September 14-20, 2015 - Horse highlights

September trots along, as do area equestrians. Horse lovers saddle up their mounts for hosts of exciting equine happenings. Top equestrian events across the Upper Midwest from Monday, September 14, through Sunday, September 20, include the IDCTA Dressage/CT Championships, the Minnesota 4-H Horse Show, the WHJA (Wisconsin Hunter/Jumper Association) Fall Finals Horse Show, and the Wisconsin State 4-H Horse Show / Expo.

Additional popular Upper Midwest horse attractions for the week are barrel races, breed shows, charity shows, combined training events, cow working clinics, dressage shows, fun shows, horse pulls, horse sales, horse training workshops, horsemanship clinics, jumping competitions, obstacle challenges, rodeos, tack swaps, trail rides, and more.

Take a look at this week’s lengthy roster of horse highlights. This list may not be exhaustive, but it includes as many Upper Midwestern equestrian events as possible for the specified period. Riders, exhibitors, volunteers, and other participants are urged to contact event hosts or organizers directly for show bills, flyers, or additional information. Advance sign-ups may be required for many of these equestrian events.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, runs from September 14 to 15.

Monday, September 14

Monday Horse and Tack Sale at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota

Tuesday, September 15

Open Arena, Chapman Park, Stanley, Wisconsin

Tuesday Night Jackpots / 2015 Fall-Winter Series – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota 

September 16-19

Central Wisconsin Horse Sale – at Clark County Fairgrounds, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Wednesday, September 16


Kuka Equestrian Fall Buckle Series – at Kuka Equestrian Center, Maple Plain, Minnesota

September 17-20

Joe Wolter Horsemanship Clinic – at Karmik Acres, Woodstock, Illinois
USDF (United States Dressage Federation) Region 2 Championships – at Waterloo Hunt Club, Grass Lake, Michigan
Wisconsin State 4-H Horse Show / Expo – at Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, Wisconsin

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Thursday, September 17

No public equestrian events reported.

September 18-19

Thomas G. Hull Rodeo – at New Baden Community Park, New Baden, Illinois
Western Dressage Sanctioned Show – at Sorensen Equestrian Park, East Troy, Wisconsin

September 18-20

Barrel Bash – at Iowa Equestrian Center at Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Colorama Classic – at Greenbush, Wisconsin
Dakota’s Bubbaride – at Elk Mound, Wisconsin
Illinois Futurity and 4 AQHA shows – at Gordyville USA, Gifford, Illinois
Kathleen Lindley Beckham Clinic – at Forest Lake, Minnesota
NIHJA (Northern Illinois Hunter/Jumper Association) Show – at Brighton Farm, Antioch, Illinois Pony of the Americas Show – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota
MQHA (Minnesota Quarter Horse Association) Futurity – at Simon Arena, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Otter Creek Fall Horse Trials – at Otter Creek Farm, Wheeler, Wisconsin
Retreat and Ride – at Lake Lucerne Camp and Retreat Center, Neshkoro, Wisconsin
Rocky Run Trail Ride – at Gleason, Wisconsin
Run o’ the Mill Pony Club Clinic with Daniel Stewart – at Wild Wind Equine Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin
WHJA (Wisconsin Hunter/Jumper Association) Fall Finals Horse Show – at Sunnyview Exposition Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Wisconsin National Pull – at Dunn County Recreational Park, Menomonie, Wisconsin

September 18-21

Buck Brannaman Horsemanship Clinic – at Bay Harbor Equestrian Center, Petoskey, Michigan
Horsemanship I and Cow Working Clinic with Scott Stokes – at Triangle H Farm, Edwardsville, Illinois
Minnesota 4-H Horse Show – at Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, Minnesota

Friday, September 18

Sorting Practice / RSVP Only – at Coyote Creek Ranch, Sigel, Illinois

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.

September 19-20

CSDEA (Central States Dressage and Eventing Association) Dressage Festival and Championship – at Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Daniel Stewart Clinic / Equestrian Sports Psychology – at Wild Wind Equine Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin
MCHA (Minnesota Cutting Horse Association) – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota
Outbuck Riders Jackpot Barrels and Speed Show – at Outbuck Arena, Sheldon, Wisconsin
Sharon and Storme Camarillo Barrel Racing Clinic – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Foundation Quarter Horse Association (WIFQHA) Show – at Jackson County Fair Park, Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Saturday, September 19

2015 Quad City All Breed Horse Association Youth Horse Show – at Schone’s Friendship Farm, Milan, Illinois
2015 Trainers Challenge – at Leatherdale Equine Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
Balance Dressage Association Poker Ride – at Northern Kettle Moraine Horse Riders Camp, New Prospect, Wisconsin
31st Annual Big Rock Plowing Match Open Horse Show – at Plowman’s Park, Big Rock, Illinois
Body Control Under Saddle Clinic with Dan James – at Promise Hill Farms, Elgin, Illinois
Cannon Falls Ridge Riders GCSCA Pleasure Show – at Cannon Falls, Minnesota
CWSTAG (Central Wisconsin Save the Animals Group) Fun Horse Show – at Paradise Stables, Rio, Wisconsin
Dr. Deb Waddingham-Urbaitis Memorial Horse Show Event and Tack Swap – at Lost Grove Stables, Eldridge, Iowa
Fall O-mok-see Show / Tried N True South of the Border River Riders – at Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington, Minnesota
Fluidity Workshop with Anna Hill – at Rainbow Stables, Isanti, Minnesota
Fox Hollow Fall Trail Ride – at Le Sueur, Minnesota
Gaited Dressage Schooling Show – at Pepper Hill Farm, Mukwonago, Wisconsin
HAHS Fall Picnic and Horse Show – at Hooved Animal Humane Society, Woodstock, Illinois
Horse and Buggy Days – at Weyauwega, Wisconsin
IDCTA Dressage/CT Championships – at Silverwood Farm, Camp Lake, Wisconsin
Kickin’ Up Dust Barrel Racing – at La Valle Team Penners Arena, La Valle, Wisconsin
Lincoln Trail Riders 2015 Open Horse Show Series – at O’Fallon, Illinois
North Central Regionals CMSA (Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association) Shoot – at North Branch, Minnesota
On the Trail Obstacle Challenge – at Location TBA
QCABHA (Quad Cities All Breed Horse Association) Youth Show – at Schone’s Friendship Farms, Milan, Illinois
Reagan Fest Pro Rodeo – at Lower Lake Park, Eureka, Illinois
S.M.I.L.E.S. Superstar Horse Show – at Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills, Darien, Wisconsin
Southern Illinois EXCA (Extreme Cowboy Association) Race at S and H Arena, Norvis City, Illinois
Tomah Saddle Club Jackpot Arena Obstacle Challenge Series and Fun Shows – at Tomah, Wisconsin
WAHA Fall Colors All Breed Open Show – at Shotliff Farm’s All Around Equine Events, Evansville, Wisconsin
Wright Saddle Club Game Show – at Maple Lake, Minnesota

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

September 20-22

Friesian Keuring – at Heartland Stables, Custer, Wisconsin

Sunday, September 20

FVSA 2015 Horse Show Series – at Fox Valley Saddle Association, Hampshire, Illinois
Open Pleasure Horse Show – at West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company, East Troy, Wisconsin
QCABHA (Quad Cities All Breed Horse Association) Open Show – at Schone’s Friendship Farms, Milan, Illinois
Reiki with Horses – at Galloping Grove Ranch, Union Grove, Wisconsin
St. Croix Riders Saddle Club 4-H Fundraiser Show – at Baldwin, Wisconsin
Willow Valley Saddle Club Fall Fun Show – at La Valle Team Penners Arena, La Valle, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club in Wo-Zha-Qa Festival Parade – at Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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