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Mid-America Mane Event

October 11-14, 2023 Springfield, IL


Jodi Bertagnolli, Michael Craghead and Allison Deardorff

Show Manager:  Dan Shirley, Simpsonville, SC  PH: 864-630-1669  email:

Show Secretary:  Kristen Pettry, Inverness, IL  PH: 815-347-4395  email:

When it’s Fall, it’s MANE EVENT

The Illinois State Fairgrounds has long-been considered one of the premier horse show facilities in the country and Mid-America Horse Show Association is pleased to host our 20th Anniversary Mane Event Horse Show at the Fairgrounds again this year.  Our schedule provides a full array of Performance, Pleasure, Equitation, Hackney and Road Horse classes.  Exhibitors competing for the annual Mid-America Series Championships will take their victory pass at this 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, click on The Good Hands Final.


Mane Event is proud to host  two special Roadster classes this year. 

  • $70,000 Mid-America Roadster Challenge

  • $50,000 Guccio Roadster Classic

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Online entries available at

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. The daytime phone number is  217-524-9894.


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.



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.

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3281 Northfield Drive

Springfield, IL 62702



Service Support Animals Welcome

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2915 Stanford Avenue

Springfield, IL 62703




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