March 14-20, 2016 - Horse highlights

As winter lopes off, making room for spring, Upper Midwest equestrians choose from a plethora of horse highlights. Top event picks for the week from Monday, March 14, through Sunday, March 20, are vet and Coggins days, trail rides, tack sales and tack swaps, spring break horse programs, rodeos, open shows, hunter-jumper competitions, equestrian training clinics, cow horse events, breed shows, barrel racing, and more.

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March 14-18

Spring Break Horse Camp – at Hunters Glen Farms, Des Moines, Iowa

Monday, March 14

Natural Horsemanship Group Sessions – at Chism Trail Ranch, Merrill, Wisconsin

March 15-18

Spring Break Horse Camp – at Jester Park Equestrian Center, Granger, Iowa

Tuesday, March 15

Landmark Equine Seminar - at Landmark Services Co-op, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Natural Horsemanship Group Sessions – at Chism Trail Ranch, Merrill, Wisconsin
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Horses Introductory Class - at Lakefield Farm, Grafton, Wisconsin

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

March 17-20

AQHA Shows – at Gordyville USA, Giffords, Illinois

Thursday, March 17

St. Patrick's Day Celebration - at Caine's Saddle Shop, Oregon, Wisconsin
Thursday Night Barrel Race and Pole Bending – at Oasis Equestrian Center, Lindstrom, Minnesota

March 18-19

From Surviving to Thriving / Juli Lynch Workshop – at Plum Lake Equestrian Center, Sayner, Wisconsin

March 18-20

Annual $2,000 Added Barrel and Pole Bending Race – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota
Minnesota Arabian Horse Association Show – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota
NIHJA Show – at Fields and Fences Equestrian Center, Gurnee, Illinois
Showplace “B” Series – at Ledges Sporting Horses, Roscoe, Illinois

Friday, March 18

No public equestrian events scheduled.

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March 19-20

Bull Run Boot Camp for Riders – at Bull Run Equestrian Center, Elburn, Illinois
Cabin Fever/Sandburr Rodeo at Kirkwood – at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
CSDEA Jennifer Truett Clinic – at Leatherdale Equine Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
Horses, Women and Wine Workshop with Elizabeth Graves – at Welcome Ranch, Dayton, Minnesota
Grand Paradise Dressage / Hunter / Jumper Show - at Grand Paradise Ranch, Caseyville, Illinois
IaAHA Spring Fling All-Breed Warm-Up Show – at Ellsworth Equestrian Center, Iowa Falls, Iowa
Jon Holling Clinic – at Versailles Equestrian, Virgil, Illinois
Liberty Clinic for Young Adults – at Discovery Horse / Dandelion Farm, Brainerd, Minnesota
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, March 19

2016 Intro to Endurance and Competitive Trail Riding Clinic – at Pasillas Arena, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
2016 Northland Horse Fair – at Mariner Mall, Superior, Wisconsin
3rd Saturday Tack and Horse Sale - at Arthur Sale Barn, Arthur, Illinois
7th Annual Coggins, Teeth Floating, Hoof Trimming Clinic – at Vernon Fairgrounds, Viroqua, Wisconsin
Barrel Racing and Pole Bending – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin
Beat the Heat Winter Show Series – at West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company, East Troy, Wisconsin
Dressage Workshop with Michelle Knapp – at The Horse First Farm, Brooklyn, Wisconsin
Equine Wellness Seminar and Tack Sale – at S.M.I.L.E.S., Darien, Wisconsin
Haul-in Clinic – at Great Lakes Equine Wellness, Hortonville, Wisconsin
Heart of Fun Flea Market / Tack Sale – at Heart of Fun Area, Peoria, Illinois
Horse ‘n Pony Spring Fling / Coggins and Vaccination Clinic and Demos – at Walnut Acres Equestrian Center, Tomah, Wisconsin
Horse ‘n Pony Spring Fling/ Coggins, Vaccinations, Dental, and Masterson Method Demonstration – at Walnut Acres Equestrian Center, Tomah, Wisconsin
Horse Owner Seminar – at Jester Park Equestrian Center, Granger, Iowa
Horse-a-Rama Tack Swap – at Manitowoc County Expo Building, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Horsey Spa Day – at Horst Stables, Thorp, Wisconsin
Iowa County 4-H Tack Swap- at Dodgeville Elementary School, Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Jump-Start Horsemanship Clinic – at Opagon Farm, Edgerton, Wisconsin
March Tack Swap – at Kati’s Corral, Eagle, Wisconsin
Mounted Justice Double Bar A Shootout – at Oakfield, Wisconsin
Rimoe Ranch Sorting Series: Youth/Adult Division – at Rimoe Ranch, New Richmond, Wisconsin
Swift Riders Eagle Highway S Ride – at Kettle Moraine State Forest, Eagle, Wisconsin
Tack Sale and Easter Egg Hunt - at Illinois Equine Humane Center, Big Rock, Illinois
Tack Sale - at Quality Farms, Bristol, Wisconsin
UBRA Certified Barrel Racing Winter Series – at High Island Arena, Henderson, 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, March 20

Palm Sunday

4-H Tack Sale – at Washington County Fair Park, West Bend, Wisconsin 
Boots 'n Bridles Saddle Club Tack Swap and Silent Auction - at Blazek's Heated Garage, Brainerd, Minnesota
Cedarville Annual Tack and Western Clothing Wear Sale – at Jane Addams Community Center, Cedarville, Illinois
Cowgirl Luncheon – at Pioneer Grill and Saloon, Menomonie, Wisconsin
Day Clinic with Dennis Auslam- at Monticello, Minnesota
Easter at the Ranch – at Meadowsweet Ranch, Spring Grove, Wisconsin
Flying Lead Saddle Club Tack Swap and Mini Expo - at Cotton School, Cotton, Minnesota
Green Rodeo Horses / Ryan Jarrett Tie Down and Breakaway Roping Clinic – at High Island Arena, Henderson, Minnesota
Ironworks Training Winter Schooling Show – at Hartford, Wisconsin
Ranch Sorting – at Brooks Arena, Sparta, Wisconsin
Spring Warm-Up Show – at Timeless Farm Hunters and Jumpers, Arena, Wisconsin
Walworth County 4-H Horse and Pony Tack Sale – at Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Winter Barrel Blast – at Roelofsen Arena, Belmond, Iowa

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

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