February 22-28, 2016 - Horse highlights

February is zipping to the finish, with March ready to snatch the baton. Can spring be far off? Upper Midwest horse lovers are jumping up for tons of exciting equestrian events for the last full week of this frozen winter month. Top picks from Monday, February 22, through Sunday, February 28, include barrel races, cow horse events, equestrian training clinics, equine education workshops, horse group fundraisers, horse sales, tack sales and tack swaps, and more.

Meanwhile, Equifest runs from Friday, February 26, through Sunday, February 28, in Kansas.

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Monday, February 22

Interactive Trail Workshops – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

February 23-26

Midwest Draft Horse Sale – at Gordyville USA, Giffords, Illinois

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

Tuesday, February 23

Colic: Diagnosis and Treatment with Fox Valley Equine – at Silver Spur Ranch, Maple Park, Illinois

Wednesday, February 24

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

February 25-28

R Saddlery 2016 Open House – at R Saddlery/Arena Trailer Sales, Cannon Falls, Minnesota

Thursday, February 25

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

February 26-27

Cans and Steers - at Henderson, Minnesota

February 26-28

Equifest of Kansas – at Topeka, Kansas

Friday, February 26

Cattle Sorting Practice – at Chism Trail Ranch, Merrill, Wisconsin
Obstacle Trail Riding Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, 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.

February 27-28

2-Day Mohair Cinch Class with Pop Wagner – at Folklore Village, Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Cutting Clinic – at The Yellow Farm, New Germany, Minnesota
Let’s Get Ready for Summer / Horse Workshop – at Circle E Equestrian Center, Seymour, Wisconsin
Nuno Matos Working Equitation Clinic – at SF Andalusians, Wonder Lake, Illinois
You and the Horse / Conquering Your Fear with Dave Kluge - at Fort Atkinson/Jefferson, Wisconsin

Saturday, February 27

A Bit More 4-H Tack Sale – at Grace Lutheran Church, St. Charles, Illinois
Building Confidence in the Equestrian / Mastering Saddling Clinic with Sheri Roberson – at R Horse Farm, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
Equine First Aid Class – at Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Interactive Rider Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Introduction to Roping and Hot Heels Practice - at M and M Stable and Arena, Greenwood, Wisconsin
NICHA Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting – at Lariat Steakhouse, Peoria, Illinois
Paws and Hooves 4-H Club Tack Sale – at McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Illinois
Sky Hi Riders Saddle Club Tack Sale – at Cambridge-Isanti High School, Cambridge, Minnesota
Team Penning – at Brooks Arena, Sparta, Wisconsin
UBRA Barrel Series – at Double F Arena, Hinckley, 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 28

Leap Day Eve

Buckaroo Bowling Fundraiser for Helping Hands Healing Hooves – at Circle B Bowling, Cedarburg, Wisconsin 
Dressage Clinic with Liz Lamm - at Bit-n-Bridle Stables, Onalaska, Wisconsin 
Fun with Ground Poles Clinic with Kelley Shetter-Ruiz – at County View Equestrian Estates, West Bend, Wisconsin
Lead Lope ‘N Speed Saddle Club Tack Sale – at Baldwin Legion, Baldwin, Wisconsin
Ranch Sorting – at Brooks Arena, Sparta, Wisconsin
Rock County 4-H Horse and Pony Project Tack Sale – at Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville, Wisconsin
Smarty Team Roping Series – at Black Hawk College, Galva, Illinois

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

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