Events Archive

Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

The Iowa Horse Judges Certification Clinic is designed to provide high-quality training for judges working with 4-H youth. These individuals are, or aspire to be, horse show judges and obtain practical hands-on experience in judging horse classes. Adult individuals completing the clinic & a written examination are included in the Iowa Horse Judges Directory. The event will be held at the Ellsworth Equestrian Facility.

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Ready, Set, Show!  Make plans to join the Showmanship clinics. Exhibitors will receive professional instruction from Jill Paxton while working with their horses on the ground.  Auditors are welcome (no charge).

Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 7:00pm to Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 7:00pm

Are you interested in learning about horses?   Horse Fundamentals is designed for youth to learn about the horse's essential components. The material can be applied to Hippology, which means the study of the horse.  The Hippology Contest is a comprehensive, skills-based competition in which participants demonstrate the extent of their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry.

Horse Fundamentals will focus on horse anatomy, colors, markings, breeds of horses, gaits, and English and Western performance events. Interactive activities will be utilized for the program.

Saturday, December 2, 2023 - 9:00am to 3:15pm

Equine Blast is a program for 7th-12th grade students interested in equine science. The program focuses on real-world topics that impact the equine industry and youth. Students do not have to be enrolled in 4-H or own equine.

Sunday, October 15, 2023 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 19, 2023 - 8:00pm

Makenzie Berkland will be presenting a 6-week course designed as an introduction to competitive horse judging while also providing youth with previous judging experience to brush up on the most common classes. We will cover Halter, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Horsemanship, Equitation, Ranch Horse classes, and Oral Reasons. Each evening, we will cover one or two of these topics in an interactive format with opportunities to ask questions. Participants will submit placings for classes that will be tracked throughout the series. Sessions will start Sunday, October 15th, from 6 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and run through November 19th. 

Sunday, February 26, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Informational Meeting on the Contests and Participatory Events at the Annual Equine Extravaganza
February 26, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Ellsworth Community College Agriculture & Renewable Energy Center, Room 110, 705 Ellsworth Ave., Iowa Falls, IA

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 1:00pm to Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 5:00pm

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.