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.


Below is a selection of horse classes that will take place in the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum during the 12 days of the fair; this is not all inclusive.

  • Hunter Performance; Jumper Performance & Championship; Handy Hunter Derby; Draft Horse Hitch; Draft Horse and Miniature Horse Driving; Draft Horse Supreme Six-Horse Hitch; Hunter and Western Horsemanship for Quarter, Paint, Appaloosa and Pinto; English and Western Pleasure; Appaloosa; Morgan; Pinto; Paint; Arabian; American Saddlebred; Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian and Quarter horse division; Northwoods Trail Cup Challenge; State Fair Signature classes; WSCA classes

CLASSES - AgStar Arena

Below is a selection of horse classes that will take place in the AgStar Arena during the 12 days of the fair; this is not all inclusive.

  • Draft Horse Halter; Draft Horse Decorating & Showmanship; Miniature Horse Halter; Signature Class Cutting Horse Competition; Appaloosa; Paint; Pinto; Quarter Horses Halter & Showmanship


The open class livestock premium book and entry forms are available annually to view in early June. Information is also available by mail; contact the competition department and indicate which category you are interested in.

REGISTRATION: By entering online, entry and W-9 forms will be filled out electronically. Registration and payment for entries online will be available for all divisions beginning the Monday following Father’s Day (June 20). Online registration will absolutely close on each division’s final entry closing date at 4:30 p.m. No late entries may be submitted via the online registration process. Entries may also be submitted via mail. Payment must be submitted at time of entry; if you do not pay, your entries are not accepted.


REGISTRATION: Opens the Monday following Father’s Day; closes 4:30 p.m. on the dates below:

  • Mail in registration: Monday, July 25, 2016
  • Online registration: Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

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


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Online registration will absolutely close at 4:30 p.m. on the entry closing dates.

Please read the premium book rules before beginning online registration, as you are responsible for the important rules and conditions it contains regarding your entries

Online registration begins
Monday, June 20


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Links will become active as materials are available.

  • 2016 Horse Show Premium Book (complete publication)
  • IRS Form W-9
  • Link to IRS information for non-U.S. residents
  • Parking Order Form
  • USEF Entry Form (for Academy, Arabian, American Saddlebred, Hunter, Jumper, Morgan, Equitation, Walking Horse)
  • Entry Form (Non-USEF: Appaloosa, Paint, Pinto, Quarter Horse)
  • Entry Form (Draft Horse)
  • Entry Form (Miniature Horse)
  • Stall Card (ALL other breeds)
  • Stall Card (Draft Horse ONLY)