Welcome to the Iowa Equestrian Center
located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Indoor Show Arena
An enclosed announcers/viewing section and state-of-the-art sound system and satellite radio ensure a premier experience for show committees, exhibitors and spectators. The fully heated, abundant space allows for year-round shows, demonstrations and clinics. 100 x 200 ft. Performance Area/Riding Space.
Outdoor Show Arena
Our Outdoor Arena is 130 x 300 ft. and is equipped with lights and sound.
Our Stall Barn features 210 10 x 10 ft. stalls with rubber mats, 10 warm water wash racks, a show manager's office, restrooms and concrete alleys.
The large indoor Warm-Up Arena is 88 x 120 ft. and connects directly to our Indoor Show Arena.
North Barn features 37 wooden stalls with 2 warm water wash racks.
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.
Open Arena Riding from 10:00-8:00Pm
$15/horse to ride, stalls are available at $30 each and stalling is optional. Please pay with exact cash or check.
No reservation required, sign in upon arrival. Please view the rules & liability form. Copies available onsite.
Please note the arena may be closed due to unforeseen maintenance or inclement weather. Please check our Facebook page for updates or call Liz at 319-398-7107 or Sarah at 319-398-1266.
Please view the Flyer and Stall Reservation Form
Kirkwood Open Arena Riding and More! Get out of the cold, bring your horse or pony and stay for the weekend. We will have the arenas and wash racks open 12:00 p.m. on Friday through 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. We are adding some unjudged classes just for fun! Come with friends and make a weekend out of it!
Please call Sarah Rairdin – 319-398-1266 or Liz Lindner – 319-398-7107 with questions.
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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