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post #1 of 8 Old 12-23-2012, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Covered Arena Questions!

We are planning on making a covered arena out of steel buildings, as my dad sells them. The largest covered building they sell is a 30' X 50'. If we put two 30' X 50' covered buildings together it would give me a total arena of 30' X 100'. It would cost us about $20,000. My first question is: would this size arena be usable to ride in the winter? And my second question is: do you know of any cheaper way to go about it? Thank You so much, any advice would be appreciated :).
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-23-2012, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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That's a very odd size & would limit you on what you could do. Even lunging would be difficult. The 100' would be OK but the 30', not so much.
It could work but you'd have very tight corners.
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-24-2012, 03:18 AM
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Wow, maybe I am totally clueless but I would think you could build a pole barn for that much. Now I need to know if you can, lol.

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That's crazy expensive..... Wow. I'm still speechlesss.
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The smallest indoor horse arena that you can ride comfortably in that I've seen is 60'x120'.

As far as price, don't be surprised at how much it costs...materials and labor are both expensive these days. Also, a big factor is your weather, e.g. how much wind and/or snow load is there. A building that size has a lot of roof to support.
Having built pole barns in the last couple years ourselves, I don't see how you could build anything for less than $5/sq ft doing all the labor yourself, so 60'x120' puts it in the $36,000+ range. You don't want to cut (too many) corners on the construction or you'll be paying for it on maintenance/repair costs in the long run.

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post #7 of 8 Old 12-24-2012, 01:11 PM
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-24-2012, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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The smallest indoor horse arena that you can ride comfortably in that I've seen is 60'x120'.

As far as price, don't be surprised at how much it costs...materials and labor are both expensive these days. Also, a big factor is your weather, e.g. how much wind and/or snow load is there. A building that size has a lot of roof to support.
Having built pole barns in the last couple years ourselves, I don't see how you could build anything for less than $5/sq ft doing all the labor yourself, so 60'x120' puts it in the $36,000+ range. You don't want to cut (too many) corners on the construction or you'll be paying for it on maintenance/repair costs in the long run.
After researching more, I think I will have to go with a 60' X 120'. I will be using it just to ride in the winter (western & working cattle), so it does not have to be huge. Now I need to figure out what company would be the cheapest.... hmmmm
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