2022 Schedule & Entry Books Coming Soon

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


Coming Soon


Equine Rules & Regulations

General State Fair Rules 

Health Requirement



  • Agriculture Director — Vaughn Sievers
  • Livestock & Equine Show Manager — Amy Kelley
  • Equine Show Superintendent- Les Zadina
  • Barn Manager & Assistant Equine Manager -
  • Equine Secretary - Ramona Schafer
  • Carriage Driving — Sheila Purdum
  • Challenge of Breeds Horse Show —  Janelle Stelk
  • Dash for Cash Barrel Racing — Dixie Engelke
  • Draft Horse Pullers — Daniel Gray
  • Extreme Trail Challenge — Kelli Crist
  • Nebraska Affiliate Foundation Quarter Horse Registry (NEAFQHR) Show — Lacy Jacobi
  • Nebraska Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association — Nathan Knuth
  • Nebraska High School Rodeo — Justen Nokes & Dru Melvin
  • Nebraska Ranch Horse Association - Alyssa Kracke
  • Organist — Daniel Benes
  • Team Roping/Breakaway Roping — Russ Kucera 
  • Ranch Rodeo — Ryan Kucera

online entry for the following divisions:

Click here for: Online Entry Instructions

Click here for

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. 

Check-In Trailer Hours


And More Info!



 For more information on Aurora Coop contact Jefferson Keller at 308-750-6653

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.