Building Guide For Your Equine Arena

Are you planning to build the perfect equine arena? Constructing a riding arena may require funding and it’s crucial you are properly guided on what you need to consider before you contacting an experienced builder.


This is one of your biggest concerns when it comes to a building project, especially if it’s intended for horse shelters and riding activities. I’m sure by this time you have a vision of the structure layout of your riding arena. Be sure you conduct extensive research of the different designs of equine that you can choose from including the needed funding needed to complete a fully functional riding arena.

Existing law on township ordinances

Another issue that you need enlightenment prior any consultation with a building contractor for your equine arena is existing law on township ordinances. Keep in mind, there might certain building restrictions that could affect the construction of your dream equine arena like what you can or cannot built within your property. Inquire with your local authority if there are mandated size allocations for the building of riding arena including the acquisition of building permit.


Of course you will need the professional expertise of an architect or engineer to draft the design of your ideal equine arena. Hiring a local expert would be an advantage because this person is knowledgeable of the existing building codes including other requirements in case you wish to build an additional barn shed.  Among the other factors that your equine arena design must meet are budget, withstand all weather conditions and stability.

Size and shape

Your selections when building an equine are endless and mostly depend on the size and shape you want to construct. In case you already have an existing riding arena and want to expand it, then, you have to consider the available space. However, if you are new in this field, better consult other riding arena owners for recommendations.

Equipment room

When planning the layout of your equine arena don’t forget the equipment room or machinery shed, both for indoor and outdoor space. Again, if you are working with a licensed builder experienced in building equine arenas, then, this particular space will surely be included including the size needed to store your riding precious equipment units.


Now that you a clearer picture of the design and layout of your future equine arena, the next thing you have to consider is the type of material to be used. Ask yourself, “What do you prefer wood or metal structure?” Wood may be a lot cheaper than metal, especially if you will compute the maintenance cost of metal for over a period of usage. Aside from the maintenance, metal structure would also require insulation, whereas wood structure equine arena has natural insulation.

Covered or Enclosed

How would you want your equine arena to appear, covered or enclosed? The place where you will build the equine arena will affect your final decision. If you live in a place where the weather is warm, then, a covered arena is suitable because this model will allow the air to flow naturally inside and out. If you live in a place where the winter months are expected, an enclosed equine is the best option.

I do hope you found the above information useful for your equine arena building project. If you want assurance that your riding arena complies strictly with your state’s building requirements, contact the professionals of CBS Sheds. They have a team of experts who will take of the design and creation of your dream equine arena to suit your specific needs and budget.

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