Midwest Horse Fair Ranch Horse Competition

Official sponsor of 2017 Midwest Horse Fair Ranch Horse Competition

Combining the ability and maneuverability of the working ranch horse with the excitement of the show ring!

The Midwest Horse Fair Ranch Riding Competition blends the ability and maneuverability of the working ranch horse with the show ring. In celebrating this new trend, Midwest Horse Fair will offer three classes: Ranch Riding, Ranch Trail and Ranch Cow Work. Twenty horse and rider pairs will compete in each of the three classes. Participants will be eligible for awards in each class as well as overall high point awards. The competition will be featured on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in the Hutchison Arena located in Pavilion One. 

Three Classes:

  • Ranch Riding: Competitors will complete a pre-determined pattern including seven required movements, which will demonstrate the horse’s free-flowing, forward movement, smoothness and responsiveness.
  • Ranch Trail: Six to nine obstacles/maneuvers will be used in a trail course pattern which will highlight the horse’s ability to negotiate the obstacles willingly and effectively.
  • Ranch Cow Work: Competitors will be allotted three minutes to complete in boxing, which demonstrate the horse’s ability to hold, control and maneuver a cow. 

Each of the three classes will award a prize to the top three scores. Scores from all three classes will be combined to determine the overall placings. The top five overall scores will receive prizes. Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Overall High Point Awards

  1. $650
  2. $550
  3. $350
  4. $150
  5. $100

Ranch Riding Awards

  1. $150 & Vest
  2. $100
  3. $50

Ranch Trail Awards

  1. $150 & Saddle Pad
  2. $100
  3. $50

Ranch Cow Work Awards

  1. $150 & Halter
  2. $100
  3. $50


List of Competitors

Maria Bendixen
Ms Rumour Boonsmal
Greenwood, WI 

Leah Crave
Crave A Poco Peppy
Waterloo, WI

Pamela Esch
Who Dun It Lenny
Merrillan, WI

Pamela Esch
Pepos Shiny Playboy
Merrillan, WI

Barry Fagerstrom
Pecatonica, IL

Barry Fagerstrom
Gunnin At Sunrise
Pecatonica, IL

Sarah Grundahl
Good Whizdom
Janesville, WI

Ranee Guyant
Tuckers Melody Jac
Campbellsport, WI

Rick Hawn
Oh Cay Little Peppy
Bloomington, IL

Madeline Hendricks
Kings Smart Gypsy (Niño)
Columbus, WI

Cody Hendrickson
Meradas Wood Nickel
Isanti, MN

Samantha Llanas
Dakotas Sugar Jet
Muskego, WI 

Glenn Lone
Doc Four Bar
Agusta, WI

Jo Ellen Milkie
Peppy San Oak
Palmyra, WI

Jena Millard
Skilahs Lucero Drift
Portage, WI 

Mandi Mincheski
Dun Spicy
Denmark, WI

Amber Roberts
Clayton, NY

Emma Sands
Home Grown Dually
Stoughton, WI

Trent Scott
Id Be Dots Bartender
Depere, WI

Billy Yoder
HVQ Bill Cody
Black River Falls, WI

Who's Coming?

Ray Ainsworth"The Man Horses Talk To"

Butch CampbellRanch Riding

Sandy CollierReining

Country View Equine ClinicOfficial Veterinarians of the 2017 Midwest Horse Fair

Jerry EricksonHunter

Ty EvansMulemanship

Tommy GarlandHorsemanship

Dana HokanaHorsemanship, Showmanship & Western Pleasure

Iron Sixes HorsemanshipMounted Shooting

Irongate Equine ClinicEquine Veterinary Specialists

Keith IsleyRodeo Clown

Dan JamesDouble Dan Horsemanship - Liberty

Dena KirkpatrickBarrel Racing

Lodi Veterinary CareVeterinary Lecture

Crystal LyonsCowboy Church Presenter

Debbie McDonaldDressage

Heidi McLaughlin"Fearless Rider"

Matt McLaughlinDressage & Haute Ecole

Marcie MoreyGaited Horse

Dean MoshierOfficial Farrier of the 2017 Midwest Horse Fair

Dick PieperHorsemanship

Warwick SchillerHorse Problem Solving

Jochen SchleeseCertified Master Saddler

Barbra SchulteCutting & Cow Work

Kelley Shetter-RuizGround Pole Exercises

Teresa SpencerEquine Safety

Linda Syverson-KerrBeginner Driving

Whitewater Area Mounted Search Team and RescueEquine Rescue Lecture

Jeff WilsonCowboy Dressage