A Safe and Reliable Indoor Riding Facility

A Safe and Reliable Indoor Riding Facility

Location: Walkerton, ON
Industry: Equine
Dealer: Calhoun Super Structure
Calhoun Building: VP Series 80 x 144


The Challenge

Weather conditions for riding vary wildly in Ontario. The customer wanted the traditional look of a wood barn, but with the natural light and cost-effectiveness of a fabric structure. The facility had to be big enough for multiple riders and engineered to withstand high winds and heavy snow loads. Knowing some fabric structure companies’ buildings don’t meet the strict specifications to be insured against collapse, the customer did a lot of research to make the best choice for a safe and reliable riding arena.

The Solution

This VP Series fabric structure 80′ x 144′ was an ideal solution. Calhoun’s engineering for this building far exceeded the specifications needed for insurance yet retained the look and feel of a traditional barn. Built nearly 10 years ago now, the customer still raves about the return on investment they are enjoying as a result of their purchase. They report that there has been no maintenance needed and the cover has even withstood the high winds of a nearby tornado. Each month they enjoy a savings on hydro as they only need to use four of the eight lights installed inside…if they use them at all. Best of all, the fact that a Calhoun dealer is right in their area gives them the peace of mind that should a question arise, Calhoun is right there to help.