Well, it may not surprise you that after the internet research I did, I could not find why this Grande Prairie Arena is called the Lewis Hawkes Pavilion. I was expecting their to be some sort of biography on the webpage, but, there is nothing. Really nothing at all. Not even pictures of the inside of the arena. Nice.
I found this picture of Beechwood Stables black-beamed equestrian arena on Pintrest and loved the layout for a smaller riding arena. It notes that it was designed by Marcus Gleysteen Architects in Boston, MA. I love the contrasting black beams and the full windows on the left hand side. However, I would open up the space on the right for …
The Hawker Pavilion in Fairview, Alberta, 85 x 180 feet, was built in 1986 and has been operated by Swartzy Performance Horses since 2013 (but is owned by the Grande Prairie Regional College). The arena and the barns are fairly well kept . There is no run-in in the arena, so it would be short for barrels or possibly ropings.
The Lakota Agriplex in Dawson Creek B.C., established in October 2007, is a 100 x 240 foot equestrian facility that hosts a variety of shows and competitions, as well as offers boarding for 110 horses in the indoor stalls. There are a small amount of bleachers on one side and a run-in for barrels and ropings. They also have a number of turn-out facilities or outdoor stalls on the north-east side of the building. They seemed to be far from capacity on my visit in January, a time when they should be, but that may have something to do with the current downturn in the economy.