Polk County Equestrian Center

Guided Trail Rides

Trail season runs during our recreation season; May through October (depending on weather). 

Reservations are required. Make sure to get signed up ONLINE before heading out to the barn (no reservations via phone).

Come saddle up and join us in the great outdoors for a scenic trail ride! You will be guided by our outgoing wranglers and taken care of by our string of beginner-friendly horses. We’ll ride through the timber of Jester Park and take in the picturesque view of Saylorville Lake.

Need to Know

  • There is a rider weight limit of 250lbs.

  • Minimum age requirement of 8-years-old. Minors must be accompanied by an adult (18yo+) in their party on the ride.

  • Trail ride groups are limited to 4 children under the age of 12-years-old. To inquire about youth group outings, please contact us via email.

  • All riders must be physically able to mount and dismount their horse from a mounting block under their own power and take basic riding instruction.

  • All riders MUST wear a JPEC ATSM Approved Helmet.

  • All trail rides are walk only.

  • JPEC has the right to refuse service if there are safety concerns for any participants, the horses, or staff.


Questions or concerns? Email us at JPEC_info@polkcountyiowa.gov  

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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