Formed in 1994 by the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, the Christensen Field Improvement Task Force began hosting the Fremont Bull Riding Classic as a fundraiser to improve the facility and grounds at the Christensen Field complex. 

Using proceeds from the Classic, the Task Force has donated over $385,000 toward the following improvements at the Christensen Field Complex, resulting in over a half a million dollars worth of improvements: 


  • Portable Chutes & Pens

  • Outdoor Arena Construction

  • Permanent Chute Installation

  • Concrete Pads

  • Portable/Towable Bleacher

  • Christensen Field Fencing

  • Showers in the Indoor Arena

  • Indoor Arena Heating

  • Lighting Outdoor Arena

  • Runners for small animal shows in multi-purpose building

  • Bleachers

  • Arena Groomer

  • Indoor Arena's interior walls resided

  • High Voltage Electrical Panel

  • Replacement of Indoor Arena Substrate

  • New lighting in indoor arena

  • Pay-loader replacement

  • Wi-Fi access for Indoor Arena - Completed the Wi-Fi access for the entire complex

  • New Sound System for Multipurpose Building, Livestock barns & Indoor Arena (Phase 1, currently in progress)

  • Installation of LED TV’s in Main Arena & Horse Arena

  • Full Color Digital Marquee Welcome Sign


Members of the Christensen Field Improvement Task Force donate countless hours to ensure the success of the Fremont Bull Riding Classic. Representing the City of Fremont, Fremont Horse Horse Arena Improvement Association, Fremont and Dodge County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fremont 4-H Fair Board as well as the Agricultural Business & Natural Resources Council include: 

  • Thomas & Barbara Christensen, Christensen Corporation 

  • Jahn Grandstaff, Charter West Bank, Task Force President

  • Ryan Dugdale, First National Bank

  • Cody Horrocks, S-2 Refuse & Recycling

  • Machelle Meyer, First National Bank

  • Jeff Mimick, First State Bank & Trust Company

  • Ben Nicola, Nebraska Beef LTD

  • Kevin Prinz, Don Peterson & Associates, Fremont 4-H Fair Board  

  • Robert Taylor, Fremont Area Horse Arena Improvement Association 

  • Sheryl Wilkening, Fremont Area Horse Arena Improvement Association (not pictured)

  • Austin Zimmerman, First State Bank & Trust Company

Also Pictured: Sponsorship & Promotions Coordinator - Darla Garretson, Creative Cowgirl / LaRue's Little Horse Ranch