Nechako Valley Exhibition — August 16th - 18th, 2024

General Information

Membership entitles the purchaser to access:

- 70' x 200' indoor riding arena

- 110' x 195' outdoor arena

-160' x 220' outdoor draft horse ring

- Equipment including barrels, jumps, poles, etc.

Drop-In Riders:

The general public is welcome to haul-in for a drop in fee of $20 per day.

Additional Information

  • Please check the arena schedule on our website and/or our facebook page for events or time slots before hauling in
  • Arenas are open from 7 AM to 10 PM, seven days per week, year-round
  • The indoor and outdoor arena ground are groomed regularly throughout the week
  • Heat tokens for the indoor arena are available for purchase in the office

fees & Online payment

Annual Arena Rider membership is valid for one year from date paid, and includes general membership to the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society.


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Membership Type Description In Full (one time payment)  
Annual Adult 1 adult 19 and older $357.00 (includes GST)  
Annual Youth 1 youth, 18 or younger (requires parent/guardian signature) $168.00 (includes GST)  
  Each additional youth (same family) $105.00 (includes GST)  
Annual Family Parents and children living in same household $567.00 (includes GST)  
  Children 5 and under 
(must be accompanied by parent/guardian with valid membership + signed waiver)
Drop-in/Guest Please place fees in lobby drop-box $20 per day  




Membership forms and waivers are provided in the lobby for your convenience. Please attach liability waivers for ALL family members with your application.
Payment can be made via cash, debit or credit card in office Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM. If you are unable to come in during office hours, you are welcome to slide your application along with cash or cheque payment under the office door in the lobby.

Arena Rider Membership

Adult Waiver

Youth Waiver


Member Expectations and Safety Rules


  • Nechako Valley Exhibition Society has a ZERO TOLERANCE for Verbal or Physical abuse of our Staff, Volunteers, Exhibitors, Participants, Guests, and Attendees. It will NOT be tolerated under any circumstances.
  • Membership dues must be paid before you ride. Any rider that has not paid will be penalized 1 month's dues.
  • If you are not a Member, you must pay drop-in fees of $20 per day. These fees are NOT applied against regular membership. Members are responsible for collecting and submitting fees for their guests.
  • All riders must clean up after their horses.
  • No cattle, barrels, poles or other equipment to be used during open riding times.
  • All equipment is to be put away after use.
  • Respect other members and Nechako Valley Exhibition Society staff/members.
  • Ensure the facilities and grounds are clean and tidy after use.
  • Park in a reasonable fashion so as not to restrict access.
  • Turn off the lights and heat (if applicable), and close the doors to the arena when you leave.
  • All dogs must be under control and on a leash at all times, unless involved in a specific activity. Owners are to clean up after their dogs.
  • No dogs allowed in the arena unless in a specific canine event.
  • All riders need to do their part in picking horse manure up after they ride and after their event.
  • If after your event or practice there are large rims or very uneven ground, this needs to be fixed for the next group – there are rakes behind roping box.

Safety Rules

  • All riders under the age of 19 MUST wear a helmet when riding on the grounds- no exceptions.
  • The lights in the indoor arena must be used after dusk.
  • Unsafe riding behaviour is strictly prohibited anywhere on the grounds.
  • All livestock and horses must be kept under control.
  • All animals left at the facility will be housed in secured pens/stalls.
  • All animals will be treated humanely.
  • No dogs allowed in the arena unless in an organized canine event.
  • The maximum speed limit for all vehicles at the Exhibition Grounds is 20km/hr.
  • Please report any faulty equipment, damaged pens and stalls, or other damage of the Grounds to the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society immediately.
  • Please read the signs posted in the arena and arena lobby for additional information on general safety, animal boarding rules, and proper facility usage.


Insurance and Liability

  • Horse Council BC Membership is required for all members and drop-in riders. Staff and directors may request proof of HCBC membership at any time.
  • All riders (drop-in, members, and event participants) must sign a Release from Liability Waiver ( Adult or Youth ) once annually prior to riding


seasonal weekly time slots

Groups or clubs wishing to ride in the indoor arena for a specific discipline may apply for a seasonal weekly time slot. 

Winter season is November 1 - April 30
Summer season is May 1 - October 31

*Time slots must be founded by 5 members in good standing
*The fee for a time slot is $105.00 (including GST) per 6-month season
*Time slots are open to members and drop-in riders
*Time slot organizers must ensure that drop-in riders pay their $20 drop-in fee per day 


10x10 box stalls

30x30 indoor and outdoor pens available

Contact the office for more information!



Nechako Valley Exhibition — August 16th - 18th, 2024

Phone: 250-567-3011

Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds
PO Box 863
4051 Northside Road
Vanderhoof, BC, V0J 3A0