Polk County Equestrian Center

Equestrian Center Team

Jester Park Equestrian Center runs 7-days a week, 365 days a year. Even if we are not having public programming for a day, the horses that live at the center need to be cared for! We have a dedicated and knowledgable staff that makes up the team at JPEC. 

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Claudia Starr
Facility Manager
515-999-2818 ext. 208
Elizabeth (Liz) Beatty
Barn Supervisor
515-999-2818 ext. 209
Molly Mellinger
Programs Coordinator
515-999-2818 ext. 206 
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Carly Routh
Full Time Riding Instructor
515-999-2818 ext. 205
Curtis Kentner
Operations Coordinator
515-999-2818 ext. 202

 Molly Ann Moore
Equestrian Center Clerk

Assistant Riding Instructors

The Assistant Riding Instructors (or ARIs) make up a core group of equestrians who are dedicated to the instruction of horsemanship at JPEC. 

Equestrian Center Stable Laborers

Our Stable Laborers are the backbone of JPEC and we would not be able to operate without their dedicated efforts. They are a passionate group who are out at the barn, rain or shine, hot or cold, to care for the horses that call JPEC home.

Jacklyn Gautsch
Olivia Ewing
Sierra Carmichael

Dean Simmons (12 years of service!)
Heather Mckinney (10 years of service!)
Mark Martin
Tony Kuehn
Nicki West
Courtney Andersen
Gary Shirk
Hannah Baker
Karissa Mercial
Alexis Stine
Danielle Blaylock
Holly Lander
Darlene Greeley
Baylie Bennet
Anna Walker
Jessica Kruse
Grace Walter

If you're interested in joining our team, we post employment opportunities periodically though Polk County Human Resources. If you do not see any job opportunities listed on that website, we are currently not hiring. Feel free to reach out to us however, so we may let you know of any upcoming opportunities in the near future! 

Contact Us

Jester Park Equestrian Center
11171 NW 103 Court
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 999-2818
F: (515) 323-5354

Monday – Sunday  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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