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.
Apr
27
Sat
Zone 5 American Paint Horse Show
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

Please view the Show bill, Entry Form, or the Website. For stall information contact Lindsay McLain 515-491-5111.

May
3
Fri
Iowa Pinto Horse Association
May 3 – May 4 all-day

Please view the Showbill or Website and contact Angela De La Riva at angeladelariva@gmail.com for Stalling information.

May
11
Sat
NCRHA Kirkwood Rein-in Reining Horse Show
May 11 – May 12 all-day

Please view the Show bill, Entry form, and website. Please contact Mike Davis 319-404-2270 for more informaiton

May
17
Fri
Great River Benefit Saddlebred Horse Show
May 17 – May 19 all-day

Please view the Show schedule or contact Nancy Weber 563-260-3245

May
25
Sat
Memorial Day Classic Paint Horse Show
May 25 – May 27 all-day

Please view the Show bill and Website or contact Lindsay McLain at lbg81@aol.com or 515-491-5111 for stall information.

May
31
Fri
MCSBA Shetland Pony Show
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day

Please view the Show bill and the Website or Contact Dixi Cohea at showmanager@centurylink.net or 636-290-6258

Jun
6
Thu
Pony of the Americas Regional Show
Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day

Please view the June 6th Double B&P Show bill and the June 7th – 9th Regional Show bill or the Website. Please contact Mike King with questions at mike.king@adm.com or 563-249-6129

Jun
15
Sat
All American Miniature Horse Club Show
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day

Please view the Class list and Entry form and Website. Contact Dixi Cohea at showmanager@centurylink.net or 636-290-6258 with any questions

Jun
21
Fri
Go For Broke Barrel Race
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

Please view the Flyer and the Website or contact Lynde Johnson at goforbrokebarrelrace@gmail.com or 515-571-4281

Jun
28
Fri
ILR-SD Gathering of Friends and Champions National Llama Show
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day

Please visit the website for additional information or contact Nick Happily with any questions at nickhauptly@hotmail.com or 319-610-7396

Jul
4
Thu
Hawkeye Classic AQHA Show
Jul 4 – Jul 7 all-day

Please view the Website and contact Brian Hamrick

Jul
12
Fri
Mid-States Horse and Pony Show
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day

Please contact Sue Kinsinger at suekinsinger@gmail.com or 319-325-0553

Jul
20
Sat
Iowa Paint Horse Club Show
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day

Please view the Showbill and the Website or please contact Lindsay McLain for show information

Jul
27
Sat
Grinnell Saddle Club Show
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day

Please view the Website and contact Kelly Birkenholtz at 641-417-0009 or Shelly Nikkel at 641-891-1984

Aug
3
Sat
Mississippi Valley Appaloosa Horse Club Show
Aug 3 – Aug 4 all-day

Please view the Show bill and visit the Website and Contact Gary Henderson for show information.

Aug
9
Fri
Iowa NBHA State Championships
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

Please view the Website or Contact Gay Ellen Vick for show information.

Aug
17
Sat
Iowa POA Club Futurity Show
Aug 17 – Aug 18 all-day

Please view the Show bill and Website or contact Mike King with questions at mike.king@adm.com or 563-249-6129

Aug
31
Sat
Iowa Classic Horse Show
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day

Please visit the Website and contact Julie Kramer with questions.

Sep
6
Fri
Iowa Fall Classic Saddlebred Show
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day

Please contact Gloria Paulsen for show information

Sep
13
Fri
Barrel Bash
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

Please visit the Website or contact Renea Bolling for show information.

Sep
21
Sat
Iowa Appaloosa Horse Association Show
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day

Please view the Show bill and visit the Website or contact Jill Goodale for show information.

Oct
4
Fri
Go For Broke Showdown Finals
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day

Please view the Flyer and Website or contact Lynde Johnson for race information.

Oct
12
Sat
Iowa Paint Horse Club Show and Futurity
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day

Please visit the Website or contact Lindsay McLain for show information.

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.

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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