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A Great Start to the Show Season

JmpRing_-_Apr2013April 30, 2013

Quail Run and URBAN EQUINE EVENTS kicked off their first set of shows for the 2013 season.

Quail Run's Omaha Jumper Preview kickstarted the action at the Quail Run Horse Centre.  This 3 day, Jumpers only show was held April 5-7, 2013.  Participants from the area came out and enjoyed the nice Spring weather, the excellent looking show ring, and the fun courses designed by James Girolamo of Orange County, CA. 

There was a large range of classes available including low level jumpers all the way up through a TomAstro_-_Apr2013$1200 1.35m Jumper Classic.  The schedule also included several "Opportunity Classes" designed for the non-experienced competitor to get a taste of an "A" rated competition. 

Scoring all the action was Vick Kaneps of Parker, CO and representing the USEF, Robyn Eden of Omaha, NE acted as the show steward. 

Quail Run and UEE are very excited about the future of this Jumper Preview show as it is an excellent opportunity to shake the rust off the summer show season, but probably most importantly it is an excellent tune up opportunity for those that are wishing to compete in THE INTERNATIONAL OMAHA show that is held in downtown Omaha at the CenturyLink Center. 

SoloFace_-_Apr2013We can't wait to see the show grow!

Quail Run's Indoor Hunter Days followed just 12 days later.  This Hunters only show was held on April 19-21, 2013.  The show was supposed to begin on Thursday April 18, however, winter decided to come back to Nebraska and visit for a few days which prompted management to push back the start of the show by one day.  This proved to be an excellent decision.  Although the weather was quite cold, there were no major elemental obstacles to overcome during the actual competition. 

HntLine_-_Apr2013Action at the Hunter show included a combined 1st Year Green and High Performance division, complete Junior Hunter and Amateur/Owner Hunter divisions, and a Pony Hunter division.  We even scrounged up enough entries to run the ASPCA MACLAY and USEF Hunt Seat Medal classes!

Judging for the week was handled by Sarah Good of Belton, MO, and our official steward was Loretta Waltner of Sioux Falls, SD.  A special thanks to Dr. Kim Houlding for acting as our show veternarian on short notice!

It seemed that everyone had a good time riding around flowing hunter courses designed by Jim Urban of Elkhorn, NE inside our large indoor ring, which looked spectacular for the show.

ChloePrince_-_Apr2013Both April shows ran very smoothly and gets us excited about hosting the next show which will take place Memorial Day weekend!

Upcoming Events


MSHSNavyGoldThe Urban family is proud to be holding the reins of MID STATES HORSE SHOWS.  The Spring show will mark the first time the show has been run under new management since it's inception 28 years ago. 

The Quail Run team will be sending some competitors, and we are all excited to be showing outdoors again!  Let's hope that the weather is cooperative!

MAFFITT LAKE SPRING GATHERING I & II - MAY 8-12, 2013 & MAY 15-19, 2013

MLECThe MAFFITT LAKE EQUESTRIAN CENTER and Hott Horse Shows are excited to be kicking off their 5th season of competiton at their new equestrian center.  Tim and Libby Hott have added a week of competition later in the year, and are also pleased to announce a $30,000 Grand Prix held on Saturday of the Spring Gathering I. 

We at Quail Run always have a blast showing in Des Moines, and we are thrilled to see the competition in the Midwest ramping up.  You will definitely find us at MLEC. 


UEElogoWithWordsURBAN EQUINE EVENTS and the Quail Run Horse Centre are please to announce the Beginning of Summer at Quail Run!  This is the second year of this show and it should prove to be better than before!  Construction in underway at Quail Run with the hopes that the new outdoor rings will be ready for riding in time for this competition. 



Urban Equine Events April Shows!!

UEElogoWithWordsMarch 9, 2013

Urban Equine Events launches their show circuit at Quail Run!

The new competition management company URBAN EQUINE EVENTS is pleased to launch their 2013 show circuit at the Quail Run Horse Centre. 

The circuit will begin with Quail Run's Omaha Jumper Preview and will take place on April 5-7, 2013.  This first show is a 3 day, Jumper only show that will provide an opportunity for horse and rider combinations to get geared up for the show season while still being under the dry roof on an indoor.  In addition this show takes place just one week before THE INTERNATIONAL OMAHA which will be held at the CenturyLink center in downtown Omaha.  Therefore this Jumper show is an excellent opportunity to get some practice doing jumper courses in an indoor ring with similar dimensions to what one will see at THE INTERNATIONALOur official for the week will be Vick Kaneps, and our course designers will be James Girolamo and Jim Urban.

logoNext on the list of UEE shows will be Quail Run's Indoor Hunter Days and this show will take place on April 19-21, 2013.  This is a 4 day Hunter show and will take place the week directly after THE INTERNATIONAL.  It is an excellent opportunity to bring those Hunters out of their stalls and shake the rust off in a few indoor trips before getting geared up for the outdoor season. Officiating for the week will be Sarah Good and the course designer will be Jim Urban.

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Stay tuned for more information about URBAN EQUINE EVENTS, upcoming shows, and the launching of a new website!

Showing Success in St. Louis

The Quail Run show team attended the 2013 St. Louis Winter Festival hosted by QUEENIE PRODUCTIONS and held at THE NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER on February 13-17. 2013.  Everyone who attended the show had a Queenie-LOGO-FINALfabulous week! 

Quail Run's own Dannee Risler had an excellent showing aboard Hannah DeLano's Venti.  The pair had an impressive fault free start in the 1.30m division, which set them up nicely for Thursday's $5,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake.  This was the first major Open Jumper competition that the pair had competed in, and they came away with a more than respectable showing.

Hannah DeLano continued Venti's success with excellent results in the Low Junior/Amatuer Owner jumpers.  Hannah's riding is really coming along, and Venti just keeps getting better.  The pair closed out the week as CHAMPION in the Low Jr/AO Jumpers. 

Patrice Urban's Cousteaux turned some heads in the hunter ring.  With Dan Urban in the irons, Cousteaux had some very respectable placings in a competitive combined 1st Year Green and High Performance Hunter division.  This included a win in one of the rounds with a score of 88, and a 4th place finish in the Open Hunter Classic.  Cousteaux's success continued as Patrice Urban took over as pilot and laid down several competitive trips in the combined 3'3" and 3'6" Amateur/Owner Hunters.

Tom Urban joined the team this time, and in usual fashion showed up, kicked butt, and came home happy.  Aboard his own Astro Boy Tom found his way to a 3rd place finish, a Win in the High Child/Adult Jumper Classic, and CHAMPION'S honors in the High Child/Adult Division.  Tom also held the reins of Quail Run's Private Prospect in the High Child/Adult Jumpers.  This show marked Private Prospect's triumphant return to the show ring!  The pair came away with a Win in the High Child/Adult Jumpers and a RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP in the division!!  Well done Tom, you should do it more often!

Dan Urban was extremely pleased with his own Cornelius.  After not seeing a competition ring since September, Cornelius showed significant progress and ended the week with a superb effort in the 1.30m division.  A first for Dan and Chevy at that height. 

Next on the Quail Run showing agenda is of course: Quail Run's Omaha Jumper Preview hosted by URBAN EQUINE EVENTS.

BeiningPic1Upcoming Events

Coming up on March 12-17, 2013 is a fabulous dressage clinic with Michael Beining


Joining us on March 22-24, 2013 will be Olympic veteran and renowned horsewoman MELANIE SMITH TAYLOR.  She will be joining us at m_smith_taylor2Quail Run for a Hunter/Jumper clinic that weekend.  Be sure to contact Jim Urban at 402-630-3368 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in participating in this wonderful opportunity.  Stay tuned for a clinic flyer!

BJORN IKAST will be making a return to the Omaha area at the end of the month.  PHOENIX EQUESTRIAN CENTER will be hosting a clinic with Mr. Ikast on March 29-31, 2013.  Quail Run has hosted clinics with Bjorn in the past and highly recommends taking advantage of this opportunity with the Weatherby's and PEC. 


Don't forget about the upcoming URBAN EQUINE EVENTS shows to be held at Quail Run:

Quail Run's Omaha Jumper Preview: April 5-7, 2013.

Quail Run's Indoor hunter Days: April 19-21, 2013.




Happy Valentines Day!!

VDayHeartFebruary 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day from St. Louis

The Quail Run crew will be spending St. Valentine's Day at the 2013 St. Louis Winter Festival.  The shows are held at THE NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER in Lake St. Louis, MO, and are hosted by QUEENIE PRODUCTIONS.  With nice jumps, good competition, and great management, these shows are always fun.

This show will mark the return of Quail Run's "Private Prospect", aka "Keaton" to the show ring.  After spending some time off we at Quail Run are excited to see what Keaton can do with professional Dannee Risler in the irons. 

As a rare occurrence, Tom Urban will be joining us this week for the show.  He is coming up to ride his own "Astro Boy".  Although Tom doesn't spend much time in the irons him and Astro always produce a great result!  In addition, Tom also plans to pilot Keaton around a few Adult Jumper courses.  Good Luck Tom!!

Partrice Urban is here as well.  She will be competing her own "Cousteaux" in the Amateur/Owner hunters.  Patrice rides very well and Jacques is always game for a week of horse showing.  Best of luck to the pair!

Dan Urban brought his own "Cornelius", aka "Chevy" along for the ride.  Chevy has been polishing his skills at home and hasn't shown since October, but Dan feels quite confident that he is geared up for this show.  They will compete in the 1.20m division with hopes of moving up to a 1.30m class by the end of the week.

Quail Run is excited to have Hannah DeLano with us for the week.  Her horse "Venti" has been jumping amazing and professional Dannee Risler plans to ride him in the $3000 Welcome Stake.  On Friday, Hannah will take over as pilot and likely compete in the Low Jr/AO jumpers.

Good Luck to the whole Quail Run team!!

Updated Events Calendar

Be sure to check out the CALENDAR on the Quail Run website!  Events are posted all the way through May!  In addition ALL the shows hosted by URBAN EQUINE EVENTS and MID STATES HORSE SHOWS are listed for the whole year!  This inlcudes ALL the shows at Quail Run and Mason City, IA. 

UEElogoWithWordsThe Dates at Quail Run are:

Quail Run's Omaha Jumper Preview: April 5 - 7, 2013

Quail Run's Indoor Hunter Days: April 18 - 21, 2013

The Start of Summer at Quail Run: May 29 - June 2, 2013

The End of Summer at Quail Run: August 28 - September 1, 2013

Indian Summer at Quail Run: September 4 - 8, 2013

MasonCityLogoThe Dates in Mason City are:

Mid States Horse Shows Spring: May 1 - 5, 2013

Mid States Horse Shows Summer I: June 5 - 9, 2013

Mid States Horse Shows Summer II: June 12 - 16, 2013

Mid States Horse Shows Fall: September 11 - 15, 2013

We hope to see you at all our shows!

Upcoming Events:

Be sure to mark your calendars for the following upcoming events!

In March we have:

BeiningPic1Dressage with Michael Beining:

Quail Run is excited to host another excellent dressage clinic with Michael Beining.  Michael is extremely knowledgeable and has a wealth of experience teaching.  Come on out and join us for a week of dressage.  You are guaranteed to learn something!

The clinic will be held March 13 - 17, 2013.  Please contact Dan Urban at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in participating.

Melanie Smith Taylor Clinic:

Coming to Quail Run Horse Centre for her inaugural clinic will be Olympic Veteran and renowned horseman Melanie Smith Taylor.  Melanie always has the best interest of the horse in mind and has a lifetime of experience in the industry.  You certainly will not want to miss this experience. 

The clinic will be held March 22 - 24, 2013.  Please contact Jim Urban at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in participating.  This clinic is expected to fill quickly.

Looking ahead to April:

Quail Run's Omaha Jumper Preview:

Come join us at the Quail Run Horse Centre for our first show of the season!  We will be hosting a 3 day jumper only show held in our 22,000 square foot arena.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your horse to polish your skills in an indoor ring before the show season.  Also a wonderful opportunity for a tune up before "The International Omaha" the following week.

This show will be held April 5 - 7, 2013.  Be sure to contact a Quail Run professional if you are interested in participating. 

international_logoThe International Omaha:

After a hugely successful inaugural year, THE INTERNATIONAL will be making it's triumphant return to Omaha.  This competition is held at Omaha's CenturyLink center and is guaranteed to be a good time.  This year boasts two FEI recognized classes including a $30,000 Speed Derby and a $50,000 Grand Prix.  In addition there will be a $25,000 USEF Grand Prix, and many competitive classes for Juniors and Amateurs. 

The International will be held April 12 & 13, 2013.  Be sure to contact a Quail Run professional if you are interested in competing in this fabulous event. 

Quail Run's Indoor Hunter Days:

There seems to be a lot of opportunity for Jumpers in Omaha this April, but what about the Hunters?  Quail Run is offering a 4 day Hunters only show in our large indoor arena!  Come on out and join us for this excellent opportunity to polish your show hunters skills before the outdoor season kicks off.

This show will take place April 18 - 21, 2013. 


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