Updates:

 

!!!ATTENTION!!! EQUINE EXHIBITORS:

8/21/2019 UTAH has been added to the list. Please read the update below:

Due to several Vesicular Stomatitis outbreaks in TEXAS, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, WYOMING, OKLAHOMA, NEBRASKA, and UTAH all susceptible livestock (beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, llamas, and alpacas) including horses coming to the Nebraska State Fair from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Utah need a 48 hour Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) to enter the fairgrounds.  That CVI must also contain the federal VS statement: "The animals represented on the CVI have not originated from premises or area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or a premises on which Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last (30) days. I have examined the animals and found no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis." Animals will be observed once on the grounds. All horses will be examined daily by a veterinarian! 

8/13/2019 OKLAHOMA has been re-added to the list. Please read the update below:

Due to several Vesicular Stomatitis outbreaks in TEXAS, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, WYOMING, OKLAHOMA, and NEBRASKA all susceptible livestock (beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, llamas, and alpacas) including horses coming to the Nebraska State Fair from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Nebraska need a 48 hour Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) to enter the fairgrounds.  That CVI must also contain the federal VS statement: "The animals represented on the CVI have not originated from premises or area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or a premises on which Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last (30) days. I have examined the animals and found no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis." Animals will be observed once on the grounds. All horses will be examined daily by a veterinarian! 

8/12/19  If you are coming from out of the state of Nebraska, please check with the State Vets Office for an import permit. OKLAHOMA no longer requires a 48 hour CVI. They have been cleared.

8/6/2019 .....from the state of NEBRASKA need a 48 hour Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) to enter the fairgrounds.  That CVI must also contain the federal VS statement: "The animals represented on the CVI have not originated from premises or area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or a premises on which Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last (30) days. I have examined the animals and found no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis." Animals will be observed once on the grounds. All horses will be examined daily by a veterinarian! 


Welcome equine exhibitors, the 150th Nebraska State Fair is excited to bring you new competitions while expanding equine entertainment!


Rules & Regulations

Schedules

online entry for the following divisions:

Appaloosa, Carriage Driving, Extreme Trail Challenge, Nebraska Affiliate Foundation Quarter Horse Registry (NEAFQHR), Open Horse Show "Saddle Showdown", Pinto, Western Dressage, Working Equitation

Click here for: Online Entry Instructions

Click here for: Online Entry

Entry Books


Check-In Trailer Information

All equine exhibitors (non-livestock), MUST FIRST enter Nebraska State Fair at the Check-In Trailer, Luebbe lot. Anyone bypassing this step WILL BE REFUSED. Check-In Trailer directions: From Stuhr Road, turn east into Luebbe lot directly across from the State Fair east entrance gate.

At the Check-In Trailer, exhibitors shall receive their packets. All horses will be health inspected at the Check-In Trailer. See 2019 Health Requirements (link coming soon).

Check-In Trailer Hours

DATE TIME (Morning) TIME (Afternoon)
Thursday, Aug. 22 7-9am 3-10pm
Friday, Aug. 23 (OPENING DAY) 6:30-9am 5-9pm
Saturday, Aug. 24 6-10am 4-8pm
Sunday, Aug. 25 7am-1pm 5-8pm
Monday, Aug. 26 7-9am 5-9pm
Tuesday, Aug. 27 6:30-10am 3-6pm
Wednesday, Aug. 28 6:30-11am 5-10pm
Thursday, Aug. 29 6:30am-12pm 6-9pm
Friday, Aug. 30 6:30-10am 1-9pm
Saturday, Aug. 31 6-10am 2-5:30pm
Sunday, Sept.1 6:30-10am 3-7pm
Monday, Sept. 2 6-8am N/A

And More Info!

Mid-Nebraska Feeds, local Purina dealer, has feed and bedding for sale. Located behind the Tom Dinsdale Cattle Barn. To pre-order call: 308-382-3048.


W-9 Tax Forms

Any exhibitor receiving $600 or more in premiums (winnings) at Nebraska State Fair must complete a W-9 Tax Form, including a taxpayer identification number. NO PREMIUMS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL A W-9 FORM IS COMPLETED. Such winners shall receive a W-9 by mail, post-Fair.


Superintendents

  • Livestock Division Director — Bill Angell
  • Livestock & Competitive Exhibits Manager — Kelly O’Brien
  • Light Horse Breeds — Les Zadina
  • Light Horse Breeds Secretary — Ramona Schafer
  • Appaloosa — Dr. Jay Stewart
  • Carriage Driving — Pat VanDyke, Melissa Piennett
  • Cowboy Mounted Shooters — David Hassett, Joe Sekutera
  • Cutting Horse Association of Nebraska — Jene Kasperbauer
  • Dash for Cash Barrel Racing — Dixie Engelke, Jeanne Mueller
  • Draft Horse — Terry & Deb Pierce
  • Extreme Trail Challenge — Kelli Paulson-Crist
  • Nebraska Affiliate Foundation Quarter Horse Registry (NEAFQHR) Show — Lacy Jacobi, Jenna Adam
  • Pinto — Vicki Pflasterer
  • Nebraska High School Rodeo — Paul Cleveland, Garrett Nokes
  • Open Horse Show “Saddle Showdown” — Janelle Stelk
  • Organist — Daniel Benes
  • Team Penning “Nebraska Classic” — Darlene Hansen, Jene Kasperbauer
  • Team Penning/Ranch Sorting — Roger & Monica Williams
  • Ranch Rodeo “Nebraska Strong” — Ryan Kucera
  • Reined Cow Horse — Jeremy & Jennifer Knoles
  • Western Dressage — Janelle Stelk
  • Working Equitation — Kelli Paulson-Crist

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