The Magnificent Horse Barn & Indoor Riding Arena

The new concrete block barn measures 64 feet wide, 48 feet long and is attached to the 80 foot wide, 152 foot long indoor riding arena. The barn has 11 stalls, wash stall, feed room, and tack room, as well as a full hay loft complete with the indoor riding arena observation room. Having had horses since 1961, I knew I also needed sunken stalls with rubber mats, concrete aisleways and room floors, Nelson automatic waterers and a fly spray system. The stalls on the sides had to open into individual paddocks. This property had a small 5 stall horse barn, which we now use as a workshop and for storage.      
        Barn side, having 2 stalls with outside paddocks and porch to tack room
  Barn side, having 4 stalls with attached paddocks

 The barn has 9 stalls and 2 more can be added, using the indoor arena storage area. Each stall has galvalume bar fronts and feed boxes, rubber mats, and Nelson waterers. The feed room has stairs to the loft, and the loft has a small observation room overlooking the indoor arena. The wash stall and grooming aisle have rubber mats, also.
Storage area    

Feed Room

Wash stall

Nelson waters

Foaling stall

Stairs to hay loft

Grooming Aisle

Foaling stall

The indoor riding arena has 3-16 ft. exterior sliding doors and 2-10 ft. roll up doors to the stable area, so is well ventilated. The ceiling height is 16 ft. with a 12 ft solid section topped with  4 ft lexan windows on the 3 exterior sides, giving good light during the day. The 18 overhead lights, making night riding bright and safe.
    We put a layer of a stone dust on top of the shale & clay natural footing and then topped that with 2 inches of rubber footing. With the toe rail, the arena has make a wonderful training and riding area.

My first night ride in the indoor arena

The back of the indoor arena

The indoor arena side with equipment storage shed

Equipment shed attached to indoor arena

The indoor arena side--round pen to the right

Toe rail

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Created by Gail L. Aumiller on January 18, 2004 and last updated on August 8, 2004.