April 11-17, 2016- Horse highlights

Tax Day comes this week, along with scores of Upper Midwest horse highlights. Top equestrian event picks from Monday, April 11, through Sunday, April 17, include barrel races, cow horse events, equestrian training clinics, equine breed shows, horsemanship clinics, jump shows, schooling shows, and more. Also, the Midwest Horse Fair runs this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin.

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

April 11-12

Cutting Clinic on Cattle – at Strait Rail Ranch, Nevis, Minnesota

April 11-14

Double Dan Horsemanship Ground Control / Body Control Under Saddle Clinic with Dan James – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin

Monday, April 11

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

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Tuesday, April 12

All Breed Horse Sale - at Simon Horse Company, Randolph, Minnesota
Natural Horsemanship Group Sessions – at Chism Trail Ranch, Merrill, Wisconsin

April 13-16

Central Wisconsin Horse Sale – at Clark County Fairgrounds, Neillsville, Wisconsin

Wednesday, April 13

Purchasing a Horse Class – at Lakefield Farm, Grafton, Wisconsin
Bridle Up with Dennis Auslam / Minneapolis Mounted Police – at Morton, Minnesota

Thursday, April 14

Thursday Night Barrel Race and Pole Bending – at Oasis Equestrian Center, Lindstrom, Minnesota

April 15-17

MEC Open Series – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota
Midwest Horse Fair – at Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Musical Freestyle Dressage Clinic with Melanie Michalak – at River Bluff Farm, Elk Mound, Wisconsin
Showplace “B” Series – at Ledges Sporting Horses, Roscoe, Illinois

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Friday, April 15

Tax Day

Hanks Technique / Mammal Mechanics – at Big Lake, Minnesota

April 16-17

Allison Springer Eventing Clinic – at North Brook Eventing Center, Stillwater, Minnesota
Heart of Fun Horse Show – at Heart of Illinois Arena, Peoria, Illinois
Horse Sale – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota
Illinois Paint Horse Show – at Gordyville USA, Giffords, Illinois
Iowa Arabian Horse Association Spring Show – at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ranch Sorting – at Brooks Arena, Sparta, 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, April 16

Clear the Cobwebs Parelli Workshop – at Ladora, Iowa
Cutting Clinic with Tom Bjorklund and Northern Lights Versatility Ranch Horse Association – at Freedom Farm Therapeutic Riding Center in Waverly, Minnesota
Equine Chiropractor Day – at RNR Ranch and Tack, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
Houck Horse Company Buckle Show – at North Branch, Minnesota
Introduction to Cattle Work Clinic – at Tiger Lake Ranch, Norwood Young America, Minnesota
ITREC / Iowa Trail Riding Equestrian Challenges and Fun Day – at Prairie Rose Arena, Elkhart, Iowa
Kip Fladland Horsemanship Clinic – at Jester Park Equestrian Center, Granger, Iowa
Natural Horsemanship Groundwork Clinic – at Lewis Bottoms Farms, Palo, Iowa
North Run Farm Hunter Schooling Show – at North Run Farm, Delano, Minnesota
Rimoe Ranch Sorting Series Round Robin – at Rimoe Ranch, New Richmond, Wisconsin
Spring In-Barn Show – at Pepper Hill Farm, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Spring Schooling Dressage Show – at Timber Creek Stables, Shirley, Illinois
Trail Obstacle Competition – at Truhaven Ranch, Winsted, Minnesota
Women’s Detox with Unbridled Faith – at Wyndom Rose Ranch, Webster, 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, April 17

Foundation/Advanced Riding Clinic with Justin Mundt – at Black Diamond Equine Center, Crosby, Minnesota
Green Rodeo Horses 1-Day Barrel Racing Clinic – at Lakeside Arena, Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Lorna Donahue Dressage Clinic – at Timber Creek Stables, Shirley, Illinois
North Run Farm Dressage Schooling Show – at North Run Farm, Delano, Minnesota
Spring Spectacular Riding Horse Sale – at Jackson Livestock Company, Jackson, Minnesota

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

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1 comment:

  1. LOts and lots of horse events. And an adorable picture of a horse and a little red-haired boy!!


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