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.
Oct
18
Fri
Iowa Pinto Horse Association Show
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day

Please view the Show bill or visit the Website or contact Angela De La Riva for show information.

Oct
26
Sat
Ultimate Cowgirl & Iron Horse Challenge
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day

Please view the Flyer, Entry form, and the Ali cart Entry form. Also here is a link to enter American and Jr. American. This is there Facebook link. $5 Admission fee will be charged for spectators, children 10 and under will be free. For information about the show contact Kellie Corrigan.

 

Nov
1
Fri
Spooktacular Weekend Open Show
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

Please view the Prize list and visit the website and contact Kelly for show information.

Nov
3
Sun
Spooktacular Weekend Mayflower Dressage Show
Nov 3 all-day

Please view the Prize list and visit the website and contact Kelly for show information.

Nov
9
Sat
Kirkwood Open Arena Riding
Nov 9 – Nov 10 all-day

Saturday: Open Arena 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. |  Barrel pattern set 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: Open Arena 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$15 per horse and rider for the day! Overnight stalls available. Please pay with exact Cash or Check.
Please call Sarah Rairdin – 319-398-1266 or Liz Lindner – 319-398-7107 with questions.
Please Sign in upon arrival. No Reservations Required.
Please view the Rules form and Liability form. Copies will be available on site.

Nov
22
Fri
Fuzzy Horse Schooling Weekend at Kirkwood
Nov 22 – Nov 24 all-day

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.

Nov
30
Sat
Down 4 the Cause Cattle Show
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day

Please visit the website or contact Willie with questions

Dec
6
Fri
Iowa City Dog Obedience Club Agility Trials
Dec 6 – Dec 8 all-day

Please view the website and contact Sue Ann Thompson with any questions

Jan
11
Sat
Abraham’s Equine Clinic Winter Challenge Series – Open Show
Jan 11 – Jan 12 all-day

Show bill coming soon! Please contact the Grinnell Saddle Club with any questions.

Jan
18
Sat
Kirkwood Open Arena Riding
Jan 18 – Jan 19 all-day

More information coming soon!

Jan
25
Sat
Tack Swap at Kirkwood
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact Kathy Peterson-Herbst with any questions.

Feb
8
Sat
Abraham’s Equine Clinic Winter Challenge Series -Open Show
Feb 8 – Feb 9 all-day

Show bill coming soon! Please contact the Grinnell Saddle Club with any questions.

Feb
22
Sat
Kirkwood Open Arena Riding
Feb 22 – Feb 23 all-day

More information coming soon!

Mar
7
Sat
Abraham’s Equine Clinic Winter Challenge Series – Open Show
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all-day

Show bill coming soon! Please contact the Grinnell Saddle Club with any questions.

Mar
14
Sat
Iowa American Saddlebred Spring Tune-Up Show
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day

For show information please contact Sue Robinson at robinson.suzanne@mac.com or Julie Witthoff at juliewitthoff@yahoo.com.

Mar
20
Fri
Spring Runoff Challenge – Added Money Poles and Barrels
Mar 20 – Mar 22 all-day

Visit the website and contact Verna  Hultman 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

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