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Arena Details
Seating 500
2500 River City Park
Sand Springs, OK.
Driving in from the east of Sand Springs on Hwy. 412 exit to Hwy. 97 in Sand Springs. Turn left and go to stop lights and turn right (west) on the side road next to the expressway. Go west approx. 1 mile and turn left at the River parks sign. Go through park to arena.
Driving in from the West of Sand Springs on Hwy. 412 exit on 129th street. Turn left (east) follow road to park entrance. Go through park to arena.
Main area covered No
Separate Warm-Up Arena Yes
Wi-fi Available No
Stalls Available No
  • Yes
RV hookups No

Horse events for all ages.

Welcome to the Sand Springs Round Up Club located in the River City Park in Sand Springs, North East Oklahoma.

Everyone is encouraged to attend our monthly meetings at 6:30 PM on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Location pending on weather. Check our events calendar for details.

RUC History
By: Phyllis Chism

The original RUC was northwest of Sand Springs on Shell Creek Road. In the early '70s, the City Manager of Sand Springs, Royce Hunter, was instrumental in getting the club moved into River City Park. The very first event was in 1971 - a junior rodeo in the park using panels. The stock consisted of bucking shetland ponies provided by Terry Ford.
The men who were responsible for the design and construction of the arena, in it's current location, were all local volunteers; Russell Bartling, Dub Carr, Elzie Clemons, Corky Davidson, Robert Lawley, Tommy Lawley, Bobby Ragsdale, and Marion "Red" Shook. In 1978 Red Shook was killed in an industrial accident at the steel mill. In 1979 the club named the Memorial weekend rodeo in his honor. In later years the rodeo was renamed in honor of Andy Downs, a member killed in an auto accident.
In 2011 the Labor Day weekend rodeo was rededicated to Red Shook in his honor, and will now be called Red Shook Labor Day Rodeo.



Kay Dardenne
Sand Springs, OK 74063