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Breed and open shows, clinics and tack swaps fill February’s last full weekend

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Midwestern equestrians tack up for breed and open shows, hunter-jumper competitions, training clinics, tack swaps and other horse-related highlights during the final full weekend of February.

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Catch this whole herd of horse happenings, running from Thursday, February 20, through Sunday, February 23.

Fields and Fences Equestrian Center, of Gurnee, Illinois, presents a Hunter/Jumper Show from February 20 to 23.

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, The EMG Quarter Horse Classic Show goes on from February 21 to 23 at the Iowa Equestrian Center.

On February 21, the Rock Island County 4-H Horse Clubs host their Annual 4-H Dinner and Line Dance at the Teamsters Union Hall, in Rock Island, Illinois.

West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company continues its Beat the Heat Winter Show Series on February 22 in East Troy, Wisconsin.

In Arlington, Wisconsin, the Dane and Columbia County 4-H Tack Sale is set for February 22 at the University of Wisconsin – Arlington Agricultural Research Station’s Public Events Building.

The Great Lakes Congress No Frills Live Show Series kicks off on February 22 with a model horse show at the Huntley Park District in Huntley, Illinois.

Marcy Heepke teaches a Horsemanship Clinic at Triangle H Farm in Edwardsville, Illinois, on February 22.

Also on February 22, Sunflower Farms boasts a Continuing Education in Dressage – Judging – Freestyles program, offered by United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association (IDCTA) in Bristol, Wisconsin.

In Madison, Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine holds its 24th Seminar for the Serious Horse Owner, focusing on Equine Nutrition, on February 22.

A Bi-State Horse Conference, offered by the University of Illinois and University of Wisconsin Extensions, takes place February 22 at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol, Wisconsin.

In Lake Elmo, Minnesota, the Washington County 4-H Tack Swap fires up February 22 at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

On February 23, the Rock County 4-Horse Project’s Annual Tack Swap is held at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Advance registration may be required at certain equestrian events.

Participants and spectators are advised to call horse show and event venues ahead, as always, to confirm times and other details. Last-minute changes and cancellations frequently occur.

You can find lots more regional equestrian event listings at Mane Dates: Horsing Around in the Upper Midwest.)

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