January 25-31, 2016 - Horse highlights

Upper Midwest horse lovers continue with competitions and training events, as January comes to a close, beckoning February. Consider this lengthy lineup of horse highlights from Monday, January 25, through Sunday, January 31. Highlights are equestrian workshops, tack swaps, horse health sessions, rodeos, cow horse events, awards banquets, barrel races, training clinics, sleigh days, and more.

Monday, January 25

Obstacle Trail Riding Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

Tuesday, January 26

No public equestrian events reported.

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Wednesday, January 27

Ag Day at the Capitol – at Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin
Interactive Rider Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

Thursday, January 28

Later Work Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
World of Equine Dentistry Seminar with Dr. Travis Henry/Midwest Equine Services – at Equity Hall, Pound, Wisconsin

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

January 29-31

World’s Toughest Rodeo – at US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Friday, January 29

Cattle Sorting Practice – at Chism Trail Ranch, Merrill, Wisconsin
Tomah Saddle Club 2015 Awards Banquet – at PiZones, Tomah, Wisconsin

January 30-31

Beginning Reining and Body Control Clinic with Billy Yoder – at M and M Stable and Arena, Greenwood, Wisconsin
Monte Bruce Performance Horsemanship Clinic – at Cornerstone on the Vermillion, Farmington, Minnesota
USEF/USDF Dressage Show – at Fields and Fences Equestrian Center, Wadsworth, 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 30

3rd Annual Cowgirl Lunch – at Roadhouse, Henderson, Minnesota
Advancing Your Groundwork Mini-session – at Timber Creek Stables, Shirley, Illinois
Arrowhead Arena Winter Barrel Series – at Arrowhead Arena, Maple Lake, Minnesota
Beat the Heat Winter Show Series – at West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company, East Troy, Wisconsin
Bond Bake and Ride – at Circle E Equestrian Stables, Seymour, Wisconsin
Building Confidence in the Equestrian / Mastering Saddling Clinic with Sheri Roberson – at R Horse Farm, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
Coggins and Vaccine Haul-in Clinic with Wisconsin Valley Veterinary Service – at Rocky Run Saddle, Tack, and Trailer, Gleason, Wisconsin
Cowboy Ball / Hooves and Heels Fundraiser for Truhaven Ranch – at Classic Hall Event Center, Annandale, Minnesota
Diamonds and Denim / Miss Teen Rodeo Illinois Coronation, Dance and Fundraiser Dinner – at Columbia American Legion, Columbia, Illinois
Dressage and Jumping Clinic with Bernard Moreau of Versailles Equestrian - at Frontenac Farm, West Dundee, Illinois
Equine First Aid Clinic – at Dover Stables, Dover, Wisconsin
In-House Clinic (Outside Horses Welcome) – at Cross Winds Farm, Marengo, Illinois
Jumping and Dressage Show - at Maple Creek Farm, Maple Lake, Minnesota
Minnesota Quarter Horse Association Awards Banquet – at Kelly Inn, St. Cloud, Minnesota
NAWD Six Feet on the Ground Clinic with Double Lane Horsemanship – at Western Trails Equestrian Center, West Bend, Wisconsin
Red Ridge Ranch Gymkhana Banquet – at Anjero’s, Mauston, Wisconsin
Smarty Team Roping Series – at Black Hawk College, Galva, Illinois
Sherburne County 4-H Horse Project/Sherburne Surefooted Riders 18th Annual Tack Sale – at Becker Furniture World Distribution Center, Becker, Minnesota
WHC District 2 Meeting – at Los Mezcales Mexican Restaurant, Merrill, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Paint Horse Club Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting – at Badger Bowl, Madison, Wisconsin
Yoga for Equestrians – at Carpe Deum Training, 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 31

For the Good of Our Horses Educational Day – at Meadowsweet Ranch, Spring Grove, Illinois
Kenosha 4-H Annual Tack Sale – at Wilmot High School, Wilmot, Wisconsin
Longeing Clinic - at Racine County Pony Club, Racine, Wisconsin
Pleasure and Trail Show - at Maple Creek Farm, Maple Lake, Minnesota
Wild Bill’s Riders Saddle Club Year End Awards Party / Meeting – at Wheaton Town Hall, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Winter Carnival Sleigh and Cutter Day – at Woodbury, Minnesota

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

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