Open Ride Rules & Guidelines

Arena Use

Riders may use arenas that are available for Open Ride dependent on event activity. Open Ride schedules are posted on our Open Ride Calendar, or you may call 801-253-5185 or email us at The office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call for schedules of reduced hours on these days: Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Easter, Independence Day and Pioneer Day. Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Every person must have a riding pass. If you board your horse at the Bastian Agricultural Center, the riding pass is $10/month. Please note, we do not rent horses, nor do we offer riding lessons.

The public may use arenas during Open Ride times. Patrons must display a riding pass.

Rules & Guidelines

Open Ride Rules

  • If you are bringing your horse to the Facility to use Facility Amenities, you must have an Open Ride Pass. Passes are sold per rider/handler. Pass holders must present their pass if asked by a Bastian Agricultural Center Employee.
  • Open Ride Arenas will be watered and worked, depending on weather, schedules, and staffing availability.
  • If you are attending an event that has reserved space at the Facility, you may only use arenas designated to that event during scheduled times. If you wish to use amenities that are not reserved to your event, you must purchase an Open Ride Pass.

Facility Use Rules

    Animals shall not be turned out in arenas at any time. Turn-out in round pens is limited to 30 minutes and animals must be attended the entire time.
  • No feeding animals in arenas or round pens.
  • No tying horses to any green panels, stall fronts, or barn structures within the Facility. You may tie them to white railing along the Indoor Arena, designated hitching rails around the Facility, or your own horse trailer
  • No horses or handlers are allowed in arenas while arenas are being worked or when heavy equipment is in use for arena maintenance. All Bastian Agricultural Center users must leave when asked to by Facility employees.
  • You are responsible for your animals, children, guests, invitees, any damage or injury caused by them or you while visiting the Facility.
  • Children are not permitted to run in the Indoor Arena, climb up or down bleachers, swing or climb on gates, panels, railings, chutes, or trees.
  • No bike riding, rollerblading, skating or scooters allowed in the Indoor Arena or at exit/entrance doors.
  • All Facility users must vacate arenas when their scheduled time for Open Ride or an event reservation is over.
  • SLCo-Ordinance-Title 13, Section 13.04 285 & 286 – Prohibits smoking within the Bastian Agricultural Center, excluding the parking lot.
  • SLCo-Ordinance-Title 13, Section 13.04 100 & 300 – Dogs must be on a leash at all times, within the Facility and cannot be in the Indoor Arena.
  • No alcohol or beer is permitted inside the Facility at any time.
  • Bastian Agricultural Center in designated areas. No parking at any gate or entrance to any area, and no blocking important fire-access lanes across the Facility.