CHURCHILL FARMS ARENA
IN THE BEGINNING.........
On our first day of moving from
Pretty Oaks, we loaded the entry booth and prepared for the move.
And on the
second day we loaded the arena and sent it on it's way.
On the third day the remains of
barn number three was turned to ashes.
And on the fourth
day, 1000 yards of base dirt was spread on our new arena at
Churchill Farms as we prepared it for the beginning of our 1999
season with the "WINTER CLASSIC" on February 20, 1999.
And on the fifth day
the new arena began to take shape with the help of many of our
dedicated friends and followers from throughout the area.
And on the sixth day
we hauled in sand from our old arena at Pretty Oaks and our painting crew went to work on the arena.
And on the seventh day
the arena was finished and we rested.
And on February 20, 1999, we dedicated the arena.
And the WINTER CLASSIC was born. Soon to be a legend as the largest open horse show in the South.
THE Y2K WINTER CLASSIC SET NEW RECORDS FOR AWARDS GIVEN AT AN OPEN HORSE SHOW IN SOUTH LOUISIANA AND WE HAD RECORD ATTENDANCE.
the "2008 WINTER CLASSIC"
on March 8, 2008 at NOON.
WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T PLAN AND
CREATE A NEW ARENA IN 29 DAYS?
We are leaving the arena lights on all night so
that our members can come and practice in the arena whenever they wish.
One of the new designs that our new arena has is a 20 foot wide runout gate
instead of just a 10 foot one like most arenas have. After you exit the arena it
is about a quarter of a mile back to the woods so everyone has plenty of time
to stop. The driveway is a quarter of a mile long so there is room to park
trailers on both sides of it even after a rainy day when the pasture is too damp
The new arena is only a couple of miles from Pretty Oaks and it will be a lot
closer for the majority of our members. For those of you who don't know
where CHURCHILL FARMS is, follow these instructions. The address is
10205 Lapalco Blvd. In Westwego. This is one mile from US HWY 90 before
you reach Bayou Segnette Park. If you are coming over the Huey P Long
Bridge, instead of turning right to go to Pretty Oaks at the westbank bridge
circle, you just continue to go straight on HWY 90 to the second red light
which is Lapalco Blvd. Turn left for one mile and there it is. If you need better
instructions please phone me at 504-436-8145. DO NOT wait till show day to
phone. We will be very busy on show days, but if it is an emergency you can
phone us on show days on the entry booth phone after 11 A M. That number is
YOU SAW US ON FOX NEWS AFTER THE SUPERBOWL.
YOU HEARD THEM TELL ABOUT THE END OF A LEGEND AT PRETTY OAKS.
YOU HEARD THEM TELL ABOUT THE NEW ARENA AT CHURCHILL FARMS.
YOU READ ABOUT US IN THE TIMES PICAYUNE AND IN THE FEBRUARY ISSUE OF BITS AND PIECES.
NOW, COME BE A PART OF THE NEW LEGEND AT CHURCHILL FARMS ARENA.