Horse Arena

From motorcycle races, to mule pull competitions, to rodeos and dog shows the Multi-Purpose Complex in Vancleave can host a wide range of events. The 60,000 square foot covered arena was built by the Board of Supervisors in 2004 and is open every day.

Image of a long almost open arena

The primary use of the complex is for horseback riding and rodeo competitions. The complex can also host entertainment events or local meetings with amenities such as: 

  • Bleachers
  • Concession stands
  • Full sound system
  • Gates (if needed)
  • Restrooms

Arena Reservation Fees

Rodeo & Like Events

With Gate Fee$400 per day
Without Gate Fee$400 per day
Booking Deposit*$50
Clean-up Deposit*$150

Horse Shows & Like Events

Usage Fee$100 per day
Clean-up Deposit*$150

Equipment Usage

PA System$200
All equipment keys$20

* Deposits are refundable if equipment is returned in acceptable condition. Checks for deposit fees and usage fees should be made separately.


The arena was officially named in honor of long-time Vancleave resident Conrad Mallette in November 2007 and dedicated in February 2008. Mr. Mallette was a faithful member at First Baptist Church of Vancleave, a Board Member on both the Pat Harrison Waterway District and the Jackson County Farm Bureau Association, and Director of the Soil and Water Conservation Commission.