About Us

For a number of years a concern was expressed that an organization was needed that would meet the interests of rural and urban needs – an organization that would have government backing to meet these concerns.  A number of people worked energetically to get a minimum of 50 members – a requirement for a charter – and an application was made.  On November 5, 1974, the Thorsby Agricultural Society received its charter with 132 members.


One of the objectives of the Society was to construct a facility that would permit indoor agricultural activities.  Working with all the community organizations in the Thorsby district, the Thorsby Haymaker Center was constructed.


The Thorsby Haymaker Center is an indoor facility for all your agricultural needs. We host a great variety of events from Amateur, High School & Senior Rodeos, Team Penning & Roping, Public Riding, 4H Shows, Gymkanas, Barrel Racing, Horse Shows & Sales, Green Colt Night, Novice Learn to Ride Night, Clinics, Bulloramas, Beef Shows & Sales, etc.

Our heated indoor facility consists of a 195 x 100 riding arena, with a seating capacity of over 500. We offer 100 outdoor covered box stalls, a wash rack, holding pens, an outdoor 250 x 100 arena and camping facilities, complete with hookups and showers. We also are proud to host an outstanding concession that is known far and wide.


The Thorsby Haymaker Center is located in central Alberta and is an Arena for all the communities at large. We welcome and look forward having you and your families participate in the events that are held at the Arena.

We hope that you have enjoyed your visit.

Map to Thorsby and the Thorsby Haymaker Center