January 18-24, 2016 - Horse highlights

Winter is raging in the Upper Midwest, but horse lovers still pick from plenty of equestrian events and attractions. Here’s a sturdy lineup of horse highlights from Monday, January 18, through Sunday, January 24. Highlights include awards banquets, barrel races, cow horse competitions, equestrian clinics, horse health seminars, horse shows, schooling shows, tack sales and swaps, training workshops, and more.

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King Day

Interactive Rider Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Sandbox Play Day – at Red Horse Ranch Arena, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

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Tuesday, January 19

Lakeshore Equine Trail Riders Meeting – at Two Rivers Fire Department, Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Wednesday, January 20

The Latest in Equine Nutrition with Dr. Dan Burke – at American Legion, Shawano, Wisconsin

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

Thursday, January 21

In Hand Trail Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

January 22-24

Showplace “B” Series – at Ledges Sporting Horses, Roscoe, Illinois

Friday, January 22

All Cowgirl Sorting Drawout – at Highview Ranch and Stable, Le Sueur, Minnesota

January 23-24

Hunter/Jumper/Equitation Clinic with Linda Allen – at Fields and Fences Equestrian Center, Gurnee, Illinois

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.

Saturday, January 23

2013 Iowa Horse Council Meeting – at Kildee Hall, Ames, Iowa
Annual Member Sleigh Ride – at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, Wisconsin
Building Confidence in the Equestrian / Mastering Saddling Clinic with Sheri Roberson – at R Horse Farm, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
Cheers to 50 Years / Minnesota Pinto Award Gala – at Monticello Community Center, Monticello, Minnesota
Eau Claire Bit and Spur Club Year-End Banquet – at Trinity Equestrian Center, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
FFYF Tack Swap – at Francis Field Fairgrounds, New Lenox, Illinois
Intro to Groundwork Mini-session – at Timber Creek Stables, Shirley, Illinois
JPEC Pleasure Driving Clinic - at Jester Park Equestrian Center, Granger, Iowa
Menomonee Falls Saddle Club Winter Banquet – at Boneyard Pub and Grille, Sussex, Wisconsin
Minnesota Arabian Horse Association Clinic and Open House – at Conway Arabians, Chatfield, Minnesota
Minnesota Mounted Shooters Association 2015 Year End Awards Banquet – at Rockwood’s Grill, Otsego, Minnesota
Minnesota Youth Quarter Horse Association 2nd Annual Tack Swap or All Things Equine – at Cambridge-Isanti High School, Cambridge, Minnesota
Open Arena - at Moonlit Meadows Performance Horses, Denmark, Wisconsin
Outbuck Riders of Wisconsin Winter Roundup – at Idlewild Park Building, Suamico, Wisconsin
Pony Play Day – at Breezy Bluff Riding Academy, McLean, Illinois
Preparing Your Horse for Summer Riding Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Rawhide Bull Riding – at Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa
Shelly Reichart Clinic - at County View Equestrian Estates, West Bend, Wisconsin
Tack Swap Meet / Kirkwood Tack Swap – at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Team Penning – at Brooks Arena, Sparta, Wisconsin
UBRA Barrel Series – at Double F Arena, Hinckley, Minnesota
UBRA Certified Barrel Racing Winter Series – at High Island Arena, Henderson, Minnesota
WHJA 2015 Awards Banquet – at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
World’s Toughest Rodeo – at Wireless Center, Moline, 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.

Sunday, January 24

Bowlathon for Partners for Progress Therapeutic Riding Center - at Lakeside Lanes, Mundelein, Illinois
Dove Chocolate Party and Horsehair Braiding for Jewelry Workshop – at Truhaven Ranch, Winsted, Minnesota
Drill Riding – at Meadowsweet Ranch, Spring Grove, Illinois
Ironworks Training Winter Schooling Show – at Hartford, Wisconsin
Ranch Sorting – at Brooks Arena, Sparta, Wisconsin
Tim Boyer Horsemanship Clinic – at Timber Creek Stables, Shirley, Illinois

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

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