Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag program is holding Women Managing Horses beginning Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Clarion, Iowa and continuing Nov. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 5 and Dec.12. Classes are 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a light meal served at 5:30 p.m. The classes will be held at Wright County Extension Office, 210 1st St SW, Clarion, Iowa. Cost is $75.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 9:45am to 3:00pm

Attend the IHC annual meeting &

  • Tour the ISU Equine Veterinary Clinic
  • Attend a presentation by Dr. David Wong on Current Digestive and Respiratory Issues in Horses
  • Learn about IHC committees
  • Hear how you and/or an association can help with the Iowa Horse Fair
  • Learn about becoming involved in the Trails committee
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The IHC annual meeting will be held January 18th, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 4:00pm to Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 5:00pm

The Extravaganza is an opportunity for Iowa youth to participate in a variety of horseless horse contests and activities.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 1:00pm to Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 5:00pm

Learn About Horse Judging

Youth and adult spectators are invited to attend and participate in learning more about what a judge looks for at a horse show. This is a great opportunity to provide experience to future youth judging teams or just learn about the thought process a judge uses for successful judging. Dr. David J. Denniston, Associate Professor, from Colorado State University will be the clinician. For the first time in 2019 a 2-day program will be held. Day 1 will include discussions on the new AQHA/APHA scoring system for Horsemanship, English Equitation, and Showmanship and scoring Ranch Riding or Ranch classes. Day 2 includes judging approximately eight live classes.

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 5:00pm

Taking place in early April each year, the Horse Fair is a perennial favorite throughout the Iowa equine community as it offers a perfect end to the cabin fever brought on by a typical Iowa winter. Many consider it to be the grand opening to the new season of horse events. Everyone considers it a perfect excuse to be among like-minded horse people.