October 19-25, 2015 - Horse highlights

October’s fourth weekend boasts an abundance of autumn horse shows and equestrian events across the Upper Midwest. Popular horse happenings scheduled from Monday, October 19, through Sunday, October 25, are the Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show, the Midwest Gypsy and Feathered Friends Open Show, and the Pegasus Annual Horseshoe Ball. The All-American Quarter Horse Congress is ongoing as well. Additional horse highlights for the week are barrel races, breed shows, equestrian training clinics, equine fundraisers, fun shows, horse soccer, open shows, ranch sorting, tack sales, trail competitions, and more.

Zip through 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 always, equestrians, exhibitors, vendors, volunteers, and other participants are wise 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 25

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

October 19-20

Fall Draft Horse and Carriage Sale – at Kalona Sales Barn, Kalona, Iowa

Monday, October 19

Interactive Rider Workshop II – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Unbranded showing – at AMC Showplace Naperville 16, Naperville, Illinois

Tuesday, October 20

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

Wednesday, October 21

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

October 22-25

Equine Sports Massage Therapy Certification Class – at Ellisville, Illinois
Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show – at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois
Pony of the America Show – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota

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Thursday, October 22

Baby Rider and Me Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Horse Seminar – at Buffalo Country Store, Buffalo, Minnesota
Unbranded showing – at Southridge Carmike Cinema, Des Moines, Iowa

October 23-25

Basic Horsemanship / Advanced Horsemanship for All Disciplines – at Sommers Gate Farms, Vandalia Illinois
CSDEA (Central States Dressage and Eventing Association) Clinic with Jennifer Truett / Dressage and Biomechanics – at Leatherdale Equine Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
Derek McConnell Jumper Clinic – at North Run Farm, Delano, Minnesota
Lisa Wilcox Dressage Clinic – at Marquis Dressage, Belvidere, Illinois
Midwest Gypsy and Feathered Friends Open Show – at Ledges Sporting Horses and Show Grounds, Roscoe, Illinois
Mid-West Ranch Sorting Association – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota
Sharon Camarillo Easter Classic – at Iowa Equestrian Center at Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Friday, October 23

Horse Soccer - at Pink Socks Farm, Marengo, 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.

October 24-25

2015-2016 Barrel Challenge Series – at Chism Trail Ranch, Merrill, Wisconsin
Special Olympics Illinois Fall Equestrian Center - at Bergmann Centre, Poplar Grove, Illinois
Truhaven Halloween Trail Competition – at Truhaven Ranch, Winstead, Minnesota

Saturday, October 24

1st Annual Tack Sale – at YMCA Camp Minikani, Hubertus, Wisconsin
ACTHA (American Competitive Trail Horse Association) Stable Life Spooktacular AOC – at Marquette County Fairgrounds, Westfield, Wisconsin
Barrel for Cheryl - at KaBoy Up Arena, New Ulm, Minnesota
Beat the Blues Open Show – at Heartland Stables, Custer, Wisconsin
Equine First Aid Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Fulton County Horse Show – at Fulton County Fairgrounds, Lewistown, Illinois
Halloween Spooktacular Dressage Show – at Circle E Equestrian Stables, Seymour, Wisconsin
Haunted Horsey Hustle 5K for Hart Equine Therapy Center – at Wildwood Park and Zoo, Marshfield, Wisconsin
High Riders of Southern Minnesota Fun Day - at KaBoy Arena, New Ulm, Minnesota
Mid-West Hackney Fall Sale – at Livestock Center Arena, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois
Pegasus Annual Horseshoe Ball – at Pegasus Special Riders, Inc., Oregon, Illinois
Ride a Test Dressage / Western Dressage Clinic with Jim Hatch – at Lost Creek Ranch, Beldenville, Wisconsin
Time to Play Horse Show – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin
Tough Enough to Wear Pink Barrel Race and Team Event – at Arrowhead Arena, Maple Leaf, Minnesota
Tracey Dikkers Clinic – at Pine Crest Farm, Pine River, Wisconsin
Twin Cities Quarter and Paint Horse Sale – at Simon Horse Company, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
West 20 Open Pleasure Horse Show – at West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company, East Troy, Wisconsin

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Sunday, October 25

Grand Relocation Celebration and Open House – at Dunham Woods Farm, Elgin, Illinois
Time to Play Open Fun Horse Show – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin

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