Attendees may be fired up, when the Midwest Horse Fair opens in April for its 2014 edition. The World Champion Blacksmiths will be back, having forged an advance agreement with the popular equestrian expo.
Blacksmiths from all over will ply their trade in red-hot horseshoeing challenges.
“We are very happy to have been asked back to be a part of the Midwest Horse Fair, said Christine Trnka, who organizes the World Champion Blacksmiths tournament. “We would really appreciate it, if we can all start doing the happy dance for good weather…. A little sunshine in April in Madison … wouldn’t be a totally bad thing.”
Although some of the details of the competition may still need to be hammered out, popular perennial events include several timed and scored challenges, with blacksmiths fashioning horseshoes from stock pieces of steel.
In the past, the World Champion Blacksmiths have worked in a giant tent at Midwest Horse Fair. For 2014, they will set up shop in a newly-constructed state-of-the-art horseshoeing competition trailer.
Themed “Horse Tales,” the 2014 Midwest Horse Fair takes place April 11-13 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
You can find lots more regional equestrian event listings at Mane Dates: Horsing Around in the Upper Midwest.)
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