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Vaulting, tack sales and horse shows fill January's final weekend

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Horse lovers gallop off to vaulting and horsemanship clinics, tack sales, horse shows, and annual breed banquets, as January comes to a close in the American Midwest.

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Horse happenings abound from Saturday, January 25, through Sunday, January 26..

Participants and spectators, as is customary, are advised to call horse show and event venues ahead to confirm times and other details. Last-minute changes and cancellations often occur.

Check out these show bills and flyers for top Midwestern horse highlights occurring during the last weekend of January.

Fields and Fences Equestrian Center hosts a January DressageFest from January 25 to 26 in Gurnee, Illinois.

On January 25, West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company opens its 2014 Best the Heat Winter Show Series in East Troy, Wisconsin.

The Francis Field Youth Foundation (FFYF) holds a Tack Swap in New Lenox, Illinois, on January 25.

Also on January 25, the Minnesota Ranch Horse Association (MnRHA) presents a Ranch Roping Clinic with Brian Whittaker at Hi Circle Vee Ranch, in Isanti, Minnesota.

Horsemanship trainer Justin Mundt teaches a 1-Day Advanced Clinic at Black Diamond Equine Center, in Crosby, Minnesota, on January 25.

Pink Socks Farm (PSF) offers a PSF Vaulting Clinic on January 25 in Ashland, Wisconsin.

In Madison, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Paint Horse Club (WPHC) Annual Banquet and Stallion Service Auction is set for January 25 at the Badger Bowl.

On January 26, the Kenosha County 4-H Horse Project has its Annual Tack Sale at Wilmot High School, in Wilmot, Illinois.

Author Linda Ann Nickerson will sign copies of 25 Top Tips for Promoting Your Equestrian Event: Get the Herd Out at the Kenosha County 4-H Tack Sale January 26.

You can find lots more regional equestrian event listings at Mane Dates: Horsing Around in the Upper Midwest.)

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