Mid-America Mane Event

October 15-18, 2020 Springfield, IL

Judges: Lisa Hillmer, Renee Lavery, Evan Orr

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.

Beginning in the 2020 competition year, all three shows produced by Mid-America will count for Double Points toward horses and riders enrolled for High Point Trophies.


The Mid-America Series Championship is a competition offered to Mid-America Members. This competition is an additional benefit for our membership. It is a special competition within the regular Mane Event show competition. It is a program offered for amateurs in specific pleasure classes. To qualify for this championship, a horse must have been shown at both Mid-America Spring Fling Horse Show and Mid-America Signature Horse Show. The Championship will be offered at the Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show.


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 admin@midamericahorseshow.org or visit www.thegoodhands.org. Shows do not have to be USEF affiliated. Class fee is $35, which includes the distinctive “trophy” ribbon.


Mane Event offers great hospitality and this year is planned to be better than ever.  Everyone is invited to join the Friday Night Celebration honoring our Good Hands riders.  The Saturday Night Exhibitors Party, considered by many to be the best party on the circuit, will continue to provide gourmet fare, including a not-to-be-missed Lobster Bisque.


Mid-America Horse Show Association appreciates the support of past exhibitors, welcomes new exhibitors and looks forward to hosting the Mane Event of the Season this fall.  Don’t miss the Event!


Please check back frequently as more detailed information on Mane Event will be added as soon as it becomes available!

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