2017 Iowa Horse Fair Colt Starting Challenge

by admin on January 17, 2017

The 5th Annual Colt Starting Challenge will be held at the Iowa Horse Fair, March 31 – April 2, 2017 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

Interested contestants are encouraged to apply with an application letter and a video (about 10 minutes in length).  The video and application letter should highlight your expertise in working with a young horse.  The video can be mailed or available online (such as YoutTube).

Submit the above items to:

Linda Spain
3234 Nevada St.
Saint Charles, IA 50240

The Horse Fair Committee will select four contestants to participate in this exciting event.

Deadline for entries is March 1, 2017.


Iowa Horse Council Annual Meeting 2017

by admin on January 4, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017
To be held at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.
5452 N.E. 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50313

$ 20 per person

Click Here to Download and Print Registration Form

Return registration form by January 12th, 2017
Make check payable to IHC


Marilyn Bender
500 N. 5th St
Indianola, IA 50125
phone: 515-961-2159
email: bendermules@gmail.com

Guest Speaker

Dr. Rosann Stay of Iowa Equine Comprehensive Veterinary Care is originally from Northern Minnesota, Dr. Stay’s equine background started at age 10 with her first horse, Ash. She grew up showing Quarter Horses in all around events and still enjoys working with competition horses. After graduating from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine she moved to Texas where she worked on cutting and working cow horses. Rozann saw an opportunity to further her training in cooler temperatures and took an appointment at Iowa State University where she further developed her lameness and surgical skills. Her main practice interests are sports medicine/lameness and dentistry. Dr. Stay launched Iowa Equine in 2012 and greatly enjoys taking in the Iowa country side each day as she travels to her clients and patients. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, Caleb, riding her horses Clipper and Skeletor, and playing with her dogs, Beans and Alice.

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Call for Local Presenters: 2017 Iowa Horse Fair

by admin on December 18, 2016

We continue to have people suggest different presenters (and we appreciate the leads!) for the Iowa Horse Fair. So, we thought we would open up some time for some local talent to give a presentation at the 2017 Iowa Horse Fair (March 31, April 1 and 2, 2017)!

If you would like to be a presenter – and of course, your topic must be horse related – please submit the form below.

Let us know what topic you would like to present, approximate length of your presentation, any special equipment you might need, and approximate size of your venue.

Please be aware that there will be no compensation for your presentation, but it could be a great opportunity to raise awareness of your equestrian business!


Having trouble with the form? Contact Linda Spain at 515-205-6983 or rollwood.ls@gmail.com.


2017 Iowa Horse Fair Poster

by admin on October 2, 2016



Attention All Artists!

by admin on August 27, 2016

The Iowa Horse Council is looking for an artistic interpretation of its theme for the 2017 Iowa Horse Fair – “The Horse: Artistry in Motion.” All artwork must be:

  • Suitable for adapting for use on posters, tee-shirts, and all other promotional material for the Iowa Horse Fair.
  • Original
  • Submitted digitally by email to rollwood.ls@gmail.com by deadline of September 15, 2016

All entries will be judged on:

  • Originality
  • Interpretation of theme, “The Horse: Artistry in Motion!”
  • Visual impact.

Winner will be determined by the 12 members of the Iowa Horse Fair Committee.

Winner will receive $250 and have their name recognized in the 2017 Iowa Horse Fair Program and all other materials where the artwork is displayed.


2016 Iowa Trails Summit

May 19, 2016

The 2016 Iowa Trails Summit will be held Friday, June 17 at the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy & Environmental Education, at the corner of Jennings Drive and Campus Street in Cedar Falls, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s theme, “Iowa Trails – Inspired by a Talent for Friendship” emphasizes the ideas and […]

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