As Thoroughbred horses line up for the Belmont Stakes, with horse racing fans pondering California Chrome’s Triple Crown quest, Midwestern horses are also jockeying for position in dozens of exciting early June events.
From gymkhanas and speed shows to dressage and horsemanship clinics, the first full weekend of June offers plenty of horse happenings.
Consider these Midwestern equestrian highlights, tacked up and ready to run from Wednesday, June 4, through Tuesday, June 10.
The United Barrel Racing Association (UBRA) 3 Barrels 2 Hearts series continues June 4 at the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in Glenwood City, Wisconsin.
In Rushford, Minnesota, the Bucking Cutter Barrel Series opens June 4 at the Ukkestad Arena.
The Rainbow Saddle Club has an Open Jackpot Barrel Race in Northfield, Minnesota, on June 4.
Also on June 4, the Western Wisconsin Horse Show Association (WWHSA) presents a Speed Show at the Tomah Saddle Club Grounds in Tomah, Wisconsin.
Pate Family Horsemanship offers a Colt Starting and Horsemanship Clinic at Sackett Ranch in Burnett, Wisconsin from June 5 to 8.
This content is copyrighted. Please feel free to share the http/link, but no cut-and-paste copying or republishing without permission of the Madison Equestrian Examiner.
On June 5, the Double Draw Open 4D Jackpot Series debuts at Simons Arena in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.
Red Ridge Ranch’s Summer Gymkhana Series continues in Mauston, Wisconsin, on June 5.
In Chilton, Wisconsin, Lisa Novak leads a Barrel Racing Bootcamp at the Calumet County Fairgrounds on June 7 and 8.
Justin Mundt presents a Three Day Horsemanship Clinic from June 6 to 8 at Black Diamond Equine Center in Crosby, Minnesota.
On June 7 and 8, Galloping Grove Ranch of Union Grove, Wisconsin, has a Camping Clinic.
The Minnesota North Star Paint Horse Club’s June Jitterbug Show runs at Double F Arena in Hinckley, Minnesota, on June 7 and 8.
In Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Tom Noone teaches a Dressage Clinic on June 7 and 8 at Heritage Stable. *** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. ***
Dan Grunewald has a June 7 Horsemanship Clinic at the Faribault County Fairgrounds in Blue Earth, Minnesota.
The Wisconsin Foundation Quarter Horse Association (WIFQHA) 2014 Show Series launches June 7 and 8 at Jackson County Fair Park in Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
In Salem, Wisconsin, Four Winds Equestrian Center hosts the Wisconsin-Illinois Buckskin Dun Grulla Promoters (Wis-Ill BDGP) for an Open Show on June 7 and 8.
Circle E Equestrian Stables adds a June 7 Open Horse Show to its 2014 Summer Series in Seymour, Wisconsin.
The Heartland PMS/Practice Makes Sense Open Horse Show Series has a June 7 event at Heartland Stables in Custer, Wisconsin.
On June 7, in Waterford, Wisconsin, Dover Stables hosts a June Mini Clinic: Finding Your Perfect Position with Tuskey Dressage.
Stepping Stone Farms has a Horseracing, Music and Food fundraising event at Canyon City Wood Grill and Saloon in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, on June 7.
In Marshalltown, Iowa, an Iowa Ranch Horse Association Clinic takes place June 7 at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds.
The River Trail Riders Saddle Club puts on an All Games Fun Show June 7 in Verndale, Minnesota.
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.
The 2014 Lazycreek Farm Pleasure Show Series starts June 7 in Juneau, Wisconsin.
ROC Ranch presents a Fun / Speed Show in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, on June 7.
In Oregon, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Charity Classic Open Horse Show goes off June 7 at Mandt Equestrian Center.
Yale Saddle Club features a Fun Show June 7 in Yale, Iowa.
A Cancer Awareness Open Show takes place at the Sauk County Fairgrounds near Baraboo, Wisconsin, on June 8.
The Kenosha County 4-H Open Pleasure Series has a June 8 show at the Kenosha County Fairgounds in Wilmot, Wisconsin.
In Lake View, Iowa, the Lake Riders Saddle Club presents a June 8 Fun Day horse show.
The Luxemburg-Casco FFA holds an Open Horse Speed Show at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg, Wisconsin, on June 8.
The Western Saddle Club Speed Show Series opens June 8 in Cashton, Minnesota.
In Marathon, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Horse Council (WHC) District 2 holds a Saddleseat Education Day and Open House on June 8 at Victory Lane Riding Academy.
On June 8, the Wisconsin Foundation Quarter Horse Association (WIFQHA) hosts an American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Special Event with Ranch Pleasure and Cutting at the Jackson County Fair Park in Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
The Pekin Riding Club holds an Open Show with Pleasure and Speed Divisions in Pekin, Illinois, on June 10.
Also on June 10, the Woodside Ranch Gymkhana Series continues in Mauston, Wisconsin.
Show bills and flyers for this week’s horse highlights may be found in the accompanying photo slideshow. Enlarge the page, if needed, for easier viewing.
Several of these Midwestern horse happenings may require advance reservations, signups, and entry fees.
Occasionally, late changes and cancellations may happen. For this reason, equestrian participants and spectators are advised to call horse show and event venue to confirm event times and other details before loading their horse trailers and departing for any of these occurrences.