Equestrian Center News
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Flooding Updates 5/30/2019:
The Guided Trail Rides at the Jester Park Equestrian Center are a staple of our summer recreation season and generally we have our opening weekend on the first weekend of June! Unfortunately, the flooding that occured early this spring left our trail system with significant damage. As of 5/30/2019 we are re-flooding and we will have to start this clean up effort over again after the waters recede. We cannot start our trail season without safe, accessable trails!
At this time, we are hoping to start the guided trail ride in late June, but this date is variable based on weather and the clean-up schedule. We thank everyone for being patient and we cannot wait to get started!
If you'd like to be contacted when trail rides open/we have an exact date of the season start? Fill out THIS FORM and you'll be the first to know!
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Summer will be here soon and what better way to spend those warm days than being at summer camp?!
We have officially announced the dates, times, and ages under "Horse Adventures in Nature Camp" and "Jr. Horse Adventures in Nature Camp"!
If you have ANY questions, please email us at JPEC_info@polkcoutnyiowa.gov. This is the best form of communication as our phones don't always work the best all the way out here in the barn! *Especially with all this snow*
We are SO excited about camps and we hope you are too!
REGISTRATION will open March 5th at 3:00 PM. Want to be emailed a reminder?
Fill out this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/WvJZGrHJwyZt9uHf2
Monday, November 19, 2018
We would like to thank everybody who came out last night and celebrated with us at the 3rd Annual Stars & Stripes Gala, as well as everybody who donated, and the event sponsors! The 2018 Stars & Stripes Gala was more succesful than ever and we are proud and blown away by the generousity of our community in assisting us in raising a grand total of $16,892! We cannot say thank you enough!
We have been able to serve 191 Veteran service members since the start in September 2016, and we are so thankful for all of the continued support as we continue to grow and expand our reach! The success of the Horses Helping Heroes program would not be possible without the support of this great community!
Before we know it, the 2019 4th Annual Stars & Stripes Gala will be upon us and you can bet we're excited about it! We always need donations (silent auction baskets, unique live auction pieces, services, etc.), event sponsors, and event volunteers as we prepare for next year. If you're interested in getting involved, please let us know by contacting us at JPEC_info@polkcountyiowa.gov!
We thank you! - Horses Helping Heroes
Thursday, September 13, 2018
The equestrian center will be invaded by Golden Retreivers the weekend of September 21-23 as the DSM Golden Retreiver Club host their annual Agility Trials at the facility. The event is open to spectators and run approx. from 9am-4pm daily!
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Special Olympics is back at JPEC for their annual state equestrian competition. This event is always a favorite of the barn and we welcome all to visit and cheer on the athletes. For more information about the competition and volunteer information please visit their website: http://www.soiowa.org/competitions/statewide-competitions/equestrian/
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
With the arrival of spring (finally!) we are very aware that gardening season has begun! You may come out any time from 8 AM to 5 PM to pick up horse manure for your garden (please note: this is fresh manure, less than 2 weeks old - we do not have composed manure on site). If you are picking up a large amount and need a skid steer to load your vehicle/trailer, please email Barn Supervisor, Liz Beatty at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a day and time for pick up. Happy gardening!