Midwestern equestrians are bounding off to horse shows, training clinics, speed competitions, tack sales, and trail rides for the second weekend of October.
Horse happenings continue from Friday, October 11, through Sunday, October 13.
As a rule, participants and spectators are advised to call horse show and event venues ahead to confirm times and other details. Last-minute changes and cancellations often occur.
Examine these show bills and flyers for top Midwestern horse highlights occurring during October’s second weekend:
Karen Musson leads a “True Feel of Lightness” clinic at Spirits Whisper Acres, in Kingston, Illinois, from October 11 to 13.
On October 11, the Pekin Riding Club of Illinois hosts its final Fun Show of the 2013 equestrian event season.
Hawkspur Farm holds its Annual Tack & Rummage Sale on October 12 and 13 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
The Midwest Distance Driving Association rolls into the Castle Rock Horse Trails of Arkdale, Wisconsin for the Iron Oak Ride and Drive on October 12 and 13.
In Delavan, Illinois, the Illinois State Buckskin Association presents the 2013 ISBA Fall Futurity Extravaganza at the Rawlings Arena on October 12 and 13.
Also on October 12 and 13, the Southwest Wisconsin Ranch Rodeo Series continues with competition at the Highland Rodeo Grounds of Wisconsin.
Theresa Doherty teaches a Dressage Clinic, sponsored by the Balance Dressage Association, Inc., at Skyline Equestrian Center, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on October 12 and 13.
The Minnesota Equestrian Foundation puts on a “Cowboy Up & Boogie Down” Barn Dance on October 12 at Zuhrah Ranch, in Maple Plain, Minnesota.
Bravehearts Therapeutic Riding stages a Buck Brannaman Demonstration & Fundraiser on October 12 at the Bergmann Centre, in Poplar Grove, Illinois.
In Thorp, Wisconsin, an Open 4-D Barrel Race runs on October 12 at the Circle T Saddle Club Arena.
On October 13, the Door County 4-H Horse & Pony Project has its 2013 Fall Trail Ride at Bley Farm, in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.
The Fox River Saddle Club offers an Open Show/Fun Show on October 13 at West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company, in East Troy, Wisconsin.
In Hampshire, Illinois, a Fox Valley Saddle Association Dressage Show takes place on October 13 at the FVSA Grounds.
An Open Gymkhana/Fundraiser, presented by the Green County 4-H Horse Group, is set for October 13 at the Ready Family Arena, in New Glarus, Wisconsin.
The Menomonee Falls Saddle Club concludes its 2013 Open Fun Show Series with an October 13 event at the MFSC Grounds, in Sussex, Wisconsin.
(You can find lots more regional equestrian event listings at Mane Dates: Horsing Around in the Upper Midwest.)
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