Mid-America produces three shows a year. Information on each show is included here. For a complete list of the 25 Mid-America circuit shows visit our Affiliated Shows page.
Mid-America Spring Fling Horse Show
Date: April 2-4, 2015
(Thursday - Saturday, not on Easter Sunday)
Location: Madison, WI
Judge: Heather Boodey, Franklinton, NC
START YOUR SHOW SEASON WITH US…
at the Brand New….State-of-the-Art….200,000-sq.-ft. Facility Designed Specifically for Livestock – New Holland Pavilion #2 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
- Totally enclosed, all under one roof; spacious and cheerful environment
- 100’ x 220’ show ring and 100’ x 200’ warm-up ring with excellent footing
- 500 stalls with 10-ft.-wide aisles; all surfaces brushed concrete
- Electric/water on each support pillar (never more than 3 stalls away)
- Modern positive pressure ventilation system with controlled air exchange
- Wash rack space for horses, washrooms and showers for people
- Easy in/out for horse vans of all sizes, convenient van parking
- Overhangs outside OH doors to keep horses and tack out of the elements
- Great variety of restaurant options in the area
GREAT HOTEL RATES – Reserve at Host Hotels now before room blocks sell out!
$94.00 at Clarion Suites for Studio Suite with 1 or 2 queen beds for 1-4 adults – closest hotel to show plus all the perks you expect. Phone: 608/284-1234.
$69.99 at Super 8 Madison South for room with 2 queen beds – economy lodging only 6 minutes from the show. Phone: 608/258-8882.
By staying at Host Hotels, you strengthen our ability to negotiate special exhibitor rates for you next year. If you stayed at other Madison hotels in the past, please consider switching to a Host Hotel for Spring Fling.
SPRING FLING IS A QUALIFYING SHOW FOR LOUISVILLE
Full divisions for Saddlebred performance (including seven Jackpot Stakes requiring no qualification) and Saddlebred pleasure, expanded Hackney division now includes performance and pleasure (total 12 classes), new All-Breed Open Pleasure division with eight classes for Saddlebreds and your Friesian and Dutch Harness Horse barn-mates; Equitation division includes age groups and adult classes, plus five national qualifiers; and Academy all on one day.
New Classes of Note
• 2 Training Classes for Three-Year-Olds (W/T and W/T/C) • Equitation Prospects • Denver Junior Horse Classes (five-year-olds and under) • Costume Class
Added Classes NOT in Prize List:
- Show Pleasure Three Gaited Limit Championship (Saturday)
- Country Pleasure Three Gaited Limit Championship (Saturday)
- 40-Plus Equitation (for riders 40 years and over who have not shown equitation or academy in the past 10 years) – Any suitable mount; full bridle optional. Academy attire, but sweater/vest optional. Judged on rail work and “pocket” workout.
Seating at Spring Fling
We’ve asked the facility to add reserved box seating for those who want it, but they haven’t given us the cost yet so it’s not in the prize list. If you’d like to have a box, please let us know. Bleacher seating will be available.
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Affiliations: USEF, MAHSA, IASPHA, ASAW, IaHSA, Tri-State
Mid-America Signature Horse Show
Date: July 31-Aug 2, 2015
Location: Roscoe, IL (outdoors)
Judge: Jennifer Louw, Van Meter, IA
Join Us for a Fun Weekend with Your Horse Show Friends and Family
Signature is exhibitor-friendly with all the popular classes plus some that are just fun for everyone. The Ledges outdoor arena is a lovely setting amid flowers and trees, and its footing is very good. The indoor ring is available in case of inclement weather, and all stalls are permanent, in barns with good ventilation.
Exhibitors Choose A or B Season Trophy Points
Exhibitors again choose whether their wins earn A or B season trophy points on the MAHSA, IASPHA and ASAW high point circuits.
Horses Showing for B Points Have 6 Classes of Their Own
Six classes are open only to horses declared for B points. Horses declared for A points cannot show in these classes, but B horses may also show in any other class for which they qualify. Three B-only classes are in Show Pleasure Three Gaited and three are in Country Pleasure Three Gaited. (See prize list for details.)
Signature’s schedule includes complete divisions for Saddlebred Pleasure -- Show, Country and Western -- plus Hunt Seat, Classic and Open Pleasure. Also Saddlebred performance, Park, Park Pleasure, Hackney Show Pleasure Driving, Road Pony classes and equitation age groups including Good Hands, UPHA Challenge Cups (Junior, Adult) and Pleasure Medallion qualifiers. All 16 Academy classes are on Saturday.
Four TBA classes accommodate class requests, and can be sponsored for $75 and guarantee of three entries. Information on sponsored TBA classes will be posted on Mid-America’s Facebook page.
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Affiliations: MAHSA - A/B, ASAW - A/B, IASPHA - A/B, IHPB&E - AA
Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show
Date: October 22-25, 2015
Location: Springfield, IL (indoors)
Judges: Bret Day, Versailles, KY
Maria Gilman, Land O’Lakes, FL
Lisa Waller, Heiskill, TN
JOIN US AT THE COUNTRY’S BEST SHOW FACILITIES
Join us at Mane Event for a full schedule of performance, pleasure and equitation classes at the highly regarded Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield – where ALL STABLING IS IN ENCLOSED BARNS convenient to the coliseum.
Exhibitors tell us they really appreciate the facilities…. the Coliseum’s banked oval arena and the three warm-up rings (two indoor arenas plus a huge covered arena with a 50’ round pen), all next to the Coliseum in-gate....all available 24/7. Plus the excellent stabling.
AN EXPANSIVE CLASS LIST has excellent options for amateurs showing performance (Amateur, Ladies and Junior Exhibitor Five and Three Gaited qualifiers and championships) and pleasure (Show, Country, Western and Hunter), and the ideal facilities – and classes -- for showing young horses.
THREE $500-ADDED “JACKPOT” STAKES – Five Gaited, Three Gaited and Fine Harness – require no qualification and are open to all on Saturday night.
NEW “GOOD HANDS” FINALS SCHEDULING is exhibitor-friendly for riders and coaches. The Finals are held over two days, instead of all on the same day as in the past, and the morning session will start two hours later. Preliminary rail and workout phases for all Finals riders will be 10 A.M. Friday morning and the Championship phases for Top 10 riders, on the next day, at the end of the Saturday afternoon session. The Finals awards ceremony is at the beginning of the Saturday evening session. National Horseman magazine is the official sponsor of the NHS "Good Hands" Finals.
For information on holding a NHS “Good Hands” qualifying class at your local show, call 859/608-3707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Shows do not have to be USEF affiliated. Class fee is $35, which includes the trophy.
HOSPITALITY includes a Friday night celebration honoring all the “Good Hands” Finals riders. Held in the Artisans Building, where Mane Event’s famous exhibitors party is held, the new celebration will have a completely different vibe, and include music, dancing and food. All exhibitors are invited to attend both the new Friday celebration as well as the Saturday night exhibitors party considered by many to be the best on the show circuit with multiple gourmet food stations (including the famous Lobster Bisque) and no long waiting lines.
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AFFILIATIONS: USEF, MAHSA, ASAW, IASPHA, IHPB&E, IHSA, IASHA, MHSA.