…though, unconfirmed reports indicate that happy firewood makes cozier fires. While we at Delmarva Buildings are big fans of cozy fires on cool nights, we’re even bigger on helping you to find the ideal solution for your equestrian facilities.
We understand the multitude of variables including personal preference, budget, materials, uses, size and the specific site of an equestrian facility. We can either start from scratch or enhance the beauty and functionality of your original ideas. The goal in all of this is to arrive at a horse barn that provides an optimal balance between humans’ priorities and horses’ needs.
A Delmarva Buildings Equestrian Building can be customized to include room for your future stalls, a washing and grooming area, a tack room, feed room, storage, living space and more while staying within your budget. Equestrian buildings can be quite comprehensive when it comes to the amount of planning involved. Our team has extensive experience with the design and construction process.
We can help you build the perfect horse arena or run-in shelter for any size of equine facility you may require. We will accommodate your needs with an attractive and practical structure that will stand up to the elements for years to come while ensuring the comfort and safety of your horses. Custom framing, flooring, doors, horse stalls, waterers and feeders, open riding space for year-round training are all factors in your arena construction. We are happy to accommodate your vision!
Typical sizes of riding arenas range greatly. A typical minimum width is 60′ and range to 80′ for a wood-framed structure. Spans greater than 80′ are possible, but costs rise significantly and at those widths, a steel building may be more economical. Typical lengths could start at 60′, but usually start at twice the width.
Height of the riding arena is measured from the footing to the underside of the truss and Delmarva Buildings recommends at least a 14′ height, with 16′ as the most popular height- with a relatively small additional cost. The 16′ height allows for 6′ of wall lite starting 8′ above the footing. This prevents horses spooking if they were to see outside with lower wall lite.
The shell of the riding arena is very simple and economical and price will not vary greatly between contractors. Once the shell is complete there are a few options available to dress up the building:
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