IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information pertains to the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.
Please check back in the spring for information on the 2015 Great Minnesota Get-Together.

2014 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR HORSE SHOW

One of the premier horse expositions in the Upper Midwest, the Minnesota State Fair Horse Show features more competitions, breeds and demonstrations than ever before - all free with fair admission.

2014 Minnesota State Fair Horse Show Schedule of Events

(The Horse Show takes place in Warner Coliseum, except where noted.)

Thursday, Aug. 21

  • Hunter Performance: 8 a.m.
  • Jumper Performance: 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 22

  • Hunter Performance & Handy Hunter Derby: 3:30 p.m.
  • Jumper Championships: 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

  • Draft Horse Halter (AgStar Arena): 7:30 a.m.
  • Draft Horse Hitch: 6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 24

  • Draft and Miniature Horse Driving: 8 a.m., 7 p.m.
  • Miniature Halter (AgStar Arena): 2 p.m.
  • Northern Lakes Vaulters & Gaited Horse Demonstration: 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 25

  • Draft Horse Halter, Decorating & Showmanship (AgStar Arena): 8 a.m.
  • Draft Horse Supreme Six-Horse Hitch: 2 p.m.
  • Signature Class Cutting Horse Competition (AgStar Arena): 5 p.m.
  • Draft Horse Halter & Driving: 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

  • Signature Class Cutting Horse Competition (AgStar Arena): 5 p.m.
  • Bull Riders of America: 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

  • Appaloosa, Paint, Pinto, Quarter Horses Halter and Showmanship (AgStar Arena): 7:30 a.m.
  • Hunter and Western Horsemanship - Quarter, Paint, Appaloosa and Pinto: 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

  • English Pleasure, Morgan Hunter Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Equitation, Western Pleasure and Western Horsemanship: 12:30 p.m.
  • English and Western Pleasure, Appaloosa, Morgan, Pinto, Paint, Arabian, American Standardbred, Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian and Quarter horse divisions; Appaloosa Most Colorful at Halter; Arabian Mounted Native Costume; and more:
    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

  • Northwoods Trail Cup Challenge: 7:30 a.m.
  • Arabian, Morgan, Paint, Appaloosa, Pinto, Quarter horses and more in a variety of competitions: 12:30 p.m.
  • Arabian, Morgan, Paint, Appaloosa, Pinto horses and more: 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

  • Finals Night - State Fair Signature classes in driving, mounted costume and the State Fair debut of freestyle liberty; championships in Saddle Seat Pleasure, Hunter Seat Pleasure and Western Pleasure: 6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 31

  • Speed Events & Drill Teams - WSCA Trailer Racing, Drill Team, Barrel Racing, Square Dance and Jumping Figure 8: 8 a.m., 1, 5 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 1

  • Speed Events & Drill/Dance Teams - WSCA Trailer Racing, Barrel Racing and Pole Weaving; Drill Team and Square Dance awards; encore performances by the winners: 8 a.m.
  • Speed Event Finals - WSCA Trailer Races; championships in Jumping Figure 8, Pole Weaving and Barrel Racing: 3 p.m.

COMPETITOR & EXHIBITOR DOWNLOADABLES AND INFORMATION:

The Minnesota State Fair Horse Show premium book, entry forms and stall cards can be viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or higher. If you do not have Acrobat Reader or have an older version, you may download the most current Acrobat Reader by clicking here.

Links will become active as materials become available:

For a detailed horse show schedule, visit the Brochure Rack in mid-August to download a Daily Schedule.

During the fair please pick up a Daily Schedule at any State Fair Information booth.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR COMPETITIORS & EXHIBITORS

INITIAL MAILING: Available for download on June 1

IMPORTANT NOTE: Until the premium book is posted, please consider the dates and times below to be tentative.

MAIL-IN ENTRY CLOSING DATE: July 21, 2014

For further information, please email us or call us directly at (651) 288-4417.

GENERAL INFORMATION AND RULES FOR ENTRY: The horse show premium books, including draft horse and saddle club information, are available annually for download in June. Or, if you prefer to receive a copy by mail, contact the Competition Office at (651) 288-4417 and request to be placed on the mailing list. Exhibitors who have entered within the past three years are already included on that list.

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