YUCAIPA EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The Yucaipa Equestrian Center is a multipurpose equestrian event park in the City of Yucaipa. The facility features include:
a large rodeo ready, covered, main arena with grandstand seating
a second arena suitable for cattle events such as Arena Sorting with tower
a snack bar building
a grassy area for seating
a large dirt parking lot for horse trailers
a paved area for car parking
The arenas are available to the public when not reserved for scheduled events. See the event calendar for more information.
YUCAIPA EQUESTRIAN ARENA COMMITTEE
The Yucaipa Equestrian Center is managed by the Yucaipa Equestrian Arena Committee, Inc. (YEAC). YEAC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization started in 1997 by community volunteers to promote the use of the Yucaipa Equestrian Center, to preserve, maintain, and improve the facility, and to involve the community in equestrian activities.
The equestrian facility is utilized for many different types of horse activities and by multiple equestrian groups and is especially important to our local young equestrians.
The Pass Pioneers 4-H Club provides education and experience to local youth in the care and use of horses. This club has been especially successful, having multiple members qualify for and participate on the California State 4-H team at the Western National Roundup in Colorado every year since 2002. No other 4-H club in California has achieved that level of consistent excellence.
The local California State Horsemen’s Association (CSHA) chapter 14 uses the arena for gymkhana competitions and obstacle challenges for riders of all ages.
YEAC provides arena cattle sorting events for all riders, and offers the opportunity to learn the basics of working cattle and gain experience to move on to higher level competitions. YEAC also offers open horse shows for youth and adult riders, obstacle fun days, meet & greet BBQs, clinics, and seminars on various topics including how to turn a helmet into "HellHat" (Cowboy helmet hat) so that you can wear a helmet but look like you're wearing a cowboy hat!
The San Bernardino Sheriffs’ Mounted Posse uses the facility for specialized mounted police training.
The facility has been used, as needed by those in command, as an evacuation center for horses during emergencies.
The equestrian facility is also utilized by other groups for clinics, meetings, and various community events.
San Bernardino Horsemen's Association, along with several other organizations, uses the Yucaipa Equestrian Center for their monthly club meetings.
Once a year, the facility is used for the Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste Round-Up Day for Yucaipa! This community event is hosted by the city of Yucaipa, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, and the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
And of course YEAC, along with the City of Yucaipa, has been hosting the annual YUCAIPA RODEO since 2018. The community support for this event has been tremendous and we are looking forward to YUCAIPA RODEO 2023!!!
The YEAC is dedicated to keeping the rural atmosphere alive in Yucaipa for the benefit and enjoyment of our residents and also for those of our surrounding communities. YEAC is a cooperative community project of the City of Yucaipa. All monetary donations are used exclusively for improvement to the Park and for operating expenses. No compensation is paid to the officers or directors of YEAC.
Become a member of YEAC and support the Yucaipa Equestrian Center!
Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Yucaipa Equestrian Center office. You are welcome to stop by to meet the members and see what we are working on. YEAC welcomes people who share our commitment to keep our rural atmosphere alive and active through participation in equine activities. Our members help the city with special projects important to horse and rider fun and safety, and with general facility maintenance. Click here for upcoming meeting's agenda.
Dottie Potter was an extremely important and influential member of the Yucaipa community. She was the president of YEAC and a member of the Yucaipa City Planning Commission for several years, participated on the Wildwood Canyon State Park project, supported the Chamber of Commerce as a local business woman and was involved with many other community organizations. While she was involved in all areas of the community, her passion was for the equestrian community. Her greatest dream was to have a cover installed over the main arena to improve the facility for everyone. While she was with us, she worked tirelessly towards this goal. In 2019, we ALL made her dream a reality! The Dottie Potter Memorial Arena Cover was up for our April 5 & 6 2019 Yucaipa Rodeo and was officially dedicated by the City of Yucaipa on April 5, 2019. Final completion is still a few years away and there is much to do. Updated plumbing, arena lights, announcer booth, and gutters are a few of the projects that we will all be working on. And fund raising will continue to finish paying for it.
Dottie Potter Memorial Arena Cover Fund
For information on how you can donate, please contact us at YucaipaEquestrianCenter@gmail.com or call or text our message line at 909-295-8242 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
YEAC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
CURRENT 2021 YEAC BOARD MEMBERS
PRESIDENT - Jim Butler
VICE-PRES - Alesia Miller
TREASURER - Wendy McEuen
SECRETARY - Sue Perry
ASSISTANT TREASURER AND SECRETARY - Patti Palmer
DIRECTORS - Dave Garges, JR Allgower, Skeeter Mann