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 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.
THE 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 Good Hands Finals.
For information on holding a Good Hands qualifying class at your local show, call 847/537-4743 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.
The 2015 Mane Event prize list will be available here late August.
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 (Class #85A Saturday Morning)
- Country Pleasure Three Gaited Limit Championship (Class #88A Saturday Morning)
- 40-Plus Equitation (for amateur 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 (Class #71 Friday Evening)
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
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
• Signature Prize List
• Signature Entry Blank
• Last Year’s Signature Results