December 28, 2015 to January 3, 2016 - Horse highlights

The last week of the year and the New Year’s weekend include a few intriguing highlights for Upper Midwest horse lovers. Here’s the public horse happenings lineup for the week from Monday, December 28, through Sunday, January 3. As always, equestrians, exhibitors, vendors, volunteers, and other attendees are urged to contact event hosts or organizers directly for show bills, flyers, or additional information. Many of these equestrian events require advance sign-ups. This roster, though perhaps not exhaustive, includes as many Upper Midwestern horse highlights as possible for the specified period.

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December 28-30

Kids Winter Riding Camp – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Winter Break Camp for the Teen Horse Lover – at Meadowsweet Ranch, Spring Grove, Illinois.

December 28-January 2

Nikki Jewell Clinic – at Don Bar Farm, Wadsworth, Illinois

Monday, December 28

No public equestrian events reported.

Tuesday, December 29

Dressage Geometry Clinic – at Western Trails Equestrian Center, West Bend, Wisconsin

Wednesday, December 30

No public equestrian events reported.

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.

Thursday, December 31

New Year’s Eve

Rope in the New Year Jackpot Roping and New Year’s Eve Party – at LRS Performance Horses, Rice Lake, Wisconsin

January 1-3

Ranch Sorting / RSNC State Finals - at Brooks Arena, Sparta, Wisconsin

Friday, January 1

New Year’s Day

2016 Winter Speed Series – at Smokin’ W Ranch, Columbus, Michigan
Ranch Sorting and Rodeo – at Gordyville USA, Gifford, Illinois

Saturday, January 2

Christmas Ride Around the Lake – at ROC Ranch, Spruce, Wisconsin
Holiday Registered Horse Sale – at Gordyville USA, Gifford, Illinois
Smarty Team Roping Series – at Black Hawk College, Galva, Illinois

Sunday, January 3
New Year’s Riding Horse Special – at Jackson Livestock Company, Jackson, Minnesota

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

Did your Upper Midwest horse event make the list? Please comment to indicate you saw it! Also, please be sure to send key details on your upcoming Midwest horse happenings for possible inclusion in future posts.

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1 comment:

  1. There's team penning new years weekend at Brooks Arena, Sparta WI. flyer on their webpage


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