Ron & Judy Sundby have been in the horse sale business since 1984 and have grown with the industry in many ways. In 1994, they purchased their existing property in Verndale, MN and have added to the facility ever since. Ron, Judy and their children Sarah and Ryan have added their famalies to the business.  Sarah and Mike Madsen with children Kaija and Brock.  Ryan and Kayla Sundby with children Carson and Tyson.

The climate-controlled indoor arena was added in 2001 giving 75,000 sq feet under one roof. Plus Full Western Shop- A BIT OF TACK, Trailer Sales and Service-SUNDBYS TRAILERS.

Central MN R&J Arena & Event Center is one of largest horse sale/show facility in the 5 State Region. 





MRA Rodeo Finals: 

October 26-27th, 2018

Order Tickets here: 

MRA Rodeo Tickets

or come in to the Tack Store: 

A Bit of Tack!





         Rons Round Pens!!  10' $76.95 each, 12' $79.95     1 3/4 Diameter  Gates $129

         For more information Call  Ron 218-639-8114



















  • Excited to Announce that R&J Arena will host:
  • 2019 Sherry Cervi Youth World Championships!!!
  • May 10-12th, 2019




Pictures from 2018 Event:



The new Minnesota race will be a similar format as California and Arizona events; two full rounds of competition, pee-wee race on Saturday, and prizes awarded for the average. The race will be held at R & J Event Center; a climate controlled facility home to in-house tack shop, A Bit of Tack, as well as Sundby’s Trailer Service and Sales. This facility is centrally located, easily accessible from six states and Canada with ample parking and stalls. R & J Event Center is the home to successful events year round. 2019 Dates: May 10-12th!





>>>>>>Stall Lay Outs for all the Barns

Barn 1 Layout

Barn 1 West Layout

Barn 2 Layout

Barn 3 Layout

Barn 4 Layout


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We would like to welcome M State as a new Arena Banner Sponsor!







Here is a link to their Equine Science Program:






R & J Arena - Major Sponors:



















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