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Come and join fellow ropers in our arena. Have a great time, practice your skills and be as competitive as you like – or not! You can purchase drop-in, monthly or annual passes. Happens Tuesday and Thursday evenings all season. Experience is necessary.
Individual Drop-in Pass is $20/night.
Individual Monthly Pass is $120.
Individual Annual Pass is $500 (includes Annual NVRA Membership value of $10).
Open Roping Passholder Terms & Conditions:
1. The cost of the passes for open roping are as follows: Drop-in pass is $20 per night; monthly pass is $120 & annual pass is $500. The full amount is payable upon registration. The annual pass includes an annual Nicola Valley Rodeo Association membership (available separately for $10). There is no obligation to attend meetings or volunteer at events, however, you are encouraged to participate & will be entitled to vote at general meetings.2. Anyone using the arena must have a Horse Council BC Membership & current proof of it must be provided at the time you pay for your pass. There are no exceptions to this rule.3. A liability waiver must be completed & signed at the time of pass purchase. (One per season is sufficient.) Waivers are required to be renewed annually. This waiver releases the Nicola Valley Rodeo Association from all liability for use of the Nicola Valley Rodeo Association facilities & property. Arena use is at the risk of the passholder. (Waivers are located below.)4. Riding/Roping passes do not provide entry to any scheduled event or clinic held at the rodeo grounds. Open riding passes do not provide access to roping practice. Open roping passes do not provide access to open riding. 5. Open roping passes allow access to use the arena for open roping nights (Tuesday & Thursday evenings) only. Nicola Valley Rodeo Association is a non-profit organization. We rely on the generosity of our members & volunteers to maintain the rodeo grounds.6. Children 16 & under must be accompanied & supervised by an adult at all times. There are no exceptions to this rule. Children under 16 found to be using the facilities without an adult present will be asked to leave the grounds immediately & are subject to having their privileges & access to the facilities unilaterally withdrawn by the Nicola Valley Rodeo Association. No refund will be given.7. The open roping participants are expected to have experience. While fellow participants may offer advice, there will be no instructor present.8. Passholders, including drop-in, are responsible for removing their garbage & recycling after each use of the arena. Respecting this rule ensures the grounds are kept clean for other pass-holders.9. Passholders must treat all animals with respect. There is zero tolerance for mistreatment or disrespectful behaviour toward any animals. Anyone violating this code of conduct will be asked to leave the grounds immediately & is subject to having their privileges & access to the facilities unilaterally withdrawn by the Nicola Valley Rodeo Association. No refund will be given.10. Riders must treat fellow riders & visitors with respect. There is zero tolerance for mistreatment or disrespectful behaviour toward fellow riders or visitors. Anyone violating this code of conduct will be asked to leave the grounds immediately & is subject to having their privileges & access to the facilities unilaterally withdrawn by the Nicola Valley Rodeo Association. No refund will be given.
NOTE: Schedule & prices are subject to change without notice. Specific dates may be cancelled due to other grounds activities. Please check the website calendar here or join the Merritt Rodeo Grounds Events & Practices Facebook group here.
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