ASHA Select Series
Mid-America Mane Event

October 14-17, 2021 Springfield, IL

When it’s Fall, it’s MANE EVENT


Join us for the EVENT!


The Illinois State Fairgrounds has long-been considered one of the premier horse show facilities in the country and Mid-American Horse Show Association is pleased to host the Mane Event Horse Show at the Fairgrounds again this year. ALL STABLING IS IN ENCLOSED BARNS convenient to the show ring.

All three shows produced by Mid-America will count for Double Points toward horses and riders enrolled for High Point Trophies.


As proud owner of The Good Hands program, Mid-America Horse Show Association will again host The Good Hands National Finals, officially sponsored by National Horseman Publishing, during Mane Event.  This championship is the first leg of the Triple Crown competition for junior exhibitors and completes the Triple Crown adult equitation riders’ competition.  


For information on holding a Good Hands Junior Exhibitor qualifying class at your local show, call 847/537-4743, email or visit Shows do not have to be USEF affiliated. Class fee is $35, which includes the distinctive “trophy” ribbon.

To camp at the fairgrounds:


You may check in directly at the campgrounds when you arrive at the fairgrounds.  Their host works 11:30 AM to 9 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.  The host will assign you a camping space.


If you are arriving after these hours, you may call Security at 217-725-0120 and receive a location.


Security is available 24 hours seven days a week.



2020 ASHA National Select Series Championship for Region 5/6

We are honored to host the 2020 ASHA National Select Series Championship for Region 5/6 at Mane Event.  Region 5/6 encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and Ontario CN. In order to compete for the Region 5/6 Series Championship you must nominate your horse by completing the 2020 ASHA National Select Series Horse Declaration Form and return to the ASHA. There is NO nomination fee. Horses that have competed at the 2020 World’s Championship Horse Show are NOT eligible to compete for the 2020 Select Series Championships.


Championship classes will be offered in the Five-Gaited, Three-Gaited, Fine Harness, Park, Five-Gaited Pleasure, Three-Gaited Pleasure, Country Pleasure, Show Pleasure Driving, Country Pleasure Driving, ASB Western Country Pleasure, and ASB Hunter Country Pleasure divisions.  These classes will be designated by a # in the Prize List.


Nominated horses will qualify by showing in their division’s qualifying class at Mane Event. The highest-placing Select Series nominated horse in the designated championship class will be named the Select Series Champion and will take a victory pass in the Coliseum of Champions. We are proud to offer this new Series Championship to all interested exhibitors and look forward to your participation.  The Select Series Declaration Form is provided for your convenience.

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John Deere Giveaway

Attention Mane Event Exhibitors!  Are you planning to declare your horse for the ASHA Select Series Championship?  Here is an exciting opportunity!


The ASHA has announced a partnership with John Deere to giveaway a John Deere X330 Mower as part of a drawing for exhibitors in the ASHA National Select Series Regional Championships.   All horses declared for any of the 2020 National Select Series Championships listed owners will be entered to win!


To be eligible for the drawing, you must submit an ASHA National Select Series Horse Declaration Form before Mane Event starts on October 15 and show in a Select Series designated Championship Class at Mane Event. Horses that competed at the 2020 World’s Championship Horse Show are not eligible for the ASHA Select Series program this year.

Winner must be over 18, an ASHA member and live in the continental United States. Winner will be drawn on Friday, October 23rd. Please visit our website for additional information and Forms.  Be sure to declare your horse and have a chance to win!



The following hotels are proud supporters of the Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show!

You must mention Mane Event Horse Show when making reservations in order to get the special horse show rates.

All room blocks expire on September 24, 2020

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3281 Northfield Drive

Springfield, IL 62702



Horse Show Rate: $99


Service Support Animals Welcome



525 North 6th Street

Springfield, IL 62702



Horse Show Rate: $79


Service Support Animals Welcome



2915 Stanford Avenue

Springfield, IL 62703



Horse Show Rate:

Studios - $139

2 Bedroom Suites - $209