Polk County Equestrian Center

Wagon Rides


Come out to Jester Park Equestrian Center and enjoy a fun group or family outing as a team of draft horses pull your open wagon down the beautiful timber trails of Jester Park. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides are group rides, taking out up to 22 people on the wagon at a time. Wagon Rides are great for family outings, groups of friends, clubs, and promoting the of meeting other members of the community. 

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides are great for all ages. Children 2 and under are free as long as they sit on the lap of an adult. Riders who may require additional support getting into the wagon (ie: wheel chairs) a ramp is available upon request.


  • Wagon Rides are 45 minutes through the trails of Jester Park and are weather dependent.
    • In the event we must cancel rides due to weather, you will be offered an opportunity to rebook your ride or receive a full refund.
  • Wagon Rides are scheduled on the hour and the first 10 minutes are reserved for group check in. Rides depart promptly at 10-minutes after the hour.
  • All Wagon Rides require a reservation at minimum 24 hours in advance.
  • All participants must complete an Equine Release Agreement.
  • Hand-held snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are welcome on the wagon ride. In the event of cooler weather, riders are welcome to bring blankets!
  • Dogs and other small animals are NOT permitted on the wagon ride. Service animals with current identification are permitted.


  • Parties of 1-5 riders are $50
  • Parties of 6-10 riders are $100
  • Parties of 11-15 riders are $150 *(Parties of this size will end up being private due to the full wagon)*
  • Parties of 16-20 riders ar $200 *(Parties of this size will end up being private due to the full wagon)*

Children under 2 years old are free, however they will be asked to sit on an adult's lap. If you expect your child will want to sit on their own, please include them in your party count.

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If you do not see your preferred date listed as available,  you are welcome to submit a request form for weekday wagon rides. Submit a Weekday Wagon Ride Request HERE!
If a weekend is unlisted, it is due to a scheduled event and is not available.

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Questions, concerns, or for information on larger parties/special interest groups, please contact us at (515) 999-2818 ext 1 or shoot us an email at JPEC_info@polkcountyiowa.gov!

Meet our Teams 
Percheron Draft Team
Left - Ajah || Right - Tik 


Mix'n'Match Team
Daisy (left) is a Belgian Mare
Bud (right) is 3/4 Percheron x 1/4 Appaloosa

BudDuke (1)
Fjord Teams
Left - Nells || Right - Elma


Current Wagon Ride Schedule
For rides more than 1 month out in advance, please shoot us an email at JPEC_info@polkcountyiowa.gov or a call at (515)-999-2818 ext 1!

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.