Scottsdale-based Hunkapi Programs hosted a grand opening ceremony on Nov. 7 to celebrate the completion of its new covered area.
The 175-foot by 130-foot covered, steel riding arena was engineered and designed by Bunger Steel and erected by Arizona Steel, according to a press release.
The arena offers Hunkapi opportunity to prevent cancellations due to rain, dark skies and heat. The covered feature is expected to increase the program’s outreach by 25%, the press release stated.
The arena also includes a 25-foot covered viewing area for parents and children.
The project was made possible by community sponsors including Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority, A.J. Dickey, Fiesta Bow Charities, Thunderbirds Charities, Charles Kelley, Sheriff’s Posse, Executive Council Charities, Coates Irrigation Consultants, Scottsdale Charros, Alberta B. Farrington Foundation, Read Family Foundation and Wood Patel and Associates, Inc.