The World’s Most Beautiful Horse contest is open to all breeds of horses and all horse owners worldwide. While the search initially will begin with a photo contest and public votes via the Internet, the semi-finalists will be invited to the 2011 Midwest Horse Fair, April 15-17, 2011, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.
The red carpet will be rolled out at the 2011 event, with the theme of “StarGrazing.” The stars of the horse world will shine with the many high-quality clinicians, exhibitors and events that are planned for the 2011 Midwest Horse Fair.
To be a part of this inaugural event, horse owners can submit a photo of their most beautiful horse along with an application and a $25 entry fee. Applications need to be received by Dec. 1, 2010. The maximum number of horses that may be entered by any owner is 10.
Photos will be posted online, and the public will be able to vote for their favorite entries. A panel of judges will also hold equal weight in selecting the semi-finalists in the World’s Most Beautiful Horse contest. The number of contestants invited to the Midwest Horse Fair event will be based on the number of entries received. Online judging ends Feb. 1, 2011.
The semi-finals will be held during the Midwest Horse Fair, and there will be an additional $50 fee for any horse chosen to compete. This fee will include stall space and two weekend admission passes. Each applicant must agree to be available during the Midwest Horse Fair to provide interviews and photo opportunities.
This second stage in the contest will be based exclusively on the parameters of beauty and graceful movement during the arena competition. A distinguished panel of judges and electronic text message voting from the audience will select the top six finalists.
The top six finalists will compete in a five-minute freestyle championship performance. Finalists must supply their own music and props. The winner, who will be chosen by a distinguished panel of judges and electronic text message voting from the audience, will be named the World’s Most Beautiful Horse. Cash and product prizes will be given to the top three horses, including a minimum $3,500 grand prize, $1,000 reserve and $500 third place. These cash prizes may increase based on the number of entries received.
So, do you still think your horse has the “right stuff?” Applications for the World’s Most Beautiful Horse are available online at midwesthorsefair.com. Entries can be submitted online or by mail. Take a walk down the red carpet and show the world that your horse has celebrity status.