Evening Entertainment

PRCA Rodeo
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After a long day of shopping and watching demonstrations, be sure to end the day at one of our premiere evening programs!

Friday: PRCA Rodeo
April 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Blain's Farm & Fleet Coliseum

The Friday night PRCA Rodeo, presented by Nutrena, will be back with more bulls, broncs, barrels, and roping than ever before! Friday's rodeo will feature the seven standard rodeo events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding. With world-class comedy and entertainment, thrills and spills, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Barnes PRCA Rodeo, the longest family-run rodeo business in the U.S. with over 60 years’ rodeo experience, will present the competition. The rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the governing body of rodeo in North America. Over 600 PRCA rodeos are held each year.

Saddle Bronc Riding:
Derived from a cowboy's task of breaking a wild horse, this is rodeo's classic event. Riders hold on to the rein, remain firmly seated, and try to synchronize their spurs to the movements of the horse to achieve the highest score. Riders must mark out, or hold both heels above the horse's shoulders as the ride starts - the same rule applies in bareback riding.
Bareback Riding:
Ever ridden a jackhammer with one hand? That's what this event has been compared to. Riders hold on to a leather rigging that's secured with a cinch and aim for a wild, yet controlled ride with points earned by a back-and-forth spurring motion as the horse bucks. As in all roughstock events, half the score comes from the animal. No touching with the cowboy's free hand; any illegal contact results in no score.
Steer Wrestling:
Ever had the guts to slide off a horse galloping at full speed and take down a 500-pound steer by the horns? These guys do. Stop the clock in four seconds or less, and you'll earn a nice check. As in all timed events, the animal gets a head start. Too much horsepower too soon will break the barrier and result in a 10-second penalty.
Team Roping:
Let's play catch, partner. Two ropers, a header and a heeler, take off after a steer. After the header ropes the steer around the horns, he turns it so the heeler can rope both hind legs and complete the run. The world record is 3.3 seconds, or faster than it took to read this. This event depends on two solid catches. Anything less and you don't get paid.
Tie-Down Roping:
A cowboy throws his loop and catches a calf, then dismounts, sprints to the calf, and flanks it to the ground. As quickly as possible, he then ties any three legs together with a piggin' string and throws his hands in the air to stop the clock. Tie fast, and tie tightly. The calf has six seconds to stay put after the run. If it breaks free, then it's no time (and no cash either).
Barrel Racing:
Horsepower in its truest sense. Time is the only thing that matters here, and these cowgirls and their horses have gotten so fast that champions are often decided by hundredths of a second. Don't topple a barrel, which results in a five-second penalty.
Bull Riding:
Maybe it was a bet. Maybe it was a dare. No one knows for sure which cowboy was crazy enough to ride a bucking bull for the first time. Today, there's a reason it's the last event at a rodeo. The sheer excitement of a 150-pound man vs. a 1,500-pound beast makes this the crowd favorite, hands down. Just hang on, but roughstock rules apply -  hold on with one hand only. And as with all roughstock events, style matters.

The Midwest Horse Fair Friday night PRCA Rodeo is proudly presented by Nutrena.
 

Saturday: EPIC NIGHT OF THE HORSE™ 
Produced by Midwest Horse Fair
April 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Blain's Farm & Fleet Coliseum

It's Not an Evening Show-
It's an Evening of Dreams!

This year, through one gifted little girl’s epic equine dreams, become immersed in a whole new world of wonder where horses will awe and astound you, while weaving an inspirational message of living your dreams in full color.

It’s not just another evening show, it’s an evening of dreams, EPIC dreams. Dreams that will take you far from reality - with echoes of the past, humorous antics of the present, and powerful possibilities of the future.

This is a performance you won't want to miss, with great music, shocking special effects, and incredible performances by world-renowned clinicians and entertainers!

Our wish for you this night is to release your inner child as the dreams of this little girl embrace your creativity and imagination.

She will dream of another world,
In another time
And another place.

Where she imagines
Horses of the world,
Horses of the past,
Horses galloping into space...

Saturday's Epic Night of the Horse™ is produced by Midwest Horse Fair and is proudly presented by Blain's Farm & Fleet.

 

Tickets for Friday's PRCA Rodeo and Saturday's Epic Night of the Horse™ are now available through Ticketmaster.

A separate ticket is required for the evening shows. Children 2 and older are required to have a ticket, kids under 2 will be allowed to sit on the lap of an adult. Please note that the Blain's Farm & Fleet Coliseum will be cleared each night and spectators must have a ticket to re-enter for the Friday and Saturday evening performances. General Admission to the Midwest Horse Fair will be collected until 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and until 4:00pm on Sunday.

Who's Coming?

John AdametzA to Z Percherons & Official Farrier of the 2015 Midwest Horse Fair

Ray AinsworthEquine Teacher

Steven Allday, DVMFounder of Halstrum, LLC, makers of LubriSyn

Jim AndersonExtreme Cowboy Competitor & Clinician

Jessica BlairTrick Riding

Mickie BowenDriving Instructor & Clinician

Hoyt Cheramie, DVM, MSLarge Animal Veterinary Professional Services Manager

Julie CyraSaddle Fitter

David DellinWestern Pleasure Clinician & Judge

Jerry DiazSuperior Horseman and Roper

Al DunningHorsemanship Expert

Jerry EricksonHunter Over Fences & Under Saddle Trainer

Jonathan FieldNatural Horsemanship

Larry GarnerSpalding Fly Predators

Julie GoodnightHorse Master

John HarrisonPRCA Barrelman

Irongate Equine ClinicEquine Veterinary Specialists

Dan JamesDouble Dan Horsemanship

Ginger KathrensEmmy Award Winning Filmmaker

Keith KesickMartial Arts Instructor

Jennifer KotyloCertified Equilates Instructor

Gayle LampeSaddleseat Equitation Clinician

Twain LockhartNutrena Poultry Specialist

Lodi Veterinary CareOfficial Veterinarian of the 2015 Midwest Horse Fair

Krishona Martinson, MS, PhDEquine Extension Specialist

Jim MastersonMasterson Method Creator

Matt McLaughlinDressage Expert & Professional Trainer

Mill Creek Hunt ClubFoxhunting Tradition Lives On

Joe MonroeEquine Nutrition Consultant

Bryan NeubertCowboss & Experienced Horseman

Pat ParelliParelli Natural Horsemanship

John PayneOne Arm Bandit

Kelly PayneProfessional Animal Scientist

Molly PowellMillion Dollar Cowgirl

Aaron RalstonReining Expert & Professional Trainer

Ryan RoseParelli Professional

Brooke SheridanThe Clipper Girl

Dan SteersDouble Dan Horsemanship

Bernie TraurigHunter/Jumper Equestrian Coach

Lance TreptowAQHA Champion & Showmanship Clinician

Larry WhitesellGaited Clinician

Wisconsin Equine ClinicEquine Health & Wellness