May 9-15, 2016- Horse highlights

The merry month of May is midway through, but the Upper Midwest horse show season is just revving up. Horse lovers are off to tons of breed shows, equestrian training clinics, discipline shows, speed competitions, and other equine attractions between Monday, May 9, and Sunday, May 15.

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

May 9-12

Adult Camp – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
Private Clinic / Bridle Up with Dennis Auslam – at Morton, Minnesota

Monday, May 9

Intensified Groundwork Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

Tuesday, May 10

All Breed Horse Sale - at Simon Horse Company, Randolph, Minnesota
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 11-15

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

Wednesday, May 11

In-Hand Trail Workshop – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin

May 12-13

Cindy Wright Barrel Racing Clinic / Green Rodeo Horses – at Scott County Fairgrounds, Jordan, Minnesota
Equine Massage Class with NE Indiana Equine Sports Massage and Rehab Therapy – at Chillicothe, Illinois

May 12-15

Equine Massage Therapy Certification Class – at Equine Sports Massage and Rehab Therapy, Chillicothe, Illinois
Open Ride Weekend – at Big Valley Ranch, Avoca, Wisconsin

Thursday, May 12

Pepin TrailBlazers Summer Fun Night – at Pepin, Wisconsin
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

May 13-15

Crystal Creek Ranch Three Day Riding/Trail Clinic with Kim and Danielle Crooks – at Big Valley Ranch, Avoca, Wisconsin
Great River Benefit Saddlebred Horse Show – at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School Rodeo – at Tomah, Wisconsin
Horsemanship and Cow Working Clinic – at Triangle H Farm, Edwardsville, Illinois
Minnesota Paint Horse Association Show – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota
NIAHAC (Northern Illinois Arabian Horse Activity Club) Arabian Horse Show – at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois
Wisconsin Mid State Dressage Clinic and Event with Jessica Jo Tate – at Liberty Equestrian Training, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

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May 13-16

Vaquero Horsemanship Clinic with Bryan Neubert – at Triangle H Farm, Edwardsville, Illinois

Friday, May 13

2016 UMBHA All Breed Speed Show – at Jackson County Fairgrounds, Black River Falls, Wisconsin
4K Plus Summer Series – at 4K Plus Arena, Viola, Illinois
Confidence and Horses: It’s Never Too Late to Learn to Ride as an Adult – at Hart Equine Therapy Center, Auburndale, Wisconsin
Horse and Rider Relaxation Techniques / Lunging Workshops – at First Class Horse Complex, Bristol, Wisconsin
I Need Therapy Barrel Racing Series – at Northwest Saddle Club, North Branch, Minnesota
Women’s Veterans Retreat – at Trinity Equestrian Center, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Yee Haw Fun Show – at Stanley Arena, Stanley, 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.

May 14-15

2016 UMBHA/IBHA All Breed Double-Judged Show – at Jackson County Fairgrounds, Black River Falls, Wisconsin
4-H Horse Show – at Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Advancing Level 1 / Introduction to Level 2 Parelli Clinic – at LilliCrest Farm, Osseo, Wisconsin
APHA Zone 8 Z-O-R – at C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, Indiana
Bailey Tyson Private Clinic with Dennis Auslam – at Morton, Minnesota
Calm, Collected and Responsive Parelli Workshop – at Hastings, Minnesota
CSDEA Junior Rider Development Program Clinic with Becky Holder – at Otter Creek Farm, Wheeler, Wisconsin
DRAW Glacier Trails Ride – at Palmyra, Wisconsin
Heart of Fun Horse Show – at Heart of Illinois Arena, Peoria, Illinois
IDCTA Mini Event and CT – at Barrington Hills Riding Center, Barrington Hills, Illinois
Iowa Appaloosa Association – at Ellsworth Equestrian Center, Iowa Falls, Iowa
ITREC Arena Challenge – at Poweshiek County Fairgrounds, Grinnell, Iowa
It’s Time to Ride! Clinic with Julie Goodnight – at Red Horse Ranch Arena, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Mayflower I and II Dressage Shows – at Otter Creek Farm, Wheeler, Wisconsin
Mounted Justice Dawson’s Creek – at Elkhorn, Wisconsin
NBHA Barrel Racing – at Bit and Spur Arena, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 
NBHA / IBRA Barrel Racing – at Clifford’s Arena, Appleton, Wisconsin
North Star Gaited Horse Club Trail Obstacle Challenge – at Seymour, Wisconsin
Not Quite Ready for Primetime Show – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin
Outbuck Barrel and Speed Show Summer Buckle Series – at Outbuck Arena, Sheldon, Wisconsin
Ranch Horse Cattle Clinic with Barry Fagerstrom – at Moonlit Meadows Performance Horses, Denmark, Wisconsin
Ranch Sorting Clinic / Practice and Jackpot – at Hansen Performance Horses and Crouse Farm, Dana, Iowa
Trail Riding Workshop– at C4 Horsemanship Learning Center, Hampton, Iowa
WDCTA Daniel Stewart Clinic – at Sugar Creek Stables, Albany, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Pinto Horse Association Show – at Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, Wisconsin
WWHSA UWL Equestrian Team Hunter / Dressage Show – at Bit-n-Bridle Stables, Onalaska, Wisconsin

May 14-16

Lee Smith Horsemanship Clinic – at Diettrich Farm, Salem, 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.

Saturday, May 14

9th Annual Houck Horse Company Spring Horse Sale – at North Branch, Minnesota
BRR Speed Show – at Black River Riders, Medford, Wisconsin
CanDoCowgirl Mentorship Program Fundraiser with Amberley Snyder – at Cornerstone on the Vermillion, Hastings, Minnesota
Cans and Steers / TR and Steer Wrestling – at Solway, Minnesota
Chengwatana Riders/Silver Spur Game Show – at Pine County Fairgrounds, Pine City, Minnesota
Chippewa County 4-H Horse Program Open Pleasure Schooling Show – at Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Dassel Saddle Club Game Show – at Litchfield, Minnesota
Friends of the Reforestation Camp Trail Obstacle Challenge / North Star Gaited Horse Club – at Circle E Equestrian Stables, Seymour, Wisconsin
Gaited Horse Clinic – at KS Gaited Horses, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Horse Power Open House / Fundraiser – at Horse Power Healing Center, Eagle, Wisconsin
IQHA 5th District Clinic – at Prairie Rose Arena, Elkhart, Iowa
ITREC Arena Challenge – at Poweshiek County Fairgrounds, Grinnell, Iowa
Kettle Moraine Trail Ride – at Lakefield Farm, Grafton, Wisconsin
Long Lake Hounds Foxhunting Clinic – at Long Lake Hounds Kennels, Buffalo, Minnesota
May Cutting Horse Clinic – at Scott McKinsey Cutting Horses, Oswego, Illinois
Min-I-Kota Pinto Spring Sampler Show – at Outwest Arena, Buffalo, Minnesota
Mounted Shooting Clinic – at Columbus, Wisconsin
NBHA Barrel Show - at Runnin 3 Ranch, Rockford, Illinois
Neal Henning Cutting and Reining Clinic – at Hugo, Minnesota
North Run Farm Hunter Schooling Show – at North Run Farm, Delano, Minnesota
One Day Horsemanship Clinic with Peggy Vander Sande – at Anderson’s Pine Crest Farm, Pine River, Wisconsin
Ranch Pleasure Clinic with Leo Fourre – at Sugar Valley Stables, Cross Plains, Wisconsin
ROC Ranch Speed Show – at R.O.C. Ranch, Suring, Wisconsin
Rodeo City Riders Fun Show = at Manawa Rodeo Grounds, Manawa, Wisconsin
Saddle Up for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Trail Ride – at Rum River State Forest, Milaca, Minnesota
Sauk County 4-H Horse Project Tack Sale – at Sauk County Fair Grounds, Baraboo, Wisconsin
Tack Sale – at Trellis Farm and Garden, St. Charles, Illinois
Trail Obstacle Challenge – at Walnut Acres Equestrian Center, Tomah, Wisconsin
Verndale Fire Department Consignment Auction – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota
Willow Valley Saddle Club Fun Show – at LaValle, Wisconsin
Winter 2015/2016 Roping – at Chase Valley Ranch, DeKalb, Illinois
WIFQHA (Wisconsin Foundation Quarter Horse Association) Sorting Clinic – at Jackson County Fairgrounds, Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Working Equitation Schooling Show – Sunflower Farm, Bristol, Wisconsin 

Sunday, May 15

2016 Kenosha County 4-H Open Pleasure Series – at Kenosha County Fairgrounds, Wilmot, Wisconsin
Badger Horse Show Association Open Horse Show - at Rusty B Arena, Westfield, Wisconsin
Black River Riders Timm’s Hill Trail Ride – at Timm’s Hill Park, Ogema, Wisconsin
Casual Horse Show – at LazyCreek Farm, Juneau, Wisconsin
Center Point Saddle Club Fun Show – at Hilltop Ranch, Robins, Iowa
Clean-Up Day – at Casey Saddle Club, Casey, Illinois
Fuzzy Wuzzy Open Horse Show – at Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Glacier Trails Ride – at Palmyra, Wisconsin
Leaf River Horseshoe Riding Club Poker Ride – at Leaf River, Illinois
North Run Farm Dressage Schooling Show – at North Run Farm, Delano, Minnesota
Otter Creek Saddle Club Trophy and Ribbon Horse Show – at Terry Park Golf Course and Arena, Palmyra, Illinois
PTS Open Hunter/Jumper Show – at Fields and Fences Equestrian Center, Gurnee, Illinois
Trail Ride and Potluck Lunch – at Point Beach State Park, Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Wally’s Ride with the Benton Saddle Club – at Shullsburg, Wisconsin
West 20 Open Pleasure Horse Show – at West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company, East Troy, Wisconsin
Wild Bill’s Riders Saddle Club Open Show – at WBR Arena, Elk Mound, Wisconsin
Working Equitation – at McCrae Farm, Grayslake, Illinois

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