The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians celebrated the rich ranching heritage of Tehama County by opening The Rolling Hills Equestrian Center on New Year’s Eve.
“The Equestrian Center offers a world-class equestrian experience right here in the heart of Northern California,” said John Crosby, Economic Development Director. “It’s a wonderful facility and we are very proud of the excitement it has generated already.”
According to Crosby, every detail of the facility reflects the high level of attention paid to ensure the safety, comfort, and high performance of horses and their owners.
“Kiser Arena Specialists designed all of our arenas,” said Crosby. “Kiser is renowned for innovations in arena design, and it was important to us to provide the best footing available.”
The facility features 200 stalls manufactured by MDBarnmaster, a company also owned by the Nomlaki Tribe. “Our stalls have a national reputation for being kick-proof and chew-proof with a 0% fire spread rating,” said Crosby. “They are also easy to clean, which reduces the risk of disease to horses.”
The spacious vendor and spectator area provides bleacher seating for up to 500 people, and standing room for hundreds more. A state-of-the-art sound system in the announcer stand ensures participants can hear every detail of the program.
For those wanting to camp on the premises near their horses, there is an onsite RV parking area for dry camping only. The park includes a lawn area and fire pits.
According to Chief Financial Officer Jeff Realander, the response to the equestrian center has been very positive, including posts such as this one on the Rolling Hills Casino Facebook: “Thank you Rolling Hills Casino for the new equestrian center. We had a great time at the barrel race and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this facility. I’m beyond excited!!!!”
Realander believes the Equestrian Center’s proximity to the Rolling Hills Resort will be an asset to the facility and help drive its success. “Just about anything participants of an equestrian event need is conveniently located on the resort including lodging, dining, RV Park, Sports Club, golf, entertainment, and gas,” he said.
The Equestrian Center is located near Rolling Hills Casino on Everett Freeman Way off the Liberal Avenue Exit on I-5 south of Corning, California. Upcoming events for the facility are listed on www.rollinghillscasino.com. Those wanting to schedule an event at the Equestrian Center can contact firstname.lastname@example.org