Schedule of Events

All events held by "The Pony Express Riders of Iowa" are open to the public.


IOWA HORSE FAIR - April 4, 5 & 6 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  We will have a booth and will be selling ATV tickets.  If anyone can help, please call Carole @ 515-249-6376

Taylor County
April 4 Auction at Dally Post Saloon, Lenox, IA starting at 8PM.

Hardin County
April 5 - Hardin County Dance and Auction @ Steamboat Rock Schoolhouse.  8 - Midnight.  Dance to “Borderline”.  Donations for the auction are welcome.

April 5 - Dance - Auction.  8PM - Midnight at Wibholm Hall (Page County Fairgrounds). Dance to Brook Turner Rockin' D Band.  Large auction including 40' round pen

SAC County
April 12 - Auction, Supper, Dance at Sac City VFW Post 590.  See Flyer on our NEWS page for complete information.

Hardin County
April 18th - Ackley Saddle Club hosting Pony Express Good Friday dance @ Ackley Rec Club.
9PM to 1AM.  Band is “Borderline” band.

Tri County
April 18 - Dance at Lake Robins Ballroom.  Doors will be open at 6:30 .   Supper available.            Band (Rebyl Road)  from 8 - Midnight.   Silent Auction.  50/50.  

April 19th @ Lake Robins Ballroom.  8 - Midnight.      Serving supper approx. 6PM, and also serving breakfast immediately after the celebration dance.
Please take advantage of our bussing service between the host motel and Lake Robins. 
Don’t Drink And Drive.

April 18  Dance at The Fox in Knoxville from 8 - 11.  Music by the Unforgiven Band”.  See NEWS page for flyer and more info.

April 26 - Pony Rides (with photo)  at Ankeny Earl May from 10 - 2

Horse Show & Cowgirl Queen Contest      
April 27    @ Marion County Fairgrounds, Knoxville, New this year: payback classes & trophies

ANNUAL PONY EXPRESS STATEWIDE MEETING - May 4th @ Camp Sunnyside.  General Membership meeting at 1:00 and everyone is urged to attend.  Voting will take place for
new Board members plus Secretary and Treasurer.  This is your opportunity to chose your Region’s representatives.

Jasper County
May 10th Horse Show and Cowgirl Queen Contest.  Jasper County Fairgrounds @ Colfax


May 10 Collection Point in Bondurant from 7 AM - ??

4th Annual Wagon Train Ride  to Dan Larson Memorial Bull Ride
June 5,6,& 7th     flyer available on NEWS page 

Tri County
June 14 - Pony Rides (with photo) at Waukee Earl May from 10 - 2.

Central Iowa Group
June 29 Horse Show (with Queen Contests) at Palisades Equestrian Center, Prole, IA
Please see our NEWS page for flyer and complete information.

ANNUAL PONY EXPRESS/DOUBLE D RODEO Aug. 1st and 2nd at the Double D Arena (7 miles
North of Toledo on Hwy 63 then half mile East). 
  RIVER VALLEY WEEK-END - June 13, 14 & 15.  This will be the 5th Annual Week-end of fun for the Pony Express Riders at River Valley in Farmington and we have lots of fun plans in the works.  Be sure to call Carolyn @ 319-878-3888 to make your camping reservations, and watch for flyer and updates.

Chickasaw County
Dance & Auction          June 7th         8 PM-midnight
Held at the Fairgrounds in Nashua.  BYOB & bring lawn chairs.  Band TBD

Statewide Event - August 1 - 2 .  Annual Pony Express/Double D Rodeo @  Double D Arena, Toledo, IA. ( 7 miles North of  Toledo on Hwy 63 then 1/2 mile East on E29). This event takes a lot of early preparation and planning with lots of help at the performances.  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS !!   Please contact Carole @ 515=249=6376 to visit about what you can do to make this event a successful one.   SAVE THE DATE and plan to attend.

IOWA STATE FAIR - Aug. 7 through 17th.  Each Region has several days that they are responsible to help man our booth and sell Horse Raffle Tickets.  Again, I will say WE NEED VOLUNTEERS !  Please check with your Regionall VP to find out what days they need your help and if you find that you aren’t going to be at the fair on any of these days, please stop by when you are there and check to see if anyone needs a short break or if there is ample help.  Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Lucas County

Horse Show & Cowgirl Queen Contest           September 13
@ the Russell Livestock Sale Barn Arena.
Watch for updates/details & flyer to be available


Central Iowa Group
Pony Bowl             March 22            1:00
Premier Bowling in Pleasant Hill.  Play 3 games 9 Pin No Tap. $20 person, includes shoe rental. Lots of prizes, 50/50 drawings, Silent Auction.  For more info or to pre-register, call Kim @ 515-202-0954

Pump Gas for Tips          April 25th      4-7 PM
@ Hy Vee Gas in Pleasant Hill

Collection Points             May 17th
HWY 163 & Hickory intersection in Pleasant Hill, to volunteer to help, call Kim @ 515-202-0954

Horse Show & Queen Contest          June 29
Location TBD & flyer available at later date.  So, save the date & watch for updates!

Pony Golf                Sept. 21        7 AM– Noon
4 man best shot @ Terrace Hills in Altoona.
Watch for updates

For More Information about
Pony Express Riders of Iowa, Inc. contact

Carole Bailey


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