Enjoy Fjords at these upcoming events!
Illinois Horse Fair- March 6-8
Equine Affaire (OH)- April 2-5
Iowa Horse Fair- April 3-5
The International at Omaha- Gallery of Breeds- April 9-12
Midwest Horse Fair- April 17-19
Minnesota Horse Expo- April 24-26
Hoosier Horse Fair- May 1-3
Equitana USA (KY)- September 25-27
Metamora CDE/CT (MI): June 18-21
Midwest Carriage Festival (WI): June 20-21
Skunk River Driving Trial (IA): July 17-19
Wade House Carriage Driving Days (WI): July 17-19
Notara Driving Trial (WI): July 4
Youth and Novice Congress (WI)- open to all breeds – July 16-19
Horse Power Healing Center Benefit Show- August 8-9
Boone County Fair (IL)- August 11-16
Walworth County Fair (WI)- September 2-7
Villa Louis Carriage Classic (WI)- September 11-13
Hermitage Classic (KY)- Oct 1-4
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 ([email protected]) 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.
Illinois Horse Fair: March 1-3, Springfield, IL
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 Neill. Topics: 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 Odden. Topics: 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.