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.


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 Agriplex!
- extensive work and new footing to our large outdoor sand ring
- complete renovation of our club house, including a kitchen area
- topping up and resurfacing of stalls
- select stalls new stall doors and latches
- 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

Saturday Jul 11 - Sunday Jul 12
Sunday Jul 12 - Monday Jul 13
Monday Jul 13 - Tuesday Jul 14
Tuesday Jul 14 - Wednesday Jul 15