August 18-23, 2015- Horse highlights

The Upper Midwest boasts tons of horse shows, training clinics, and other equestrian highlights from Tuesday, August 18, to Sunday, August 23. Here’s a roundup of these exciting equine events, listed in chronological order. This horse happenings roster is not exhaustive, although it is intended to present as many Upper Midwestern equestrian highlights as possible for the specified period. Participants and attendees are advised to contact event hosts or organizers directly for show bills and additional information.

Tuesday, August 18

Beaver Creek Saddle and Bridle Club Twilight Classic Pleasure Show – at Oostburg, Wisconsin
Open Arena, Chapman Park, Stanley, Wisconsin

August 19-23

AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) Badger Summer Classic – at Jefferson, Wisconsin

Wednesday, August 19

3 Barrels 2 Hearts Series – at St. Croix County Fairgrounds, Glenwood City, Wisconsin
Equestrian Team Open House – at Fieldstone Farm, St. Joseph, Minnesota
High Stakes Bull Riding and Local Barrel Racing – at Winnebago County Fair, Pecatonica, Illinois
Matinee Performance – at Tempel Lipizzans, Old Mill Creek, Illinois
Tomah Saddle Club Summer Speed Series 2015 – at Tomah, Wisconsin
Tri-City Riding Club Gymkhana – at Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
UBRA Jackpot – at Rainbow Saddle Club, Northfield, Minnesota *** CANCELED ***

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August 20-23

Summer’s End ‘A’ Hunter/Jumper Show – at Silverwood Farm, Camp Lake, Wisconsin

Thursday, August 20

Championship Bulls-n-Barrels – at Renville County Fair, Bird Island, Minnesota
Synergy Equine Day of Horseplay (for kids) / Horsing Around (for adults) – at Lakefield Farm, Grafton, Wisconsin
UBRA Thursday Night Barrel Race and Pole Bending – at Oasis Equestrian Center, Lindstrom, Minnesota

August 21-22

Dressage Show – at Lamplight Equestrian Center, Wayne, Illinois

August 21-28

Larry Whitesell and Jennifer Bauer Gaited Horse Clinic =- at RNR Ranch and Tack, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

August 21-23

Gordyville Farm Equipment Auction – at Gordyville USA, Gifford, Illinois
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides / Fremont Yellowstone Trail Festival – at Fremont, Wisconsin
Iowa State Saddle Clubs Association Show – at Iowa Equestrian Center at Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iron Cowgirl Competition – at Somerset, Wisconsin
MCHA (Minnesota Cutting Horse Association) – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota
Silver Dollar Saddle Club Fall Ride – at Laona, Wisconsin

Friday, August 21

Bulls and Barrels – at Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, Wisconsin
Crisis Fund Ride – at El Paso Bar, Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Fox Hollow Summer Jackpot Open 4D Barrel Series – at Le Sueur, Minnesota
Horse Pull / Barrel Inn Summertime Series – at Deansville, Wisconsin
Washington County 4-H Horse and Pony Project 2015 Twilight Show Series – at Washington County Fair Park, West Bend, Wisconsin

Late changes or cancellations are always a possibility with equestrian events. Auditors, horse owners, riders, trainers, volunteers, vendors, spectators, and others are wise to double-check Upper Midwest horse happening details before going.

August 22-23

Advance Your Horsemanship Clinic with Brenda Hilgenkamp – at Opagon Farm, Edgerton, Wisconsin
Capital Mini Event – at The Horse First Farm, Brooklyn, Wisconsin
Distance Riding Association of Wisconsin (DRAW) Northern Highland Ride – at Merrill, Wisconsin
Fox Run Farm 2015 Open/Speed Show Series – at Beloit, Wisconsin
Huntermark Fall Festival – at Huntermark Farm, Coal Valley, Illinois
IronWorks Summer Series Hunter-Jumper Show – at Iron Horse Polo Stables, Sussex, Wisconsin
Mane Event Gaited and Western Dressage Show – at West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company, East Troy, Wisconsin
Northern Lights Dressage Show – at Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Positive Patterns Level 2-3 Workshop – at Lakeview Farm, Hugo, Minnesota
Ryan Rose Clinic – at Heartland Stables, Custer, Wisconsin
UMBH/IBHA Buckskin Show / All Breed Double Judged Show – at Jackson County Fairgrounds, Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Mounted Justice /State Championship – at Montfort, Wisconsin

Saturday, August 22

4th Annual Friends of MHWF Fun Show for Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation – at Marshfield Saddle Club, Marshfield, Wisconsin
A.G.E.S. 6th Annual Hope for Hooves Fundraiser – at Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Barn Dance – at Idlewild Farms, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Beginner Hoof Trimming Class – at Congerville, Wisconsin
Bristol Renaissance Faire / Jousting – at Bristol, Wisconsin
Chasin’ the Cash Tour – at Rocking D’Acres, Clarissa, Minnesota
Clark County Pleasure Riders “Come As You Are” Family Show Series – at Greenwood, Wisconsin
DFA Buckle Series – at Dirt Floor Arena, Proctor, Minnesota
Fox Run Farm Open Horse Show Series – at Beloit, Wisconsin
Fulton County Horse Show – at Fulton County Fairgrounds, Lewistown, Illinois
Horse Expo – at New London, Wisconsin
Horse Ownership 101/Training and Behavior – at Dover Stables, Waterford, Wisconsin
Horse Pull / 150th Juneau County Fair – at Mauston, Wisconsin
Horse Pull / 28th Annual El Paso Days – at El Paso, Wisconsin
Horse Pull / Dodge County Fair – at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Horse Pull / Oconto Fair – at Gillett, Wisconsin
MVRA (Mississippi Valley Riders Association) Open Horse Show Make-up Rain Date (from June 7) – at Tri-State Saddle Club, Dubuque, Iowa
Northwest Saddle Club (NWSC) Novice Show – at Northwest Saddle Club Grounds, North Branch, Minnesota
Tri-City Riding Club Fun Show – at Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
TSC Ranch Rodeo – at Tomah Saddle Club, Tomah, Wisconsin

Inclusion of any events in this listing does not imply endorsement.

Sunday, August 23

11th Annual Denim and Diamonds Hoe Down – at Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, Illinois
36th Annual Horse Pull – at Alma, Wisconsin
Bristol Renaissance Faire / Jousting – at Bristol, Wisconsin
Fond du Lac County 4-H Horse and Pony Project Open Speed Show – at Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fox Run Farm Open Speed Show Series – at Beloit, Wisconsin
Horse Pull / Brown County Fair – at De Pere, Wisconsin
Intermediate Hoof Trimming Class – at Congerville, Wisconsin
Iowa County Horse Project Open Fundraiser Team Show – at Iowa County Fairgrounds, Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Matinee Performance – at Tempel Lipizzans, Old Mill Creek, Illinois
PTS Open Hunter/Jumper Show – at Fields and Fences Equestrian Center, Wadsworth, Illinois
QCABHA (Quad Cities All Breed Horse Association) Open Show – at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, Iowa
Speed Show – at Ellis House and Equestrian Center, Minooka, Illinois
WDCTA (Wisconsin Dressage and Combined Training Association) Mini Event – at Green Meadows Farm, Belleville, Wisconsin
Wild Bill’s Riders Show – at Elk Mound, Wisconsin

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