Arena Construction Moves Forward at the Washington State Horse Park

Our friends at the Washington State Horse Park have been hard at work since the end of the show season breaking ground and starting construction of the brand new $4.6 million covered arena project. It’s all making for a very busy off-season for the Horse Park, as they work to get the new arena ready for the 2020 showing season. In their own words:

“Construction momentum has kicked into high gear since our final events last weekend… Digging dirt, setting footing forms, laying rebar, pouring concrete, spreading fill and gravel… it’s quite impressive to see the scale and speed of work underway!”

When completed, the new 200 feet wide by 350 feet long covered facility will include:

  • A 150’ X 300’ competition space (covered, not fully enclosed)
  • 25-foot wide covered “porch” wrapping around the competition space
    — Houses judges stands, portable seating, vendors, etc
    — Protection for horses and riders from weather while waiting to compete
  • Balanced visibility via a translucent skylight panel and indirect outdoor light
  • Lighting for nighttime events

Artist’s rendering of what the covered arena facility will look like when finished. Image courtesy WSHP.

The new covered arena will allow larger events, significantly extend the potential showing season, and attract new visitors to the Horse Park. Cascade Horse Shows is already making plans for how to incorporate the new space into our future shows.

The Park Needs Your Support

As a reminder, the Washington State Horse Park is a not-for-profit organization entrusted to steward and manage the facility for the benefit of all equestrian disciplines in our state. Cascade Horse Shows pays to use the park, and we depend on the Park’s ongoing success to keep delivering our high quality hunter jumper events. Please consider showing your appreciation with a donation of any size, and make sure to earmark it specifically “for hunter jumper improvements”.

An Unbridled Evening 2019!

You can show your support right now by making plans to attend the Washington State Horse Park’s annual gala and fundraiser on November 9, 2019 at the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, WA.  Enjoy keynote speaker John Nicholson, the former CEO of the Kentucky Horse Park, as well as fabulous food, drink, silent & live auction, dessert dash and updates on the park.  Representatives from Cascade Horse Shows will be there to share the fun and excitement with other members of our community. Doors open for all guests at 5:30 pm. Get your tickets now.