Nanaimo Equestrian Association

Nanaimo Equestrian Association manages Beban Park Rings and Barns and helps encourage riding shows, clinics, and experience in the Nanaimo and Mid Vancouver Island Area.

Grounds

Location and Facilities - Located in the Beban Park Facility (2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo)

NEA is always working hard to improve the grounds and loves to hear your feedback and suggestions. Upgrades to the grounds include:
- NEW RUBBER CRUMB FOOTING IN THE INDOOR! (Spring 2017)
- extensive work and new footing to our large outdoor sand ring
- complete renovation of our show office, including a kitchen area
- topping up and resurfacing of stalls
- select stalls new stall doors and latches 
- complete new footing in the indoor Agriplex
- sprinkler system in the Agriplex
- new signage
- new footing in BOTH hogfuel rings
- fence work
* more to come! If you have upgrade suggestions please contact NEA with your ideas!


NEA is proud to offer a facility with the most stalls available in the Mid-Island area, perfect for large events, with ample space to park and maneuver trailers that most facilities do not have. Although Beban Park is a perfect choice for large events, NEA can also cater to small events, renting out only part of the facility at a day rate or an hourly cost. NEA encourages schooling shows and clinics, encouraging Mid-Island youth to become involved in Equestrian sports at a lower cost than at other facilities.

The equestrian grounds consists of four riding rings:
- 70 feet by 200 feet, indoor sand footing ring
- 134 feet by 235 feet, outside wood fiber footing ring
- 236 feet by 88 feet, outside wood fiber footing ring
- 120 feet by 240 feet, outside sand footing ring


Other features of the facility consist of:
- A show office and announcer's room with a PA system
- 118 covered stalls
- On site shavings and manure dumping site
- Running water to all the barns
- Ample parking area for trailers and vehicles
- Ring preparation prior to your event
- Meeting space for seated gatherings and education

Thursday, Oct 12 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, Oct 13 at 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, Oct 13 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 15 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM