"When this facility became available for horse shows we decided to make the big move up here to Cedar Rapids because the facility here 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 Weber, Great River Saddlebred Association

 "Very nice facility... Staff very professional and helpful, they made us feel like they wanted us there."
Jeff Vorhies, Iowa NBHA
 "Great people to work with."
Terry Schroeder, Equine Marketing Group, Inc.
 "We have shown in many places... and your facility ranks right up there as one of the best."
Tim & Patty Maxwell, Iowa Buckskin Horse Association
 "We received nothing put compliments and rave reviews..."
Mark Weber, Great River Saddlebred Association



"Nowhere is America's enduring affection for the horse more evident than at a program like the one at Kirkwood's Iowa Equestrian Center. This is a program of national significance. Designed to prepare young people for dynamic futures, the Iowa Equestrian Center also provides the larger public the thrill of the equestrian experience. This commitment to excellence and to our youth mirrors the goals at Featherlite Trailers. It is an honor for Featherlite to be an IEC sponsor and the Official Trailer of this extraordinary complex. We look forward to this relationship that enhances and expands the joys of riding and training in the great equine traditions of this country."

Randy Lewis
National Sales Manager for Featherlite Trailers
and alumnus of Kirkwood Community College

Featherlite Trailers is the official trailer of the Iowa Equestrian Center.

"It was a real pleasure for me to conduct a clinic weekend at the Iowa Equestrian Center located at Kirkwood Community College. 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!"

"I do look forward again to being a part of the year's activities. It's facilities like this that makes you want to come back!"

Lynn Palm


"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.

Again, we appreciate your generosity in constructing a well managed horse facility and we look forward to many returns."

Ted and Darlene Turner
Turner Ranch, Inc.


"I would like to thank you and your staff for having such a hospitable attitude towards our association during the horse show that was recently held at the Iowa Equestrian Center. You responded to our every whim and idea and did your very best to make everyone, and especially the horses, comfortable. This was our first year holding the show on your grounds and numbers were up for those attending considerably. After attending the show, many went home and bragged about the grounds, and we may have to stall in the cattle barn this year because more people will be coming. Also, because numbers were up for our show, this has sparked another show, the Iowa Summer Spectacular, to move their location to the Iowa Equestrian Center. Thank You!!!"

Sally Potter