2016 Iowa Trails Summit

by admin on 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 innovations driving healthy communities. The master of ceremonies is Iowa’s own trails enthusiast Chuck Offenburger.

The 7th Annual Iowa Trails Summit brings together a wide variety of audiences – from great thinkers to experts at connecting people and ideas, to people who share a passion for outdoor recreation, our natural environment, and community development.

This award-winning event, recognized by the National Park Service’s Mid America Trails & Greenways for its unique approach, features a power-packed group of experts sharing their experiences, innovations, and ideas for connecting people and enriching lives.

There will be special presentations on new trails attractions from around the state, as well as trails groups, and supporters sharing information. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking.

Featured speakers include John Edward Terrell, A.B., A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard), Author & Regenstein Curator of Pacific Anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and Dr. Richard Deming, medical director of Mercy Cancer Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

The registration deadline is June 3, 2016. To register, go to http://iowatrailssummit.org/2016-summit

For more information, please contact Yvonne Diller at 515-239-1252 or yvonne.diller@dot.iowa.gov or Peter Komendowski at 319-269-8493 or pkomendowski@gmail.com




2016 Iowa Trails Summit

by admin on April 18, 2016



Are Zebras horses? Well…close enough to be included on the Avenue of Breeds at the 2016 Iowa Horse Fair, presented by the Iowa Horse Council.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see these exotic cousins of our own beloved horses and donkeys on April 1, 2, and 3.

Click here for complete details about the 2016 Iowa Horse Fair.



Natures Solutions for People & Animals

by admin on March 31, 2016

Presentation Saurday, April 2 at 5:00 pm During the 2016 Iowa Horse Fair

Presentation by Linda Stang, Juliane Fix & Cherie Ross

Whether you are in the woods, field, ranch or at home, accidents & unexpected things happen.

Come & learn which options from nature are all around you, even in your pocket, to aid & assist you in preventing & remedying those unexpected surprises.

Nature has a lot to offer us to improve our health & well being. Viable, effective options with Essential Oils, herbs, weeds, plants & trees will be explained with simple to implement techniques.

Join us in this life changing seminar for people & animals with feet, hooves, fur, feathers, fins & wings.

Raindrop Technique & Essential Oil Applications – Sat 11:00 am

Demos by Linda Stang & Juliane Fix

Join us for a Hands On Demonstration with a variety of Essential Oil applications  & techniques for physical, emotional & behavioral concerns.


Iowa DNR Seeks Equine Campground Hosts

February 22, 2016

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteer camp ground hosts at Brushy Creek State Park in the South Equine Campground. Hosts live on property and help DNR staff with light duties around the park for the summer. This is a non-paid position, however hosts are provided free camping while they are volunteering with the DNR. […]

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2016 Iowa Horse Fair Extreme Rider Challenge

February 9, 2016

Sunday, April 3 8:00AM – 11:00 AM A course designed to challenge your horsemanship skills. Open to all riders. Check –in: 7:30 – 8:00 am Walk-thru: 8:00 am sharp. No Horses. Begin: 8:20 am sharp Awards: 10:50 am Venue: East Arena Eligibility: Open to first 24 paid entries. Judges: Dennis Crowley, Jerry Sharer and Bill Paynter Entry fee: $45 […]

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American Trails Webinar: Preventing Conflict

January 14, 2016

Hosted by the Iowa Horse Council Trails Committee Limited seating available — RSVP here today or email iowahorsetrail@gmail.com During this American Trails webinar, we will describe the ways in which most conflicts can be avoided before they ever start. The presentation will focus on motorized and non-motorized trail use conflicts, but the principles can be […]

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