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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.

HSC invites you to join the Shows Calendar Community.


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

Standard Illinois Shows

Illinois Horse Fair
Top national clinicians join educators and over 140 vendors.
March 2, 2018 to
March 4, 2018
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IASPHA Spring Show
IASPHA sponsors 6 shows with a back to back format.
April 13, 2018 to
April 15, 2018
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Prairie State Classic Morgan
3 year old classics, UPHA Challenge Cup, AMHA Medal classes.
June 1, 2018 to
June 3, 2018
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Standard Shows Not Yet Updated
Mid-America Mane Event
3 National Finals!
October 19, 2017 to
October 22, 2017
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EndALZ Open Horse Show
From 10 AM to ??
August 19, 2017
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Basic Illinois Shows

ILQHYA Gordyville March 18, 2018 to
March 19, 2018
Gifford, Illinois
Fields & Fences March DressageFest March 24, 2018 to
March 25, 2018
Gurnee, Illinois
Arabian Springfest April 6, 2018 to
April 7, 2018
Gifford, Illinois
UPHA Chapter 10 April 27, 2018 to
April 29, 2018
Roscoe, Illinois
NIAHAC Arabian May II May 11, 2018 to
May 13, 2018
Springfield, 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