May 31-June 5, 2016- Horse highlights

June is jumping in, and Upper Midwest equestrians are galloping off in herds to exciting horse happenings across the Upper Midwest. Top equine events scheduled from Tuesday, May 31, through Sunday, June 5, include barn open houses and equestrian socials, barrel races, equestrian training clinics, equine breed shows, fun shows, gymkhanas, hunter/jumper competitions, open shows, rodeos, schooling shows, team roping, and more.

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

Tuesday, May 31

Baby Rider and Me Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Dune Riders Pony Club Spring Testing – at Wild Wind Farm, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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

NOTE: June is National Great Outdoors Month across the United States.

June 1-4

Diettrich Farm Summer Wellness Program – at Diettrich Farm, Salem, Wisconsin

Wednesday, June 1

Come and Kick the Dust Up Barrel Racing – at Aikin County Fair Grounds, Aikin, Minnesota
Nicki’s Bachelorette Barrel Bash – at Dirt Floor Arena, Proctor, Minnesota

June 2-5

Equine Massage Class with NE Indiana Equine Sports Massage and Rehab Therapy – at Altoona, Iowa
Prairie State Classic Class A Show – at Ledges Sporting Horses, Roscoe, Illinois
USEF/USHJA “A” Jumper/Jumper Show and National Hunter Derby – at Fields and Fences Equestrian Center, Wadsworth, Illinois
Wisconsin Quarter Horse Association /NEWQHA Horse Shows – at Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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Thursday, June 2

Thursday Night Barrel Race and Pole Bending – at Oasis Equestrian Center, Lindstrom, Minnesota
Traditional Summer Gymkhana – at Red Ridge Ranch, Mauston, Wisconsin
Wild Bill’s Riders Saddle Club Work Night – at WBR Arena, Elk Mound, Wisconsin

June 3-4

Black River Riders Mounted Parking Lot Assistance – at Brecke Rodeo Grounds, Medford, Wisconsin
Dressage Clinic with Kathy Kopp – at Heartland Equestrian Center, Custer, Wisconsin
Sorensen Park Western Dressage – at Sorensen Equestrian Park, East Troy, Wisconsin

June 3-5

Go for Broke Barrel Racing – at Rawlings 4R Arena, Delavan, Illinois
NCRHA Extravaganza Show – at Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, Minnesota
Palomino Exhibitors Association of Wisconsin Show – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin
Patrick Burssens Dressage Clinic – at Tailwind Farm, Eagle, Wisconsin
Summerfest Horse Show – at Simon Arena, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
UBRA Go for Broke – at Rawlings 4R Arena, Delavan, Illinois

June 3-6

Advancing Horsemanship I – at Lost Grove Stables, Eldridge, Iowa

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Friday, June 3

Beaver Creek Saddle and Bridle Club School’s Out Open Speed and Fun Show – at Oostburg, Wisconsin
Friday Night Show – at Pekin Riding Club, Pekin, Illinois
Gymkhana – at Merrill Riders Club, Merrill, Wisconsin
Merrill Riders Club Friday Night Gymkhana - at Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Merrill, Wisconsin
Racin’ at the Ranch – at Frieze Lake Ranch, Little Falls, Minnesota
Under the Lights Show Series / Speed – at Tri-State Saddle Club, Dubuque, Iowa

June 4-5

1st Annual Summer Classic Team Roping – at Cross My Heart Ranch, Chetek, Wisconsin
2-Day Horse Camp – at Kati’s Corral, Eagle, Wisconsin
ARL Integrated Riding Clinic with Bob Smith – at Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Blackhawk Appaloosa Horse Show – at Gordyville USA, Gifford, Illinois
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show – at Wade House, Greenbush, Wisconsin
Cheesefest Shoot I and II - at Pine Island Saddle Club Arena, Pine Island, Minnesota
Heartland Buckskin Association – at Ellsworth Equestrian Center, Iowa Falls, Iowa
Horses, Women and Wine Workshop – at Shades of Oak Ranch, Spring Valley, Minnesota
Illinois Arabian Classic – at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois
Iowa POA Club Show – at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Kirsten Nelson Clinic – at Lakefield Farm, Grafton, Wisconsin
Life Changing Groundwork / Riding Obstacles, Position and Basics with Tracy Porter – at The Farm, Milton, Wisconsin
Little Britches Rodeo – at Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, Wisconsin
Minnesota Mounted Shooters Association Cheese Fest Shoot I and II – at Pine Island, Minnesota
Natural Horsemanship with Indy O’Connor / Benefit for Gaited Journeys– at StageCoach Pass Stables, Durand, Illinois
NBHA / IBRA Barrel Racing – at Rock River Ranch, Neosho, Wisconsin
NISWTRA 2-Day Ride – at Savanna, Illinois
Open Hunter/Jumper Show – at Spring Grove Horse Fair Park, Spring Grove, Illinois
Summer Schooling Series – at Tower Hill Stables, Hampshire, Illinois
Team Roping – at Cross My Heart Ranch, Chetek, Wisconsin
Tom Noone Dressage Clinic – at Heritage Stables, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Triple R Riding Club Crocker Hills Trail Ride – at Elton, Wisconsin
Wild River Riders Saddle Club's Having Fun Open Horse Show - at Chisago County Fairgrounds, Rush City, Minnesota
Wisconsin Foundation Quarter Horse Association Show – at Jackson County Fair Park, Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Paint Horse Club Show – at Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, 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, June 4

Bit and Spur Round Up / Family Fun Day – at Eau Claire Bit and Spur Club, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Cowboy Dressage Schooling Show – at Double Bar A Ranch, Oakfield, Wisconsin
Endurance 101 Clinic – at Plum Lake Dressage, Sayner, Wisconsin
Flying Arrow Saddle Club – at Prairie Rose Arena, Elkhart, Iowa
IDCTA Dressage Show – at Paddock Hills Equestrian Center, Union, Illinois *** CANCELED ***
LazyCreek Pleasure Show – at LazyCreek Farm, Juneau, Wisconsin
NEWDA Central Chapter Dressage Schooling Show – at Wisconsin Equestrian Center, DePere, Wisconsin
NKMHTA Poker Ride/Obstacle Course / DNR Free Fun Weekend – at Horseman’s Park, Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest, New Prospect, Wisconsin
Open House and Vendor Fair, Hart Equine Therapy Center, Auburndale, Wisconsin
Open Hunter Jumper Show – at Spring Grove Horse Fair Park, Spring Grove, Illinois
Pleasure Show – at Lazy Creek Farm, Juneau, Wisconsin
Saddle Fit Made Easy Clinic – at Saint Anthony’s Ridge Horsemanship Center, Viroqua, Wisconsin
Sandstone Extreme Bulls and Barrels – at Sandstone, Minnesota
Summer Series Barrel Race and Fun Show – at Hawthorne, Wisconsin
Tri-City RC 2016 Fun Show – at Tri-City Riding Club, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Tri-County Riders of Watertown Open Horse Show – at Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia, Minnesota
USPC Qualifying Dressage and Games Rally – at Boots and Saddles Club Arena, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Cowboy Dressage Summer Schooling Show – at Double Bar A, Oakfield, Wisconsin
Working Equitation Practice Day – at Karmik Acres, Woodstock, Illinois
Wisconsin Walking Horse Association Versatility Fun Show – at Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

June 5-11

Iowa Circuit AQHA Shows – at Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa

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, June 5

2nd Annual Pony Tales Refuge and Rehab Trainer’s Challenge – at Eau Claire Bit and Spur Club Grounds, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Acupuncture Workshop with Dr. Taryn Dentinger – at Plum Lake Dressage, Sayner, Wisconsin
All Youth Open Horse Show / Quad City Arabian Horse Club - at Schoen's Friendship Farm, Milan, Illinois
B-Bar-C Interstate Horse Promoters Annual Open Horse and Pony Spring Show – at Boone County Fairgrounds, Belvidere, Illinois
Branch River Riders Show – at Manitowoc Expo Grounds, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Carriage House Farm CT – at Hugo, Minnesota
Dune Riders Pony Club Spring Testing with Jennifer Kraemer – at Grandview Farm, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Foundation First Workshop with Anna Hill – at Cross Creek Stables, Cologne, Minnesota
Hay Creek Valley Saddle Club WSCA/GCSCA Game Show – at Pierce County Fairgrounds, Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Maplewood West Ride – at Maplewood State Park, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
Open House – at Hoofbeat Ridge Horse Camp, Mazomanie, Wisconsin
Open Pleasure and Speed Show – at Casey Saddle Club, Casey, Illinois
Open Ride – at Prairie Rose Arena, Elkhart, Iowa
Open Speed Horse Show - at Rusty B, Westfield, Wisconsin
Rocking R Farm Schooling Show – at Rocking R Farm, Foley, Minnesota
Scavenger Hunt for Riders and Hikers – at Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Wild Bill’s Riders Saddle Club Open Show – at WBR Arena, Elk Mound, Wisconsin
WSCA / Boots ‘n Buckles Saddle Club Horse Show – at Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, Brainerd, Minnesota

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

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