About Us

Thank you for visiting us at http://www.manleyarena.com. We are a family owned and operated arena. We offer Full Stall Boarding, that includes daily turnout. We have everything to meet your barrel racing needs.

We have stalls available for rental. Stall rental is $15.00 a day. If you would like to reserve a stall, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible, since availability is limited.

We have a medical center on site. The medical center is equipped with ultra-sound to help with medical prognosis. We have a lighted arena that is available to our boarders and overnight guests. We have sleeping and bathing accommodations for overnight travelers. We are conveniently located 18 miles from I-20, midway between Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia. We are 45 minutes from I-75.

Some information on the Owners of Manley Arena

Owners live on-site and include a Veterinarian. Owners are both 2nd generation horsemen with 40+ years experience. Member of AQHA, NBHA, CGBRA, SOBRA HQHA, and Georgia Horse Council, specializing in timed events – Barrels, Poles, etc.

Recently Madison and Gregory Manley visited the Georgia Capital for a celebration of Equine Accomplishments. Georgia Equine Youth Exhibitors have excelled in 2009 across numerous breeds and disciplines. From State Champions to National to even World Champions.

Two local Putnam County Youth Champions have been invited to attend this day of recognition based on their accomplishments in the Barrel Racing World. Madison Manley finished her youth career with an impressive placing in June as the Reserve Champion of the Youth All- American and placed both of her horses in the Top Ten in the Finals.

The Youth All-American is held in the Mississippi State Fairgrounds every June and showcases the top Youth Riders in the Southeast and Midwest, and this year had almost 1000 entries.

Gregory Manley, who could not attend the All-American due to sports commitments at Gatewood Schools, waited for his turn at the National Barrel Horse Youth World Finals to show what he could do.

Representing the state of Georgia in the Coke Race, Gregory posted the fastest time of the night and picked up the title of 2009 Coke Race Champion. He placed 4th in the 1st round (out of 2002 entries), which qualified him for the finals. The night of the finals he had the fastest time but knocked down a barrel, leaving a horse trailer and a world title for next year.

Both Manley children have been Georgia State Teen Champions, Madison in 2005 and Gregory in 2007.

Greg and wife, Dr. Brenda Manley, started hosting and producing horse shows at the Putnam County Arena in 1990. We held the first Summer Classic on a Saturday afternoon in 1992. In 1995, we moved the Summer Classic to the new arena at our home. It began at 12 noon on Saturday and ended at 5 AM on Sunday. We expanded to 4 days the following year. This year, 2015, will be our 23rd anniversary. We expect it to be our best show yet.