It was 1979.
Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Kenny Rogers and The Charlie Daniels Band were burning up the music scene.
Jimmy Carter was president, the USSR was invading Afghanistan and the original Muppet Movie was released.
In Madison Wisconsin, the Midwest Horse Fair was born.
Since 1979 The Great Midwest Horse Fair has been providing thrills and making memories for equestrian fans from all over the Midwest region. From our humble begins when have survived 8 U.S. presidents, several economic recessions, and numerous changes at the Alliant Energy Center.
The one constant that has stood the test of time is our wonderful equine event.
Coming into our 40th year, we can boast that we are one of the largest 3-day equestrian events in the United States.
We have contestants and clinicians that cover most the U.S. and some reach beyond our borders.
We bring in over 700 horses, over 500 vendors and crowds in excess of 62,000 people, making the MHF one of the largest annual events at the Alliant Energy Center.
The Midwest Horse Fair may be Madison’s best kept secret, but we are the horse world’s best destination.
Our clinicians and entertainers are world-class caliber, our sponsors are industry leaders, and our customers are the best crowds anyone could hope for.