Enjoy the World
of Model Horses

Model horse showing is a fun activity to be enjoyed by the entire family. Meet new people, learn about horses and horsemanship through model horses, and maybe come home with a blue ribbon!

Great Lakes Congress, Inc., is a 501c3 educational charity created to teach youth about horses and horsemanship, using model horses. We hold regularly scheduled shows throughout the year, as well as special youth days and seminars. The public is welcome to attend any of our events. See our pull-down menu for more information about specific programs.

What does “No Frills” mean? Our show is the same as any other show, but our prize ribbons are recycled, donated from shows past. Our shows are NAN-qualifying shows and a lot of fun.

During the year, we add double-judged, specialty shows to our regular No Frills classlist. Depending on the show, your horses may be double-judged in workmanship or collectibility.

This educational series was created in order to promote and encourage interest in the study of horses, the hobby of model horses, and to provide individuals the opportunity of improving or developing their skills in model horse judging. Join us for some fun, friendly and fierce competition, and an opportunity to meet new people as well as renew old friendships.

Click on our “No Frills” tab for a list of our latest shows. You’ll find show packets and entry forms there. You may also click on the “Entry Form” tab to enter from this website.

We welcome visitors to come see our shows, learn about our mission, and shop our many vendors. Come join us!!

Visit our No Frills Shows page for more info!

Enter for your chance to WIN Weston, the 2019 Breyer Show Benefit Model!

Enter our August 24 No Frills/China Collectibility Show for your chance to win! Each entrant will have one entry in the drawing, and one model will be awarded. You must be present to win.

Thank you, Breyer!!




2019 Calendar

Annual Member Meeting

Saturday, February 23

Location TBA



Huntley Park District, 12015 Mill Street, Huntley IL 60142

Saturday, February 16 — No Frills

Saturday, March 16 — No Frills

Saturday, April 27 — No Frills/Workmanship

Saturday, August 24 — No Frills/China Collectibility

Saturday, October 19 — No Frills/Plastic Collectibility

Saturday, December 7 — No Frills/Holiday Party