Plaza hotel-casino to open permanent equestrian facility in downtown Las Vegas

Plaza to open permanent equestrian facility
Plaza to open permanent equestrian facility
Plaza to open permanent equestrian facility
Posted at 10:29 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 13:29:58-04

The Plaza hotel-casino is making last year's outdoor equestrian facility the first and only permanent outdoor equestrian center in downtown Las Vegas.

An official hotel sponsor of the National Finals Rodeo and exclusive Host Hotel for the Junior NFR, the Plaza’s new equestrian center will feature two outdoor arenas for roping practice and exercise during the rodeo. 

In this expanded equestrian center adjacent to the hotel/casino, the Plaza doubled the number of equine stalls to 200, 80 of which will be available for year-round use. During NFR, the Plaza says the facility will offer the largest stalls in the city and 24-hour onsite security and veterinarian services.

In addition to the equestrian center, the Plaza has a full slate of rodeo-related events during NFR. More details can be found here.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m., 75 performance horses of all disciplines will be auctioned off at the Diamonds in the Desert Horse Sale, a public live horse sale in the Plaza’s showroom reminiscent of the horse sales held at the property decades ago. The public as well as horse brokers and buyers from across the country are invited to attend the sale that will feature live and online bidding.

Cornering the retail western fashion and apparel market, the Rodeo Fashion and Western Arts Expo will take over the Plaza’s convention space Dec. 6-15 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., where rodeo fans can shop from 75 vendors offering custom cowboy hats and other authentic western attire.