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.


Due to the continuing threat of COVID-19, Kirkwood Community College has made the decision to CANCEL ALL EVENTS at the Iowa Equestrian Center THROUGH JUNE 1st. The college will evaluate the status of events scheduled after the 1st as needed.

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.
* Event is Canceled* Midwest Classic Shetland Breeders Show
May 29 – May 31 all-day
* Event is Canceled* Pony of Americas Club Show
Jun 6 – Jun 7 all-day
* Event is Canceled* All American Miniature Horse Club
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day
*Event has been Relocated* Go For Broke Barrel Race
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

Please visit the website and contact Lynde Johnson with any questions

ILR-SD Gathering of Friends and Champions – National Llama Show
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

Please visit the website and contact Nick Hauptly with any questions.

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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