February 15-21, 2016 - Horse highlights

Scores of midwinter horse highlights draw equestrians across the Upper Midwest during the week running from Monday, February 15, through Sunday, February 21. Top equine events include barrel races, breed shows, equestrian training clinics, equine health workshops, horse group fundraisers and socials, open shows, tack swaps and sales, trail and obstacle training days, and more.

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Monday, February 15

Applied First Aid Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

Tuesday, February 16

Winter Wine, Chocolate, and Spirits Tasting Fundraiser – at Equestrian Connection, Lake Forest, Illinois

Wednesday, February 17

Equine Seminar: Basic Hoof and Equine Foot Problems – at Cleary Lake Veterinary Hospital, Prior Lake, Minnesota

February 18-21

AQHA Shows – at Gordyville USA, Giffords, Illinois

Thursday, February 18

Lateral Work Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Horse Council District 5 Meeting – at Denny’s Kwik Trip, Mauston, Wisconsin

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

February 19-20

From Surviving to Thriving / Juli Lynch Workshop – at Plum Lake Equestrian Center, Sayner, Wisconsin
Sandburr Cabin Fever Rodeo at Kirkwood– at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

February 19-21

Annual Super Select Horse Sale – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota
Lilo Fore Dressage Clinic – at Sunflower Farms, Bristol, Wisconsin
Showplace “B” Series – at Ledges Sporting Horses, Roscoe, Illinois

Friday, February 19

6th Annual Night at the Races for Beaming Therapeutic Horseback Riding – at Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Neenah, Wisconsin
Obstacle Trail Riding Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

February 20-21

Annual Super Select Horse Sale – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota
Barrel Racing and Pole Bending – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin
Horsemanship / Patterns / Trail Class Clinic with Stephanie Lynn – at Cornerstone on the Vermillion, Hastings, Minnesota
Confidence Clinic with Dennis Auslam – at Redwood Stables
Mark Aplin Jumping Clinic – at Wulf Run Farm, Davenport, Iowa
Obstacles for X-treme Dressage Horses with Tracy Porter – at Woodstock, 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, February 20

34th Ridgeland Winter Pioneer Day – at Ridgeland, Wisconsin
4-H Horse and Pony Tack Auction – at U of I Extension/Clark County, Marshall, Illinois
Academy Show Seminar – at Knollwood Farm, Hartland, Wisconsin
Beat the Heat Winter Show Series – at West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company, East Troy, Wisconsin
Bingo Fundraiser for UWRF Rodeo Team – at UWRF Ag Science Building, River Falls, Wisconsin
Build a Barn Meat Raffle with St. Croix County 4-H Youth Horse Project – at Village Inn, North Hudson, Wisconsin
Building Confidence in the Equestrian / Mastering Saddling Clinic with Sheri Roberson – at R Horse Farm, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
Community Lecture / ISU Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners – at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Cowboy Dressage Challenge Court / Winter Play Day – at Opagon Farm, Edgerton, Wisconsin
Hags on Nags / Poles and Protection with Kelley Shetter-Ruiz and Edie Brogan - at Southern Kettle Moraine DNR Headquarters, Eagle, Wisconsin
Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides for Special Kids – at Zachariah’s Acres, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Horsemanship Challenge I - at Timber Creek Stables, Bloomington, Illinois
Horsemanship/Obstacle Clinic with TJ Clibborn – at Kati’s Corral, Eagle, Wisconsin
Le Sueur County 4-H Horse Project Tack Swap – at Valley Green Square Mall, Le Sueur, Minnesota
Let’s Build a Barn /Benefit for St. Croix County Fairgrounds – at The Village Inn, North Hudson, Wisconsin
Mark Aplin Jumping Clinic – at Wulf Run Farm, Davenport, Iowa
NAWD Ranch Horse Dressage Clinic – at Western Trails Equestrian Center, West Bend, Wisconsin
Rockin Riders 4-H Tack Sale – at Buffalo Legion, Buffalo, Minnesota
Sip n’ Shop – at Hall Saddlery, Sussex, Wisconsin
Timber Creek Horsemanship Challenge – at Timber Creek Stables, Shirley, Illinois
UBRA Certified Barrel Racing Winter Series – at High Island Arena, Henderson, Minnesota
WIHA Annual State Meeting – at Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Zach Bell Performance Horses Clinic – at Princeton, Minnesota

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, February 21

Anatomy of Training a Horse (Training Demystified) Clinic with Jill McCrae – at McCrae Farm, Grayslake, Illinois
Carroll County Boots N’ Spurs 4-H Horse Tack Swap – at Naaman Diehl Auditorium, Mt. Carroll, Illinois
Ironworks Training Winter Schooling Show – at Hartford, Wisconsin
Northern Illinois Southern Wisconsin Trail Ride Association Annual Spring Meeting - at  Bootie's Main Tap, Pecatonica, Illinois
Paiser’s Oakhaven 10th Annual Day at the Races Fundraiser for Red River Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding – at Shawano County Park Pavilion, Shawano, Wisconsin
Saddle Ridge Tack Sale – at Saddle Ridge Stables, Oregon, Wisconsin
Silver Dollar Saddle Club Organizational Meeting – at Crandon, Wisconsin
Trail Challenge Competition - at Truhaven Ranch, Winsted, Minnesota
Wild Bill’s Riders Saddle Club Sleigh Ride and Bonfire – at Elk Mound, Wisconsin

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

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1 comment:

  1. Distance Riding of Wisconsin Intro to Endurance Riding Clinic- CountryVeiw Equestrian Estates, West Bend, WI
    April 2, 2016


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