew up our first constitution and rules of play and named it the Brampton Horseshoe Club ( later changed to the Brampton Men’s Horseshoe Club).

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1978 The Orginals
Bob Ackroyd   Terry Dorou   Don Lagerquist   Joe Parker      Wayne Scobie   Joe Weiler
Bill Collier   Joe Gaudet   Bert Large   DougPembleton     Wayne Shand   Don Wenn
Barry Collins   Bill Guthrie   Paul Kavanagh   Elwood Pembleton      Bruce T hompson   Russell Westerby
Harry Collins   Gord Hammond   Leo LeClair   Gary Pembleton   Vic Tomlinson   Dennis Wright
Jeff Cunningham   Gary Higgins   John Loder   Ken Pembleton   Ted Watson   Ron Young
Ernie Dewesbury   Bill Jobson   Ron Meyers   Fred Power   Larry Weatherall    

 

Harry Collins and John Loder will play their 38th season come May of 2015

 

 BMHC is one of Ontario's largest horseshoe clubs with over 130 full time members.

 

Teams consist of 4 players. We currently have 12 courts which allows us to accomodate 24 teams per night.

This gives us 96 full time pitchers playing on Tuesday nights, which we divide equally across 4 division (A, B, C & D). In 2013 we added another division of 6 teams playing on Thursday night. Annual membership registration takes place early in April and teams are formed within the next two weeks.

 Spare Players:

 Throughout the year we carry additional spare players that float from team to team within their division, filling in for missing players.

With 130 players from all walks of life and age groups. Its not uncommon to have players absent.

Our spares are a very important part of the club.

Not only do they fill a gap and help keep the pace of the matches even, a spare player's full score is used in determining the outcome of the matches.

Typically our spares are players that join partway through the year, or cannot make a full time commitment, or just want to try the club out.

We're proud to say that most people who try out the club pursue full time membership the following year.

We have had members who for various reasons left the club, but have returned after being away for many years, some go back 20 years or more. 

 

 

  Ken Condie is working on a  complete history of our club, and will be posted soon.