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: Mar 31- Apr 3, 2016 
Location: Madison, WI
Judge: Matt Lightner
 
 
 
On the last weekend in March, Mid-America Spring is a great place to start the season, still allowing time to make adjustments before later shows.  
All indoors, under one roof, the Ledges facility on the IL/WI state line is a fully heated 72,000 square feet, with 275 10’ x 10’ oak-sided permanent stalls – making it comfortable in any weather.
The Spring Show’s schedule offers divisions for Saddlebred Five- and Three-Gaited, Fine Harness, Park and Park Pleasure performance horses as well as pleasure classes for Show, Country, Western, Hunter plus Open Pleasure English, Western and Hunter classes.  There also are Hackney Show Pleasure Driving, Road Pony classes, and saddle seat equitation age groups (including adult, 7-10 yrs. walk-and-trot) plus qualifiers for Good Hands, USEF Medal, UPHA Challenge Cups (junior and adult) and Pleasure Medallion.
All 14 Academy classes are on Saturday afternoon.
Three TBA classes accommodate class requests, and can be sponsored for $100 and guarantee of three entries.
For class updates, show news and information on sponsored TBA classes, LIKE Mid-America on Facebook.   (provide link)
Affiliations: USEF, MAHSA – A, ASAW – A, IASPHA – A, IHPB&EA – AA
On the last weekend in March, Mid-America Spring is a great place to start the season, still allowing time to make adjustments before later shows.  
All indoors, under one roof, the Ledges facility on the IL/WI state line is a fully heated 72,000 square feet, with 275 10’ x 10’ oak-sided permanent stalls – making it comfortable in any weather.
The Spring Show’s schedule offers divisions for Saddlebred Five- and Three-Gaited, Fine Harness, Park and Park Pleasure performance horses as well as pleasure classes for Show, Country, Western, Hunter plus Open Pleasure English, Western and Hunter classes.  There also are Hackney Show Pleasure Driving, Road Pony classes, and saddle seat equitation age groups (including adult, 7-10 yrs. walk-and-trot) plus qualifiers for Good Hands, USEF Medal, UPHA Challenge Cups (junior and adult) and Pleasure Medallion.
All 14 Academy classes are on Saturday afternoon.
Three TBA classes accommodate class requests, and can be sponsored for $100 and guarantee of three entries.
For class updates, show news and information on sponsored TBA classes, LIKE Mid-America on Facebook.   (provide link)
Affiliations: USEF, MAHSA – A, ASAW – A, IASPHA – A, IHPB&EA – AA


START YOUR SHOW SEASON WITH US… 


  • Totally enclosed, all under one roof
  • 100’ x 220’ show ring and 100’ x 200’ warm-up ring
  • 500 stalls with 10-ft.-wide aisles; all surfaces brushed concrete
  • Great Hotel Rates: $129 at Clarion Suites $75 at Super 8 Madison South


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.

 

For class updates, show news and information on sponsored TBA classes, LIKE Mid-America on Facebook.


Affiliations: USEF, MAHSA, IASPHA, ASAW, IaHSA, Tri-State










Mid-America Signature Horse Show

Date: July 29-31, 2016

Location: Roscoe, IL (outdoors)

Judge: Amanda Simpson, Grimes, IA




LATER DATE PUTS SIGNATURE

2 WEEKS AFTER SUMMERFUN, 8 DAYS BEFORE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

 

An old fashion outdoor show, Signature is held at Ledges Sporting Horses on the Illinois/Wisconsin state line.  The outdoor arena is in a lovely setting of flowers and trees, and an indoor arena is available in case of rain.

 

New additions to the class list are divisions of Open Pleasure Any Breed and Open Training Any Breed plus Limit qualifiers and championships and AOT/OTR classes in both the Show Pleasure and Country Pleasure divisions.

 

Signature offers full divisions for Saddlebred Show and Country Pleasure (including four Western and three Hunter classes) plus Classic Pleasure.  There also are Saddlebred Five and Three Gaited, Park, Park Pleasure, Hackney Show Pleasure Driving and Road Pony classes, plus equitation age groups and four finals qualifiers.  All 16 Academy classes are on Saturday.

 

Horses Showing for B Points Have Six 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-declared horses may show in any Signature class for which they qualify. Adult, Junior Exhibitor and Championship B-only classes are in Show Pleasure and in Country Pleasure.

 

$70 Room Rate At New Host Hotel 7 Minutes From Show

 

A great $70 room rate has been negotiated for exhibitors at the Best Western Legacy Inn and Suites, which is only seven minutes from the show and pet friendly.  The pet fee will be waived for exhibitors. Call 815/389-4211 and mention the horse show to get the $70 rate for 1-4 people.

 

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Affiliations: MAHSA - A/B, ASAW - A/B, IASPHA - A/B, IHPBE&A - AA

 







Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show

Date: October 20-23, 2016

Location: Springfield, IL (indoors)

Judges: Susi Day, Versailles, KY
Clark Clouse, Versailles, KY
Anne Speck, San Diego, CA





WHEN IT’S FALL…IT’S MANE EVENT

 

 

JOIN US AT THE COUNTRY’S BEST SHOW FACILITIES

 

Join us 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. Also 21 Hackney Pony classes (FYI:  Mid-West Hackney Pony Sale is Saturday afternoon); 5 Road Horse classes and 11 Equitation classes including the Good Hands and new Good Hands Adult Finals plus a USEF Medal that qualifies for this year’s finals.

 

THREE $500-ADDED “JACKPOT” STAKES – Five Gaited, Three Gaited and Fine Harness – require no qualification and are open to all on Saturday night.


GOOD HANDS JUNIOR EXHIBITOR FINALS SCHEDULING has preliminary rail and workout phases for all riders at 10:30 A.M. Friday morning, the Championship phases for Top 10 riders on Saturday afternoon and the awards ceremony at the beginning of the Saturday evening session. National Horseman magazine is the official sponsor of The Good Hands Finals.

 

[For information on holding a Good Hands Junior Exhibitor qualifying class at your local show, call 847/537-4743 or email admin@midamericahorseshow.org.  Shows do not have to be USEF affiliated. Class fee is $35, which includes the distinctive “trophy” ribbon.]

 

HOSPITALITY during Mane Event includes a Friday night celebration honoring all Good Hands Finals riders. Although held in the same building as the exhibitors party, the Good Hands celebration will have a completely different vibe and include music, dancing and food.  All exhibitors are invited to attend both the Good Hands 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.