Equestrian

Many visitors are surprised and delighted to learn that Mississippi has a large and thriving equestrian community. Our state showcases not only phenomenal riding venues but also a wealth of horse shows and charity equestrian events.

In addition to the many horse shows and exhibitions in Mississippi, riding trails and equine facilities can be easily found throughout the state. Within Bienville National Forest (part of Roosevelt State Park) the Shockaloe Riding Trail awaits any horse lover who prefers natural transportation in a wilderness setting. The Natchez Trace Scenic Trail also offers incomparable riding experiences on any of the four different pathways that comprise this federally protected Scenic Trail.

Mississippi has much more to offer the horse lover, and with each passing year the events, shows and opportunities to experience nature on horseback grow and continue to delight both residents and visitors alike.

  • Dixie National Rodeo

    February 6 - February 12

    Champion cowboys from all over the world compete for big jackpots at the annual Dixie National Rodeo at the Mississippi Coliseum. The best of the best of bull fighters, ropers, rodeo clowns, barrel racers and bull-doggers come out in droves and keep crowds entertained with fast-paced action and antics. Rodeo Events include: Bareback Bronc Riding, …

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  • Downtown Laurel Chili Cook-Off

    February 8 @ 10:00 am - February 8 @ 8:00 pm

    Laurel Main Street kicks off each new year with the annual Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off! The event takes place the second Saturday in February and is held on the 500 block of Central Avenue, downtown with music, beverages (coke products & beer), and teams competing to be the winner. All entries are cooked …

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  • Mississippi Blues Marathon

    February 29 @ 7:00 am - February 29 @ 7:00 pm

    The 13th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon will take place on February 29, 2020, in downtown Jackson, Mississippi’s capital city. With live music before, after, and throughout the course, the Mississippi Blues Marathon proves to be one-of-a-kind. Challenge yourself with the marathon or half-marathon, or take things a little easier with our 10, or 5k. You …

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