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Scoring of Stalls

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Stall decorations must be in place by 8:00 a.m. on Friday. Stall judging is based on a point system of 0-30 for each of the 5 categories with a total possible score of 150 points. The Breed & Discipline group with the highest overall score will be notified onsite and awarded the Stall Award. The group coordinator of the winning group will be notified prior to the award ceremony on Sunday. 

If selected to participate the following year, the three top scoring Stall Award recipients (groups) will also receive free stalls for the following year’s fair, as follows: First Place group will receive three free stalls, Second Place group will receive two free stalls and Third Place group will receive one free stall. The stall judging scores along with the Breed & Discipline Demonstration scores are used to determine which groups receive priority when evaluating requests such as stall placement, demo times, and practice times for the following year.

Scoring for the Midwest Horse Fair Stall Award is based on the following criteria:

Originality & Theme (0-30 points)

  • Incorporation of the Midwest Horse Fair theme into your stall decorations.
  • Be creative and integrate unique components that have elements of unity.

Attractiveness (0-30 points)

  • Find an element that makes your stalls visually cohesive such as color, fabric, signage, etc.
  • Pavilions should be tidy, horse stalls clean, and aisles free of clutter.

Promotional Material (0-30 points)

  • Brochures, flyers, photographs, postcards, and club business cards are all great items to have available near your stalls to help promote your group and educate the public.

Staffing (0-30 points)

  • Have a member of your group present in the pavilion to greet attendees and answer questions about your breed or discipline during show hours.

Breed Education (0-30 points)

  • Help educate the public about your breed or discipline through staffing, posters, brochures, banners, etc. 

Total (0-150 points)