Big Jake Coming Back to Midwest Horse Fair 2013

April 15th, 2013 12:06 PM | No Comments

"Big Jake" - tallest living horse

The World’s Tallest Living Horse returns to the 2013 Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, Wisconsin, this weekend!  Big Jake is a 12 year-old Belgian gelding from Smokey Hollow Farm near Poynette, Wisconsin, and currently stands as the world’s tallest living horse! Consuming about 40 pounds of hay (2/3 bale), four gallons of oats and 20 gallons of water EACH DAY, Jake maintains his weight between 2,400 – 2,500 pounds and stands 20 hands, 2 3/4 inches tall!

Beginning Friday, April 19, in addition to getting the chance to see Big Jake close up and in person, fair-goers, be they horseless horse lovers, new horse owners or seasoned professionals will have something to enjoy at the Midwest Horse Fair.  Non-horse owners, families and children can meet the horses up close by touring the eight different barns. To help make future breeding decisions, mare owners have the opportunity to view stallions of all different breeds from around the Midwest in Stallion Avenue.  Many different breeds of horses are represented during the breed demonstrations in the Coliseum.  Hundreds of clinics, seminars and educational events are presented by some of the top horse professionals from around the country.  Over 500 vendor booths offer shopping opportunities with something for everyone.  Enjoy the “mane” event feature presentation focusing on the magnificent horse. 

Every year the Midwest Horse Fair® gets bigger & better, and 2013 will be no different!  Every performance is a unique experience as exhibitors incorporate the 2013 theme, Horses & Heroes, into their demonstrations.  In addition to receiving free admission on Sunday, April 21, several classes will feature veteran riders as well.  The NSBA Foundation will be holding two NSBA Heroes On Horses Classes on April 21, 2013. One class for veterans who ride independently and one for veterans who need support, will be offered during this Horses and Heroes themed event.  Fourteen disabled veterans have registered to compete.  Ron Miller will be judging the classes.  During a brief intermission between classes, a live auction will be held to raise money for the NSBA Foundation veterans programs. 

The mission of the Midwest Horse Fair is to unite all facets of the horse industry through this premier event by focusing on education, networking and promotional opportunities. To introduce non-horse owners to the beauty and enjoyment of this magnificent animal, and to provide entertainment to individuals and families of all ages.  It has been growing and going strong since 1979. This year, the Midwest Horse Fair® will celebrate its 34th annual event. and Show Horse Today will be at the fair, bringing you the sights and sounds of all the fun!

The Midwest Horse Fair® is owned by the Wisconsin Horse Council, Inc. All proceeds from the Fair are returned to the WHC and are used to represent and foster a unified equine industry in Wisconsin, promote the equine through leadership, education, service and communication, and to take a proactive role in the future growth and development of the equine industry.
For more information on the fair, visit their website at

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