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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Lela Mullen
Facility Manager
515-999-2818 ext. 7 
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Elizabeth (Liz) Beatty
Barn Supervisor
515-999-2818 ext. 5
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Anna Kurns
Operations Coordinator
515-999-2818 ext. 5
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Molly Mellinger
Program Coordinator
515-999-2818 ext. 6 
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Carly Routh
Full Time Clerk and Veteran's Program Liason 
515-999-2818 ext. 1
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Emma Grace Milian
Full Time Instructor
515-999-2818 ext. 2
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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 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.

Brittany Frankford
Casey Baumberger
Shannon Reeves
Jacklyn Gautsch

515-999-2818 ext. 2
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Dean Simmons (11 years of service!)
Heather Mckinney (9 years of service!)
Mark Martin
Mindy Loats
Ariel Charter
Tony Kuehn
Nicki West
Michaela Ostendorf
Gary Shirk
Olivia Ewing
Courtney Anderson
Hannah Baker
Kalleigh Kroneman
Bill Damman
Mike Lavasseur

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
jpec_info@polkcountyiowa.gov
Monday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.