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Willow Creek Carriage Classic

October 5 & 6, 2024

Manning Hausbarn-Heritage Park

Join us for a charming weekend celebrating carriage horses at the Willow Creek Carriage Classic at the historic Manning Hausbarn-Heritage Park in Manning, Iowa. We welcome you to take part in our inaugural pleasure driving carriage show and celebration of the driving horse and the second event of the Heritage Horses Event Series.

This event features a delightful All-Horse Parade and a taste of German traditions during Manning’s Oktoberfest Celebration. Enjoy showcasing your horses, exploring our rich heritage, and indulging in delicious brats and brews. It’s an event filled with competition, fun, and community spirit – a perfect weekend for horse enthusiasts and families alike!

 We look forward to sharing a memorable weekend with you.

Prize List


SPONSORSHIPS & donations

Your financial support is greatly appreciated! Learn more about how you can advertise, donate or sponsor our show.

Entry & Disclaimer


Competition Details

There will be four divisions and each division will have six classes. Each division will have a Championship Award based on points of placings.

Ribbons will be awarded to five competitors in each class. No cash prizes.

4 Divisions

  1. Novice Whip
  2. Novice Horse or Pony
  3. Open Horse
  4. Open Pony

6 Classes

  1. Turnout
  2. Working Pleasure
  3. Reinsmanship
  4. Numbered Cones
  5. Cowboy Cones
  6. Cross Country

Non-Divisional Classes

  • Ladies to Drive
  • Gentleman to Drive

Katy Rhinehart


Katy Rhinehart is an American Driving Society pleasure show judge, technical delegate and a licensed driven dressage official.  She was raised in Brooklyn, Iowa where she had an early love of horses and her own naughty Shetland pony.

Katy, a registered nurse by trade, and her late husband, Gene, found the sport of driving when Katy broke her foot and wasn’t able to ride.  During this time, they saw their first carriage show, the beautiful Villa Louis Carriage Classic in Wisconsin; the rest is history.  Katy and Gene immersed themselves in the driving community near Aiken, South Carolina and competed regularly in pleasure shows and combined driving events. 

Katy and Gene have 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 3 horses, 9 chickens, 3 dogs and 2 barn cats.

Plan your visit

Looking for places to stay, eat, or more to do while you’re in Manning? Check out While in Manning page for accommodations, eateries and more.


Your sponsorship of this show is greatly appreciated!


Glenda Farrier, Organizer   |   712-249-0749

Ben Puck

Chief Coordinator

Marty Orr
Laura Pepple


Jean Stadtlander

Fundraising & Awards

Kristina Grossman-Willis

MHHP Executive Director

On-Call Veterinarian

AMVC (Audubon-Manning Veterinary Clinic)


Thank you Beth & Julie Dahlberg and Howard Kietzke for allowing us to use your photos (from the 2023 Villa Louis Carriage Classic)