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Hosts of equestrian training clinics draw horse lovers for Easter weekend

Midwestern equestrians pick from early spring horse shows and training clinics, representing a full array of disciplines for the Easter weekend. Top clinics include barrel racing, cowboy dressage, dressage, horsemanship, judging, and jumping.

Check out these Midwestern equestrian happenings for Tuesday, April 15, through Saturday, April 19.
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Midwestern equestrians pick from early spring horse shows and training clinics, representing a full array of disciplines for the Easter weekend.
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Highlights are sessions with Cowboy Dressage Founder Eitan Beth-Halachmy and Double Dan Horsemanship’s Dan James.

Check out these Midwestern equestrian happenings for Tuesday, April 15, through Saturday, April 19.

Eitan Beth-Halachmy teaches a Cowboy Dressage Clinic at Dan Lynch Farms, in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, from April 15 to 17.

In Deerfield, Wisconsin, Showtime Arena hosts Dan James, of Double Dan Horsemanship, for Private Lessons and an Advanced Horsemanship Clinic, running from April 15 to 19.

On April 16, Dr. Kevin Haussler offers a Saddle Fitting Lecture at the Iowa State University College of Vet Med in Ames, Iowa.

A Horsemanship Clinic with Phil Haugen is set for April 17 and 18 at JJ Arena, in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin.

In Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the Geneva Equestrian Event Team welcomes Brad Hall on April 18 for an Eventing Clinic.

Stephanie Miller teaches a Barrel Racing Clinic on April 19 and 20, as part of the Iowa National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) District 3 Fundraiser at D and R Arena, in Danver, Iowa.

In Mason City, Iowa, Phil Haugen leads a Horsemanship Clinic at the North Iowa Events Center on April 19 and 20.

The Iowa Arabian Horse Association (IAHA) Spring Show comes to the Iowa Equestrian Center, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on April 19 and 20.

From April 19-21, the Illinois Paint Horse Association (IPtHA) Paint-O-Rama runs at Gordyville USA, in Gifford, Illinois.

Heartland Stables, of Custer, Wisconsin, wraps up its Beat the Blues Winter Series with an April 19th open horse show.

Also on April 19, Hi Circle Vee Ranch presents a Western Saddle Clubs Association (WSCA) Qualifying Game Show in Isanti, Minnesota.

Judd’s Green Meadows Farm, in Belleville, Wisconsin, hosts the Wisconsin Dressage and Combined Training Association (WDCTA) on April 19 for a “Jumping for the Dressage Rider” clinic with Clare Vander Woude.

The Wisconsin Foundation Quarter Horse Association (WIFQHA) has a Spring Judging Workshop with Pat Stevenson and Matt Davison slated for April 19 at the Jackson County Fair Park, in Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

The accompanying photo slideshow includes show bills and flyers for these equestrian events.

Note: Several Midwestern equestrian venues have canceled or postponed upcoming events in the wake of recent reports of EHV-1 cases in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Horse lovers are urged to confirm events before embarking.

Advance signups and fees may be required for any or all of these mid-April equestrian events.

As usual, equestrian participants and spectators are advised to call horse show and event venues to double-check times and other details. Last-minute changes and cancellations often occur.

You can find lots more regional equestrian event listings at Mane Dates: Horsing Around in the Upper Midwest.) The site includes a Midwestern Equestrian Event Venue Roster with address and contact information for most of these locations.

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