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. 

We have been honored to

be chosen by the

Better Barrel Races

as thier

2014 National Producer

of the Year!









  • FYI--if you emailed a consignment for the October Horse Sale please call to confirm we received it. Thank you.218-445-5849
  • online tickets
  • Entry Form for Oct Added Money and Awards Race  Entry Form
  • Excited to Annouce 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!







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2015: Congratulations Adeline Nevala! Adeline has qualified at 1 of 11 races across the country here at R&J Arena Event Center to go to Fort Worth Texas to run in THE American Semi-finals.  In Texas she made the top 30 and ran again a few days later in the Shoot Out to make the top 10.  She will now be running at The American Rodeo March 1st at 1:00 p.m. This will be live on RFD TV.  Adeline is 13 yrs old and is the Daughter of Ross and Christine Nevala. Christine has been an awesome employee at R&J Arena and A Bit of Tack for many years.  We are very proud of Adeline and her accomplishments! Dream Big and you will go far!!  We wish Adeline and her family the best of luck this weekend.  We will be cheering you on!



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Applied Energy Solutions Inc.














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