Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Where is Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre (HPEC) located?
A: Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre is located at 20464 E. Riggs Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 (Riggs Road, west of Ellsworth Road).

Q: What is the difference between the Community Area and the Event Centre?
A: The Community Area, located in the southwest section of the facility, consists of an arena, round pen, small gathering area and restrooms. The Community Arena opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. daily. The arena is available for drop-in use only. Equestrian activities requiring special equipment (barrels, jumping poles, cones, mounted shooting, etc.) are not permitted. The Event Centre makes up the majority of the site. See the Park Features page for a list of amenities available for rent.

Q: What types of events are allowed in the event center?
A: Many of the events and shows hosted at Horseshoe Park are equestrian-oriented; however, any style of event may be considered. To discuss how your event can find a home at Horseshoe Park, please call 480-358-3793.

Q: Can my group tour the facility?
A: To arrange a tour of the facility contact 480-358-3793.

Q: How do I rent a facility at HPEC?
A: Facility inquiries may be directed to 480-358-3793. See the Park Features page for general site information.

Q: What does it cost to rent one of the facilities at HPEC?
A: Please call 480-358-3793 for detailed pricing information for your event.

Q: Can a 501c3 nonprofit organization rent the facility?
A: Absolutely! A current copy of the IRS tax exemption letter is required. If qualified, some organizations may be eligible for a reduced rate.

Q: Do you require a deposit?
A: Yes. A $200 reservation fee is required for each event rental date. The reservation fee is due at the time of reservation. A completed Facility Use Application must be submitted with the reservation fee. Receipt of the reservation fee does not guarantee application approval. If your event cannot be accommodated, the reservation fee will be refunded in full. The reservation fee is credited to the final bill. Fees are non-refundable if the renter cancels the reservation. All event fees must be paid in full within 30 days prior to the event.

Q: Can the facility be rented on multi-year contracts?
A: Multi-year contracts are negotiable. Terms depend on the size of the event and its impact on the Queen Creek economy. Commercial renters may reserve an available date up to 24 months in advance. Events paying the nonprofit rate may reserve an available date up to 14 months in advance; annual renewal dates are not guaranteed. Please call 480-358-3793 for questions about your rental.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?
A: Unless otherwise stated in the contract, any cancellation within six months of the event date will require full payment of the contract.

Q: Are incentives offered to groups that help bring in other events?
A: We do not offer this type of incentive at this time. However, we’ve found some scenarios where groups can rent the facility together and share amenities (such as the warm-up arena) to reduce costs. Please call 480-358-3793 for more information.

Q: Will I have to provide the Town event insurance for my rental?
A: Yes. The required coverage amounts, additionally insured documentation and type of policy will be outlined in your Facility Use Application. The insurance policy document must be received at least 30 days prior to the event. Failure to comply with insurance requirements will result in forfeiture of the reserved dates and any/all fees paid.

Q: Is arena setup included in the arena rental fee? For example, are there fees to have the arena set up for roping?
A: Arena rental fees cover the arena only. Any additional setup requirements (e.g., panel set up for roping, rodeo, bull riding, etc.) incur fees. For pricing details call 480-358-3793.

Q: What type of catering/concessions is available?
A: Concessions and catering are handled by our on-site concessionaire. No outside food or beverage vendors will be permitted without written consent from the Town of Queen Creek. For details, please call 480-358-3793.

Q: May I bring a grill and cook my own food while I'm at the park for an event?
A: No. Grilling is strictly prohibited for the safety of our visitors, both human and animal. Concessions are available for purchase during events.

Q: Can you help me promote my event to the public?
A: Yes! The Town of Queen Creek's Communications & Marketing Division can assist you in reaching out to local media representatives, post information about your event to the park's Facebook page and website, and provide you with an official HPEC logo for use in your advertisements. For details, call 480-358-3793.

Q: Do you allow alcohol to be served at the facility?
A: The Town of Queen Creek holds a liquor license for Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, and all alcohol is served through the park’s contracted concessionaire. Currently, beer is sold at most events. You may request an alcohol-free event.

Q: Do you allow smoking in the facility?
A: All buildings at HPEC are considered smoke-free. Smoking is permitted outside the buildings in designated areas of the centre. Smoking is not permitted in the overflow parking lot.

Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Animals must remain on a leash at all times, and their owners must pick up all related waste.

Q: Is camping allowed?
A: Horseshoe Park has over 40 RV spaces available. Each space will include water and electric hook-ups. RV spaces are $25 per night. Sewage services are available at an additional cost upon request.

Q: Will I have to pay for parking?
A: Paid parking may be implemented during ticketed events. Parking costs/programming for non-ticketed events is decided on an ‘event-by-event’ basis.

Q: How do I get information about tickets?
A: Costs/programming for events is decided on an ‘event-by-event’ basis. Generally the event promoter sets all prices.

Q: How do I become a vendor at events?
A: Contact the event coordinator at 480-358-3793 for vendor information.

Q: How do I find out about upcoming events?
A: Check out the event calendar for all upcoming events and bookings.

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