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

Parking

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

Food

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

Camping

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.

Equipment

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

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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.
Jan
26
Sat
Tack Swap at Kirkwood
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please view the Flyer and Vendor lease agreement and if you have any questions please contact Kathy Peterson-Herbst.

Jan
30
Wed
Kirkwood Open Arena Riding
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Open Arena Riding From 10:00-8:00Pm
$15 per Horse! Please pay with exact Cash or Check.
Please note the arena maybe closed due to unforeseen maintenance or inclement weather. Please call Sarah Rairdin – 319-398-1266 or Liz Lindner – 319-398-7107
Please Sign in upon arrival. No Reservations Required.
Please view the Rules Form and Liability form. Copies will be available on site.

 

Feb
2
Sat
Abraham’s Equine Clinic Winter Challenge Series – Open Show
Feb 2 – Feb 3 all-day

Please view the Showbill, Stall Reservation Form, Entry Form, and Credit Card Authorization Form. If you have questions about the event please contact Chris Frese at 319-330-2215 or email foxshowservices@gmail.com or contact Samantha Martin at 319-521-1816 or email Slkoch36@hotmail.com

Feb
5
Tue
Kirkwood Open Arena Riding
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Open Arena Riding From 10:00-8:00Pm
$15 per Horse! Please pay with exact Cash or Check.
Please note the arena maybe closed due to unforeseen maintenance or inclement weather. Please call Sarah Rairdin – 319-398-1266 or Liz Lindner – 319-398-7107
Please Sign in upon arrival. No Reservations Required.
Please view the Rules Form and Liability form. Copies will be available on site.

 

Feb
9
Sat
Open Winter Ride – Kirkwood Arena Riding Sessions – Reservation Required
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day

Please view the Flyer and the Rules and Liability, then email Sarah at Sarah.Rairdin@kirkwood.edu if you would like to reserve a riding spot.

Mar
2
Sat
Iowa American Saddlebred Spring Tune-Up Show
Mar 2 – Mar 3 all-day

View the link and contact Suzanne Robinson with any questions.

Mar
5
Tue
Kirkwood Open Arena Riding
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Open Arena Riding From 10:00-8:00Pm
$15 per Horse! Please pay with exact Cash or Check.
Please note the arena maybe closed due to unforeseen maintenance or inclement weather. Please call Sarah Rairdin – 319-398-1266 or Liz Lindner – 319-398-7107
Please Sign in upon arrival. No Reservations Required.
Please view the Rules Form and Liability form. Copies will be available on site.

 

Mar
9
Sat
Abraham’s Equine Clinic Winter Challenge Series – Open Show
Mar 9 – Mar 10 all-day

Please view the Showbill, Stall Reservation Form, Entry Form, and Credit Card Authorization Form. If you have questions about the event please contact Chris Frese at 319-330-2215 or email foxshowservices@gmail.com or contact Samantha Martin at 319-521-1816 or email Slkoch36@hotmail.com

Mar
13
Wed
Kirkwood Open Arena Riding
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Open Arena Riding From 10:00-8:00Pm
$15 per Horse! Please pay with exact Cash or Check.
Please note the arena maybe closed due to unforeseen maintenance or inclement weather. Please call Sarah Rairdin – 319-398-1266 or Liz Lindner – 319-398-7107
Please Sign in upon arrival. No Reservations Required.
Please view the Rules Form and Liability form. Copies will be available on site.

 

Mar
15
Fri
Saddle Up Youth Horsemanship Weekend
Mar 15 – Mar 17 all-day

Event details coming soon!!!

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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

Contact

319-398-7107
liz.lindner@kirkwood.edu

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