Originally Posted by ponyboy
Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
First of all, please don't make a dinky little useless one. Spend the money and make something at least 20mX60m, they are a lot easier to re-sell.
I've never ridden in an arena bigger than 20mx40m. I thought that was the standard size for an English ring.
20mX40m arenas are OK. Until you get more than three horses in them and then it can be a bit chaotic. It's also hard to put up a decent number of jumps in a 20X40 and then get more than one horse in there.
Plus if you want to time a freestyle, you'll need a 20X60 because generally (at least in North America) all of our shows that offer freestyles use 20X60m rings. At schooling shows is when we usually see the 20X40 rings, and only up to training level because starting in first level you need the extra letters.