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The Ultimate Horse Arena Tent Solution for Every Equestrian Need!


Bilingual in English and Spanish, Luis excels in event space planning, bringing multicultural insights to his innovative tent designs.

Updated: March 20, 2024
Published: August 21, 2023


Equestrian sports, as an ancient and elegant sports activity, not only tests the tacit understanding and skills between the rider and the horse, but also promotes the harmonious coexistence between man and nature. However, outdoor equestrian activities are often affected by weather and seasonal changes, resulting in training and competition plans being forced to be adjusted or even be canceled.

 As technology advances and demand grows, the indoor equestrian venue tent (Horse Arena Tent) emerged as the times require, providing an innovative solution designed to ensure that equestrian activities can be carried out year-round. This article will deeply explore the demand background, application advantages, selection and installation methods of indoor equestrian venue tents, and demonstrate its performance in practical applications through case studies.

About horse arena tent size

Standard size

In equestrian sports, the size of the horse arena tent is crucial to ensure the performance of both the athlete and the horse. A standard size competition area is approximately 100 feet by 200 feet, making this size area ideal for full jumping classes and other equestrian sports such as show jumping and combined equestrian events. A field of this size not only meets the standards of a variety of equestrian sports, but also provides ample space for athletes and horses to showcase their skills and collaborate.

Small or large size

Small horse arena tent typically cover an area of 20 by 40 meters (approximately 66 feet by 132 feet). This size is ideal for beginner or private training and can cater for basic training and small competitions. The large horse arena tent, with its dimensions of 20 x 60 metres, offers a wider space, making it ideal for formal competitions and advanced training, capable of accommodating more complex movements and routines.

Taking into account the diversity of different regions and use needs, it is particularly important to choose the appropriate arena size. Whatever your location, you can choose the size that best suits your personal needs and site conditions. To help you make a better choice, we offer a special service: you can now tell us the size and shape you want and we will provide you with a 2D rendering free of charge. This kind of rendering not only helps you visualize the layout and appearance of the arena, but also gives you the opportunity to make modifications and adjustments before actual construction or renovation.

Indoor Horse Arena Tents Solution for Versatile Activities

Advantages of indoor horse arena tent

The essence of material selection

The architecture of a racecourse is vital to ensuring a safe and supportive environment for riders and horses. The choice of materials plays a crucial role in this regard. Traditional materials have fallen out of favor, but as the equestrian field evolves, so does the need for more durable, flexible and aesthetically pleasing materials. Our choice of 6061-T6 aluminum alloy as the steel material, specifically the metal structure designed by Shelter-Structures, overcomes these challenges and provides a combination of durability, weather resistance and architectural versatility. They are a testament to modern engineering, blending elegance with functionality.

Customizable, unique design

Our offerings serve as a canvas for our clients' imaginations. The gamut of customization spans from color, size to minute structural elements, ensuring each arena is as unique as the horses it hosts. Our past projects mirror the myriad ways customization can morph a standard arena into a reflection of our client's desires and requirements. Whether it’s adapting the design to cater to different equestrian disciplines or incorporating innovative features for enhanced functionality, the scope for customization is boundless.

The size of a horse arena is pivotal as it directly impacts the riding experience. Common sizes cater to different riding disciplines, but our metal structures break the mold, offering a playground for customization. Whether it’s a compact arena for personal use or a sprawling professional riding space, we craft arenas that dovetail with your needs. Various design elements can be tweaked to ensure the arena resonates with the intended aesthetic appeal while not compromising on functionality.

Flexibility and mobility

The essence of the design of the indoor equestrian venue tent is its unparalleled flexibility and mobility, which gives equestrian sports unprecedented freedom. Users can flexibly set up and dismantle the tent in different locations according to seasonal changes, competition needs, or the specific requirements of a training program. This convenience is particularly suitable for equestrian organizations and individuals whose geographical locations change or who need to move their activities frequently. 

For example, during the summer, the tent can be set up in a picturesque outdoor location to allow riders and horses to train in a natural environment, while during the colder winter months, there may be the option to set up in a location closer to infrastructure for easier access and warmth . This flexibility and mobility ensure that equestrian activities are not restricted by geographical and climatic conditions, thus broadening the development space of equestrian sports.

low cost

From an economic perspective, building a fixed indoor equestrian venue often requires huge capital investment. Not only is the initial construction cost high, but the cost of daily maintenance and management is also a big burden. In contrast, indoor equestrian venue tents have significant advantages in terms of economy. First, tents cost far less to purchase and set up than traditional buildings, making them affordable even for individuals or small clubs with a limited budget. Secondly, due to its portability, the tent can be adjusted or rearranged according to actual needs without the need for expensive structural modifications.

 In addition, the maintenance and management costs of tents are relatively low, there is no need for a professional building maintenance team, and most daily maintenance work can even be completed by the users themselves. This cost-effectiveness makes indoor equestrian venue tents a powerful tool to promote the popularity and development of equestrian sports.

Easy set up

Our metal structures are a paragon of ease of installation and relocation. The design intricacies ensure that setting up on various grounds, be it grassland or sand, is a breeze. The relocatable feature further amps up the appeal, providing a pragmatic solution in today’s ever-evolving equestrian landscape. This ease of installation significantly reduces the time and resources required to set up or relocate the arena, making it a cost-effective solution.

Indoor Horse Arena Tents Solution for Versatile Activities

How to set up an indoor horse arena tent

Location selection

When choosing a location, consider not only whether the ground conditions are suitable for setting up your tent, but also whether the surroundings are horse- and participant-friendly, and whether the site is easily accessible. Good location selection can increase the participation and viewing of the event. Even though our horse arena tent can be set up anywhere, the horse arena tent is for people to ride horses for entertainment. Choosing a suitable location can attract more people to visit.

Site preparation

Preparation involves making sure the ground is level, clearing possible obstructions, and checking the surrounding area for debris or trees that may interfere with the build. and arranging necessary facilities such as water, power and safety equipment. A well-prepared venue is the basis for a smooth event.

Tent erection

You can rest assured on this point, we will provide comprehensive tent building guides, and professional builders will teach you how to build the horse arena tent online. Make sure the tent is set up correctly so that the entire horse arena tent structure remains stable. And our tents are easy to install. You don’t have to worry about any doubts during the installation process. We will help you solve any doubts that arise.

Security check

The last but not least step is to conduct a comprehensive safety inspection. This includes checking the tent's structural stability, making sure all connections are installed correctly and securely, and checking the tent materials for damage. Fire safety measures must also be taken into consideration, ensuring that all materials and equipment used comply with local safety standards.

Indoor Horse Arena Tents Solution for Versatile Activities

Successful case of horse arena tent

In 2021, we received a project in the Saudi Arabia desert. The customer wanted to build a horse arena tent. The scorching sun in Saudi Arabia and the undulating sand dunes on the ground became a huge challenge for us in designing the tent. But after our clever design. The project was a huge success, with ingenious solutions to ensure the comfort of attendees and competitors, for the stands we used two majestic tents, each with a span of 25x15 meters. Strategically, the design with only a roof covering and no side walls permitted unhindered views of the equestrian strength. But a creative strategy was used to shield them from the scorching sun. 

The side walls turn opaque to create a shaded area below, while the roof covering is transparent to let the light of the scorching desert sun stream through. Recognized as a hive of activity, the center of the clear tent is transformed in an uncommon manner. A careful balance is struck between shielding from intense direct sunlight and an immersive experience thanks to the partially transparent ceiling and white side walls. The end product is an aesthetically spectacular area where visitors may have fun while keeping aware of the moving forward horse drama.

Indoor Horse Arena Tents Solution for Versatile Activities


Embark on a journey towards constructing your ideal indoor horse arena or covered riding arena with Shelter-structures. Reach out for a free design consultation, and take the first step towards creating an equestrian arena that stands as a testament to quality, functionality, and aesthetic appeal.

Frequently Asked Questions

They are multi-purpose, temporary or semi-permanent structures. These tents are portable, they are made from sturdy, weatherproof materials and are designed to withstand a variety of weather conditions.

Of course, racecourse tents offer significant customization flexibility to suit specific requirements and tastes. Customization ranges from size and height to layout to suit different events and number of participants. Enhancements such as ventilation, lighting and side walls can be incorporated to improve functionality and comfort. Even aesthetic elements like color and branding can be personalized.

Racetrack tents are designed with resiliency in mind, they are made from materials that are resistant to wind, rain and the sun's UV rays. The degree of weather resistance may vary based on material quality and tent design.

Depending on the size, smaller tents may be set up in a few hours, while larger, more complex structures may take several days. It is often recommended that large tents seek professional installation. Make sure the tent is set up securely and securely, complying with safety standards and regulations.

The durability of a racetrack tent is affected by the quality of the material, the environmental conditions it faces, and its maintenance. If properly maintained, these tents can last for many years. To extend the life of your tent, perform regular maintenance inspections, follow the manufacturer's cleaning recommendations, and make timely repairs.

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