February 8-14, 2016 - Horse highlights

Hearty equestrians pick from dozens of midwinter horse highlights across the Upper Midwest during the week running from Monday, February 8, through Sunday, February 14. Popular equine events include cow horse events, educational workshops, equestrian training clinics, horse shows, sleigh gatherings, tack sales and swaps, and more.

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Monday, February 8

Chinese New Year / Year of the Monkey

Barron County 4-H Horse Project Kickoff Meeting and Educational Night – at Barron County Government Center Auditorium, Barron, Wisconsin
What to Do Until the Vet Comes Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

Tuesday, February 9

No public equestrian events reported.

Wednesday, February 10

Ibn-Focus: The Equine Eye in Health and Disease – at Cayuse Shop, Sauk City, Wisconsin
In-Hand Trail Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

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

February 11-13

Nikki Jewell Clinic – at Don Bar Farm, Wadsworth, Illinois

February 11-14

Ledges Winter Series – at Ledges Sporting Horses, Roscoe, Illinois
Thesing QH Show – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota

Thursday, February 11

No public equestrian events reported.

February 12-14

NIHJA Show – at Fields and Fences Equestrian Center, Gurnee, Illinois
Sweetheart Sleigh Rides - at Jester Park Equestrian Center, Granger, Iowa

Friday, February 12

Cattle Sorting Practice – at Chism Trail Ranch, Merrill, Wisconsin
In-Hand Trail Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

February 13-14

Open Public Tack Sale and Swapping Meet – at Autumn Lane Equestrian Center, Big Rock, Illinois
Open Riding Sessions – at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reined Cow Horse Clinic – at LRS Performance Horses, Rice Lake, 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.

Saturday, February 13

66th Annual Waseca Sleigh and Cutter Parade – at Waseca, Minnesota
Baby Rider and Me Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Building Confidence in the Equestrian / Mastering Saddling Clinic with Sheri Roberson – at R Horse Farm, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
Columbus Sleigh Rally/Winter’s Day in the Park – at Fireman’s Park, Columbus, Wisconsin
Hay Sale - at Simon Horse Company, Randolph, Minnesota
Horse Fair / Tack Sale – at Mickmann Brothers Garden Center, Ham Lake, Minnesota
Lakeshore Appaloosa Promoters Annual Meeting – at Mr. Lucky’s, Valders, Wisconsin
NEWDA Six Feet on the Ground Workshop with Kris Blacklock – at Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
NEWDA Six Feet on the Ground Workshop with Sandy Jankowski – at Tomah, Wisconsin
North Run Farm Dressage Schooling Show – at North Run Farm, Delano, Minnesota
Outbuck Riders Saddle and Tack Cleaning Day – at Outbuck Arena, Sheldon, Wisconsin
Pam Bound Barrel Racing Clinic – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin
Team Penning – at Brooks Arena, Sparta, Wisconsin
Valentine’s Craft Day – at Knollwood Farm, Hartland, Wisconsin
Winter 2015/2016 Roping – at Chase Valley Ranch, DeKalb, Illinois
WPOAC February Meeting – at The Vintage House, Marshfield, 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, February 14

Valentine’s Day

Open Fun Horse Show – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin
Ranch Sorting – at Brooks Arena, Sparta, Wisconsin

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

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