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Spicer Arena

Eaton, Colorado (Weld County)
$3,250,000Sold
160 +/- Deeded Acres

Outstanding multi-use equestrian property on the Front Range! Spicer Arena is ready for any and all equestrian & rodeo events. The spacious indoor arena and lighted outdoor arena are in high demand.

One of the finest multi-use equestrian facilities on the front range! Spicer Arena is the perfect venue to breed & train horses as well as host equestrian & rodeo events.
Featuring
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  • Premier Equestrian Event Facility
  • 51,850 Square Foot Indoor Arena (150’x325’)
  • Full Size Lighted Outdoor Arena
  • 82 Acres Under Pivot & 49 Flood Irrigated Acres
  • 1,000 Head Grow Yard
  • 3-Time Host of The Cattle Barons Ball
  • Very Nice 4 Bedroom Home and Rental House
Introduction
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Outstanding multi-use equestrian property on the Front Range! Spicer Arena is ready for any and all equestrian & rodeo events. The spacious indoor arena and lighted outdoor arena are in high demand. The indoor arena is fully equipped with everything you need including spectator viewing area, lighting, permitted concession stand, sound system, cattle pens, roping boxes, tie bars, 17 outdoor runs, 16 box stalls, heated automatic waterers and wash racks inside and out, 5 indoor/outdoor dog kennels, and extensive parking! The outdoor arena is also well equipped with 2 large horse pens and 5 steer pens. In addition, Spicer Arena features a very nice, recently updated 4-bedroom home. Other outbuildings include a 4,608 sq. ft. equipment building, a 1,512 sq. ft. utility building, hay shed, two cattle sheds, a manufactured home and a 1,000 head grow yard. With 131 acres of irrigated ground, the property provides the owner ample opportunity to grow crops or feed for cattle and horses. There are 3 wells on the property: one is 1,250 gallons and the other two are 750 gallons each. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to own one of Colorado’s premier equestrian properties!

Lay of the Land
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Arena Features

The indoor arena has virtually everything you need to host any equestrian event. There is an upstairs spectator viewing area, sound system, and fully permitted concession area onsite! Key features of the arena include 17 – 20’x60’ outdoor runs, 16 – 12’x12’ box stalls, five indoor/outdoor dog kennels, heated automatic waterers, roping boxes, cattle pens, tie bars, wash racks indoors and outdoors, office, tack room, vet room, men’s & women’s restrooms, kids zone, and other amenities! The arena hosts a multitude of private and public events for a broad range of equine disciplines. It can also be converted to facilities to host special events including banquets and receptions. The arena was host to the prestigious northern Colorado Cattle Baron’s Ball for three years!

The 165’x300’ outdoor arena is fully functional and set up to put on virtually any horse event as well. It features lighting, announcer booth, sound system, and roping boxes. There are also five large horse pens with lean-tos and five steer pens.

Parking is more than sufficient for large trucks and trailers as well as spectators. There are also RV hookups onsite.

Other Improvements

The property also features a very nice recently updated 4-bedroom home. Other outbuildings include a 4,608 sq. ft. equipment building, a 1,512 sq. ft. utility building, hay shed, two cattle sheds, grain silo, a manufactured rental home, and a 1,000 head feedlot.

Location

The property is centrally located on the front range of the Rocky Mountains and is easily accessible, located only 4 miles from Eaton, 11 miles from Greeley, 25 miles from Fort Collins, 60 miles from Denver, and 47 miles from Cheyenne, Wyoming. All goods and services are available in Eaton, and it is just a short drive to all amenities nearby. Denver International Airport is about an hour away.

History

The Meyring family has a long history with ranching and horses in Colorado. For seven generations, the family has operated a working cattle ranch in North Park south of Walden and near Spicer Peak. In 2001, the current owner, Becky Meyring’s dad Dave, built Spicer Arena with the idea of having tremendous horse facilities for family and friends. As recognition of their ties to North Park, the arena was named after Spicer Peak. Dave’s dream was certainly realized as the property has become a destination for rodeo events, equestrian competitions, horse clinics, horse training, and other events.

Climate

Eaton averages 14 inches of rain and 42 inches of snow annually. On average, there are 244 sunny days per year. The average July high is around 90 degrees and the January low is around 14 degrees. Eaton gets precipitation 36 days per year on average.

Ranch Attributes
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Ranch Operations

There are two center pivots located on the property irrigating a total of 82 +/- acres. One pivot is a 6 tower Valley wiper and the other is a 3 tower Zimmatic full circle. There is also an additional 22 acres +/- that are flood irrigated. The current owner states that they can put up 5-6 tons per acre under pivot, and 1-2 tons per acre of grass on the flood irrigated ground. The current ag tenant has had both of the pivots planted to corn. With 104 acres of irrigated ground, the property provides the owner ample opportunity to grow crops or feed for cattle and horses. There are plenty of opportunities in the area to lease out the farm ground.

The 1,000 head feed lot has been leased out to the same tenant for quite some time. Rental rates are $3,000 a month from October to June.

The property is located in the Weld County Conservation District, supporting conservation planning that promotes local, agronomic and economic sustainability through wise land use,

Water Rights

The property has multiple irrigation wells. Two of the wells are 750 gallons per minute and the third well is 1,250 gallons per minute. The domestic water is serviced by NWC (North Weld County).  In addition, Owl Creek meanders through the property.

Mineral Rights

Seller owns 25% of the minerals and is retaining them.

Leases

The current owner has a tenant farmer that rents the pivots on the property and also leases space to a horse trainer. Currently the rental house is vacant.

Taxes

$17,193.84

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