July 11-17, 2016 - Horse highlights

July marches on, with tons of horse highlights for equestrians across the Upper Midwest US. Equine events listed here include all sorts of horse breeds and equestrian disciplines. (Please check the listings for the week before asking for your event to be added. It may already appear here.)

Monday, July 11

Extreme Bull Riding – at Adams County Fair, Corning, Iowa

Tuesday, July 12

All Breed Horse Sale - at Simon Horse Company, Randolph, Minnesota
Coulee Region Riders Club Gymkhana – at Holmen, 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

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

July 13-17

Ledges Summertime – at Ledges Sporting Horses, Roscoe, Illinois

Wednesday, July 13

Bucking Cutter Barrel Series – at Ukkestad Arena, Rushford, Minnesota
Open Ride – at Prairie Rose Arena, Elkhart, Iowa
Rice Lake Bulls-n-Barrels – at Dodge County Fair, Kasson, Minnesota
UBRA/PEWC Wednesday Night Barrel Series – at Outbuck Ranch, Sheldon, Wisconsin

July 14-16

Morgan Masterpiece Class A Horse Show – at Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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July 14-17

American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin Summer Fun Horse Show – at West Allis, Wisconsin
Gordyville Shootout / AQHA Shows – at Gordyville USA, Gifford, Illinois

Thursday, July 14

Equine Behavior Clinic – at Highpoint Equine, Brandon, Minnesota
Great Frontier Bull Riding – at Waseca County Fair, Waseca, Minnesota
Pepin TrailBlazers Summer Fun Night – at Pepin, Wisconsin
Thursday Night WSCA Horse Show – at Le Sueur Saddle Club Grounds, Le Sueur, Minnesota
Traditional Summer Gymkhana / Alzheimer’s Pledge Race – at Red Ridge Ranch, Mauston, Wisconsin

July 15-16

Race to Remember / at Freeborn County Fairgrounds / Big Bang Productions, Albert Lea, Minnesota
Sorensen Park Western Dressage – at Sorensen Equestrian Park, East Troy, Wisconsin

July 15-17

Minnesota Pinto Show / 2016 Carnival of Color Show – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota
Self-Carriage Clinic with Deborah Davies – at Idlewild Farms, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Sweet Summertime – at Seoul Creek Farm, West Bend, Wisconsin
UBRA Go for Broke – at Location TBA.

Friday, July 15

Dead Broke Summer Barrel Series – at Dead Broke Saddle Club, Hugo, Minnesota
Under the Lights Show Series / Pleasure – at Tri-State Saddle Club, Dubuque, Iowa
Watonwan County Fair Ranch Rodeo – at St. James, Minnesota
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.

July 16-17

Cinch Class with Pop Wagner – at Spruce Hill Farm, Grant, Minnesota
CSDEA Junior Rider Development Program Clinic with Becky Holder – at Location TBA.
Deb Davies Self Carriage Clinic – at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Gaining Celebration Show – at Double F Arena, Hinckley, Minnesota
Hickory Knoll CDE – at Hickory Knoll Farm, Fitchburg, Wisconsin
IDCTA Dressage Show – at Silverwood Farm, Camp Lake, Wisconsin
Iowa Pinto Horse Association July Fun in the Sun Show – at Ellsworth Equestrian Center, Iowa Falls, Iowa
Kirsten Nelson Clinic – at Lakefield Farm, Grafton, Wisconsin
Minnesota Pinto Horse Association Show – at R and J Arena, Verndale, Minnesota
Mississippi Valley Appaloosa Horse Club Show – at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Outbuck Barrel and Speed Show Summer Buckle Series – at Outbuck Arena, Sheldon, Wisconsin
Reined Cow Horse Clinic – at LRS Performance Horses, Rice Lake, Wisconsin
S.M.I.L.E.S. Open Benefit Horse Show – at Location TBA
WDCTA 2016 Capital Mini Event – at The Horse First Farm, Brooklyn, 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, July 16

2016 Twi-Light Show Series – at Washington County Fair Park, West Bend, Wisconsin
Cans and Steers – at Kaboy Up Arena, New Ulm, Minnesota
Cowboy Dressage with Heather Lekan – at Moonlit Meadows Performance Horses, Denmark, Wisconsin
Extreme Bull Riding – at Taylor County Fair, Bedford, Iowa
Extreme Bulls and Barrels – at Benson, Minnesota
IBRA Speed Show with Piatt County Trail Blazers – at Monticello, Illinois
IDCTA Dressage Show – at Excelsior Equestrian Center, Hobart, Indiana
Lamoine Trails Saddle Club Show – at Macomb, Illinois
NEWDA Open Dressage Schooling Show – at Wisconsin Equestrian Center, DePere, Wisconsin
Open Pleasure and Speed Show – at Casey Saddle Club, Casey, Illinois
Open Western Show / Ozaukee County Horse and Pony Project – at Ozaukee County Fair Grounds, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Quad City Arabian Horse Club Open Horse Show - at Schone's Friendship Farm, Milan, Illinois
Round Robin Ranch Sorting Jackpot – at Coyote Creek Tack and Stables, Sigel, Illinois
SMILES 32nd Annual Open Benefit Horse Show – at Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
So You Want Your Man to Ride / Men-Only Clinic with Smokie Brannaman – at II Bit Ranch, Columbus, Wisconsin
Tempel Lipizzans Performance – at Tempel Farms, Old Mill Creek, Illinois
WSCA Open Youth Show – at Le Sueur County Fairgrounds, Le Center, Minnesota
WSCA/DFA Buckle Series Show – at Dirt Floor Arena, Proctor, Minnesota

July 17-23

2016 ARHA World Championship Show – at C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, Indiana

Sunday, July 17

2016 Veterans Ice Cream Social - Horse Power Healing Center, Eagle, Wisconsin 
53rd Annual IPRA Championship Wauconda Rodeo / Family Day – at Golden Oak Farm Rodeo Grounds, Wauconda, Illinois
Cow Working Workshop with Steve Lundean – at Dawson’s Creek Ranch, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
DCHA Open Pleasure Show – at Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Horse Show / Pleasure and Speed – at Redfield Saddle Club, Redfield, Iowa
Minnesota Harness Racing Horse Expo – at Running Aces Casino and Racetrack, Forest Lake, Minnesota
NBHA MN 02/03 Barrel Race / UBRA Summer Barrels Jackpot – at Ukkestad Arena, Rushford, Minnesota
Pleasure and Speed Show – at Pickett Horse Club, Waukau, Wisconsin
Rice Bull Riding Challenge – at North Wisconsin State Fair, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Special Mid-Summer Jamboree Horse Sale – at Jackson Livestock Company, Jackson, Minnesota
Spirit of the Arabian Horse Society / Wisconsin Desert Horse Association All Breed Open Horse Show – at Manitowoc County Expo, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Summer Series Barrel Race and Fun Show – at Hawthorne, Wisconsin

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

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