February 29-March 6, 2016 - Horse highlights

March gallops in, as February bids farewell with Leap Year Day. Even so, equestrians across the Upper Midwest leap into action for plentiful horse events. Top choices for the week from Monday, February 29, through Sunday, March 6, include equestrian training clinics, equine breed shows, horse health workshops, schooling shows, speed events, tack swaps and sales, and more. The Illinois Horse Fair runs from March 4-6 in the Land of Lincoln.

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Monday, February 29

Leap Year Day

Lunging the Rider Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
What to Do Until the Vet Comes Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

March 1-4

Conrad Schumacher Dressage Clinic – at Tempel Farms, Old Mill Creek, Illinois

Tuesday, March 1

Stepping Stone Farms Fundraiser Dinner – at Meritage, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

Wednesday, March 2

8th Annual Horse Owner Seminar with Wisconsin Valley Veterinary Service – at Wausau West High School, Wausau, Wisconsin
10th Annual Spring Seminar with Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic – at Sperino’s Little Italy, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

March 3-6

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

Thursday, March 3

Women’s Connection Group – at Discovery Horse / Dandelion Farm, Brainerd, Minnesota

March 4-6

Illinois Horse Fair – at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois
NCRHA Show – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota

Friday, March 4

No public equestrian events reported.

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.

March 5-6

2015-2016 Barrel Challenge Series – at Chism Trail Ranch, Merrill, Wisconsin
Confidence Clinic with Dennis Auslam – at Delano, Minnesota
Iowa American Saddlebred Association Horse Show – at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Steve DeFrang Memorial Reining Show – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota

Saturday, March 5

Academy Clothing Expo – at Knollwood Farm, Hartland, Wisconsin
Finding and Fixing Holes in Your Foundation Clinic with Bob Smith – at Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Fireside Lesson - at Lakefield Farm, Grafton, Wisconsin
Game Show – at Hi Circle Vee, Isanti, Minnesota
Hands On Saddle Fitting – at Hart Equine Therapy Center, Auburndale, Wisconsin
Horse Spa Day / Day of Learning with Stacy Sullivan Equine Massage – at Litl Luck Ranch, Edgewood, Iowa
Kids’ Winter Fun Day – at Plum Lake Equestrian Center, Sayner, Wisconsin
North Run Farm Hunter Schooling Show – at North Run Farm, Delano, Minnesota
Open Fun Horse Show – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin
Racine County 4-H Tack Sale – at Yorkville Elementary School, Union Grove, Wisconsin
St. Croix County Youth Horse Project Tack Swap – at Roberts Elementary School, Roberts, Wisconsin
Stateline Equine Education Program – at Kenosha County Center, Bristol, Wisconsin
Uncatalog Tack Sale – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota
WDCTA Annual Meeting and Banquet – at Country Springs Conference Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Winnebago County 4-H Tack Sale – at Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh, 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, March 6

ACTHA/Iowa Arena and Trail Obstacle Challenges – at Knoor Farms, Carson, Iowa *** CANCELED ***
Horse Soccer - at Horse-N-Round Saddle Club, Medford, Wisconsin
IDCTA Dressage Schooling Show – at Fields and Fences Equestrian Center, Gurnee, Illinois
Jackpot Roping - at LRS Performance Horses, Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Lake County Mounted Posse Tack Sale – at Millburn School, Millburn, Illinois
Midwest Gypsy and Feathered Friends Show – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin (rescheduled from November 21, 2015)
Monthly Tack and All Breed Horse Sale – at Jackson Livestock Company, Jackson, Minnesota
Open House and Annual Plot o’ Gold Chili Tasting / Raffle Event – at Partners for Progress NFP Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Wauconda, Illinois
Sunborn Stables Dressage and Jumping Show – at Sunborn Stables, Chisago City, Minnesota
Tri-State Saddle Club Spring Escape Tack Swap, Craft and Vendor Show – at Dubuque County Fairgrounds, Dubuque, Iowa
Winter Barrel Blast – at Roelofsen Arena, Belmond, Iowa
WSCA General Meeting – at Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minnesota

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

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