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MW horsemen run to late March training clinics, ranch sorting, and tack swaps

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Midwestern horse lovers pick from plentiful equestrian events for the fourth weekend of March. Horse highlights include dressage and eventing clinics, a distance riding workshop, horse soccer, a model horse show, an obstacle trail challenge, an open show, ranch sorting, lots of tack sales and swaps, and more.

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Look into these Midwestern horse lover highlights for Friday, March 21, through Monday, March 24.

The Iowa Dressage and Combined Training Association presents its Third Annual March Ride-a-Test and Schooling Show on March 22 and 23 at the Iowa Equestrian Center, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

On March 21, Red Horse Ranch, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, has a Lil’ Cowboys Day.

A Brad Hall Eventing Clinic is set for March 22 and 23 at Sunflower Farms, in Bristol, Wisconsin.

In Tomah, Wisconsin, the Tomah Saddle Club holds an American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) Arena Obstacle Trail Challenge and Fun Show on March 22.

Coyote Creek Stables features a Ranch Sorting Jackpot Show on March 22 near Effingham, Illinois.

In Belleville, Wisconsin, the Hoofer Riding Club offers a Dressage Show Preparatory Clinic with Nicole Trapp at the Hoofer Equestrian Center on March 22.

Hamilton Heights hosts Keystone Stables for Equine Soccer on March 22 in Wausau, Wisconsin.

On March 22, Dover Stables has Ground Training with Roger Skogen in Waterford, Wisconsin.

A Coggins Day / Tack Swap takes place March 22 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, in Portage, Wisconsin, hosted by the Oak Meadow Reigns 4-H Club.

Also on March 22, the Racine County 4-H Horse Project has its annual Tack Sale at Yorkville Elementary School in Union Grove, Wisconsin.

The Waukon Horse Sale is set for March 22 in Waukon, Iowa, offering horses and tack.

High Meadow Equine Center has its 4th Annual Tack Swap and Trade Show in Maquoketa, Iowa, on March 22.

A March 22 Anat Baniel Movement Workshop with Michelle Vines comes to Breezy Acres Stables, in Oconto, Wisconsin.

Show for the Cure Live, a model horse event, runs March 22 at the Elk Grove Baptist Church, in Elk Grove, Illinois.

The Wisconsin Desert Horse Association 2014 Spring Clinic goes March 22 in Hortonville, Wisconsin, at Desert Visions Arabians.

West 20 Ranch and Saddle Club, of East Troy, Wisconsin, completes its Beat the Heat Winter Show Series with a March 22 open show.

On March 23, the Fox Valley Saddle Association’s Spring Consignment Auction occurs in Hampshire, Illinois.

A Horse and Tack Auction is set for March 23 at the Equity Livestock – Barron Sales Barn in Barron, Wisconsin.

In Spring Green, Wisconsin, Endless Valley Stables hosts a Luv Yourself, Luv Your Horse Clinic with Jennifer Malott Kotylo, Jeff Reeck, and Kathy Boettcher on March 23.

A Learn About Distance Riding Workshop comes to the Peoria County Farm Bureau Building, in Peoria, Illinois. This event is hosted by the Arabian Horse Distance Riding Association and sponsored by the Upper Midwest Endurance and Competitive Rides Association.

Advance signups and fees may be required for any or all of these late March equestrian events.

As always, 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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