Central Nebraska's Finest Equine Facility

Nestled on the east edge of Broken Bow is an exceptional equine facility that will rival any in the midwest. Whether you're a visitor to Broken Bow a member of 4H, AQHA, CHAN cutting (to mention just a few) or just love horses this facility is a must see.

This facility is part of the Custer County Fairgrounds, which covers 49 acres, has 22 buildings and is home to one of the largest County Fairs in Nebraska.

The arena was originally built to be part of a Quarter horse racing complex. Horses from all over the country raced there for 18 years, drawing from 400 to 500 horses a weekend. By 1990 the number of horses racing had dropped so much it was no longer feasible to continue the races.

In the early 90's the focus shifted from a racing facility to a resource for all types of horse events. It has been a boon for the community ever since. 

The Arena

The main building is a 110 by 440 foot steel building. A portion of this building is an arena (pictured) and the remainder is set up as stall space. The arena surface is sand and clay which is customized for each event. 

4-H motto "To MakeThe Best Better"

4-H stands for Head, Heart, Hands and Health.

Head- thinking critically, solving problems. 
Heart- respecting self, others, and the enviornment, communicating. 
Hands- preparing for a career serving others. 
Health- choosing healthy lifestyles, managing change and challenges.

4-H enables young people to have fun, meet new people, learn new lifeskills, build self confidence, set and achieve goals. This is what it's all about young people learning to win, lose and compete with grace. Respect for God's creatures and the bond of love that connects them! 

Inside The Barn Complex

The barn complex sits adjacent to the main arena and consists of 140 stalls, other stalls are also available on the grounds. The Broken Bow Equine facility can accomodate a wide range of events both large and small. 

The Facility Is Certified By The American Quarter Horse Association

The Broken Bow Equine Facility hosts AQHA shows, 4D Barrel Futurity and USTRC team ropings. Cuttings draw people from as many as 12 states. Among the most popular events hosted include team roping, cuttings, barrel racings, clinics, reinings and horse shows. (check the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Calendar link, at the bottom of this page, for a schedule of these events)