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Horse Shows Events located in Iowa

HorseShowCentral > Shows Calendar > Iowa

Find Iowa horse shows here, with names, dates, location, and types of classes that each of the IA shows offer. Roughly over 50 percent of Iowa owners attend horse shows, events!

Horse show activities and facilities are available in numerous locations throughout Iowa, and there are also over 80 trails and at least 38 campgrounds within county parks.

In Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood has one of the largest equine science programs in the Midwest, along with the The Iowa Equestrian Center which is eastern Iowa’s premier facility for horse shows.  The annual Iowa Horse Fair, was recently awarded the Best New Rodeo, and a good number of good rodeos are hosted through the state. Prairie Meadows, in Altoona, is a Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse racetrack. The equine industry in Iowa is thriving.

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Standard show ads are only $5 for an entire year; Featured ads $49 or less.



Entries in the Horse Show Calendar appear below in the following order: Featured ads first, followed by the $5 Standard ads. Within each section shows are ordered by “start date”.
Name Dates Breeds Disciplines State

Standard Iowa Shows

Des Moines Springfest
Over $100,000 for Blank Children’s Hospital.
April 26, 2018 to
April 29, 2018
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Standard Shows Not Yet Updated
Iowa State Fair Society Horse Show
The Iowa State fair as an internationally known event.
August 15, 2017 to
August 16, 2017
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Basic Iowa Shows

Iowa All Arabian Spring Show April 21, 2018 to
April 22, 2018
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Great River Benefit May 18, 2018 to
May 20, 2018
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Basic Shows Not Yet Updated
USEF REgion 4 Dressage Championships September 28, 2017 to
October 1, 2017
Cumming, Iowa
Madison County Dressage Fall Classic September 20, 2017 to
September 24, 2017
Cumming, Iowa
Mid States Fall HJ September 13, 2017 to
September 17, 2017
Mason City, Iowa
Iowa Fall Classic September 8, 2017 to
September 10, 2017
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Iowa Gold Star Stallion Futurity/Fall Classic September 2, 2017
Des Moines, Iowa
Madison County Dressage Classic I & II August 26, 2017 to
August 27, 2017
Cumming, Iowa
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Iowa Horse Shows and Classes for Breeds

Shows for breeds and events/classes in Iowa are of great interest to those living in the state, or nearby. Of course, often a state offers one of more shows that pull in many entries from around the country. Breeds for which Iowa offers at least 3 chances to hit the show ring are as follows:

Iowa Horse Shows with the following discipline classes

Iowa shows based on a single discipline or shows that offer specific discipline classes is importantly useful for all exhibitors who reside in or near this state.   Disciplines for which Iowa offers at least 3 opportunities for showing are as follows:

Drvng    Saddleseat    Academy    Gaited    Eng. Plsr    Cntry Plsr    Sho Plsr    Equitation    Dressage    Hunter    Reining    TRAIL    WSTRN PLSR   

Iowa Horse Shows by Month

Anyone involved with horses in Iowa wants to know which shows occur where, each month. These shows and their locations within the state, and their start dates, is a 'need to know' situation and changes from year to year, The months in which Iowa provides three or more shows are:

Apr    May    Jun    Aug    Sep