When it comes to installing an all-weather arena, it’s best to remember not all horse arena surfaces are created equal. But what makes a perfect surface “perfect”? 1. While there can be no standard one-size-fits-all recipe for a perfect surface, the surface should provide the following:
I am not sure when it became popular, the adding of an indoor directly onto a barn but I am sure it had everything to do with weather and convenience. There were very few indoor arenas in northern Ohio in the late 70’s. So the ramifications of stalls combined with an indoor was far from my mind till I started boarding again some years ago at a farm where the indoor was directly attached to the barn.
The very first thing you should do before building an indoor riding arena is to research the permitting process in your area. Every town is different and not all government administrations are horse savvy. Do as much research as you possibly can to avoid pitfalls at the very beginning of your plans.
Just like there are laws of gravity, there are several immutable truths about building a horse riding arena. First and foremost, it is always worth taking the time to research your project and consult with a professional arena builder.
Take a look down. What kind of footing do you train on? Do you ever really look at the footing that you ride on every day?
If you are building your own equestrian facility, chances are that you have a lengthy action plan probably filled with a lot of do’s. But what about the don’ts?
How to Build a Horse Riding Arena On A Budget 2.0
You are about to build your very own riding arena and you want it to be perfect. Perfect but it also has to fit into your budget. Hmmmn. Do not despair. There are lots of proactive steps you can take that will save you money over the lifetime of the ring. Having a well laid out plan in the beginning of the project is the just the first step.