Welcome equine exhibitors, the 150th Nebraska State Fair is excited to bring you new competitions while expanding equine entertainment! Please check often for UPDATES prior to arriving at Nebraska State Fair.

Equine Rules & Regulations

Equine Schedules

Equine Entry Books

Entry books coming soon!

  • Draft Horse  
  • Appaloosa 
  • Barrel Racing “Dash For Cash” 
  • Carriage Driving 
  • CHAN Cutting Horse Extravaganza
  • Cowboy Mounted Shooters 
  • Foundation Quarter Horse 
  • Open Horse Show “Saddle Showdown” 
  • Pinto 
  • Ranch Rodeo “Nebraska Strong”
  • Reined Cow Horse 
  • Team Penning “Nebraska Classic” 
  • Team Penning/Ranch Sorting 
  • Western Dressage 
  • Working Equitation 

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 6:30-10am 4-8pm
Sunday, Aug. 25 6:30-10am 4-7pm
Monday, Aug. 26 6:30-10am 5-10pm
Tuesday, Aug. 27 6:30-10am 3-6pm
Wednesday, Aug. 28 6-11am 5-10pm
Thursday, Aug. 29 6:30am-9pm (All day)
Friday, Aug. 30 6:30am-9pm (All day)
Saturday, Aug. 31 7-9am 3-6pm
Sunday, Sept.1 7-11am 2:30-7pm
Monday, Sept. 2 6-9am 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.


  • 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
  • Foundation Quarter Horse — 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