Polk County Equestrian Center

Facility Rentals

Jester Park Equestrian Center can be your go-to destination for your equestrian clinic, small show, conferences or other venue needs (ie: dog shows!). Our facilities were established in mind to host a plethora of groups and we are very accommodating and flexible for your needs. Utilize our indoor complex, outdoor arena, trail system or a combination of all of the above! For fees on rentals, please scroll to the bottom to see a full pricing.

The indoor complex includes an enclosed indoor building 120’ x 240’ with a newly updated 100’ x 200’ riding surface. Included along the east wall there is pull-out bleacher style seating for up to 200 spectators. To the northern end of the arena there is a large concrete patio area with radiant heat available as well as a climate controlled full-service concession/kitchen, conference room, and public restrooms. The indoor complex also has a barn wide public address system available for usage. Click here for a small photo album of the indoor arena complex and ammenities.

The indoor arena as viewed from the south end.
Indoor Arena

The neighboring stable facility offers 12 indoor stalls and 5 covered outdoor stalls for boarding during shows and clinics. All horses entering the facility must have a health certification dated within 14 days of arrival. Horses from out-of-state will be required to have proof on a current negative Coggins. 

Looking into our 'A Block' of indoor stall, the indoor arena can be viewed to the left.Stall Block A Website

The outdoor arena is an expansive riding space, 150’ x 300’, that is a great option for equestrian events. Adjacent to the arena there is bleacher seating that could accommodate upwards of 100 spectators as well as ample green-space located around the arena for lawn-chair seating. Additionally, there is a covered picnic area with bbq pit that is great for lunch gatherings during events! See more of the green space located next to the outdoor arena by clicking here.

The outdoor arena in 2016. The fencing for the outdoor arena has since been updated!Outdoor Arena 500 Website

Jester Park Equestrian Center is situated just off the west side of Saylorville Lake with approximately 6 miles of well-maintained equestrian trails. The trails are very beginner friendly and vary in the upper, timber trail, to the prairie-like water-shed area, to the literal shores of Saylorville Lake. These trails can be utilized free of charge for daily visitors. For pricing/availability for trail usage for events (like trail challenges or non-equine events), please email us at JPEC_info@polkcountyiowa.gov.

2018 Facility Rental Fees

Indoor Arena
Under 8 Hours $500
Full Day $550
Indoor Complex
Conference Room (Full Day)  $80
Conference Room (2-Hours) $40
Concession/Kitchen (Daily) $50
Indoor Patio Area (Daily) $20
Patio Radiant Heat (Daily) $10
Outdoor Arena (Full Day) $300
Picnic Shelter $60
Campsite Rental (Primitive)  $10
Campsite Rental (Electric) $25

Additional, small facility fees maybe charged for arena footing preparation if requested.

To inquire about facility availability or more details on the equestrian center's facility rentals, please contact us at JPEC_info@polkcountyiowa.gov!

Jester Park Equestrian Center supports our local community, especially our youth. 4H, FFA, and other youth/school and/or education based groups should contact us about rental discounts and/or event sponsorship opportunities. Inquires can be sent to Equestrian Program Coordinator, Molly Mellinger at Molly.Mellinger@polkcountyiowa.gov.

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. – 5:00 p.m.
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