Washoe County manages eight different horse arenas at five different park locations which are open to the public year round, unless otherwise reserved. Please see the bottom of the page for information on horse arena reservations.
Bartley Ranch Regional Park has four horse arenas. Two of the arenas are located within the main area of the park near the Historic Ranch Outbuildings. The other two arenas are located in the eastern portion of the north parking lot area near the Rancharrah gate.
The large arena near the Historic Ranch Outbuilding is 294 feet long by 152 feet wide. There are three barrels for barrel racing, a holding pen on the north side of the arena, horse trough, and seating area with 5 15' metal benches. There is plenty of parking all along the north, east, and south ends of the arena.
The smaller arena near the Historical Ranch Outbuildings is 120 feet long by 90 feet wide. There is plenty of parking all along the west side of the arena.
The large riding area located in the eastern portion of the north parking lot is 300 feet long by 100 feet wide. There is limited parking on the east side of the area, but plenty of parking on the west side in the gravel parking lot.
The dressage arena located in the eastern portion of the north parking lot is 200 feet long by 100 feet wide. There is limited parking on the east side of the area, but plenty of parking on the west side in the gravel parking lot.
The Golden Valley Arena is approximately 290'x145' with ample parking.
Hidden Valley Regional Park
Clarence K. Bath Memorial Arena
The horse arena is 256 feet long by 128 feet wide. There are three barrels for barrel racing, three holding pens on the north end of the arena with a chute, an announcers stand with power, and plenty of parking for horse trailers - three tiers (285 feet long) with parking on either side. The seating area has thirty 45' metal benches with an ADA seating area for one or two wheelchairs and six picnic tables, three grills and one ADA picnic table with a grill.
The main arena is approximately 380'x170', the warm up arena is approximately 120'x80' and the circular arena is approximately 70' diameter. There is a playground, ample parking, a control booth/concession/restroom building and small covered picnic area.
The park is located 15 miles northwest of Reno off Red Rock Road on West Silver
Knolls Boulevard. This horse arena is not reservable.
Horse Arena Reservations
Reserving parties are responsible for dust control during their event and depending upon conditions, may be required to either provide their own water truck or reimburse the County for County truck and driver costs. During the winter months (end of October through end of April) bathrooms are not available and groups must provide their own portable toilets.
The Washoe County Parks Fee Schedule lists the current facility use fee and cleaning/security deposit information for reserving a horse arena. Park Reservations staff are also available to answer questions, provide horse arena availability, and book your reservation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (775) 823-6501.