Galloping Grand Prix | ARL Benefit

by admin on August 1, 2014

Galloping Grand PrixLocation: Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center(Map)

Contact: Brandi Braune (


The Galloping Grand Prix, sponsored by Purina, is a premier equestrian show jumping competition featuring top riders and horses from across the nation. Please use the directions below to get you there if you haven’t been out there before!

Want to donate an item to the silent auction? Contact Brandi Braune on how you can at

Schedule of Events

4:00 PM
• Gates and Silent Auction open
• Jethro’s BBQ and a cash bar under the pavilion over-looking the Grand Prix

4:45 PM
• Children’s Lead Line Class

5:00 PM
• Grand Prix

5:30 PM
• Silent Auction Ends

Reserved tickets $30 per person ($40 after August 8)
Table of eight for $210 ($290 after August 8)

Register for this event here!

Directions to Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center 
105th Street and Woodland Avenue, Cumming, Iowa 50061

I-35 South through Des Moines
Exit 65 for Cumming/Norwalk
Turn right/west on the Cumming Road and travel 1 mile
Turn right/north on Woodland Avenue (Street sign is on south side of Cumming Road)
Travel 2 miles north on Woodland Avenue
Entrance to facility is on the north corner of 105th Street and Woodland Avenue
Just keep going straight. When you get to the stop sign go right. The big white tent is where the event is.

Register: Click here to Register


2014 Iowa Horse Fair Queen Contest Winners

by admin on June 18, 2014

Once again, the Iowa Horse Fair was blessed to have an impressive group of remarkable young women competing in the various Queen contests. We are proud to congratulate the following participants for their standout performances”

Iowa Horse Fair 2014 Senior QueenSenior Cowgirl Queen Results

Queen – Jessica Hanrahan – Winterset FFA

1st Attendant – Britany Abernathy – Iowa State Fair 2012 JR Cowgirl Queen

2nd Attendant – McKenna von Rentzell – Madison County Horse Project

3rd Attendant – Cierra Hildebrand – Yale Saddle Club

Senior Test Winners

1st – Jessica Hanrahan – Winterset FFA

2nd – Jessica Coco – Dittmer Stables

3rd – Shannon O’Hair – 2013 IPEA Sr Queen

4th – Katherine Hodge – Collins-Maxwell FFA

5th – Brittany Lusk – Flying Arrow Saddle Club

6th – Melissa Austin – Murray Saddle Club

IHF-2014-JR-QUEENJunior Cowgirl Queen Results

Queen – Morgan Williams  – Black Hawk Creek Saddle Club

1st Attendant – Anna Horn – Central Iowa Dancing Hooves

2nd Attendant – Sierra McCullough – Lucas County Pony Express

3rd Attendant – Dendra Fulton – 2013 Town & Country Saddle Club

Junior Test Winners

1st – Anna Horn – Central Iowa Dancing Hooves

2nd – Morgan Williams– Black Hawk Creek Saddle Club

3rd – Anna Carlson  – Clarinda Classics 4H Club

4th – Lillie Longhorn – Dayton Wrangler Jr Queen

5th – Baylie Bennett – Silver Spurs Jr Queen

6th – Sophia Manson – Redfield Saddle Club

IHF-2014-SL-QUEENSpecial Cowgirl Queen Results

Queen – Ashley Dutcher – Warren County Quarter Horse

1st Runner Up – Abbie Kliegl – BlingItOnCowgirl


2014 Colt Starting Challenge Winners

June 18, 2014

Just as in past years, The Colt Starting Challenge at the 2014 Iowa Horse Fair was a huge hit with fair goers and competitors alike. The competition was particularly stiff this year with all four participants making remarkable progress with their young horses in just a few hours of work. Ultimately, the competitors were placed as […]

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Trail Closures

May 14, 2014

Stephens State Forest Whitebreast and Lucas unit campgrounds will be closed starting June 9, 2014 for approximately 40 days due to construction on Hwy 65. Please consult the Iowa DNR Closures Page for updates on this and other  closures.

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Story County Trail Enhancement Dates

April 28, 2014

Story County Conservation welcomes volunteer help to maintain and improve the Story County Trail System. Be a part of our TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) and help make improvements to county trail systems. All volunteers are asked to bring a water bottle and long-sleeved shirt, pants, and gloves. Sturdy, close-toed shoes are strongly recommended. Registration is required by 4:30 […]

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Change in Drawings

March 31, 2014

Due 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

March 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 Click Here for Online Registration 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, […]

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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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