Change in Drawings

by admin on March 31, 2014

Ritchie WaterersDue to circumstances beyond our control we will be unable to offer the drawing for the trailer give-away at the 2014 Iowa Horse Fair.

However, Ritchie Industries will be holding a drawing each day of the fair for a free Omni 1 automatic horse waterer.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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2014 Equestrian Soft Trails Conference

by admin on March 17, 2014

2014 Equestrian Soft Trails Conference

Presented by the Iowa Horse Council Friday, April 4, 2014 Iowa Horse Fair/Speakers Area/Cattle Barn Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa

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By working together, we make Iowa a great place to ride!

This trails conference will have sessions of interest to both trail managers and trail users, to explore together, the problems and challenges of maintaining and creating sustainable equestrian trails. Soft trail managers and trail riders will come together to learn how to partner-up to keep our Iowa equestrian trails in good riding condition.

9:30 Registration/Welcome Table opens

10:00 Preventive Trail Maintenance 101 – Whitney Davis, DNR Trails Coordinator

11:00 Equestrian Trail Managers Panel/Successful Trail User Partnerships – Jessica Flatt (Stephens State Forest), Matt Moles (Waubonsie State Park), Conrad Kramer (Whiterock Conservancy), Carol Williams (Story County Trails)

12:00 Lunch Break

1:00 Friends Groups in the Know: What Works and What Doesn’t – Lora Conrad and Ann Bennett (Friends of Shimek), Neal Struthers and Rich Newhall (Equestrian Friends of Volga River Recreation Area) and Dorrine and Eric Norby and Karen Quirk (Friends of Stone Park)

2:00 Keynote Address: National to Local: Success on Your Trails – Mary Hanson, Outdoor Recreation Planner (retired), National Park Service 2:45 Closing Comments – Laurie Carnahan, Chair, Iowa Horse Council Trails Committee

  • Pre-registration is $15 prior March 21st (extended to March 28). Registrations received after that and the day of the conference are $20 Make checks payable to Iowa Horse Council with “Trails Conference” on the memo line. Mail checks to Rebecca Cordray, Iowa Horse Council Trails Conference, 60152 – 190th Street, Nevada, IA 50201.
  • Pre-registrants pick up a registration packet at the door
  • Registration includes wristband weekend pass to the Iowa Horse Fair

For information please contact Laurie at iowahorsetrail@gmail.com

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The Doctors Are in the House!

March 7, 2014

Equine Health Experts/Television Hosts to Appear at Iowa Horse Fair Dr. Amy Hayek and Dr. Bill Ormston cohost the cable television show Harmonizing Your Horses’ Health. The 26 episodes have aired on various stations within the United States, Australia, South America and Japan. Segments of the show have also been seen during the World Equestrian […]

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Emerald Ash Borer State-Wide Quarantine Announced

March 4, 2014

The Iowa DNR and IDALS announced a quarantine for the entire state of Iowa in an attempt to halt the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) – a small green invasive wood boring beetle that attacks and kills Ash trees. The adult Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) live on the outside of Ash trees feeding on […]

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2014 Equestrian Soft Trails Conference

February 17, 2014

Presented by the Iowa Horse Council Friday, April 4, 2014 Iowa Horse Fair/Speakers Area/Cattle Barn Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa By working together, we make Iowa a great place to ride! This trails conference will have sessions of interest to both trail managers and trail users, to explore together, the problems and challenges of […]

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Youth/Beginner Carriage Driving Clinic

February 13, 2014

The BITS Club (Best of Iowa in Traces Society) Invites all youth 10 and older (and their parents) and those that want to learn about driving horses and ponies come to this hands on and informational clinic. 4-H, Church Youth Groups, and anyone 10-110 that want to learn about driving are invited. Contact: Theresa Burns 515-975-6102 or […]

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2014 Iowa Horse Council Scholarship Recipient

February 13, 2014

The Iowa Horse Council is pleased to recognize Ms. Amy Turner as a recipient of the 2014 Iowa Horse Council Scholarship. Amy is currently a junior at Iowa State University. At the time she is working on obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science/Pre-Vet. Her goal after graduating is to go to Veterinary school to […]

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The ARL Rescue Ranch Presents: When to Call the Vet

February 12, 2014

Location: ARL Main, Auditorium Contact: Carrie Spain (cspain@arl-iowa.org) What is a horse emergency? Learn to identify the warning signs… Seminar attendees will: Learn to identify the warning signs of colic, founder or lameness Learn what to do if your horse is down or has a laceration Participate in a Q&A with Dr. Ashley McCann, a licensed equine […]

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