Just a few days into the official spring season, Midwestern equestrian events are gaining momentum. The full-fledged horse show season starts soon, so experts and horse lovers are gearing up during the first weekend after the Spring Solstice.
Take a look at these upcoming events, scheduled for March 22 through 24.
Clinician Jack Brainard presents a three-day clinic, hosted by Stock Horse of Wisconsin, at S Reverse S Arena, in Arena, Wisconsin. This event runs from Friday, March 22, through Sunday, March 24.
The Chism Trail Barrel Challenge’s Winter Series continues at Chism Trail Ranch, in Merrill, Wisconsin. Competition takes place on March 23 and 24.
Little Hill Top Ranch of Tomah, Wisconsin, offers a two-day installment in its Round Up a Cure Round Pen Sorting Series on March 23 and 24.
The Wisconsin Dressage and Combined Training Association (WDCTA) teams up with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) for an Instructor/Training Certification Program with Vicki-Hammers-O’Neill on March 23 and 24 at Sunflower Farms, in Bristol, Wisconsin.
The annual Kenosha County’s 4-H Horse Project Tack Sale comes to Bristol Grade School, in Bristol, Wisconsin, on March 23.
Tempel Farms, of Wadsworth, Illinois, hosts guests of the Midwest Therapeutic Riding Program for a “Making Dreams Come True” Fundraising Gala on the evening of March 23. The Tempel Lipizzans will perform.
Yvonne Ocrant, a Chicago attorney, discusses “Equine Law 101: Understanding and Preventing Equine Activity Liability” on March 23 at the Cornerstone Restaurant, in Palmyra, Wisconsin. This event is sponsored by the Southern Kettle Moraine Horse Trail Association.
The Racine County 4-H Horse Project Tack Sale runs on March 23 at Yorkville Elementary School in Union Grove, Wisconsin.
A one-day Wisconsin Horse Council Certified Judges Seminar takes place on March 23 at the Double Bar A Ranch, in Oakfield, Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Egyptian Arabian Horse Alliance holds its Free Spring Clinic on horse care on March 23 at the Morrie Waud Equine Center, in Delavan, Wisconsin. The following day, the same group features an educational program at the Geneva National Golf Club of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, titled “Where Have All the Arabians Gone, and What Can We Do About It?”
On March 24, the Hoofers Riding Club presents a Dressage Show Preparatory Clinic at the Hoofers Equestrian Center, in Belleville, Wisconsin.
Lynette Weldon teaches a Foundation Clinic on March 24 at Lost Creek Ranch, in Beldenville, Wisconsin.
Also on March 24, Showtime Arena wraps up its Winter Open Fun Show Series in Deerfield, Wisconsin.
Double-check before going to equestrian events this weekend.
The veterinary quarantine continues at the Northern Illinois stable, where three horses were recently euthanized for equine herpes virus (EHV-1). Participants and guests at any horse happenings in the region may be advised to confirm event details before attending and to exercise widely advised biosecurity and common-sense horse health measures.