Horses are very popular in this area. Many residents have horses, and many visitors bring horses to ride in our wide-open country. It is common to see people riding along roadways, even within towns, through the fields surrounding towns and in the nearby mountains and desert.
Some horse enthusiasts enjoy racing, and hold race events at various locations and dates throughout the county. Check with local businesses for specific details.
You can ride virtually everywhere around here. About the only restriction is to respect private property. If an area is fenced, stay out unless you obtain permission from the owner. The vast majority of land within Millard County is owned and controlled by the federal government (BLM or Forest Service), and is open to horseback riding.
Horses are commonly used to transport deer and elk hunters into the backcountry, and to carry out game animals after a successful hunt. The mountains above Oak City and east of the Fillmore area include vast stretches that are not accessible by motorized vehicle. People horse packing can penetrate this country and enjoy hunting or other activities in spots that are virtually inaccessible to the rest of the world.
Bring your horses when you visit here, they are always welcome.
Millard County has some excellent facilities for equestrian activities. In Delta, indoor and outdoor arenas located at the County Fairgrounds hosts many events throughout the year, including roping, rodeo, cutting and barrel racing. There are 126 permanent covered stalls and the ability to add 100 temporary stalls to accommodate any type of event. These facilities are also used for other activities such as demolition derbies and exhibitions. Whether attending an event or just passing through and needing a place to board your horse, contact the Millard County Recreation Office at 435-864-1470 or 435-979-0950.GPS 39.378725 -112.51950
Fillmore also has a year-round facility with a race track, indoor and outdoor arenas, and stalls to rent daily or If you are traveling on I-15 and need a place to board your horses in Fillmore, call Brendan Turner 435-253-1047. GPS 38.965967 -112.336446
Check the events calendar for a complete listing of events that are happening in these facilities.