The Stanthorpe Showgrounds has a new addition. Our new Stockman's Arena has enabled the Showgrounds to host an ever increasing range of equestrian events on this dedicated sand based arena. Measuring approx. 100m in diameter, this arena can fully cater for campdraft and rodeo competitions, as well as equestrian events requiring a smaller space. The Stockman's Arena is supported by livestock yards, campdraft office and announcer's box, Stockman's Bar and Canteen and impressive elevated spectator viewing. Common questions about the Stanthorpe Showgrounds Stockman's Arena are answered below. 

What are the dimensions and capacity of the Stockman's Arena?

The Stockman's Arena measures approx. 100m in diameter.

The Stockman's Arena can comfortably provide for approx. 1,000 people seated or 3,000 people standing.

What are the features of the Stockman's Arena?

The features of the Stockman's Arena are as follows:

  • 120m diameter

  • sand surface

  • 3 double gate entry points into the ring

  • fully fenced with 1.8m cattle panel fence surround

  • elevated uncercover seating area for 500 people

  • supported by Stockman's Bar and Canteen

  • livestock yards

  • campdraft office

  • announcer's box

  • rodeo chutes

  • large promotional space

What can the Stockman's Arena be used for?

The Stockman's Arena can be used for the following:

  • equestrian competitions and activities requiring a sand surface

  • campdraft competitions

  • rodeo competitions

  • equestrian workshops

  • stockhorse challenge

  • barrel racing

  • bison school

  • starter clinics

What are the hire fees?

Please refer to the Stanthorpe Showgrounds facility hire fee schedule.

How do I apply to hire the Stockman's Arena?

To book the Stockman's Arena, please complete the event application form and submit to

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