LOS ANGELES EQUESTRIAN CENTER - EQUIDOME
480 Riverside Drive
Burbank, California 91506
Telephone: (818) 840-9063
Equestrian Center (opened 1982)
About the Equidome
The Equidome is a part of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. The largest covered horse-show arena in the nation, it is home to all manner of horse shows, equestrian events, polo, rodeos, festivals, trade fairs and other events. The complex was opened in 1982 and cost $15 million. The public- private partnership was led by businessman J. Albert Garcia and the City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department.
The Equidome sits in the middle of the Equestrian Center, with seating for 3,475. The facility is covered, but is open on its sides. There are two exhibition rings adjacent and a large Grand Prix show-jumping course.
•Location and parking:
The Los Angeles Equestrian Center, located in Los Angeles, is just north of the Ventura (134) Freeway between the cities of Burbank and Glendale. The site is accessed from Alameda Avenue West exit from the Golden State (I-5) Freeway, three traffic lights to Main Street, left on Main Street to Center's Archway entrance.
The facility is operated under the guidance of general manager George Chatigny. Inquiries concerning use of the facility should be directed to LAEC at (818) 840-9063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Equidome has a center area of 150 by 300 feet (45,000 sq.ft.) and is surrounded by seating for 3,475. There are 2,000 fixed, aluminum theatre seats on the first level and 1,500 aluminum bench seats on the second level. Access to the Equidome is accommodated through two 20-foot wide load-in doorways.
The Equidome has a mercury-vapor lighting system over the dirt floor. There is a ticket office with two service windows at the main entrance, permanent concession stands and two scoreboards.
There are adjacent outdoor show rings of 125 by 250 feet and 150 by 300 feet and an outdoor Grand Prix jumping course on a 400 by 440 foot grass field, designed by equestrian architect Pamela Caruthers.