Events

Minnesota Horse Expo

July 23 – 25, 2021
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Minnesota’s largest equine trade show with vendors in State Fair buildings and lining the streets of the Expo grounds creating an easy access marketplace for anyone wanting to find merchandise related to horses/owners and compare brands, prices and features. Horses representing many horse breeds and associations are displayed and exhibited daily. Speakers, trainers and clinicians educate on equitation, horse training, care and maintenance. Free pony and wagon rides.

Horse Power Healing Center Benefit Show

July 31 – August 1, 2001
Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn, WI
Fjord classes and High Points to be offered.
This is an All Breed Open Show, held at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, WI with Indoor and Outdoor arenas.
There is a different Judge for each day and different class list each day.
All of the money raised from the Silent Auction and the proceeds from the show are donated to the Non-profit Horse Power Healing Center.
*Note: This show was formerly known as the Jericho Productions Open Show.

Enjoy Fjords at these upcoming events!

Horse Fairs/Expos:
Equitana USA (KY)- October 1 – 3, 2021

Competitions:
Midwest Carriage Festival (WI): June 18-20, 2021
Wade House Carriage Driving Days (WI):  July 16-18, 2021
Notara Driving Trial (WI): July 3, 2021
Boone County Fair (IL)- August 10-15, 2021
Walworth County Fair (WI)- September 1-6, 2021
Villa Louis Carriage Classic (WI)- September 10-12, 2021

Fjord Promotion Grant: available for club members to represent our breed at local horse fairs.

Members of the Midwest Fjord Horse Club (MWFHC) who will be attending Horse Fairs or Expos with their horses may want to apply for a grant to help with costs for promotional efforts. The MWFHC Board of Directors have agreed to provide up to $200 toward promotion at events. There is no stipulation as to how many MWFHC members or Fjord Horses must attend.

Members who are interested in this funding should submit the following information to the Treasurer (mwfhctreasurer@yahoo.com) for approval by the MWFHC Board:

  • Name and date of the event
  • Name(s) of MWFHC members and other group members attending
  • Estimated number of Fjord Horses at the event
  • Estimated attendance at the event
  • Name and phone/email of the Fair/Expo chairperson
  • Name and address of club member to receive reimbursement
  • Indicate form of reimbursement: Check or PayPal transfer

Questions? Contact a member of the MWFHC Board.

Past Events:

Illinois Horse Fair: March 1-3, Springfield, IL

Iowa Horse Fair: March 29-31, Des Moines, IA. Contact Jenny Bailey-Olson (jen-jen74@hotmail.com) for more information about Fjord participation.

National Fjord Horse Registry (NFHR) Membership Forum & Annual Meeting:  April 6, Staunton, VA. Contact Jeanne Poirier for more information and registration. Topics: NFHR Evaluation updates and Annual Membership Meeting.

International Omaha Horse Show: April 4-7, Omaha, NE. Contact Ariele Peters if you would like to participate in the Gallery of Breeds.

Equine Affaire: April 11-14, Columbus, OH. Contact Kelly White for more information about Fjord participation.

Midwest Horse Fair: April 12-14, Madison, WI. The Fjord group is set and ready to present!

Minnesota Horse Expo: April 26-28, St. Paul, MN. Contact Heike Lewandowski if interested in participating.

Lower Midwest Club Activity: May 18-19, Greenville, OH (Darke County Fairgrounds). Hosted by Patrick and Mary NeillTopics: trail riding/camping and NFHR Evaluation Demo. Click here for Registration Form for Midwest Club Activity (link contains forms for both Upper and Lower Midwest Club activities).

Upper Midwest Club Activity: Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-27), Barronett, WI. Hosted by Phil OddenTopics: Trail riding/camping and NFHR Evaluation Demo. Click here for Registration Form for Midwest Club Activity (link contains forms for both Upper and Lower Midwest Club activities).

Adult Riding Clinic: June 8-9, Red Horse Ranch, Fergus Falls, MN. Hosted by Andrew Hinrichs.

Wisconsin Feathered Equine Show: August 3, Heartland Equestrian Center, Custer, WI. Hosted by MHBGypsy Ponies. Fun horse show open to all feathered breeds including Gypsies, Friesians, Haflingers, Clydesdales, Shires, Fjords, Fells, etc! Will feature Gypsy classes and Open classes both days!

Boone County Fair: August 8-11, Belvidere, IL. Offers a small number of Fjord classes.

Horse Power Healing Center Benefit Show: August 10-11, Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn, WI. Two full days of open classes, and there will be seven Fjord only classes each day (halter, riding, and driving). There will also be a Fjord high point each day.

Walworth County Fair: August 28 – September 2, Elkhorn, WI. Variety of open classes. A few local MWFHC members attend.

Villa Louis Carriage Classic: September 6-8, Prairie du Chien, WI. Carriage Classic website. Volunteers also welcome.