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About Thorson’s Arena

Welcome to Thorson’s Arena, where the beauty of rustic charm meets modern convenience. Nestled in the picturesque San Martin countryside, Thorson’s Arena is Santa Clara County’s premier event venue, offering a unique and versatile space for a wide range of events.

Our Arenas

Thorson’s Arena features three exceptional spaces designed to accommodate various events

Artie K. Thorson Arena

Indoor | Approximately 200′ x 150′ | Starting At $700 Per Day

Indulge in the luxurious ambiance of our Equestrian Elegance Hall, a state-of-the-art indoor facility designed for discerning tastes. This covered arena seamlessly blends modern sophistication with equestrian charm, creating an exquisite backdrop for events ranging from elegant weddings to thrilling rodeo competitions. The Equestrian Elegance Hall offers a spacious and well-appointed interior, featuring high ceilings and contemporary amenities to ensure a seamless and memorable experience for you and your guests. Elevate your special occasion within the refined confines of this indoor arena, where the spirit of celebration meets the epitome of equestrian elegance.

Loren W. Thorson Memorial Arena

Indoor | Approximately 250′ x 150′ | Starting At $900 Per Day

Step into the charm of our Rustic Pavilion Arena, a covered space that seamlessly combines the allure of California’s countryside with modern event amenities. This indoor arena provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for a variety of special occasions, from joyous quinceañeras to intimate weddings. The Rustic Pavilion Arena is equipped to host a range of events, offering a versatile canvas for your unique vision. With its exposed wooden beams and picturesque surroundings, this arena effortlessly captures the essence of rustic elegance, creating a memorable backdrop for your celebration.

Western Sunset Arena

Outdoor |Approximately 300′ X 175′ | Starting At $500 Per Day

Experience the breathtaking Sunset View Arena, an open-air venue that epitomizes the beauty of California’s landscapes. This outdoor arena, available for both hourly and daily rentals, is a versatile space perfect for roping and barrel racing practice, as well as engaging horse clinics. Surrounded by the natural splendor of San Martin, the Sunset View Arena provides an idyllic setting for events that seek a touch of the outdoors. The arena’s expansive grounds and panoramic views set the stage for unforgettable moments, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a picturesque backdrop for their special events.

Perfect for Your Special Events

Transform your event into an unforgettable experience at Thorson’s Arena. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a birthday celebration, or a corporate event, our arenas provide a stunning backdrop with a blend of rustic elegance and modern amenities. Imagine your special day amidst rolling hills and vineyards, creating memories that last a lifetime.

Weddings: Celebrate your big day with the rustic charm and scenic views of our beautiful venues. Our flexible spaces cater to both intimate and grand celebrations, ensuring a personalized and memorable experience.

Quinceañeras and Birthdays: Our arenas are perfect for milestone celebrations, offering a magical setting for quinceañeras and birthdays. With spacious interiors and enchanting outdoor areas, your event will be one to remember.

Corporate and Club Events: Impress your guests with a unique venue that combines professional facilities with a welcoming atmosphere. Ideal for team-building events, meetings, and club gatherings.

Unmatched Amenities

At Thorson’s Arena, we strive to make your event seamless and enjoyable. Our amenities include:

  • Free WiFi: Stay connected throughout your event.
  • Restroom Facilities: Convenient and clean restrooms available for all guests.
  • Picnic Tables: Enjoy a relaxed dining experience in our covered alleyway.
  • Dry Camping and RV Hookups: Perfect for overnight stays with options for power and water.
  • Overnight Stalls: Comfortable accommodations for your horses.

Additional services like a Smarty Roping Dummy, Cowtrac, live cattle, professional photoshoots, and a unique horse trailer bar for weddings are available to enhance your event.

Flexible Pricing

Our competitive pricing ensures you get the best value for your event. Rental rates start at:

  • $700 per day for the Artie K. Thorson Arena
  • $900 per day for the Loren W. Thorson Memorial Arena
  • $500 per day for the Western Sunset Arena

We offer transparent pricing with no hidden fees, and flexible payment options including Venmo, PayPal, cash, and checks.

Book Your Event Today!

Experience the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern amenities at Thorson’s Arena. Contact us today to discuss your event needs and secure your booking. Let us help you create unforgettable memories in a truly unique setting.

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Available Services

Extras and Add-Ons Listed Below May Require Additional Fee

Dry Camping

RV Hookups

Overnight Stalls

Smarty Roping Dummy

Round Pen


Live Cattle



Parking Lot Rental

Included Amenities

Get access to WIFI, restroom facilities and picnic tables in our covered alleyway with any arena rental!

Free Wifi

Stay connected and post your favorite moments of the night!

Center Barn

Between our two indoor arenas is a covered alleyway with picnic tables.


We are one of the few arenas with beautiful restrooms with running water!