Capitalizing on the recent success of hosting the FEI (Federation Equestrian International) World Cup and the National Finals Rodeo (NFR), the City of Las Vegas engaged GH2 to develop a new City-owned equestrian park to stimulate the local horse industry and attract additional regional and national events. As part of the initial planning work, GH2 conducted a thorough local, regional, and national market analysis to determine the financially optimal facility and event programming required to develop a successful facility.
The resulting facility is being developed on a 320-acre parcel of Bureau of Land Management land in northwest Las Vegas. The facilities have been designed to meet FEI requirements for international events, as well as U.S. Green Building Council LEED guidelines for sustainable design. The facilities are designed to be very spectator-friendly, with a unique elevated exhibit and service courtyard connecting the two main arenas, which is framed by fabric shade covered walkways. Exhibitor services include show offices at each arena, lease-able long-term storage facilities, restrooms with showers in each barn, extensive wash areas, meeting rooms, and more.
The facility includes: a 2,500-seat covered arena with adjacent covered warm-up arena; outdoor event arena with 3,500 covered seats and fixed livestock pens and chutes; five outdoor 150' x 300' arenas; two regulation dressage rings; grass grand prix field; 2.7-mile cross-country course; 360 permanent stalls; utility supplied space for up to 400 temporary stall tents; 80 pull-through RV spaces; public trailhead and riding trails; and extensive support facilities.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Size: 320 acres
Services: Master Planning and Conceptual Design