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Welcome to the Big Sky Horse Park

Missoula, Montana

Current News

Check out our events calendar for all upcoming events at the BSHP!

Upcoming Events: 

September 9-10th: WE Under the Big Sky #2

September 17th: BSHP H/J Schooling Show

September 23rd: Flying Colors Mini-Event #2

October 1st: Halloween Omoksee

October 4-8th: WE Western Zone Championship

October 14th: Managing Horses on Small Acreage 

Also, did you know that you don't need a horse to be a park member? Check out our Non-Rider Annual Membership!

Mission Statement

"To maintain and preserve the Big Sky Horse Park for all equestrians by hosting events, growing the membership community, and advocating for public equestrian spaces in Missoula County."

Upcoming Events

  • Halloween O-Mok-See
    Halloween O-Mok-See
    Sun, Oct 01
    Big Sky Horse Park
    Oct 01, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Big Sky Horse Park, 3500 North Ave W, Missoula, MT 59804, USA
    Oct 01, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Big Sky Horse Park, 3500 North Ave W, Missoula, MT 59804, USA
    O-Mok-See is a common term used in the Western United States for events in the sport of pattern horse racing. The BSHP will host four O-mok-sees this year; June 10th, July 22nd, August 20th, and the Halloween O-mok-see on October 1st . Youth and new riders are highly encouraged!
  • WE Western Zone Championship
    WE Western Zone Championship
    Wed, Oct 04
    Big Sky Horse Park
    Oct 04, 7:00 AM MDT – Oct 08, 5:00 PM MDT
    Big Sky Horse Park, 3500 North Ave W, Missoula, MT 59804, USA
    Oct 04, 7:00 AM MDT – Oct 08, 5:00 PM MDT
    Big Sky Horse Park, 3500 North Ave W, Missoula, MT 59804, USA
    Details to come.
  • Monthly Board Meeting (October)
    Monthly Board Meeting (October)
    Tue, Oct 10
    Missoula
    Oct 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
    Missoula, 3720 N Reserve St, Missoula, MT 59808, USA
    Oct 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MDT
    Missoula, 3720 N Reserve St, Missoula, MT 59808, USA
    Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 6pm and are open to the public.
  • Managing Horses on  Small Acreage in Western Montana + Farm Tours!
    Managing Horses on  Small Acreage in Western Montana + Farm Tours!
    Sat, Oct 14
    Missoula
    Oct 14, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM MDT
    Missoula, 1075 South Ave W, Missoula, MT 59801, USA
    Oct 14, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM MDT
    Missoula, 1075 South Ave W, Missoula, MT 59801, USA
    The Missoula Horse Council and the Missoula Conservation District have partnered with Horses for Clean Water to bring you a unique educational event to help optimize your horse property! Join us in-person or remote! All proceeds benefit the Big Sky Horse Park.
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Support the Park In Your Own Way

Whether you are an equestrian, dog walker, neighbor or guest, you can support and preserve the open space of the Big Sky Horse Park. Learn how you can support this unique jewel in the heart of the Missoula community with a membership.

About the Facilities

The Big Sky Horse Park was founded in 1982 by the Missoula Horse Council and stewarded to this day by volunteers. A board of 13 members meets monthly to discuss the park's events, maintenance, and policies. If you would like to get involved, please contact the board at bshpdirector@gmail.com! Check out the events calendar to find details on the next board meeting.

 

The 90 acre Big Sky Horse Park (BSHP, formerly “Missoula Equestrian Park”) is bordered by a 1.7 mile perimeter trail, which acts as a boundary for the facility’s many features. These include:

  • Arenas:

    • Main Arena (150’ x 300’) with Announcer Stand/Office & PA System

    • 2 Regulation Dressage Arenas

    • Western Events Arena (175’ x 300’)

    • Martin Briggman 4-H Arena (100’ x 200’)

  • Complete Cross-Country Jump Course (Smurf/Intro through Modified-Training levels)

  • Quarter Mile Sand Track for more vigorous equine workouts

  • Obstacle Course elements

  • 50’ Round Pen

  • 50 Permanent Stalls with a wash rack, overnight parking and RV hook-ups

  • Restroom

 

BSHP Members enjoy the facilities for a small, annual fee. Non-members may pay a day fee for single day use. Please note that there is an additional fee for use of the cross-country course. All BSHP amenities are available for rent to both equestrian and non-equestrian groups alike.

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What is Working Equitation

The Cross Country Course

Youth & Other Local
Equestrian Programs

Renew Your License Plate
& Support the Park

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Contact

3500 North Avenue W.

Missoula, MT  59804

PO Box 3841
Missoula, MT 59806

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