We thank you, Minnesota, for making the 2013 State Fair so memorable! For twelve days of fun we welcomed more than 1,731,000 people. Please check back later for updated information on next year's Great Minnesota Get-Together. Hope to see you at the 2014 State Fair, to be held Aug. 21-Labor Day, Sept. 1!


All horse shows and the High School Rodeo are FREE with your paid admission to the fair!

The horse show at the Minnesota State Fair is a multi-breed show, consisting of English and Western and a High School Rodeo.

Download the 2013 Horse Show Schedule (available June 1).

English Horse Show

Wednesday, Aug. 21 through Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

English Horse Show includes:

  • Academy Division
  • American Saddlebred Horse Division
  • Arabian Horse Division
  • Draft Horse Division
  • Equitation Division
  • Hunter Division
  • Jumper Division
  • Miniature Horse Division (double point, double judged)
  • Morgan Horse Division
  • Open Division
  • Walking Horse Division

Western Horse Show

Friday, Aug. 30 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

Western Horse Show includes:

  • Open Division
  • Paint Division (double point, double judged)
  • Quarter Horse Division (double point, double judged)
  • Western Saddle Club Association Division


English Horse Schedule (Warner Coliseum - performance classes):

  • Wednesday, Aug. 21 — 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 22 — 9 a.m., 1 and 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 23 — 1 and 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 24 — 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 25 — 8:30 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 26 — 1 and 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27 — 6 p.m.

English Horse Schedule (AgStar Arena - halter classes):

  • Saturday, Aug. 24 — 7:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 25 — 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 26 — 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Western Horse Schedule (Warner Coliseum - performance classes):

  • Friday, Aug. 30 — 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 31 — 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 1 — 8 a.m., 12:30 and 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 2 — 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Western Horse Schedule (Warner Coliseum - halter classes):

  • Friday, Aug. 30 — 7:30 a.m.

High School Rodeo Schedule (Warner Coliseum):

  • Wednesday, Aug. 28 — 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 29 — noon (approximately; directly following Dairy Championship)
  • Thursday, Aug. 29 — 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 30 — noon

High School Rodeo Schedule (AgStar Arena - cutting horse competition):

  • Wednesday, Aug. 28 — 11 a.m.


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.


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

GENERAL INFORMATION AND RULES FOR ENTRY: The English and Western horse 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.



Registration and payment for entries online will be available for all English horse and Western horse divisions, with the exception of the WSCA classes, on June 17. Online registration will absolutely close on Aug. 9 at 4:30 p.m. Late entries will be accepted via online entries with NO late fee up until Aug. 9, after which online entries will close. Entries may also be submitted via mail.

Online Registration is now closed.


The English horse premium book, Western horse 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:

  • 2013 Horse Show Schedule (available June 1)
  • English Horse Premium Book
  • English Horse Entry Form
  • English Horse Stall Card
  • Draft Horse Entry Form
  • Draft Horse Stall Card
  • Western Horse Premium Book
  • Western Horse Entry Form
  • Western Horse Stall Card
  • Miniature & Walking Horse Entry Form
  • Miniature & Walking Horse Stall Card
  • IRS Form W-9
  • Link to IRS information for non-U.S. residents

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.