Who’s ready to hitch up some midwinter fun and horsing around in the snow?
The Wisconsin State Horse Council (WSHC) Equine Foundation hosts Winter Day in the Park on Saturday, February 9, in Columbus. The main draw is the popular Sleigh Rally, held in Columbus Firemans Park.. This American Driving Society-sanctioned competition features a cones course, a Currier & Ives event, and pleasure driving.
This exciting cold-weather festival includes several additional family-friendly highlights:
- Abe Lincoln speech and birthday cake contest
- Bob sled rides
- Chili contest
- Model horse show
- Photography displays
- Silent auction
- Skijoring with horses
Proceeds from the WSHC Equine Foundation’s Winter Day in the Park benefit equine feed bank and grant programs in the region.
Take a look at eight additional highlights for horse lovers this weekend.
Check the accompanying slideshow for show bills, flyers and more information.
Fireside Farm welcomes United States Dressage Federation professional and judge Lilo Fore for a weekend training clinic in Camp Lake, Wisconsin, on Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10.
Equine Educational Extravaganza
On February 9, Arriviste Arabians, of Lockport, Illinois, presents an all-day instructional event for horse lovers, including an Arabian breed demonstration and contests in creative arts, hippology, and novice judging.
Fun, Food and Education Day
The Wisconsin Horse Council’s District 2 hosts an instructional gathering on February 10 in Antigo. Topics include equine nutrition, legal issues, wellness, and more.
Hunter-Jumper Horse Show
The Northern Illinois Hunter/Jumper Association launches the 2013 season with a three-day horse show at Fields and Fences Equestrian Center in Gurnee, Illinois. The NIHJA show runs from February 8 to 10.
Open Fun Show
Deerfield’s Showtime Arena kicks it up with English/Western halter, showmanship, equitation and pleasure classes in an open fun show on February 10.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day a bit early, Meadowsweet Ranch, of Spring Grove, Illinois, welcomes youngsters for afternoon indoor pony rides on February 9. Advance reservations are recommended.
Equestrian bargain hunters trot out to the Waukesha County Expo Fairgrounds for a massive 4-H tack sale on February 10.
Team Penning and Ranch Sorting
Red Horse Ranch brings cow horse action with jackpot prizes in a three-day event on February 8, 9, and 10 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
Even in midwinter, horse lovers can find plenty of reasons to stir up some fun this weekend.