Arena Open Ride

  Daily 1 Month 3 Months Jan.-May
or July-Dec.
Individual Riders $ 10.00 $ 32.00 $ 90.00 $ 140.00 $ 250.00
Family (two) n/a $ 40.00 $ 100.00 $ 150.00 $ 270.00
Family (three +) n/a $ 48.00 $ 120.00 $ 160.00 $ 280.00

Open Ride Application (A complete set of rules is included in the application.)
Rates include liability insurance through Haas Wilkerson Insurance. Please make checks payable to El Dorado County Fair Association, Inc.

Family member is defined as a child by blood, adoption, or marriage; and/or a spouse maintaining residence at the same physical address. Proof of residency may be required.

Daily ride passes are available for purchase: Monday–Friday 9am-4pm in the Fair Office and Monday 4-8pm by calling 530-919-5873 Daily passes for Saturday and Sunday must be purchased Monday–Friday within the times listed above.

Courtesy in Arena Use is Mandatory | Please clean up after your horses! All manure should be placed in designated containers. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Hours of “Open Ride” (when not closed for a special event)
Monday–Wednesday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Thursday–Sunday: 7:30 am-Dusk
No barrel racing or props allowed EXCEPT on Wednesdays.

Schedule is subject to change. Please phone the Fair Office to confirm open times prior to arriving: Monday–Friday 9am-4pm at 530-621-5860
Evenings at 530-919-5863
Weekends at 530-919-5860 or 530-919-5873

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Date Closed


October 23 – 31

Due to Hangtown Music Festival

November 4
9am - 1pm

Due to 4H Horse Practice

November 11
@ Noon

Due to Open Schooling Horse Show

November 12

Due to Open Schooling Horse Show

November 18
@ Noon

Due to 4H Horse Show Prep

November 19

Due to 4H  Horse Show

November 20 - 26

Due to Thanksgiving Closure

December 2
9am - 1pm

Due to 4H Horse Practice

December 9
@ Noon

Due to 4H Horse Show Prep

December 10

Due to 4H  Horse Show

December 18 -
January 1, 2018

Due to Fairgrounds Furlough and

We apologize for any inconvenience.