July 5-10, 2016 - Horse highlights

The outdoor equestrian season heats up across the Upper Midwest, as horse lovers gallop past the Independence Day holiday weekend. Popular equine events on-deck in the area from Tuesday, July 5, through Sunday, July 10, include bull riding, equestrian training clinics, equine breed shows, fun shows, mounted shooting, open shows, ranch horse and roping competitions, speed events, and more.

Did you know … the second week of July is National Farriers Week?

Tuesday, July 5

5th Annual Summer Barrel Racing Series – at Winners Sircle Stables, Union Grove, Wisconsin
Big Bang Summer Sizzler Barrel Series – at Freeborn County Fairgrounds, Albert Lea, 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

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

July 6-10

Showplace Summertime I – at Lamplight Equestrian Center, Wayne, Illinois

Wednesday, July 6

Open Ride – at Prairie Rose Arena, Elkhart, Iowa
Tempel Lipizzans Performance – at Tempel Farms, Old Mill Creek, Illinois
Tri-City RC 2016 Gymkhana – at Tri-City Riding Club, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

July 7-8

Mock Show Lessons – at Kuenzi Equestrian Events, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

July 7-9

Spooner Heart of the North Rodeo – at Washburn County Fairgrounds, Spooner, Wisconsin

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Thursday, July 7

Great Frontier Bull Riding – at Winona County Fair, St. Charles, Minnesota
Thursday Night Barrel Race and Pole Bending – at Oasis Equestrian Center, Lindstrom, Minnesota
Traditional Summer Gymkhana – at Red Ridge Ranch, Mauston, Wisconsin
Wazee Riders Show – at Black River Falls, Wisconsin

July 8-10

Brent Graef Clinic / Foundation and Advancing – at Lakefield Farm, Grafton, Wisconsin
Dressage Clinic with Jen Truett at Heartland Equestrian Center, Custer, Wisconsin
IASPHA Saddlebred Show – at Fields and Fences Equestrian Center, Gurnee, Illinois
Roebke’s Run HT / Area IV Championships – at Magister Equitum Stables, Hector, Minnesota
Roping Clinic – at Rockin U Ranch, Bagley, Minnesota

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Friday, July 8

2016 UMBHA All Breed Speed Show – at Jackson County Fairgrounds, Black River Falls, Wisconsin
3 Barrels 2 Hearts – at St. Croix County Fairgrounds, Glenwood City, Wisconsin
4K Plus Summer Series – at 4K Plus Arena, Viola, Illinois
Beaver Creek Saddle and Bridle Club Twilight Classic Speed Show – at Oostburg, Wisconsin
Bull Riding Blowout – at Marquette County Fairgrounds, Westfield, Wisconsin
Coulee Region Riders Club Gymkhana – at Holmen, Wisconsin
CWF/BHF NIHJA Shows – at Cross Winds Farm, Marengo, Illinois
Friday Night Show – at Pekin Riding Club, Pekin, Illinois
Friday Night Speed Show – at ROC Ranch, Spruce, Wisconsin
Racin’ at the Ranch – at Frieze Lake Ranch, Little Falls, Minnesota
Ranch Sorting / Private Practice – at Coyote Creek Tack and Stables, Sigel, Illinois
Summer Mini Fun Show Series – at OATs Rescue, Isanti, Minnesota
Under the Lights Show Series / Speed – at Tri-State Saddle Club, Dubuque, Iowa
Vermilion Barrel Race – at Vermilion County Fairgrounds, Oakwood, Illinois

July 9-10

1st Annual Summer Classic Team Roping – at Cross My Heart Ranch, Chetek, Wisconsin
2016 UMBHA/IBHA All Breed Double-Judged Show with AQHA Reining and Ranch Riding – at Jackson County Fairgrounds, Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Advancing Your Riding with Tracy Porter – at The Farm, Milton, Wisconsin
Deb Davies Self Carriage Clinic – at Idlewild Farms, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
IBRA/NBHA Barrel Racing – at Over Yonder Ranch, Scandinavia, Wisconsin
Iowa Paint Horse Club Show – at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Little Britches Rodeo – at Rock River Ranch, Neosho, Wisconsin
MIHJA Horse Show – at Wellspring Riding Academy, Kankakee, Illinois
Mosquito Run Ride – at Crow Hassan Park, Rogers, Minnesota
MSA Wisconsin State Shoot – at Outbuck Ranch Arena, Sheldon, Wisconsin
Northern Lights Versatility Ranch Horse Association Clinic and Schooling Competition – at Windom Arena, Windom, Minnesota
NWSC 2-Day Youth Show / Games – at Northwest Saddle Club, North Branch, Minnesota
Partners for Progress 2016 Benefit Open Horse Show / AQHA Introductory Show – at Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Silverwood Dressage – at Silverwood Farm, Camp Lake, Wisconsin
Summer WSCA Pleasure and Game Show – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota
Theresa Doherty Horsemanship Clinic / Balance Dressage Association – at County Line Equestrian Center, Cleveland, Wisconsin
USEF/USDF Dressage Show – at Circle E Stables, Seymour, 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, July 9

3rd Annual Youth Drill Team Clinic / Rodeo City Riders Drill Team – at Manawa Rodeo Grounds, Manawa, Wisconsin
All Around Show / Dressage, Jump, Games – at Kuenzi Equestrian Events, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Bridle Path 4-H Horse Show – at Interstate Center, Bloomington, Illinois
BRR Speed Show – at Black River Riders, Medford, Wisconsin
Chance R Saddle Club Open WSCA Horse Show – at McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Minnesota
Great Frontier Bull Riding – at Edgerton, Minnesota
IDCTA Dressage and CT Schooling Show – at Sunflower Farms, Bristol, Wisconsin
Lake Effect Hunter Jumper Show – at Wild Wind Farm / Lake Effect Polocrosse and Equestrian Center Sheboygan, Wisconsin
LazyCreek Pleasure Show – at LazyCreek Farm, Juneau, Wisconsin
Marshfield Saddle Club Annual Open Horse Show – at Marshfield, Wisconsin
North Run Farm Hunter Schooling Show – at North Run Farm, Delano, Minnesota
Open Speed Show / Ozaukee County Horse and Pony Project – at Ozaukee County Fair Grounds, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Pleasure Show – at Lazy Creek Farm, Juneau, Wisconsin
Rustic Cowgirl Cattle Clinic – at Hillsboro, Wisconsin
S2 Horse Shows / Open Pleasure Show – at Camp Tapawingo, Metamora, Illinois
Somerset ISC Show / Illinois Short Circuit – at Cliffwood Farm, Richmond, Wisconsin
Sorensen Park July Schooling Show – at Sorensen Equestrian Park, East Troy, Wisconsin
Speed Show – at Dewitt County Riding Club, Lane, Illinois
Town and Country Saddle Club Show – at Prairie Rose Arena, Elkhart, Iowa
Tried n’ True South of the River Riders Open NSCA O-Mok-See Show – at Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington, Minnesota
UMBHA (Upper Midwest Buckskin Horse Association) Customer Appreciation Show – at Jackson County Fair Grounds, Black River Falls, Wisconsin
USPC Lake Effect Hunter/Jumper Show – at Risseauw’s Wild Ride Fields, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
UWRF Horseman’s Association Summer Show – at River Falls, Wisconsin
Waukau Flying Mane Club Pleasure Show – at Omro, Wisconsin
Working Equitation Practice Day – at Karmik Acres, Woodstock, Illinois
Youth Game Show – at Northwest Saddle Club Grounds, North Branch, 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.

July 10-12

Minnesota High School Rodeo Finals / State Championship Rode – at Dead Broke Saddle Club, Hugo, Minnesota

Sunday, July 10

Badger Horse Show Association Show – at Rusty B Arena, Westfield, Wisconsin
Fun in the Sun Show – at Timeless Farm Hunters and Jumpers, Arena, Wisconsin
Harness Racing – at Marquette County Fairgrounds, Westfield, Wisconsin
Horse and Rider Challenge – at Kuenzi Equestrian Events, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Horsemanship Clinic with Dave Robart and Dan Grunewald – at Focus Farm, Helenville, Wisconsin
IDCTA Mini Event / CT / Dressage Show – at Winsom Farm, Beecher, Illinois
North Run Farm Dressage Schooling Show – at North Run Farm, Delano, Minnesota
Open Fun Speed Show – at Circle L Arena, Merrill, Wisconsin
Otter Creek Saddle Club Trophy and Ribbon Horse Show – at Terry Park Golf Course and Arena, Palmyra, Illinois
Quad County Saddle Club Horse Show – at Madrid, Iowa
South-End Mid-State Association Open WSCA Horse Show – at Scott County Fairgrounds, Jordan, Minnesota
Tempel Lipizzans Performance – at Tempel Farms, Old Mill Creek, Illinois
Waukau Flying Mane Club Speed Show – at Omro, Wisconsin
Western Dressage Clinic with Lynette Weldon – at Lost Creek Ranch, Beldenville, Wisconsin
Youth Pleasure Show – at Northwest Saddle Club Grounds, North Branch, Minnesota

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

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