Saddle Horse Holiday

Each year, Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park is the main stage for regionally unique celebrations including Saddle Horse Holiday and Benton-Fremont Days/Te Tonka Ha Celebrations. 


Saddle Horse Holiday draws hundreds of visitors to the park. Some years as many as 800 horses and their riders have been drawn to the region to experience Saddle Horse Holiday at Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park. With its outdoor equine arena, Horse Hill is the perfect venue for the annual two-ring horse show as well as other equestrian events throughout the year. 


The day begins with a trail ride at 10:00 a.m. The scenic trails take the riders through beautiful rolling hills throughout Hole-in-the-Mountain Park and concludes at the parade route. The horses are an ever-popular addition to the annual parade which takes place at noon. The parade has grown to include as many 100+ units.


The horse show begins at 1:00 p.m. at the arena at the Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park in Lake Benton. There are over 30 classes and games/contests that take place with trophies and ribbons awarded.