July 25-31, 2016- Horse highlights

Upper Midwest equestrians tack up for tons of horse shows, training clinics, and other midsummer equine attractions for the final week of July.

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

July 25-26

Lake Effect American Polocrosse Association Tournament – at Wild Wind Farm, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Monday, July 25

No public equestrian events have been reported for this date.

Tuesday, July 26

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

Wednesday, July 27

Bucking Cutter Barrel Series – at Ukkestad Arena, Rushford, Minnesota
Great Frontier Bull Riding – at Anoka County Fair, Anoka, Minnesota
Professional Bulls-n-Barrels – at Plymouth County Fair, Le Mars, Iowa
Tempel Lipizzans Performance – at Tempel Farms, Old Mill Creek, Illinois
UBRA/PEWC Wednesday Night Barrel Series – at Outbuck Ranch, Sheldon, Wisconsin

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July 28-29

Dune Riders Pony Club Summer Camp with Tori Johnson – at Wild Wind Farm, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

July 28-31

Northstar Morgan Americana – at Simon Arena, Cannon Falls, Minnesota

Thursday, July 28

Amber’s Birthday/Thursday Night Barrel Race and Pole Bending – at Oasis Equestrian Center, Lindstrom, Minnesota
Great Frontier Bull Riding – at Olmsted County Fair, Rochester, Minnesota
Traditional Summer Gymkhana – at Red Ridge Ranch, Mauston, Wisconsin

July 29-31

DRAW Bonecrusher Ride – at Palmyra, Wisconsin
IBRA Pre-Show and State Finals – at Showtime Arena, Deerfield, Wisconsin
Mid-American Signature Horse Show – Ledges Sporting Horses, Roscoe, Illinois
Mini/Shetland Double SS Show – at Ellsworth Equestrian Center, Iowa Falls, Iowa
Minnesota Paint Horse Association Show – at Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, Minnesota
NIHJA Show with Hunter Derby – at Fields and Fences Equestrian Center, Gurnee, Illinois
Silverwood Dressage – at Silverwood Farm, Camp Lake, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association Show – at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Jefferson, Wisconsin

Equestrian event hosts and organizers: Please check existing weeks’ posts (corresponding to your events) before requesting your horse happening is added. It may already be listed on the site.)

Friday, July 29

Dressage Clinic with Sara Schmitt – at TopLine Equestrian Center, Hampshire, Illinois
Friday Night Lights WSCA Game Show – at St. Croix Riders Saddle Club Grounds, Baldwin, Wisconsin
I Need Therapy Barrel Racing Series – at Northwest Saddle Club, North Branch, Minnesota

July 30-31

Allison Springer Eventing Clinic – at North Brook Eventing Center, Stillwater, Minnesota
Bonecrusher Ride – at Palmyra, Wisconsin
Equine Trail Sport Competition – at Sunflower Farms, Bristol, Wisconsin
Freestyle and Liberty Clinic – at C4 Horsemanship Learning Center, Hampton, Iowa
IDCTA Eventing Clinic with Nikki Jewell and Heather McCarthy – at Don Bar Farm, Wadsworth, Illinois
Iowa POA Club Show – at Iowa Equestrian Center/Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jon Holling Clinic – at Versailles Equestrian, Virgil, Illinois
Mounted Justice Eau Claire County Fair I and II – at Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Otter Creek Dressage Fest – at Otter Creek Farm, Wheeler, Wisconsin
Parelli Level 3/Level 4 Workshop with Heart and Desire Horsemanship – at LilliCrest Farm, Osseo, Wisconsin
Two-Day Working Equitation Clinic with Dee Janelle – at KarMik Acres, Woodstock, Illinois

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 30

2016 Kenosha County 4-H Open Payback Speed Series – at Kenosha County Fairgrounds, Wilmot, Wisconsin
Beginner Eventing Clinic with Nicki Butler – at Stoney Acres Equestrian Center, Portage, Wisconsin
Cow Working Workshop with Steve Lundean – at Dawson’s Creek Ranch, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Cuttin Jackpot / Sorting Practice and Jackpot – at Racine, Minnesota
DLH Jackpot Trail and Workshop – at Western Trails Equestrian Center, West Bend, Wisconsin
Junior Horse and Pony Fun Show – at Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Lake County Mounted Posse Open Horse Show – at Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, Illinois
Open Benefit Horse Show for the Darkhorse Lodge – at Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Pecatonica, Illinois
Team Roping – at Simon Arena, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Wisconsin Appaloosa Horse Club Summer Spots/All Breeds Open Show – at Marshfield, Wisconsin
WSCA/DFA Buckle Series Show – at Dirt Floor Arena, Proctor, Minnesota
WWHA Memorial Showcase – at West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company, East Troy, Wisconsin
XC Clinic with Kelly Mahlock – at Sundance Farm, Plymouth, 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, July 31

National Mutt Day (also December 2)

2nd Annual Polk County Ranch Horse Show – at St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
Badger Horse Show Association Show – at Rusty B Arena, Westfield, Wisconsin
IDCTA Dressage and CT – at Sunset Ridge, Caledonia, Illinois
IDCTA Mini Event and CT – at Geneva Equestrian, Lake Geneva, Illinois
Illinois Boots and Saddle Club Jackpot Show – at Alton, Illinois
Polk County Ranch Horse Show – at St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
Tempel Lipizzans Performance – at Tempel Farms, Old Mill Creek, Illinois

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

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