Trail Closure

by admin on January 19, 2015

HOINT-Cambridge-2The City of Cambridge is installing new sewer under the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail. The section closed will be just east of Water Street between Water and the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks. They are going to tear up quite a bit of space (it’s a big trench) so you will likely not be able to get across the trail for a while (not sure how long yet). Once the work is completed they will put back the trail just like it was before (so replace the asphalt they are tearing up).


2015 Annual Meeting Details Now Available

by admin on December 4, 2014

Details of the 2015 Iowa Horse Council Annual Meeting are now available.

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2015 Iowa Horse Fair Featured Clinicians

by admin on November 23, 2014

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.

Wendy Murdoch Wendy Murdoch
Van Hargis Van Hargis
Austin Anderson Austin Anderson

Ryan Rose Ryan Rose
Kristi Smith Kristi Smith
Bob Smith Bob Smith

Indalecio Macedo Indalecio Macedo


Iowa Horse Fair 2014 Senior QueenEnter now to participate in the 2014 Iowa Horse Fair Princess, Cowgirl Queen, and Special Cowgirl Queen Contest. Click on the links below for official rules and entry forms.

2015 Iowa Horse Fair Princess Contest (10 and under)

2015 Iowa Horse Fair Cowgirl Queen Contest

2015 Iowa Horse Fair Special Cowgirl Queen Contest


2015 Iowa Horse Fair Colt Starting Challenge

by admin on November 23, 2014

Colt Starting ChallengeThe 4th Annual Colt Starting Challenge will be held at the Iowa Horse Fair, April 10-12, 2015, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

Interested contestants are encouraged to apply with an application letter and $50 entry fee. Additionally, a video (about 10 minutes in length) is highly recommended. The video and application letter should highlight your expertise in working with a young horse. Put your video on folder).

Submit the above items to:

Jesse Munk 
11931 East 82nd St. South 
Reasnor, IA 50232

Or email

The Colt Starting Challenge Committee will select four contestants to participate in this exciting event. If you are not selected, your entry fee will be refunded.

Deadline for entries is March 1, 2015.

Questions: Contact Jesse Munk at or 507-438-2134


2015 Iowa Horse Fair Flyer

October 21, 2014
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Save the Date: 2015 Iowa Equestrian Soft Trails Conference

October 21, 2014

April 10-12-2015 The focus of the 2015 conference will be on Iowa’s county park trails with an opening presentation on economic impact by Tom Hazelton, CEO, Iowa’s County Conservation System. Other items include presentations by various trail riders on their favorite county trail and a summary of 2014 state trails maintenance. More information will be […]

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Horsemanship & Trail Obstacle Clinic

October 13, 2014

Date: 11/8/2014 Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Kruidenier Second Chance Ranch Arena, ARL Main Contact: Carrie Spain ( Details: Horsemanship & Trail Obstacle Clinic, a Kelli Paulson Horsemanship clinic. Accomplish more with your horse than you’ve ever imagined! $100 Per rider (includes lunch!)  $15 from your registration will help homeless horses at the ARL! Auditors […]

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