Wisconsin: Midwest Horse Fair 2008|
Posted on Thursday, March 15 @ 22:38:31 MST by iljiana
Alliant Energy Center
April 17, 18 & 19, 2009
About Midwest Horse Fair
Midwest Horse Fair Mission Statement
To promote all facets of the Equine Industry through the showcase known as the Midwest Horse Fair.
What is Midwest Horse Fair?
The Midwest Horse Fair is the number one 3-day horse fair in America. Held in Madison, Wisconsin at the Alliant Energy Center, it has been growing and going strong since 1979. In 2009 we will celebrate the 30th annual Midwest Horse Fair.
Over 53,000 people attended our 2006 Fair. Some of the top clinicians and entertainers from across the U.S. were there, including Charles Wilhelm, Lynn Palm, Matt McLaughlin, Mari Monda Zdunic, Liz Graves, and Curt Pate. Forty-three different breeds and disciplines of horses were represented by the 850 equines that attended. Seventy-three of the top stallions in the Midwest were represented on Stallion Avenue. More than 700 booths were filled with vendors providing a top-notch shopping experience.
Every year the Midwest Horse Fair gets better, and 2007 will be no different! The theme will be ?Rock, Roll, & Ride!? Every performance is a unique experience as exhibitors incorporate the theme into their demonstrations.
What is there to do at the Midwest Horse Fair?
Whether you are a horseless horse lover, new horse owner, or seasoned professional, there will be something you?ll enjoy at the Midwest Horse Fair.
Meet the horses up close by touring the eight different barns. Find the perfect mate for your mare in Stallion Avenue. Watch the breed demonstrations in the Coliseum. Learn about the newest horse training techniques from some of the top clinicians in the country. Attend educational seminars taught by foremost equine experts. Shop at over 700 vendor booths for anything from gifts and crafts to saddles and horse trailers. Enjoy the ?mane? event, a feature presentation focusing on the horse, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Who puts on the Midwest Horse Fair?
The Midwest Horse Fair is owned by the Wisconsin State Horse Council, Inc. All proceeds from the Fair are returned to the WSHC and are used to represent and foster a unified equine industry in Wisconsin, promote the equine through leadership, education, service and communication, and to take a proactive role in the future growth and development of the equine industry.
The Midwest Horse Fair is governed by an Advisory Committee composed of seven elected individuals volunteering their wisdom and expertise. The office is staffed by a General Manager and an Event Coordinator. Eleven Management Team members work on specific aspects of the Fair year-round. In addition, there are 350 fine people who volunteer at the Fair each year. These volunteers generously offer their time and talent because they believe in what we do and they want to be a part of this successful event.
The sponsors that contribute to the Midwest Horse Fair are the reason we get bigger each year. It is because of our sponsors? generosity that we can keep our admission prices at a minimum. When you see any of them at the Fair, or throughout the year, please take the time to thank them.
Join us on April 17, 18 & 19, 2009 for a fantastic weekend of fun, clinics, demonstrations, education, and shopping!
For more information: http://midwesthorsefair.com/