August 15th

The Country Today - see page 4B (use the drop down menu at the top and choose "4B")

August 14th

Courier-News/Sun-Times Media

August 11th
Trib Local: "Competitors From 12 States And Canada Now Entered In Largest Horse Pull Competition..."
The Country Today

August 10th
Rockford Register Star- EvieSays

August 8th
CBS Chicago
Horse Circuit Magazine
IL Fairs, Shows, Fun and Festivals 2011 Illinois Daily Calendar

August 5, 2011
News Release
Horse Digest July 2011

July 2011
Fox Chicago
Illinois Genealogy
Trib Local Aurora
Courier-News a Chicago-Suntimes News Publication

Beloit Daily News Feature Story

We are ready to rock! Please visit our Tickets page and buy your general admission passes for Horse Days 2011 right now! No last-minute waiting until the event, just click & buy now!

What's that? There's a murmur of having a Gambler's Choice Jumper Classic at Horse Days? Yes, you heard right. We're working on getting everything finalized to have that wonderful event – just what Horse Days needed!!

We have three wonderful specialty events lined up for Horse Days as well. The PRCA Rodeo, The Ultimate Horsemens Challenge Association, and the Horse Pulling Competition are absolute! This is only the beginning, so many wonderful things are happening!

There are so many more clinicians and vendors that have signed up, we are thrilled! If you are still interested in becoming a volunteer, vendor, or clinician please e-mail

Wanted – 1,500 Equestrian Lovers who want an Illinois Equestrian Specialty License Plate for their car or light truck. Please email your request to

Horse Days 2011 is officially a 2011 PRCA Rodeo!


The Horse Days Board of Directors is happy to announce the first annual Horse Days 2011 event held at the Boone Country Fairgrounds August 19th, 20th, and 21st.

Formed by a network of equine enthusiasts seeing a need for an all-inclusive, family oriented participation event, Horse Days is unique in that it will offer the general public hands-on participation in many different areas of horse-keeping, farm-keeping, and pet ownership.

Planned events include personalized instruction on horse trailer operation, towing safety, safe tractor operations, welding workshops for aluminum and steel, proper fence installation, solar heating, and composting waste. Demonstrations & clinics will include natural horsemanship for Western & English disciplines, colt starting, eventing, jumping, dressage, reining, and competitive driving.

Horse Days will offer hundreds of vendors and the largest variety of horse products, dog products, and equipment at one single event. Every vendor will be have an exclusive Horse Days promotion for you to take advantage of during the show, and every day will start with a pancake breakfast.

Rustic camping and a limited number of full campsites will be available on the event grounds.

Be sure to stay in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter, and don't hesitate to e-mail if you are interested in being a vendor or a volunteer.