Brushy Creek Poker Run

by admin on September 15, 2017


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.”


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


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


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

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 by […]

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