Practice Riding Policies

Practice Riders

  • $20.00 up to 2 hours per person for practice riding or exercising a horse.
  • Practice rider can have more than one horse.
  • Practice riders might share the Equestrian Center Arena. Please check with the Fairgrounds on the schedule.
  • Practice riders can invite others to join, but each practice rider will need to pay $20.00.

Team Roping and Barrel Racing

  • $40.00 up to 2 hours per person for team roping and barrel racing.
  • No team roping or barrel racing practice allowed at the same time. Neither can share the Equestrian Arena due to the nature of the sport.

Private Practice Riding

  • $40.00 up to 2 hours for private practice riding. (If the practice rider wants the Equestrian Center Arena without sharing it.)


  • All practice riders need to pay in advance. No refunds allowed.
  • Equestrian Center Arena availability is based on event schedule and maintenance requirements.
  • At times, practice rider might need to practice on the dirt as it is.

To make a reservation call 361-387-9000 Ext. 3