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Midwest Horse Fair Top Hand Challenge

Speed. Accuracy. Cowboy Skills. Thrills

Sunday, April 21, 2024 in the Blain's Farm & Fleet Coliseum

Who is ready for another electrifying competition, which brings together, speed, accuracy, cowboy skills and a whole lot of thrills? Midwest Horse Fair is proud to present the 2024 Top Hand Challenge, a competition of grit, showcasing a range of speed, roping and precision. Witness as horse and handlers of all ages and backgrounds compete for $5,000 in cash prizes and the ultimate title.

$5,000+ in Cash Prizes!

Join us Sunday, April 21, 2024 in the Blain’s Farm & Fleet Coliseum for a captivating display of athletic horses skillfully guided by talented horsewomen and horsemen. Experience the fast-paced, exhilarating action first-hand and watch, at the edge of your seat, as 5 women and 5 men finalists compete for the title of Midwest Horse Fair’s Top Hand.

The competition is open to spectators with the purchase of a daily general admission ticket. Purchase General Admission tickets at any Blain’s Farm & Fleet location throughout the midwest starting early November!

Congratulations to Midwest Horse Fair 2024 Top Hands!

Final Results

Congratulations to these talented hands!


1st Place: Raelynn Johnson

2nd Place: Susie Johnson

3rd Place: Jenna Hume

4th Place: Hope Moskiewicz

5th Place: Ashley Manion


1st Place: Rob McPhail

2nd Place: Josh Krueger

3rd Place: Justin Krueger

4th Place: Trent Scott

5th Place: Colton Bound

Top Hand Challenge Qualifier

Contestants competed in a qualifier on March 30, 2024 in Deerfield, WI at Showtime Arena. The Top 5 Cowboys and the Top 5 Cowgirls from the qualifier will advance to the Midwest Horse Fair Challenge Finals on April 21, 2024.

Congratulations to the Qualifiers below that are "Headed to the Horse Fair"!

Top Hand Challenge Qualifiers