Paso Robles Horse Park set to open this fall

Construction is underway on Paso Robles Horse Park, a 35-acre equestrian show jumping park in Paso Robles, with an expected opening date sometime this fall.

The project is the vision of Paso Robles horse enthusiast Linda Starkman, who owns a 230-acre ranch in Paso Robles where she breeds warmblood horses for the hunter/jumper competitive circuit. At this time, Starkman has not released how much she is investing into the park.

Once completed, the U.S. Equestrian Federation-sanctioned park will feature several grass and sand arenas for competitions and warm-ups, a camping area with space for 28 RVs with water and electric hook-ups, temporary mobile spaces for vendors, horse stalls and a 6,000-square-foot hay and feed barn.

Construction is taking place in two phases, with the first phase expected to be completed in the fall.

The first phase consists of grading and underground utilities, building all internal roads and entrances and completion of all major buildings.

Following the first phase, the park will be open about 10 to 20 days a year, and host less than six shows each year until phase two begins.

The second phase will take place depending upon the success of the first phase and could include an additional parking area and more horse stalls (not to exceed 500 stalls). It would also include a 4,000-square-foot maintenance shop and yard for equipment storage.

Once completed, phase two would allow the park to host between six and eight shows a year, with a total of 30 to 40 days of operation in a season.

The park is located at 3801 Hughes Parkway, off Highway 46 and Airport Road.