October 12-18, 2015 - Horse highlights

The Columbus Day week and Sweetest Day weekend bring sweet discoveries for horse lovers across the Upper Midwest. Top equestrian events running from Monday, October 12 through Sunday, October 18, include the Nine Mile Pony Express Trail Ride and the Rodeo City Riders Trail Ride. The All-American Quarter Horse Congress and the Morgan Grand National Horse Show are ongoing as well. Additional horse highlights for the week are barrel races, equestrian training clinics, fun shows, tack sales, trail rides, and more.

Rein in this week’s lengthy list of exciting equestrian events across the Upper Midwest. This roster, though perhaps not exhaustive, includes as many Upper Midwestern horse highlights as possible for the specified period. As a rule, equestrians, exhibitors, vendors, volunteers, and other participants are urged to contact event hosts or organizers directly for show bills, flyers, or additional information. Many of these equestrian events may require advance sign-ups.

Continuing through October 17

Morgan Grand National Horse Show – at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Continuing through October 25

All-American Quarter Horse Congress – at Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio

Monday, October 12


Interactive Rider Workshop I – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

October 13-18

Mark Russell Natural Dressage Clinic – at Karmik Acres, Woodstock, Illinois

Tuesday, October 13

Fall Round-Up / All Breed Horse, Tack and Hay Sale at Simon Horse Company, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Tuesday Night Jackpots / 2015 Fall-Winter Series – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota
Unbranded showing – at AMC Centre 8, Marion, Illinois

Wednesday, October 14

No public equestrian events reported.

October 15-18

Equine Sports Massage Therapy Certification Class – at Decatur, Indiana
Illinois NBHA (National Barrel Horse Association) Show – at Gordyville USA, Gifford, Illinois

Thursday, October 15

Unbranded showing – at AMC Star, Dubuque, Iowa

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October 16-17

MN 50/50 Sale and Show and Catalog Horse Sale – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota

October 16-18

MEC Open WSCA (Western Saddle Clubs Association) Show Series – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota
Nine Mile Pony Express Trail Ride – at White Lake, Wisconsin
North Star Gaited Horse Club Campout / Trail Ride – at St. James Retreat, Shawano, Wisconsin
Ray Ainsworth Advanced Horsemanship Clinic – at Shotliff Farm, Evansville, Wisconsin
Rodeo City Riders Trail Ride – at Northport, Wisconsin
Ulf Wadeborn Clinic - at Skyline Equestrian Center, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Friday, October 16


3-Man Sorting Practice / RSVP Only – at Coyote Creek Tack and Stables, Sigel, Illinois
Horse Soccer - at Pink Socks Farm, Marengo, Illinois

October 17-18

Barn Sale - at JDV Stables, Burlington, Wisconsin
Cattle Clinic – at RNR Ranch and Tack, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
Dressage Clinic with Shelly Reichart – at Paradigm Farm, Lake Mills, Wisconsin
Heartland Dressage Schooling Show – at Heartland Stables, Custer, Wisconsin
Iowa Pinto Club Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree– at Iowa Equestrian Center at Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Katie Hiller Dressage Clinic – at Plum Lake Dressage, Sayner, Wisconsin
MEC Open Western Saddle Clubs Association (WSCA) Show Series / Breast Cancer Awareness Show – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota
Outbuck Riders End of the Year Party / Auction, Music, Shooting and Dirty Club Tourney – at Outbuck Arena, Sheldon, Wisconsin
Tom Noone Clinic – at Heritage Stables, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
WDCTA (Wisconsin Dressage and Combined Training Association) Central Chapter Shelly Reichert Clinic – at Paradigm Farm, Lake Mills, Wisconsin
WDCTA (Wisconsin Dressage and Combined Training Association) Southwest Chapter Dressage Clinic with Maryall Barnett – at Hidden Pond Farm, Mazomanie, Wisconsin
WSCA (Western Saddle Clubs Association) Open Series Horse Show – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota

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.

Saturday, October 17


Beginner Hoof Trimming Clinic with Ida Hammer – at Country View Stables, Leroy, Illinois
Cats Anonymous Barn Bash / Fundraiser – at Circle E Equestrian Stables, Seymour, Wisconsin
Central Iowa Exchange Horse and Tack Sale - at Aplington, Iowa
Fall Roundup and Colors of the Sun Horse Sale – at Tim Nolan Arena, Marion, Wisconsin
Fundamentals/Confidence Horse Training Clinic – at Lewis Bottoms Farms LLC, Shellsburg, Iowa
Hang on Ranch Fun Show – at Boyd, Wisconsin
IHS Schooling Show – at Ivory Hills Stable, Wilson, Wisconsin
Willow Creek Riders Game Show – at Kimball, Minnesota

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Sunday, October 18

4th Annual Course for a Cure Equine Obstacle Course at Newark, Illinois
15th Annual Halloween Hunter/Jumper Show – at Timeless Farm, Arena, Wisconsin
IDCTA (Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association) Dressage Schooling Show – at Fox Valley Saddle Association, Hampshire, Illinois
Special Fall Colt and Riding Horse Sale – at Jackson Livestock Company, Jackson, Minnesota
Thoroughbreds Helping Thoroughbreds Horse Show and Sale - at Staunton, Illinois
Winter Barrel Blast – at Roelofson Arena, Belmond, Iowa
Yee Haw Halloween Show and Potluck – at Chapman Park, Stanley, Wisconsin

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