The NEC is the Mid-West's optimum venue for national, regional and local equestrian and canine competition, providing an expansive 56-acres of indoor and outdoor space for a variety of disciplines and sport. 

Our newly re-footed arenas, reconditioned stalls, enhanced concession and catering menus, plus our growing team of event-experienced staff provide a full complement of resources to support any successful event.


NEC is honored to have had consistent occasion to support a wide-range of events including 

  • Equestrian Breed Shows

  • English/Western Pleasure Shows

  • Dressage Shows

  • Hunter/Jumpers Shows

  • Fine Harness/Gaited Horse Shows

  • Vaulting Shows

  • Barrel Races

  • Mounted Shooting Competitions

  • Reining Shows

  • Rodeo and Livestock Sports

  • Horse Auctions

  • Dog Conformation Shows

  • Dog Obedience and Rally Trials

  • Dog Agility Trials

  • Corporate Training Seminars

To inquire about holding an event at the NEC, please contact our Sales Department. 


The NEC is located in the planned community of Lake St. Louis with nearby shopping, dining and lodging. We are located near two major highways, making Lambert International Airport (STL), Spirit of St. Louis Aviation Airport and the rest of St. Louis easily accessible. 

Many area attractions help to make Lake St. Louis a destination city for all our visitors. Within 35 minutes of the NEC is the St. Charles Family Arena, St. Charles Historic District, the Riverport Amphitheater (UMB Pavilion). Purina Farms in Grey Summit, the Endangered Wolf Center, and the Sach's Buttlerfly House. 


Traveling to downtown St. Louis, NEC guests can see the Arch - "Gateway to the West", a Cardinal's Baseball game, hear the St. Louis Symphony or visit the Fox Theater, the Art Museum, the City Museum, Magic House, the Science Center, the St. Louis Zoo, Washington University or St. Louis University. These sites plus the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and the Botanical Gardens, along with many others, are all within a 45-minute drive of the city.

If you have an event in need of customer-centered service, amenities and accommodations, contact our Sales Department to learn more about the NEC's multiple indoor and outdoor arenas, banquet spaces, catering services and event-hosting expertise. 

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