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Open Riding Returns to the Ingalls Event Center

After a long hiatus, recreational riding at Ingalls Center’s Clark Arena will recommence on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three horses with riders will be allowed entry into the Clark arena facility at any one time, for 30 minutes of recreational riding. All CDC, State, County and local public health guidelines, including face coverings and social distancing, will be strictly enforced. A staging area will be designated when more than three riders request use for arena to ensure a well-organized venue.

Here are some guidelines to keep in mind as recreational riding at Ingalls Park resumes:

  • Open riding participants will enter Gate 7 only, off of Crestview Drive, and horse trailers should be parked at a 10-foot distance south of Clark Arena.
  • Social distancing comes naturally when on horseback or in a buggy or wagon. Three equestrian participants will be allowed in Clark Arena, a 98,000-square-foot covered open-air arena, thereby providing a full three-quarters of an acre of riding space per equestrian. Each participant will be allowed a 30-minute time frame to exercise their horse, and must exit the arena and leave the facility grounds once their open riding session is complete.
  • Gloves are recommended, but face coverings are mandatory.
  • Open riding will resume during scheduled regular hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. most Mondays-Wednesdays, when available. Please check the City website for current schedules:
  • No gathering is allowed during open riding, or facility will be shut down.
  • Handwashing guidelines will be posted and floor signage will be placed to ensure appropriate social distancing.
  • When on the ground or in line, an individual must maintain a six-foot distance from other guests and staff, including at the entrance and in restrooms.
  • The arena will have barriers to restrict riders from wandering into other areas of the facility.
  • Open riders must follow CDC, State, County and local guidelines, or the event will be shut down.

For more information, contact the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at (951) 270-5632 or