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Brawn Arena (South) / McClellen Arena (North)


  • Unique western atmosphere for your function or event
  • Rustic yet updated, modern facilities

Rental Blocks:

  • Limited availability. Please inquire through Olds College
    Conference & Event Services


Brawn Arena

The Brawn Arena hosts several equine classes such as ground training, western riding, coaching, massage therapy and driving the draft horse. It includes a wash bay, two large tack rooms, tack lockers, a classroom, a cattle handling system, bucking chutes and a roping box.

The stabling component holds 28 horses. This arena is shared with the Olds College Rodeo Team. Rodeo practices take place during the week and College rodeo events, including our annual Alumni Rodeo and Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rodeos, are held here.

McLellan Arena

Several equine classes take place in the McLellan arena including English riding, horse health care and coaching. This arena is complete with a large wash bay, four tack locker sections, and a vet/farrier room.

The stabling component holds up to 48 horses. The Animal Health Technology program uses this arena for several of its equine classes including radiology and students in the Race Track Program use this arena for the first few weeks of their training. This arena hosts many events such as riding clinics, massage clinics, Animal Health Technology dog training classes, and more.