IHC Trails Committee Meeting

by admin on February 27, 2015

The Iowa Horse Council Trails Committee meeting will be held in State Center on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 p.m. at David Beary’s business, across from the bank in State Center:

David Beary Enterprises
12 West Main
State Center, IA 50247

A half block away, before or after the meeting, you can find Woodrow’s Bar & Grill, 101 2nd St Se, State Center, IA, a sports bar.

Agenda items include:

  • Finalize details for 2015 Equestrian Soft Trails Conference April 10
  • Update on Trail Ride sponsored by IHC Trails Committee this summer
  • Discuss helping Whitney Davis, DNR with workdays in state parks this summer
  • Discuss Federal Recreation Trails Advisory Committee


2015 Equestrian Soft Trails Conference Agenda

by admin on February 16, 2015

2015-Trails-Conference-Agenda-new-finalClick the image at left to download the agenda.

Presented by the Iowa Horse Council Friday
April 10, 2015
Iowa Horse Fair/Speakers Area/Cattle Barn
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa


Cowgirl Queen Contestants Wanted!

by admin on February 16, 2015

Looking to show off your horsemanship skills and equine knowledge? Come compete at the 2015 Iowa Horse Fair Cowgirl Queen Contest! The winner will receive a Montana Silversmith bracelet sponsored by Hawkeye Tack & Western Wear. Contest is Sunday, April 12 during the 2015 Iowa Horse Fair at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Click here for official rules and entry form!



Horse Business Tax Issues

by admin on February 16, 2015

Mark Sampson, LPA, EA, ABA
Horse Business & Tax Related Issues

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The Federal Equestrian Design Guidebook for Trails, Trailheads, and Campgrounds that were handed out as door prizes at the IHC Annual General Meeting will also be available at the Equestrian Soft Trails Conference. Use these guidebooks as an intro to meet your favorite and local  trail managers, and start a discussion.  Offer to give them the books, invite them to the trails conferences, volunteer for work days, and ask if there is a friends group of the trail in your location that you can join or start up to work with the trail managers to support the trail.

These books are free, call 202-366-5013 (Federal Highway Administration) or let us know, and we can help you with this, too.  It is also easily downloadable (and free!) at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/publications

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Trail Closure

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Details of the 2015 Iowa Horse Council Annual Meeting are now available. Click here for more information.

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The Iowa Horse Council is pleased to announce the line up for Featured Clinicians for the 2015 Iowa Horse, April 10-12, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Click on any of the images below for more information about each clinician. Click here for complete 2015 Iowa Horse Fair details.

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