Our Four Arenas in One with Park-Like Setting
The NEC’s Outdoor Arena, lined by ornamental trees, is an impressive 240′ x 700′ in size, the near equivalent of four of our indoor arenas. For use as a whole, the Outdoor Arena can be sub-divided to meet the needs of specific events. Surrounded by 3′ white two-rail vinyl fence installed in spring 2020, its signature footing is blended, all-weather sand and limestone screenings capable of high performance under both wet and dry conditions. Six double-gated entrances, each 12′ wide, allow horses, equipment trailers and motorized vehicles including golf carts to enter and exit the arena easily. Exhibitors and guests will enjoy dedicated bridlepaths with golf cart accessibility as well as multiple shaded pavilions providing shade and shelter from the weather. Announcements will broadcast clearly through NEC’s advance-tech portable PA system operating with wireless microphones and reaching dual-zones for messaging into separate riding areas. Our two-way radio system enables barn calls to air remotely into all stabling barns on the property.
Several tail-gating spots are located along the Outdoor Arena’s north and west sides, making for a festive, social environment for VIP guests and fundraising campaigns. In addition, guests will enjoy the park-like setting and serene views of NEC’s straightforward green-scapes, adjacent pastureland and active fishpond.
- 240′ x 700′ Outdoor Arena
- Divisible for Multiple Rings
- Blended All Weather Sand and Screenings Footing
- Multiple Tailgating Spots
- Open Pavilions with Table Seating
- Total Spectator Occupancy Variable