Minnesota State Fair
Aug
31
to Sep 1

Minnesota State Fair

  • Minnesota State Fairgrounds (map)
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Come for the food, stay for the horse show! Walking Horse classes featured August 31-September 1 at the Minnesota State Fair.

For more information about the State Fair horse show visit http://www.mnstatefair.org/competition/horses.html or call the Fair Office at (651) 288-4417.

The All Day Pleasure classes are open to any gaited breed that follows the division's rules (read All Day Pleasure rules from the National Walking Horse Association here or contact us if you have specific questions - mnwalkinghorse@gmail.com)

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Clinic on Gait Work & Conformation with Justus & Beverly Carter
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Clinic on Gait Work & Conformation with Justus & Beverly Carter

Join us to learn more about working on your TWH's gait and working with their conformation in a clinic led by two industry experts. 

Between the two of these expert clinicians, they have over 30 years of training experience with multiple world championships and 10 World Grand Championships combined, both in-hand and under saddle. They have both started a lot of young horses for show and trail and are avid trail riders themselves.

Clinic topics will include:

  • Conformation

  • Halter

  • Model

  • Gaits

  • Adjusting the gaits

  • Bitting and headset

  • Rounding

  • Working on gait on the lunge line

The clinic will also include one-on-one with each horse and working with the individual riders’ goals and there will be time for questions and requests.

Download the registration packet

Format

The clinic will begin with ground work on Form to Function. How conformation affects gait, how Conformation affects in-hand classes.

Instruction on showing in Model and Halter.

Working the gait on the lunge line.

Getting the horse to give to the bit from the ground.

Work on headset and rounding.

Each participant is strongly encouraged to submit a question or problem ahead of time, that you would like to have help with.

Next, each participant will work individually with the clinicians approximately ½ hr increments.  Questions or requests are encouraged.

The second day the participant may advance with the same horse, or begin with a second horse.

A barbeque is planned for Saturday night.

Costs

$250 per horse/rider combination for MWHA members, $275 for non-members

$50 per auditor

$10 lunch per day

Additional costs for camping, stalls, etc. in the registration packet.

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Forestville Trail Ride
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Forestville Trail Ride

  • Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park (map)
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Join us for a casual weekend of trail riding. All breeds welcome! Ride on your own or with a group. Join us Saturday night for a potluck supper at 6:30 pm. We'll have the entree and plates/utensils - bring a side or dessert to share, a chair, and a beverage! Supper will be in the equestrian campground at site 13. Look for the MWHA banner.

Forestville is a state park, so a vehicle pass and trail pass are required. Information about the park and camping reservations are available at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/forestville_mystery_cave/index.html

Directions to the park:
Approximately 6 miles south of Wykoff. Entrance to the park is 4 miles south of State Highway 16 on Fillmore County Highway 5, then 2 miles east on Fillmore County 118.

For more information, contact Katie Livingood at (920) 279-8277 (call or text) or kklivingood@gmail.com 

The ride itself is not organized by the MWHA. Riders ride at their own risk. 

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Maplewood Trail Ride
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Maplewood Trail Ride

Join us for a casual weekend of trail riding. All breeds welcome! Ride on your own or with a group. Join us Saturday night for a potluck supper at 6:00 pm. Bring a dish to share, a chair, and a beverage! Look for the MWHA banner.

Maplewood is a state park, so a vehicle pass and trail pass are required. Information about the park and camping reservations are available at https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/park.html?id=spk00229#homepage 

For more information, contact Becky Scott at 612-749-5625.

The ride itself is not organized by the MWHA. Riders ride at their own risk. 

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Fort Ridgely Trail Ride
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Fort Ridgely Trail Ride

All are welcome to ride with us at Fort Ridgely - all breeds welcome! 

Ride on your own or with a group. 

Host site is H7E. We'll be hasting a LUNCH (not a supper). Ride in the morning and we'll gather about 1:00 pm. Lunch is a potluck. Watch this page for what the main dish will be.

All but one campsite has electric hookup and there is water at each as well. Central located shower house and bathroom, and also a dump station. For those without campers, there is a farmhouse to rent there thru the DNR website that does sleep 6. The campground has a few covered box stalls for a fee to use as well. 

Carol Carlson Kirchoff, Merry Kay Bandelin, and Robin Martensen are hosting. 

If you'd like to join us and have questions,contact: carolkirchoff605@gmail.com or call or text; 320-282-0188

Fort Ridgely is a state park, so a vehicle pass and trail pass are required. Information about the park and camping reservations are available at https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/park.html?id=spk00151#homepage

The ride itself is not organized by the MWHA. Riders ride at their own risk.

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Zumbro Bottoms Trail Ride
Jun
7
to Jun 9

Zumbro Bottoms Trail Ride

  • Zumbro Bottoms Horse Campground - West (map)
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Join us for a casual weekend of trail riding. Ride on your own or with a group. Join us Saturday night for a potluck supper at 7 pm either in the pavilion (if available) or at the host site (look for the MWHA banner).

We will be at the West Assembly Area (the "big" campground). More info at: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_forests/forest.html?id=sft00033#cmp00059

Note there is no electric at this campground and no reservations.

For more information, contact Tine Donahue - call/text (507) 456-8999 or email tinedonahue@q.com 

The ride itself is not organized by the MWHA. Riders ride at their own risk. 

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Doc Bol Memorial Horse Show
May
11
8:30 AM08:30

Doc Bol Memorial Horse Show

Our first show of the year is a "casual attire" day of fun and friendly competition!

This is a great show to dip your toes into the show world if you've never tried it. We're all here to help you learn the ropes if you wish.

Download the class list. - note the lead line class is being moved to the end of the morning session.

There are a few Open Gaited Breed classes (youth and novice) and the All Day Pleasure classes are open to any gaited breed that follows the division's rules (read All Day Pleasure rules from the National Walking Horse Association here or contact us if you have specific questions - mnwalkinghorse@gmail.com)

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TWHs at the Minnesota Horse Expo
Apr
26
to Apr 28

TWHs at the Minnesota Horse Expo

  • Minnesota State Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The MWHA brings horses to the Minnesota Horse Expo to introduce the public to the magic of Tennessee Walking Horses. Join us at the State Fair Grounds from April 26-28.

Members - we need your help! If you can help Thursday through Sunday (set up/take down, visiting with people at the booth, helping our demo riders get ready), sign up here.

More about the Expo at www.mnhorseexpo.org

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Doc Bol Memorial Horse Show
May
12
8:30 AM08:30

Doc Bol Memorial Horse Show

Our first show of the year is a "casual attire" day of fun and friendly competition!

This is a great show to dip your toes into the show world if you've never tried it. We're all here to help you learn the ropes if you wish.

Download the class list

Download the order form for sponsorships and stall reservations

There are a few Open Gaited Breed classes (youth and novice) and the All Day Pleasure classes are open to any gaited breed that follows the division's rules (read All Day Pleasure rules from the National Walking Horse Association here or contact us if you have specific questions - mnwalkinghorse@gmail.com)

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WEBINAR: Dressing right for the show ring - let the judge know you mean business
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

WEBINAR: Dressing right for the show ring - let the judge know you mean business

MWHA members only! Join us to talk about all you need to know to look sharp in the show ring. What do you need? What are the current trends? Where can you get some bling? 

Renee Stasiewicz, a TWH owner and STYLISH exhibitor from Wisconsin, will be our presenter. You're also invited to bring your own questions. 

MWHA members can email mnwalkinghorse@gmail.com for access. Plan to join by computer for maximum benefit, but it is also accessible by phone (smartphone or not). 

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MWHA Listening Session
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

MWHA Listening Session

If you have ever had a thought about the MWHA, now is your chance to share it! 

We want to hear what you like, what you would like to see added or changed in the future, and any other input you have. We believe that chatting over coffee/tea/cocktails/pizza is the best way to really get all our ideas out, so pour yourself a beverage, dish up some snacks, put your feet up, and join us!

Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

You can join by computer (ideal with a video and microphone option, but not required!) and/or phone (smartphone or otherwise). If you're joining from a "device," you may wish to check the link out ahead of time so you can download the app. 

Yes, you can join in late, don't worry if you miss 7:00 on the dot!

Non-members or past members also welcome.

To join:

From the web: https://zoom.us/j/8600422305

Or iPhone one-tap :  +16699006833,,8600422305# or +16468769923,,8600422305# 

Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location...note, this is what Zoom tells us, we don't actually know which number is better, but the first one seems to work!): 
1 669 900 6833 or 1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 860 042 2305

We look forward to seeing you there!

Your Strategic Planning Committee
Katie Livingood
Sally Frones
Paulette Nuetzel
Jerry Ouellette
Linda Warn

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