Welcome to the Iowa Equestrian Center
located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Iowa Equestrian Center is proud to be the largest, most frequented equine facility in Iowa. We host a variety of events, from world and national qualifying competitions to regional and local shows, every week of the year. The combination of top-notch facilities, amenities and customer service keep managers, exhibitors and equine enthusiasts coming back to The Iowa Equestrian Center year after year.

We’ve got you covered


More than 7 acres of adjacent parking for cars, trucks and trailers.


Exhibitors, judges and spectators will enjoy the modern food service area with expanded menus and spectator bleacher seating for 300 guests.


52 overnight camp sites, with electrical hookup, are located on the west side of the barn complex. There are also 4 shower rooms available for campers.


Barrels, poles, timing equipment, jump standards and trail equipment including poles, bridge and gate.


Calendar of Events

We host events nearly every weekend of the year and are proud to be the equine facility of choice in the Midwest. Please contact us to discuss hosting your next event at the Iowa Equestrian Center.
Appaloosa Futurity and Show
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

Please view the Show bill for the event information.

Kirkwood Open Arena Riding
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Open Arena Riding From 10:00-4:00Pm
$15 per Horse! Please pay with exact Cash or Check.
Please Sign in upon arrival. No Reservations Required.
Please view the Rules Form and Liability form. Copies will be available on site.

Kirkwood Open Arena Riding – Barrels
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Arena riding From 4:00-8:00pm
The Barrel Pattern will be set up.
$15 per Horse! Please pay with exact Cash or Check.
Please Sign in upon arrival. No Reservations Required.
Please view the Rules Form and Liability form. Copies will be available on site.

Interstate Grain Horse Event
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm

Please view the event flyer and RSVP by Friday, September 21st by phone at 319-849-1157 or email isgrain@qwestoffice.net

Go For Broke Showdown Finals Barrel Race
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day

Please visit the website for event information.

Iowa Paint Horse Association Horse Show
Oct 13 – Oct 14 all-day

Please view the Show bill and contact Lindsay McLain at lbg81@aol.com for event information.

Iowa Pinto Horse Association Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day

Please view the Show bill for event information.

Ultimate Cowgirl & Iron Horse
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day

Please view the Flyer and the Entry form

Spooktacular Open and Dressage Show
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day

For information about Spooktacular Fun Show ODS on 11/3/18 please contact Marcia Treinen at (563)357-1292 or Marcia.treinen@gmail.com

For information about Mayflower Spooktacular Dressage Show AVS on 11/4/18 please contact Kelly Kaut at (319)491-5069 or kklkaut@aol.com

All Around Cowgirl Challenge
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day

If you have questions contact Kim at 563-880-6112 or kcclinton2010@gmail.com

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Iowa Equestrian Center

Physical Address

801 76th Ave Dr SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Mailing Address

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404



What They’re Saying

“When this facility became available for horse shows we decided to make the move to Cedar Rapids because the facility is so wonderful and it's made our show grow into a large three day show attracting visitors from about five or six different states. You can't ask for a nicer staff to work with. They're very accommodating. Anything we need done or changed, it's done almost immediately.”

Mark WeberGreat River Saddlebred Association

“We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your hospitality in providing such a well organized and "equine friendly" facility at the Kirkwood College. As a seasoned halter trainer in this industry, my only negative aspect to offer would be that the facility is 850 miles from our ranch. Even though it is a long haul to frequent your facility, we feel rewarded once we get there and will continue to make the trip until other facilities can meet your standards.”

Ted and Darlene TurnerTurner Ranch, Inc.

“It was a real pleasure for me to conduct a clinic weekend at the Iowa Equestrian Center. It was VERY comfortable to work in and the audience was great too! Warm, beautiful setting with natural lighting, great sound system, dust free, and a great accommodating staff!”

Lynn Palm

“Very nice facility... Staff very professional and helpful, they made us feel like they wanted us there.”

Jeff VorhiesIowa NBHA