IHC Trail Ride at Crossroads Ranch

by admin on March 3, 2017

IHC Trail FlierCrossroads Ranch and the Iowa Horse Council are teaming up to present you with a fun filled weekend for all ages. There will be many events all weekend including:

  • Friday: 3 to 5 pm or so team roping and team sorting in the big arena
  • Saturday: 10 am to ~1 pm guided trail ride, 3 to 5 pm fun show; Potluck and dance to follow.
  • Sunday: Pancake breakfast from 7 to 8:30 am (free will donation), Cowboy Church, ride on your own time

Make your camping reservations today! Camping is $30 for electric site and $15 for primitive camp sites. Iowa Horse Council members get 10% off camping for this weekend only.

Day riding: If you come to ride but not camp, day riding is $10 per person.

Team Roping/Sorting; If you come for just the roping/sorting, then it is $25 per person.

If you are camping at Crossroads Ranch, then your riding, roping and fun is all included in your camping fees.

The Iowa Horse Council is providing a little extra fun – if you can find their hidden clues then you will win a secret prize provided by the Iowa Horse Council.

Everyone is Welcome!

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The first meeting of the Iowa Horse Council for 2017 will be held at Jester Park Equestrian Center on Sunday Feb. 12, 2017 at 1:00.The new trails committee will have it’s first meeting following the council meeting at approximately 3:00 Sunday afternoon.

If you are on the Trails Committee and would like to also attend the Council meeting, members are always welcome.

Please take a look at the folks who received this email and if you know of anyone who is on the trails committee or would like to be please be sure and forward this to them.  I have been unable to get a list of the people who were on the previous committee.  Also, if you know of someone who would like to join us please forward them this information as well.  They must be Iowa Horse Council members.

I am excite to revamp the Trails Committee and work to serve the trail riders of Iowa. Come to our meeting with at least one idea as to how we can work toward our purpose as stated in our Policies and Procedures: “Promotes trails and trail development within the State of Iowa; represents the council on land use and land planning efforts’ works with DNR and various other groups.”

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Extreme Trail Rider Challenge

by admin on January 24, 2017

A course designed to challenge your horsemanship skills.

Open to all riders.

Two Divisions: Novice & Open

SUNDAY, APRIL 2 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Check in: 7:30 – 8:00 AM

Walk-thru: 8:00 AM sharp. No Horses.

Begin: 8:20 AM sharp

Awards: 12:45 PM

EAST ARENA

Open to first 40 paid entries.

JUDGES: Dustin Gean, Bill Paynter and Jerry Sharer

Entry fee: $45 TO ENTER:

Click Here for Complete Rules and Entry Form

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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
rollwood.ls@gmail.com
515-205-6983

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

Deadline for entries is March 1, 2017.

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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

Return form and check to: PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE IN THE RETURN ADDRESS

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

December 18, 2016

As of Friday, February 10th the schedule is full and almost ready to go to print! Thanks to all those that requested time slots. It looks like we will have an interesting and varied program at the 2017 Iowa Horse Fair.

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2017 Iowa Horse Fair Poster

October 2, 2016
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Attention All Artists!

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 […]

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