Roane State Community College is re-opening its Expo Center in Harriman in phases.
The Henry/Stafford East Tennessee Agricultural Exposition Center is located on the Roane County campus in Harriman.
Beginning Wednesday, March 17, public riding will be offered by reservation only at the outdoor arena, a press release said.
Beginning Thursday, April 1, events will be permitted to resume at all Expo Center facilities, both indoor and outdoor.
The most up-to-date bookings will be posted on the online event calendar at roanestate.edu/expo.
All public ride reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, the press release said. Two-hour time slots will be available any day of the week during daylight hours. Consecutive time slots may be reserved for longer rides as they are available.
While the college’s COVID-19 campus guidelines remain in effect, some safety restrictions will apply to public ride reservations, including:
- Completing an online wellness screening on the day of the reservation, prior to arrival
- Checking in upon arrival to campus
- Wearing face masks when not mounted on a horse
- Limit of 10 people in each arena at a time
“These guidelines allow those coming onto Roane State’s campus to limit exposure to others and help us maintain a safe learning and working environment for our entire campus community,” the press release said.
As part of the re-opening, the Expo Center will also resume overnight stall rentals for visitors traveling with horses. These reservations require 24-hour notice and must be made by phone. Online reservations will be available soon. Instructions for day of arrival and departure will be provided at the time of reservation. Instructional signage will also be posted at the site.
To make an online public ride reservation or find out which time slots are open, visit roanestate.edu/publicride. Expo Center staff can also take public ride and stall rental reservations by phone during business hours at (865) 354-3000, extension 4590. For the latest details on Expo Center operations and events, visit roanestate.edu/expo.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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