About the Equestrian Park
These Park Policies, along with referenced publications, have been established to ensure a safe and orderly environment for all visitors and staff. The Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Event Center is a public park. Anyone using the park, visiting or entering the grounds of the Park are required to adhere to the following policies:
General Operating Policies
Visitors or employees of the Park will not engage in any illegal activities. This includes activities that would:
- Conflict with any applicable law, ordinance, rule or regulation of any governmental authority.
- Conflict with any Park policies and rules. Park rules may change without notice at any time, as deemed necessary by Park management.
- Invalidate insurance or increase the rate of insurance on the Park.
- Constitute any waste, nuisance or disturbance of another patron’s Park use in any manner which causes injury to the Park.
- Violate Salt Lake County and SMG’s rules and regulations.
As a facility of public accommodation, the Park complies in all respects with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Clients are also required to comply with the provisions of this law in the design and set-up of their event.
Alcohol, which includes beer, spirits and wine, is not permitted in the Park except in the arena when sold by Equestrian Park staff or contracted providers. Failure to abide by this rule may result in removal from the Park and action by local law enforcement.
Arena sound is permitted with permission of Equestrian Park Management. Visitors are asked to be considerate of others when using personal music systems. Salt Lake County noise ordinances are in effect.
Children in the Park
The Equestrian Park is not a traditional park, but is a working park with live animals. Visitors will supervise and control all children for whom they are responsible. Please use common sense when bringing children to the Park. Responsible parties must supervise children and guests so that they are not:
- Touching horses that belong to someone else
- Within three feet of the front of any stall
- Touching or playing with things that belong to someone else
- Playing on, with or around any structures, stalls, bins, gates, etc.
- Opening gates or stalls that belong to someone else
- Climbing up and down the bleachers
- Swinging on panels, gates or railings
- Riding bicycles, scooters or skating in the indoor arena or near the doors
- Out of your sight
Patrons will be responsible for all damages to County property caused by his/her animal(s), employees, relatives or guests.
Dogs in the Park
Dogs are permitted in designated areas. They are not permitted to be on the concourse at any time. Dogs are not allowed to run with horses, leashed or unleashed, while in arenas. Owners must accompany their dogs at all times and keep them on a leash. Owners must clean up after their pets. Owners are solely responsible for any damage or injury caused by their dogs.
Hours of Operation
Riders may use arenas that are available for Open Ride dependent on event activity. Open Ride schedules are posted on our Facebook page, or you may call 385-468-1600 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call for schedules of reduced hours on these days: Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Easter, Independence Day and Pioneer Day. The Park is closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Every horse brought into the Park must have a riding pass. If you board your horse at the Park, the riding pass is included. Please note, we do not rent horses, nor do we offer riding lessons.
Motorized vehicles are allowed only on designated roadways within the Park.
Overnight camping in an RV is allowed with written permission from the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park Director. Tent camping is not allowed.
Any questions, special requests for policy variations or exceptions should be submitted to the Park Director for review. Responses will be issued in writing.
Park employees are responsible for the general safety of the facility, boarders, users and welfare of the animals. They are also responsible for the care and use of the facility, collection of monies and the enforcement of Park policy. They are empowered to use their judgment to make sure policies are followed. Immediate cooperation with their requests is mandatory. Failure to comply may result in facility users losing riding privileges and may result in eviction from the Park. Please see Violation of Park Policy.
If you feel threatened, have had something stolen or you witness someone committing a crime or drinking unapproved alcohol within in the Park, we ask that you contact South Jordan Police Department at 801-840-4000 for non-emergencies and 911 for emergencies.
Smoking is not allowed in the Park per SLCO Ordinance (title 13, Section 13.04 285 & 286) except in designated parking lots. Utah State Law prohibits smoking in all public facilities. SMG’s policy prohibits E-cigarettes, as well. In compliance with the Utah Clean Air Act, smokers must be at least 25 feet from all doors. Smoking inside any structure, including, but not limited to, barns, indoor arenas, crows nests, offices, tack rooms, etc., is prohibited.
Stealing, which includes, but is not limited to, taking shavings, hay or other items for use; stealing tack; and, theft of services for not paying riding fees, can result in arrest. Additionally, those caught stealing will be evicted and banned from the Park and they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. We encourage boarders who have had items stolen to file charges, as well.
Trash & Recycling – No Littering or Dumping
Black garbage cans are for trash. No manure is allowed in black cans; please use manure bins. Blue cans are for recyclables. No outside manure or shavings can be dumped in our compost pile or collection bins for any reason. If you are caught disposing of manure or shavings brought in from another location, you will be prosecuted.