Irish Run Farms

Quality horse care in Des Moines, Iowa
 
 

The Irish Run Story

 
 

Irish Run Farms is a little piece of heaven located adjacent to Waterworks Park in Des Moines, Iowa. It is a full-service, private equestrian training facility; offering boarding, training, lessons, sales and leases. Riders may choose to utilize the large outdoor arena, newly surfaced indoor arena or the bridle trails in the park. The heated main barn boasts a cinderblock construction; keeping the horses cool during the hot summer months and warm during the cold Iowa winters. Clients may also enjoy our comfortable lounge, equipped with refrigerator, microwave and internet access. A washer, dryer, indoor restroom, wash stall and secure tack room are also available for customer use. All of the large stalls are matted and have windows (with interchangeable screens and storms). Stall guards may be used when safety is not a concern. Horses are fed breakfast, lunch and dinner and are turned out daily. As an added bonus, our stable manager lives a few short steps from the barn to offer round-the-clock care.

Though the stable is literally in the “heart of the city,” it is a bucolic setting with plenty of room to graze horses, socialize and picnic. Sunday morning trail rides and bonfires are regular events when weather permits.  Students and boarders alike enjoy the warm demeanor and expertise of trainer Rae Doerring and the camaraderie of our barn family.

 

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