For equestrian users of the facility, the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds provides a heated and lighted 70' x 200' indoor riding arena, a 110' x 195' outdoor competition arena, and a 160' x 220' outdoor draft horse ring. We have equipment available for your use including barrels, jumps, poles, etc.
We have a heated lobby in the arena building as well as indoor and outdoor washroom facilities (outdoor includes showers and is only open during summer months).
The Exhibition Grounds boast 8 outdoor 30'x40' pens which include a covered shelter, as well as a light horse barn with 10'x10' box stalls for your boarding convenience.
Arena Rider Members are entitled to the use of all of these as per the fee schedule below.
The general public is welcome to haul-in anytime and use the facilities at their convenience, for a drop in fee of $15 per day. Please check the arena schedule BEFORE making the trip in!
The NVES strives to provide a safe and enjoyable riding environment for riders and animals. The Society is open to all comments received by Arena Rider Members, and encourages participation in the Society’s monthly general meetings.
The indoor and outdoor arena ground is groomed on a regular basis!
Gates will be locked every night at 10:00 pm and opened at 7:00 am.
Arena Rider memberships are valid for one year from date paid, and include general membership to the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society.
Yearly membership fees, attached to a completed application ( see below ), can be put in the drop box in the arena lobby, brought to the office during regular hours, or mailed to the NVES.
Drop-in riders must fill out a waiver, sign, and include with the $15 payment in an envelope, and place in drop box in lobby. Drop boxes are checked regularly.
Waivers, applications, and envelopes can all be found on a table near the drop box in the lobby, as well as at the rear of the arena near the yellow drop box.
**Yearly arena rider memberships are now available on a 5 month payment plan as detailed below.
|Membership Type||Description||Yearly 1-Time Cost||
|Adult||1 adult 19 and older||$270.00||$55/month|
|Youth||1 youth, 18 or younger (requires parent/guardian signature)||$140.00||$30/month|
|Each additional youth (same family)||$80.00||$18/month|
|Family||1 parent + children 6-18 years old||$470.00||$94/month|
|2 parents + children 6-18 years old||$480.00||$96/month|
Children 5 and under
(must be accompanied by parent/guardian with valid membership + signed waiver)
|Drop-in/Guest||Those with no yearly membership||$15 per day|
|Time Slot in Arena Rider Schedule||Book a dedicated time slot for your group or club (upon approval from Board)||$100.00 per 6 month season|
Pens &Stalls are locked. Arrangements must be made in advance for access by calling the office at (250) 567-3011.
Forms can be found in the arena lobby or downloaded here. You must submit a competed waiver for your age group with your arena rider member application.
Guests/Drop-ins must complete a liability waiver once so that we have one on file for you before you ride.
Forms and payment can be placed inside arena lobby drop box or brought to the office during regular hours (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10-4).
Groups or clubs wishing to ride in the indoor arena for a specific discipline may make a presentation to the Board of Directors requesting a regular time slot.
There is a time-slot booking fee of $100 per group per 6 month season (winter or summer). Each group must include an active Arena Rider Member. Participants in the time slot who do not have an Arena Rider Membership are required to pay the $15 drop-in fee per usage.
See the list of existing clubs and user groups here