Make Plans to Attend the Iowa Show Circuit

More awards, hospitality and Level 1 Select classes have been added for 2016.

From the Iowa Show Circuit

The Iowa Show Circuit is being held June 5-11 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Credit: Iowa Show Circuit)

Celebrating 49 years, the Iowa Show Circuit kicks off on June 5 with a Level 1-only show, followed by six days of the regular show, June 6-11 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Iowa Show Circuit is proud to have earned AQHA Top Ten Circuit status for the past four years!

In 2015, the Iowa Show Circuit added Level 1 Select amateur western pleasure and horsemanship. The popularity of those classes in their first year of being offered has led to adding two more Level 1 Select classes for 2016 - Trail and Showmanship. The Level 1 Select amateur exhibitor group is a growing segment at AQHA shows and the Iowa Show Circuit is adapting the show schedule to reflect these changes.

Schedule changes include:  

  • All halter classes will be held on Friday, June 10.
  • Two days of trail (split arena) on Monday, June 6, and Thursday, June 9, in the Jacobson Arena.

The Iowa Show Circuit’s flat-fee structure of $275 makes it easy as one fee covers all entries for the 6 AQHA shows and stalling. There will be no practice or warm up fees either!

The Iowa Quarter Horse Youth Association will help kick off the show with a welcome dinner held in the evening on Saturday, June 4. The hospitality continues through the week from longtime Iowa Show Circuit sponsor, Equine Chronicle. The Morning Wake Up Sponsors are Miya Childers/Dawning Performance Horses and Brickham QH LLC/Willybuptonogood.

Sunday, June 5, is Level 1 Day!

  • First-place awards provided by Iowa Show Circuit & Schneiders Saddlery Co.
  • Second-place awards provided by Cinch
  • High Point Deck Chairs by Digital Pens & Needles
  • Pizza Party sponsored by Equine Chronicle, Progressive Nutrition and Nutrena

Many great awards, random giveaways and more from our sponsor partners:

  • High Points – Trail Horse, Open Horse, Amateur, Level 1 Amateur, Select, Level 1 Select, Level 1 Youth, 13-&-Under and 14-18.
  • Circuit awards for all classes.

The Iowa Show Circuit would like to thank its sponsors: Equine Chronicle, Cinch, Noble Outfitters, Dewey Ford, Brandt Blanket Co, Progressive Nutrition, Nutrena, Schneiders Saddlery Co., SmartPak, Harris Leather, Kelly Herd Jewelry, Heeley Pleasure Horses, Rock Ridge Ranch, IQHA and more!

For schedule and stall reservation information, visit or contact Mary Moorman at or 515-961-4925. Connect with us on Facebook.