January 11-17, 2016 - Horse highlights

With the new year off to a flying start, equestrians across the Upper Midwest are braving winter weather to attend plenty of horse highlights. Take a look at these equestrian events on the books from Monday, January 11, through Sunday, January 17. Most of this week’s listings are indoor events. Top picks for the week include equine education events, as well as exciting competitions and training clinics.

Monday, January 11

In-Hand Trail Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
NEWDA Eastern Chapter Meeting – at Riverside Brewery, West Bend, Wisconsin

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Tuesday, January 12

Understanding the Feed Tag with Assurance Feed and Tammy Dahlby – at Keyes Chevytown, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Wednesday, January 13

Hands-on How-to for Horse Owners – at Cleary Lake Veterinary Hospital Equine, Prior Lake, Minnesota

January 14-17

Ledges Winter Series – at Ledges Sporting Horses, Roscoe, Illinois

This roster, though perhaps not exhaustive, includes as many Upper Midwestern horse highlights as possible for the specified period.

Thursday, January 14

Baby Rider and Me Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

January 15-16

From Surviving to Thriving / Juli Lynch Workshop – at Plum Lake Equestrian Center, Sayner, Wisconsin

January 15-17

Western Dressage Clinic with Patrick King – at Circle E Equestrian Stables, Seymour, Wisconsin

Friday, January 15

Cattle Sorting Practice – at Chism Trail Ranch, Merrill, Wisconsin
In Hand Trail Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Vaulting Clinic - at White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Saddle Fitting for Horse and Rider – at Horse Emporium, Waukesha, Wisconsin

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.

January 16-17

Bridle Up with Dennis Auslam Clinic - at Redwood Stables, Morton, Minnesota
Cutting Clinic – at The Yellow Farm, New Germany, Minnesota
Open Riding Sessions – at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reined Cow Horse Clinic – at LRS Performance Horses, Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Saturday, January 16

Arrowhead Arena Winter Barrel Series – at Arrowhead Arena, Maple Lake, Minnesota (postponed to Saturday, January 30)
Building Confidence in the Equestrian / Mastering Saddling Clinic with Sheri Roberson – at R Horse Farm, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
Dodge County Horsemen’s Association Annual Year End Awards Banquet – at Pizza Ranch, Waupun, Wisconsin
Illinois State Buckskin Association Banquet – at Giovanni’s, Rockford, Illinois
Iowa NBHA 2015 Banquet – at The Sports Page, Winterset, Iowa
North Run Farm Dressage Schooling Show – at North Run Farm, Delano, Minnesota
Saddlelite Riders Saddle Club Banquet - at Starks Bar and Grille, Eagen, Minnesota
Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association Annual Membership Meeting – at Johnson Creek Community Center, Johnson Creek, Wisconsin
Western Dressage Clinic with Megan Dischler – at Kati’s Corral, Eagle, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Walking Horse Association Trail Program Awards Dinner – at Tom and Di’s Rustic Inn, Oconomowoc, 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.

Sunday, January 17

Hub Club Annual Banquet - at The Public House, Woodstock, Illinois
Indoor Trail Competition – at Truhaven Ranch, Winsted, Minnesota
Jefferson County 4-H Horse and Pony Project Tack Sale and Food Drive – at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Jefferson, Wisconsin
Schooling Show – at Dassenbrook Stables, Elkburn, Illinois
Sue's Big Six-Five Fun Show - at Hi Circle Vee Ranch, Isanti, Minnesota (canceled)
Wissota Appaloosa Horse Club Open Meeting – at Tobies Restaurant, Hinckley, Minnesota

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

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