May 16-22, 2016- Horse highlights

May’s third full week teems with horse happenings. Top equestrian events from Monday, May 16, through Sunday, May 22, include breed and discipline shows, cow horse events, equestrian training clinics, fun shows, open shows, speed competitions, and more.

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

May 16-17

Circle T Saddle Club Barrel Clinic with Tammy Whyte – at M&M Stables and Arena, Greenwood, Wisconsin

Monday, May 16

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

Tuesday, May 17

Le Aqua Na Riders Saddle Club Tuesday Morning Trail Ride – at Lake-Le-Aqua-Na State Park, Lena, Illinois
Open Lesson Day – at Kuenzi Equestrian Events, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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May 18-22

Maffitt Lake Spring Gathering II – at Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center, Cumming, Iowa

Wednesday, May 18

WillStar Barrel Series – at WillStar Riding Academy, Bemidji, Minnesota

May 19-20

WWDA Dressage Clinic with Lientja Schueler – at River Bluff Farm, Elk Mound, Wisconsin

May 19-22

Showplace Spring Classic – at Lamplight Equestrian Center, Wayne, Illinois
Thesing QH Show/ Minnesota Quarter Horse Association State Show – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota

Thursday, May 19

2016 AHA Region XI Sport Horse Championships – at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois
Team Roping – at Wagner/Hillman, Minnesota
Thursday Night Barrel Race and Pole Bending – at Oasis Equestrian Center, Lindstrom, Minnesota
Traditional Summer Gymkhana – at Red Ridge Ranch, Mauston, Wisconsin

May 20-21

Juli Lynch Workshop / Part III – at Plum Lake Dressage, Sayner, Wisconsin

May 20-22

3-Day Horsemanship Clinic with Justin Mundt – at Lazy S Stables, Oak Park, Minnesota
Dressage Horse Show – at Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
High School Rodeo – at Dubuque, Iowa
Midwest Classic Shetland Breeders Association Spotlight Show – at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Northern Minnesota Arabian Horse Association – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota
Otter Creek Spring Horse Trials – at Otter Creek Farm, Wheeler, Wisconsin
Pella Daze Trail Ride – at Old Shawano Road, Pella, Wisconsin
Spring Fling Clinic with Christy Bourbonnais – at Cripple Creek Ranch, Harvard, Illinois

Friday, May 20

Confidence and Horses: It’s Never Too Late to Learn to Ride as an Adult – at Hart Equine Therapy Center, Auburndale, Wisconsin
Dead Broke Summer Barrel Series
Friday Night Show – at Pekin Riding Club, Pekin, Illinois
Justin Mundt Foundation Clinic – at Lazy S Stables, Oak Park, Minnesota
Lateral Work / In-Hand Trail Workshops – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Merrill Riders Club Friday Night Gymkhana - at Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Merrill, Wisconsin
Sorting Practice by RSVP – at Coyote Creek Tack and Stables, Sigel, Illinois

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May 21-22

50th Annual Overnight Trail Ride – at Le Sueur Saddle Club, Le Sueur, Minnesota
ABRA/SWBA Buckskin/ All-Breed Open Show – at Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson, Wisconsin
Confidence Clinic with Mary Hamilton and Dennis Auslam – at Buffalo Rodeo Grounds, Buffalo, Minnesota
DRAW Border Battle Boogie Ride – at St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
Equine Trail Sports Trail Challenge and Obstacle Course – at Sunflower Farms, Bristol, Wisconsin
Gas Lite 1st Annual Drunken Horse Games – at Gas Lite Bar and Grill, Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Illinois Paint Horse Show – at Gordyville USA, Gifford, Illinois
Iowa Associated Saddle Club – at Ellsworth Equestrian Center, Iowa Falls, Iowa
Iron Works Summer Series Horse Show – at Iron Horse Polo Stables, Sussex, Wisconsin
Le Sueur Overnight Trail Ride – at Le Sueur Saddle Club, Le Sueur, Minnesota
Life Changing Groundwork / Riding Obstacles, Position and Basics with Tracy Porter – at The Farm, Milton, Wisconsin
Mounted Archery Clinic with Lukas Novotny – at Hendrik Stables, Kingston, Illinois
National Versatility Ranch Horse Association Clinic and Competition – at The Horse First Farm, Brooklyn, Wisconsin
NBHA – at Waukau Flying Mane Club, Omro, Wisconsin
Oshkosh Dressage Classic I and II – at Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Sinead Halpin Clinic – at Hidden View Farm, Mequon, Wisconsin
Summer Schooling Series – at Tower Hill Stables, Hampshire, Illinois
WDCTA Maryal Barnett Dressage Clinic – at Hidden Pond Farm, Mazomanie, Wisconsin

May 21-25

Gaited Horsemanship Clinic Series – at RNR Ranch and Tack, St. Croix Falls, 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, May 21

2nd Annual Houck Arena Youth Timed Event – at Houck Horse Company, North Branch, Minnesota
8th Annual Candlelight Bowl Fundraiser for Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center – at Orland Bowl, Orland Park, Illinois
Billy Yoder Horsemanship Clinic – at Twin Oaks Performance Arena, Loyal, Wisconsin
Circle T Saddle Club Fun Show – at Circle T Saddle Club, Thorp, Wisconsin
Cowboys Against Cancer / Riding for a Cure – at DeWitt County Fairgrounds, Clinton, Illinois
Cowboy Classic Catalog Sale – at Jackson Livestock Company, Jackson, Minnesota
DCHA Open Arena with Dave Kluge Clinic – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Developing the Rider Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Double L Horsemanship Clinic – at Walnut Acres Equestrian Center, Tomah, Wisconsin
Equine Trail Sports Competition – at Sunflower Farms, Bristol, Wisconsin
Fluidity Workshop with Anna Hill – at Isanti, Minnesota
Free Intro to Polocrosse Clinic – at Washington County Fair Grounds, Stillwater, Minnesota
IDCTA Dressage/CT Show – at Spring Grove Horse Fair Park, Spring Grove, Illinois
Iowa Barrel Burners – at Prairie Rose Arena, Elkhart, Iowa
NBHA Double-Run Barrel Race – at High Island Arena, Henderson, Minnesota
Northwest Saddle Club All Game Show – at NWSC Grounds, North Branch, Minnesota
Pearl City Rangers 2-Day Ride – at Loran, Illinois
Ranch to Arena Ranch Roping with Zach Hedberg – at Rimoe Ranch, New Richmond, Wisconsin
Ranch/Western Dressage Clinic with Double Lane Horsemanship – at Walnut Acres Equestrian Center, Tomah, Wisconsin
Riding for a Cure – at Dewitt County Fairgrounds, Clinton, Illinois
Saddle Fitting Clinic with David Genadek – at Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Sherburne County Rise Up Riders Pleasure Show – at Sherburne County Fairgrounds, Elk River, Minnesota
Swift Riders Trail Ride – at Horseman’s Campground, Palmyra, Wisconsin
Tack and Horse Sale – at Arthur Sale Barn, Arthur, Illinois
Team Roping – at Oftedahl/Pemberton, Minnesota
Trail/Obstacle Clinic – at Kati’s Corral, Eagle, Wisconsni
Twin Cities Appaloosa, Paint and Quarter Horse Sale – at Simon Horse Company, Randolph, Minnesota
Working Equitation Practice - at Karmik Acres, Woodstock, Illinois
Wright Saddle Club Game Show – at Wright SC Grounds, Maple Lake Minnesota
Wisconsin Walking Horse Association Meet and Greet Trail Ride and Gait Clinic – at Horseman’s Park, Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest, New Prospect, Wisconsin
Youth Timed Event Championship / Barrel Races and Rodeo – at Houck Horse Company, North Branch, Minnesota
Youth Working Cattle Clinic with Dan Grunewald – at Focus Farm, Helenville, 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, May 22

Bloomer Equestrian Team Tack Swap – at Bloomer Fairgrounds, Bloomer, Wisconsin
Casual Ranch Horse Show – at Lazy Creek Farm, Juneau, Wisconsin
Circling Game Workshop with Anna Hill – at Ishanti, Minnesota
Driving Clinic – at Victory Lane Riding Academy, Marathon, Wisconsin
Fox River Saddle Club Open Horse Show – at West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company, East Troy, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Saddle Association Open Show – at Fox Valley Saddle Club, Hampshire, Illinois
Marie Hoffman Total Horse Method Clinic – at Nixon Ranch, Somonauk, Illinois
Northern Kettle Moraine Horse Trail Association Poker Ride/Obstacle Course – at Horse Riders Campground, Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest, New Prospect, Wisconsin
Outbuck Barrel and Speed Show Summer Buckle Series – at Outbuck Arena, Sheldon, Wisconsin
Pepper’s Legacy Horse Show – at Hidden Tower Stables, Harvard, Illinois
Rainbow Riding Club Open Horse Show – at Humboldt, Illinois
Riding to the Rescue for the Humane Society of Douglas County – at Bird Sanctuary, Solon Springs, Wisconsin
Silver Buckle Summer Buckle Series – at Plymouth, Minnesota
Three Gaits Dressage Schooling Show – at Three Gaits Therapeutic Horsemanship Center, Stoughton, Wisconsin
Tuskey Dressage Spring Recital – at Dover Stables, Waterford, Wisconsin

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

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