Ron & Judy Sundby have been in the horse sale business since 1984 and have grown with the industry in many ways. In 1994, they purchased their existing property in Verndale, MN and have added to the facility ever since. Ron, Judy and their children Sarah and Ryan have added their famalies to the business.  Sarah and Mike Madsen with children Kaija and Brock.  Ryan and Kayla Sundby with children Carson and Tyson.

The climate-controlled indoor arena was added in 2001 giving 75,000 sq feet under one roof. Plus Full Western Shop- A BIT OF TACK, Trailer Sales and Service-SUNDBYS TRAILERS.

Central MN R&J Arena & Event Center is one of largest horse sale/show facility in the 5 State Region. 



Open Riders: Open Riding

Tuesday 3/20 - Thursday 3/22

NO open riding 3/23-3/25




March 24 Judge Michael Saterbak. March 25 Judge Teresa Palmer-Visser




Time to Enter Up!  Taking 400 entries (combined Juniors & Seniors, only 30 Pee Wee Entries)  Stall requests and stall buddies must be made at time of entry and sent together!!!  email entry form to, or fax to 218-445-5234 or mail to R&J Arena 16498 US Hwy 10 Verndale, MN 56481


UPDATE Feb 26th:  7 Pee Wee spots left (out of 30) and 95 spots in JR/SR left out of 400!  Friday Exhibitions are full, Waiting List of Electricals.


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  • Excited to Announce that R&J Arena will host:
  • 2018 Sherry Cervi Youth World Championships!!!
  •   May 11-13th

The new Minnesota race will be a similar format as California and Arizona events; two full rounds of competition, pee-wee race on Saturday, and prizes awarded for the average. The race will be held at R & J Event Center; a climate controlled facility home to in-house tack shop, A Bit of Tack, as well as Sundby’s Trailer Service and Sales. This facility is centrally located, easily accessible from six states and Canada with ample parking and stalls. R & J Event Center is the home to successful events year round.





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We would like to welcome M State as a new Arena Banner Sponsor!







Here is a link to their Equine Science Program:






R & J Arena - Major Sponors:


















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