An indoor arena is a must in order to have a competitive boarding facility. Katie and Gary McClure of Swampy Oak Farm and Stable decided to open their own boarding facility when they built a new barn on their property three years ago. Their next step was to look into indoor riding arena options.
They compared the prices of metal, wood and fabric buildings, and discovered that fabric structures were the most economical of the three building types. Katie was also attracted to the fact that fabric structures do not require daytime artificial light. They chose a 72’ wide by 160’ long ClearSpan Hercules Truss Arch Building.
The ClearSpan indoor riding arena is working out well for the McClures. As well as offering it as part of their boarding services, they are also able to rent arena time. A true test of the durability of their arena is how well it withstands the weather. “We have had over 100” of snow in the past two months and it has held up with no problems,” explains Katie.
As a one-stop shop for building needs, ClearSpan makes it easy to design the best structure for any application. For more information, visit www.ClearSpan.com or call 1.866.643.1010.
Published September 2011 Issue
The Colorado Horse Source is an independently owned and operated print and online magazine for horse owners and enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines in Colorado and surrounding area. Our contemporary editorial columns are predominantly written by experts in the region, covering the care, training, keeping and enjoyment of horses, with an eye to the specific concerns in our region.