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What a weekend we had at the Midwest Horse Fair in Madison WI!

MichaelCrowd Midwest Horse Fair is one of the largest, most prestigious equine events in the United States and it was held at the Alliant Energy Center on April 11, 12 & 13 2014.

Rhonda Reese, General Manager  and her Midwest Horse Fair Team, including Kathy Freidel, Linda Gosdeck  along with so many others, were so gracious, friendly and organized.     It’s easy to understand why Midwest Horse Fair is the amazing event it is….these people put their heart & soul into this event, and it shows at every turn.

Michael held a total of 7 Clinics:    ”Success, It’s All About Fear”, “Horses Healing Kids” and “Overcoming Fear in Life & in the Saddle”.   This was Michael’s first foray into this type of event and none of us had any idea as to what to expect.   TheseMichaelLadder aren’t your typical clinic topics but…the response, participation and feedback we got was phenomenal!    Michael had kids (of all ages!) participating in the “Fall of Faith” and other exercises that we incorporate into our ICS events and the response from the crowd was so positive and uplifting.  We met so many individuals who are interested in joining us and making a difference in the lives of children & families in their communities….it was an uplifting, phenomenal weekend!

If you haven’t attended the Midwest Horse Fair , we suggest you do!  There are literally thousands of vendors, exhibits, a world-class rodeo, breed demonstrations, competitions and so much more!  There is truly something for everyone and we met some of the most incredible people & organizations….and we established friendships that will last a lifetime.     It was a ‘win-win’ event for everyone and Midwest Horse Fair has just announced their 2015 dates so we hope you’ll make plans NOW to attend!


I want to extend a special Thank You to our ICS Teams from Wisconsin and Iowa who filled a variety of posts over the weekend:   manning our booth, answering questions, getting Michael to and from his clinics on time and just spreading the word and raising awareness about how we can make a difference in the lives of our kids.  We could not have done ANY of this without all of you!

In the coming days, we’re going to introduce you to some of the many, wonderful people we met on this journey.   Our goal is to continue to build a vibrant, supportive community of like-minded people who want to help kids, families and each other with their horses.   These magical creatures are paramount to our vision and goals in making a difference in the lives of our most valuable resource….our kids!

- Cindy



Inner City Slickers is honored to be featured in the award winning publication, TrailBlazer!

In an article written by acclaimed writer/novelist, Dutch Henry, the publication details all aspects of ICS, from it’s inception until today.  We’ve included a link to the article below and we encourage you to visit the TrailBlazer website and say THANKS for helping ICS, help more kids & families.

Special Thanks to Dutch Henry and TrailBlazer magazine for this great article and helping bring more awareness about ICS and it’s mission, to communities across the globe.