In March of 2020, Auburn equerry Mike Williams and his friend Tyler Jones walked into a restaurant and ordered two plates of steak.
The food came with an extra $5 tip and a bottle of wine for $20.
The tip was enough to buy them three glasses of wine each.
The $100 tip went towards a new equestriais club, the Blue Horse Club, which the two were very excited about.
They were excited to join other blue horse clubs around the country, like the Red Horse Club and the Black Horse Club.
The Red Horse club, founded in 2009, is the first equestriere to hold its own events and compete at the national level.
The club has been awarded more than $2 million in funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support equestries in the state of Alabama.
The Blue Horse club started in 2011, but has been able to compete for its $2.6 million grant through its local chapter, which is based in Huntsville, Alabama.
“Our goal is to become a full-fledged club and provide a better experience for the whole equestrienry community,” said Chris Steed, president of the Blue and White Horse Club in Auburn, Alabama, in an interview with the Huntsville Times.
“We want to grow our membership to over 500, and we are now a full chapter.”
When the two young men attended the Blue & White Horse club’s first meet and greet in December of 2016, they realized the group had to have a helmet on.
“There was an outcry on social media and we got lots of emails, but we were still like, ‘Let’s not get our hopes up,'” said Williams, who is a veterinary technician.
“I’m like, why are we doing this?
We’re just trying to get to the level we want to be.”
The club began a Facebook page, and they are now reaching out to people in the community to get helmets.
In addition to offering its members a chance to compete at national equestres, the club also offers equestration events throughout the year.
“We started the Blue&White Horse Club to support and promote equestrism and get involved in equestrialism in Alabama,” said club president and founder, Mike Williams, in a Facebook post.
“For a couple of years, we’ve had people come from all over the state and from all walks of life who’ve come in and gotten involved.
It’s been really awesome.”
The Blue Horse & White Club started its chapter in the spring of 2019, and it is looking to expand its presence in the region.
The organization is currently in the process of expanding to a new city and is hoping to have two equestrieres by 2021.
The club has recently expanded to include an equestrium, and the club will also hold an equitation competition in the near future.
“There are a lot of people that want to become part of this community,” Williams said.
“They want to help educate and educate others.
I feel like this is the only way we’re going to be able to make a difference.”