Our All-Purpose Competition Space
Suitable for English, Western, Livestock, Ranch competitions and more, NEC’s East Arena offers maximum flexibility to meet the greatest variety of event needs. The largest of our indoor arenas, it provides more room for more riders, more horses, more carts, more jumps, more cattle, more trail obstacles, more everything. This 140′ x 225′ competition space and its adjoining 65′ x 80′ warm-up both contain fresh Eureka HG Sugar Sand atop a chat base that easily accommodates the differing footing demands of numerous showing and riding disciplines.
In 2019, NEC restored its cattle loading chute and installed semi-permanent holding and working pens just outside the East Warm-Up, making the delivery, use and departure of cattle far easier and efficient. In 2020, NEC added shade-cover over the cattle holding pens to shelter livestock from full-sun conditions. Finally, the East Arena’s south-side concourse now has increased grandstand seating for up to 350 people and provides more convenient access to the East Show Office as well as to food and drink in NEC’s newly re-opened Side Pass Standing Cafe. The wide packed-dirt concourse on the north-side can be utilized for portable VIP booths, pop-up bars and catering, additional temporary seating, vendors, awards displays and more. Whether offering one type or many types of competition, events attracting talented exhibitors and public spectators will be pleased with the East Arena’s excellent accommodations.
- 140′ x 225′ East Arena
- 65′ x 80′ East Warm Up
- Eureka HG Sugar Sand Footing
- Crow’s Nest for Exclusive Guests
- NEC’s Side-Pass Standing Cafe
- Grandstand seating up to 350
- Total Spectator Occupancy 700