A unique event will take place on April 21 - 23 in Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI - Midwest Horse Fair. Considered to be one of the best 3-days horse fairs in America it offers great entertainment for all ages.
What to See There?
More than 600 horses will compete and show their abilities and skills to the visitors. There will also be a great offer of shopping with more than 500 vendors ready to sell their goods, and those who are eager to gain some knowledge can visit educational programs, seminars or clinics that will be run throughout the three days. The fair serves not only as a place of entertainment, but it also aims to provide valuable information to people interested in horses and other equines. The minor events apart from those mentioned below are breeding competition or border patrol demonstrations.
About the Competition
The fair competition is divided into two divisions - Open Talent Division for any contestant older than 18 and the Youth Talent Division for people below 18. Everyone could send his 3-minutes long entry in the form of the video which showed his artistic skills in handling the equine. The entries were evaluated by the elite jury which selected four finalists who will be given a chance to compete in the Fair Final. The last, fifth, place is reserved for the contestant who received the most votes from the Online fan voting which took place at the end of the January and the people could vote for one of three entries. The prizes for winners are high -$ 10,000 for the Open Talent Division and $ 5,000 for the Youth Talent Division and the overall prize money is more than $ 20,000. The winner will be determined by the combination of the evaluation of the jury and the points awarded by the visitors of the event.
The Midwest Horse Fair is not only about the contest. PRCA Rodeo, an event for cowboys who want to fight with the bulls for their place in the sun will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21.
The second event which is scheduled for April 22 at 7:30 p.m. is the Epic Night of the Horse. This event represents a non-competitive exhibition showing the artistic skills and beautiful performances of the professional riders.
What About the Tickets?
The tickets are available via Ticketmaster, and it is possible to buy tickets for individual events - competition, rodeo or Epic Night of the Horse or you can purchase the VIP packages which include all the tickets in one with certain benefits such as entertainment seating, food or drinks. The number of the VIP tickets is, however, limited. The fair is estimated to reach the number of more than 8,000 visitors of the main evening events, so do not forget to reserve the tickets.
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