2018 Iowa Horse Fair

April 6, 7, and 8, 2018

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Directions to the 2018 Iowa Horse Fair

2018 Horse Fair Highlights

  • Demonstrations by Top clinicians
  • Extreme Trail Challenge
  • Drill Team Competition
  • Avenue of Breeds
  • Free Pony Rides
  • Free Wagon Rides
  • Stick Horse Classes for All Ages
  • Local and National Vendors
  • Charros el Carretero
  • Wright Rodeo
  • Equestrian Trails Conference
  • Kid’s Activities


About The Iowa Horse Fair

Taking place in early April each year, the Horse Fair is a perennial favorite throughout the Iowa equine community as it offers a perfect end to the cabin fever brought on by a typical Iowa winter. Many consider it to be the grand opening to the new season of horse events. Everyone considers it a perfect excuse to be among like-minded horse people.

While many horse fairs are produced by paid professionals, the Iowa Horse Fair is planned and conducted primarily by volunteers.

We would like to thank all of our speakers, demonstrators, clinicians, sponsors, vendors, exhibitors, advertisers, and volunteers who help to make the Iowa Horse Fair a success.

Hotel Accommodations

Several area hotels are located within minutes of the Iowa State Fairgrounds and provide convenient accommodations for Horse Fair goers and exhibitors.

Click here for a list of nearby hotels.

2018 Iowa Horse Fair Committee

  • Chairperson:– David Beary
  • Trade Show Managers: Dustin & Brandie Gean
  • Barn Manager/Breed Coordinator/Stallion Avenue Coordinator: Cathy Murray
  • Clinician, Speakers, and Announcers: Katie Stout
  • Special Events Coordinators
    • Rodeo: Chad Dopheide
    • Equestrian Trails Conference: Sandee McKee
    • Kid’s Activities: Katie Stout
    • Trail Challenge: Marlys Dersheid
    • Drill Team Competition: Cathy Murray & Katie Stout
  • Program Coordinator: Katie Stout
  • Advertising and Promotions: Cathy Murray
  • Sponsorship Coordinator: Pam Walker
  • Signage Coordinator: Andy Wood
  • Hospitality Coordinator: Leah Erickson
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Susie Spry
  • Horse Fair Secretary: Sandee McKee

Iowa Horse Fair Vendor Resources

Click on the purple/blue topics below to download forms.