The fair was started in 1983 with the intention of helping educate the horse-owning public through events, and to raise funds which will benefit equines and their owners.
All of it made possible through the planning & dedication of the Iowa Horse Council.
The event has gotten larger every year, but the purpose remains the same, to educate, support and entertain the horse lovers of Iowa.
The fair is planned organized and produced almost entirely by volunteers who donate time to this worthy cause.
- Educational seminars
- Breed Demonstrations & Parade
- Stallion Avenue
- Largest equine trade show in Iowa
- Iowa Horse Council Awards & Scolarships
- Queens & Youth Ambassador Promotions
- Cowboy Poetry & Music
- Drill Teams
April 9 – 11
Find Out More
Iowa State Fairgrounds
E 30th & E University
Des Moines, IA 50317
Be sure to visit the 2010 Equestrian Events Calendar and check back for info about the 2011 Iowa Horse Fair.