Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation
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Rental Information & Guidelines

Local, regional and national equestrian events are held at Prince George’s Equestrian Center between mid-March and mid-November. The events are run by various clubs and equestrian promoters.

While most shows are held in the outdoor rings, several shows use both The Show Place Arena, outfitted with equestrian footing on the floor of the Arena, and the outdoor rings.

The shows vary by type of equestrian disciplines and include Hunter Jumper events, Western saddle events, dressage, barrel racing, rodeo, and mounted games on horseback.

Additionally, equestrian seminars periodically use the facilities. Most of the horse shows are free to spectators; exhibitors pay fees to the entity running the competitions. Seminars and rodeos have spectator and participant fees and may be ticketed through TicketMaster with advance sale.

Spectators
Spectators are welcome to watch the shows free of charge. Bleacher seating is available next to each outdoor ring. If the show is held in the indoor arena, arena seating is available and entry is through The Show Place Arena lobby or through the doors on the barn side of the building.
Parking
Spectator parking is located in the lot between The Show Place Arena and the barns, or across from the Arena, unless directed otherwise by Show Place Arena parking attendants. Exhibitors with horse trailers may park in designated areas. Additional trailer parking may be designated for larger equestrian events.
Equestrian Exhibitor Check-In
Most shows check in at the Horse Show Secretaries Office between the outdoor show rings. An attendant may be present to help direct you to the proper areas at some shows.
Food and Beverage
Food and beverages are available at the facility. An outdoor concession is open during outdoor show hours, and indoor food concessions are open for indoor shows.
Camper Parking for Equestrian Exhibitors
Camper parking with electricity only is available during equestrian events.  Arrangements and fees for camper parking are handled by an event’s show promoter.
Booking and Availability
Contact information is as follows: Send an e-mail to showplacearena@pgparks.com or call staff at 301-952-7900.