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
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Elizabeth (Liz) Beatty
Barn Supervisor
515-999-2818 ext. 209
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Molly Mellinger
Programs Coordinator
515-999-2818 ext. 206 
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Carly Routh
Full Time Riding Instructor
515-999-2818 ext. 205
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Curtis Kentner
Operations Coordinator
515-999-2818 ext. 202
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 Molly Ann Moore
Equestrian Center Clerk
515-999-2818
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Assistant Riding Instructors

The Assistant Riding Instructors (or ARIs) make up a core group of equestrians who are dedicated to the instruction of horsemanship and taking a leadership role in specific programs at JPEC. 

Equestrian Center Barn Crew

Our Barn Crew 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
Sierra Carmichael
Lane Miller


Assitant Clerks

A small, by dedicated, group of clerks ensure that all inquiries are handled in a timely and friendly manner. Stop in and say, "Hi!" - they will likely be at the front desk or near by!

Breann Tolley
Mckenzie Spanjer

Dean Simmons (12 years of service!)
Heather Mckinney (10 years of service!)
Mark Martin (6 years of service!)
Tony Kuehn (5 years of service!)
Nicki West
Courtney Andersen
Gary Shirk
Hannah Baker
Karissa Mercial
Alexis Stine
Danielle Blaylock
Holly Lander
Claire Roe
Megen Johnson
Ariel Charter
Minde Rettkowski
Natalia Coppess
Aurora Kramer
Daisee Olsen
Kira Frederick
Wallie Morris
Abbie Blomberg
Anna Walker

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

JPEC_info@polkcountyiowa.gov
P: (515) 999-2818
F: (515) 323-5354

Monday – Sunday  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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