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Horse Shows Events located in Illinois

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Find Illinois horse shows here, with names, dates, location, and types of classes that each of the IL shows offer. 70 percent or so of horses here are used for recreation & enter Illinois horse shows!

Illinois horse shows abound, with venues from local stables to the IL Horse Park, the State Fair Grounds in Springfield and many other event arenas, plus widespread 4H events. Every breed and discipline has many opportunities for competition and many larger Illinois horse shows pull in entries from other states

Recreationally Illinois has many parks and trail rides too. The state is the home of 5 racetracks with long seasons and more than 100 days of County Fair & and State Fair racing ( harness, TB and AQHA races).

More than 50% of expenditures that uphold the state economy actually come from either riding for pleasure or from IL horse shows.

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Standard show ads are only $5 for an entire year; Featured ads $49 or less.



Entries in the Horse Show Calendar appear below in the following order: Featured ads first, followed by the $5 Standard ads. Within each section shows are ordered by “start date”.
Name Dates Breeds Disciplines State

Featured Illinois Horse Shows

Jubilee Regional Morgan Horse Show Jubilee Regional Morgan Horse Show
Reserve Regional Show of the Year & the Most Hospitable of the year!
August 30, 2017 to
September 2, 2017
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Standard Illinois Shows

IASPHA Spring Show
IASPHA sponsors 6 shows with a back to back format.
April 7, 2017 to
April 9, 2017
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Prairie State Classic Morgan
3 year old classics, UPHA Challenge Cup, AMHA Medal classes.
June 2, 2017 to
June 4, 2017
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Mid-America Mane Event
3 National Finals!
October 19, 2017 to
October 22, 2017
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Recent Standard Shows
Illinois Horse Fair
Top national clinicians join educators and over 140 vendors.
March 3, 2017 to
March 5, 2017
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Basic Illinois Shows

Arabian Springfest March 31, 2017 to
April 2, 2017
Gifford, Illinois
UPHA Chapter 10 April 28, 2017 to
April 30, 2017
Roscoe, Illinois
NIAHAC Arabian May II May 12, 2017 to
May 14, 2017
Springfield, Illinois
Arabian Region 11 Sporthorse Show May 17, 2017 to
May 21, 2017
Springfield, Illinois
Fields & Fences Spring HJ June 1, 2017 to
June 4, 2017
Gurnee, Illinois
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Illinois Horse Shows and Classes for Breeds
Shows for breeds and events/classes in Illinois are of great interest to those living in the state, or nearby. Of course, often a state offers one of more shows that pull in many entries from around the country. Breeds for which Illinois offers at least 3 chances to hit the show ring are as follows:

Illinois Horse Shows with the following discipline classes

Illinois shows based on a single discipline or shows that offer specific discipline classes is importantly useful for all exhibitors who reside in or near this state.   Disciplines for which Illinois offers at least 3 opportunities for showing are as follows:

Drvng    Saddleseat    Academy    Gaited    Eng. Plsr    Cntry Plsr    Sho Plsr    Clssc Plsr    Equitation    Prk    Dressage    Hunter    Barrel Racing    WSTRN PLSR   

Illinois Horse Shows by Month

Anyone involved with horses in Illinois wants to know which shows occur where, each month. These shows and their locations within the state, and their start dates, is a 'need to know' situation and changes from year to year, The months in which Illinois provides three or more shows are:

Mar    Apr    Jun    Jul    Aug