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. 


Tickets are NOW Available 

Bulls, Barrels & Broncs


Tickets available at

A bit of Tack (Verndale)

Carr's Gas Station(Verndale)

Thrifty White (Wadena)

Online at

Adults $17 Childern $12

VIP $37 includeds one rodeo ticket,dinner, and 2 drink tickets.

Gates Open at 5 pm Rodeo Action 7 pm














NO Open Riding

until late February.

Thank you.

Any Questions please call 218-445-5849 R & J Arena




  • 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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