Midwestern horseback riders can pick from a host of equestrian events during the last weekend of July. From county fairs to classical dressage, and from open shows to breed championships and competitive trail rides, the horsey calendar abounds with action.
The fun starts early in the week, with a variety of horse happenings to lure equestrians from across the Upper Midwest. The mounted contests and clinics run from Tuesday, July 23, through Sunday, July 28.
Here’s a wild roundup of horse-related happenings for July’s fourth weekend:
- The Pekin Riding Club spurs on the excitement with a fun show on July 23 in Pekin, Illinois.
- From July 25 to 28, The Baroque Horse of the Midwest Regional Championships rock the Walworth County Fairgrounds, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
- The St Croix County Fairgrounds, in Glenwood City, Wisconsin, hosts UBRA and WGBRA barrel racing with the Summer Shoot-Out, running July 26 through 28.
- Distance riders saddle up for the Wildcat Rides from July 26 to 28 at Horseman’s Park, in Palmyra, Wisconsin.
- In Old Mill Creek, Illinois. the Mill Creek Hunt Club presents a Junior Hunt Clinic and Hunt on July 27 and 28.
- Heartland Stables, of Custer, Wisconsin, boasts the Mississippi Valley Appaloosa Horse Club’s Heartland Classic on July 27 and 28.
- On July 27, the Iowa County 4-H Horse Project offers a Fun Day Horse Show at the Iowa County Fairgrounds, in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
- The Lake County Mounted Posse Open Horse Show draws equestrians on July 27 to the Lake County Fairgrounds, in Grayslake, Illinois.
- Also on July 27, an Open Jackpot Barrel Race goes off in Deerfield, Wisconsin, at Showtime Arena.
- In Omro, Wisconsin, the Waukau Flying Mane Riding Club holds a July 27 Open Show.
- The Western Saddle Club of Cashton, Wisconsin, features an Open Pleasure Horse Show on July 28.
As always, equestrian participants and spectators are advised to call ahead to confirm event details. Last-minute changes and cancellations may occur.
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