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How Much Does an Indoor Arena Cost?

Aaron

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Updated: April 30, 2024
Published: April 26, 2024

Introduction

Just imagine, when you are conducting continuous equestrian training with your horse friends in the outdoor horse arena and preparing to break through difficult moves, the weather suddenly changes, strong winds blow, and heavy rain begins... At this time, the indoor horse arena becomes the best choice to avoid this dilemma. If you intend to build a horse riding arena and develop an equestrian training business, then in terms of long-term economic benefits, an indoor horse arena will also be your best choice.

However, building a covered horse arena that suits your needs requires a lot more decisions than choosing a builder. This article will analyze the current indoor arena cost details and influencing factors for you, help you plan your covered riding arena construction project more clearly, and create a first-class indoor horse arena that is most suitable for you.

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Covered Horse Arena Average Cost

Indoor Arena Cost According to the Type of Building Materials:

MaterialWoodSteelFabric
Cost per square foot$20-$50$5-$30$5-$15

Wood Indoor Horse Arena:

Wooden indoor horse arenas often display a graceful appearance and a warm atmosphere. In addition, indoor horse arenas built with wooden structures tend to be more convenient during processing and handling. However, timber-framed indoor horse arenas require more wood than other structures, reducing their renewable nature and resulting in higher construction costs. In addition, wood is susceptible to moisture and insect damage, requiring higher maintenance costs.

Fabric Indoor Horse Arena:

Fabric-structured indoor horse arenas have lower construction costs because they are more flexible to fabricate and install, allowing for the creation of covering structures in various shapes and sizes according to individual needs. However, due to lightweight material, the fabric structure is easily damaged by weather effects, such as sun exposure, wind and rain, etc., thus increasing long-term maintenance costs.

Steel Indoor Horse Arena:

Compared with wooden structures and fabric structures, steel indoor horse arenas have higher strength and durability and are not susceptible to moisture, corrosion, or insect damage. Due to its high-strength structure, steel indoor horse arenas can accommodate the largest spans of arena widths. Therefore, if you need to build an indoor horse arena that is 200 feet or more, it is best to choose a steel structure.

Indoor Arena Cost According to the Type of Building Size:

SizeSquare FeetTotal Construction Cost RangeAverage Cost
65.616ft x 65.616ft (20m x 20m)4,305.6$2,152 - $21,528$11,840
65.616ft x 131.232ft (20m x 40m)8,611.2$4,306 - $43,056$23,681
65.616ft x 196.848ft (20m x 60m)12,916.8$6,458 - $64,584$35,521

In general, the larger the size of a covered horse arena, the more expensive it will be to build.

This is because as the size increases, so do the required construction materials, including walls, roofs, frames, and floors. Also, larger covered riding areas typically require more complex designs and longer construction periods, which means higher labor costs and more time investment. In addition, large indoor horse arenas also require more support systems, such as ventilation systems, lighting systems, and temperature control systems. The design and installation of these systems require more resources and costs.

Therefore, overall, building a larger indoor horse arena will present higher cost challenges and require more investment and careful planning.

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Low-Cost Investment Option - Prefabricated Indoor Horse Arena

Prefabricated structural buildings refer to buildings that are produced in factories and transported to the target construction site for assembly. Indoor horse arenas built through prefabricated models typically require less labor, machinery and equipment to work on site, reducing the level of chaos that may occur on site and further reducing the need for on-site resources. Although indoor arena costs are higher in terms of manufacturing and delivering, there are cost savings on the overall project due to improved construction efficiency.

Prefabricated indoor arena costs $5 to $20 per square foot to build. If you are limited on budget or time, then a prefabricated indoor horse arena would be a great option.

Breakdown of Additional Costs for Indoor Horse Arenas

In addition to the basic cost of building the structure, there are several factors that increase the overall covered horse arena cost. These factors include costs such as land construction, planning and permitting, and equipment and facilities.

Land construction costs cover many aspects:

  • Land clearing costs: $1.30-$2 per square foot.
  • Land excavation costs: $50-$200 per cubic yard.
  • Land grading cost: $1,000 to $3,000.

Planning and permitting costs include the cost of applying for arena permits from relevant government departments, as well as services with professionals such as planning experts and engineering designers. The exact amount of these fees depends on the size, complexity, location and professional services required of the indoor horse arena.

There is no set standard answer to facility and equipment costs, as they depend on the specific needs and size of the horse arena. But it usually includes lighting, temperature control, ventilation, drainage and other systems. The design and installation of these systems may require additional investment and increase overall construction costs.

Conclusion

In terms of building indoor horse arena, the average indoor arena cost with different material structures and prefabricated structures is different. Land conditions selected, government permits, professional assistance, and equipment support selected all influence the construction of an indoor horse riding arena. If you would like to know more detailed information about its construction, please contact us. We have professional engineering designers to provide you with personalized answer services.

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