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.


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.


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.


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 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.