Labor Day Weekend traditionally marks the unofficial end of summer, but the Midwestern equestrian season still gallops along.
Take a look at this week’s roundup of horse highlights, running from Wednesday, August 29, through Monday, September 3. The accompanying photo slideshow includes official show bills for many of these Midwestern equestrian events.
American Quarter Horse enthusiasts gather for the 58th Annual State Show and the 34th Annual State Fair Show at the Sunny View Expo Center (see map) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. These popular horse shows run from Friday, August 31, through Monday, September 3.
The Wisconsin Quarter Horse Youth Association (WQHYA) Cheesehead Classic and Benefit Show runs concurrently.
In West Salem, Wisconsin, the Northern Chapter of the Wisconsin Pony of the Americas Club presents a Double Ponyrama on Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2.
The 2012 Iowa Buckskin Congress trots out equestrian excitement at the Iowa Equestrian Center in Cedar Rapids from Saturday, September 1, through Monday, September 3.
On Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2, the Badger Horse Show Association holds its Labor Day Weekend Open Horse Show at the Dodge County Boots and Saddle Club Arena in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Pleasure horse shows
An all breed open pleasure horse show, raising funds for the non-profit Horse-Power Healing Center, steps off at Wisconsin’s Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2.
Ranch horse shows
In Black River Falls, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Ranch Horse Association holds a double-judged and double-point event at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2.
The Calumet County Horse Promoters present their All Speed Show at the Calumet County Fairgrounds in Chilton, Wisconsin, on Monday, September 3.
Be sure to call ahead and confirm equestrian events before leaving your home barn.
Horse lovers are wise to check the appropriate websites, email, or call to confirm event details before departing home barns. Last-minute schedule changes frequently occur for horse shows, riding clinics and other horsey happenings. Certain equestrian facilities may offer rain dates, in case of cancellation for inclement weather.
Current negative Coggins test results are required for all equine participants at these events. Veterinary papers may be needed for horses crossing state lines.
On-site horse stalls may be available at many events by advance reservation.
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