Equine Riding Arenas

A Step in the Right Direction

FullSizeRender(1)When it comes to horse arena footing, there is no shortage of options available. However, using the wrong footing can lead to health issues for both the rider and horse, so it is important to make an educated decision. Quality of the footing is one of the most important factors, and here the saying “you get what you pay for” could not be more true. To gain a better understanding of the various footing options available, riders must learn what options are available and what their benefits are. The following is a list of the most popular options along with some of their benefits and factors to consider when choosing the right footing for you. Continue reading

Customer Spotlight: Solving weather worries with ClearSpan

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Challenge – Unpredictable weather conditions
Solution – Hercules Truss Arch Building
Size – 73’wide x 120’long
Application –Therapeutic riding and dressage lessons

Originally a 150 year old farm, Hope Ranch for Women bought the farm in 2011 and turned the land into an equine focused therapy facility. Hope Ranch for Women offers an equine-based, assisted personal development and mentoring service in order for women to heal from the physical, mental and spiritual effects of exploitation. As director of the program, Catherine Smith uses her Masters Degree in communication and 50 years of equine experience to run the program and service Hope Ranch’s clients. Continue reading

Enjoy Some Peace and Quiet with ClearSpan

Whisper Quiet FabricOur ClearSpan Fabric Structures offer a number of benefits that simply cannot be found in traditional structures. Offering maximum usable space, abundant natural lighting, a warmer climate during winter and cooler climate during summer, the ability to easily disassemble and move these structures if needed and the low cost per square foot, our fabric buildings have become increasingly popular within a number of industries. Of all the added benefits of our structures, perhaps one of the less commonly noted benefits is the whisper quiet fabric covering, which is beneficial for livestock and people alike. From manufacturing buildings to indoor riding arenas, the whisper-quiet fabric creates a peaceful and stress-free environment. Continue reading

Dashing through the snow – Riding your horse in winter

Riding in snowFall marks the beginning of the cold-weather riding season, and riding during this time often means riding in snow. Riding year-round is important, because it keeps your horse in good physical condition. The ideal solution for riding year-round is a covered riding arena, as these can be temperature controlled and will keep snow and ice out. At ClearSpan, we specialize in indoor riding arenas, and would be more than happy to design and outfit a building specifically for you and your needs. However, if an indoor riding area is out of the question, outdoor riding during the winter months is a perfectly acceptable practice. Riding outdoors however, means that you must provide special care before and after riding, and if you follow the tips below, you’ll have a successful cold-weather riding season. Continue reading

Unveiling Our New 85’W Riding Arena at Black Swan Farm

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This blog was submitted by: Kat Hayden, ClearSpan Truss Arch Sales Specialist

Brenda and David Webster contacted me back in Dec. 2013 to discuss the possibility of purchasing a riding arena for their business, Black Swan Farm, located in the rolling hills of central Ohio. Brenda owns two donkeys and a horse named Zip that she keeps at home. This past winter was particularly harsh, so she and David decided to purchase one of our 85’ wide structures for indoor riding. In March, we began design on the 85’W x 120’L gable style structure that included two end walls, doors, helical anchors and installation by our ClearSpan crew. Brenda even stopped by our ClearSpan booth at the Equine Affair in Columbus to tell me how excited she was about the arena! Continue reading

Where You’re Most Likely To See Our Buildings During Your Summer Road Trip!

Into the sunsetMemorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start to summer, has come and gone, so now it’s time to hit the road and do that cross-country road trip you’ve been talking about doing the last 10 years, right? Well, if you are going to take on such a feat, there is a 100% chance that you’ll pass by one of our Hercules Truss Arch Buildings, since we have our fabric structures in all 50 states! What state currently holds the rolling title for the most ClearSpan buildings? What states make our Top 5? Take the poll below, check back in one week for the answers, and map out YOUR road trip accordingly.

If you happen to see one of our buildings on your trip, snap a picture of the building, prove to us that you’re on a “road trip,” and we’ll send you a free gift! All you have to do is email the pictures and your mailing address to us at: mzirolli@clearspan.com. Don’t worry — we will keep your information confidential — this is our little fun and exciting summertime game.

63 x 360 R Lititz PA CHINT: You’ll know it’s our building if you see our logo at the peak of the building, seen at left! GOOD LUCK!

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“How It’s Made” Comes to ClearSpan

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May 8,2014

The Discovery Channel’s popular television show, How It’s Made, descended on a local company’s manufacturing facility to capture the design process of tension fabric buildings. Continue reading

A Galloping “Affaire” In Ohio!

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This blog was submitted by: Kat Hayden, ClearSpan Truss Arch Sales Specialist

If you are an equine enthusiast and live in New England, then you know about the Equine Affaire. People gather every autumn at the mecca of the equine world in West Springfield, Mass. Continue reading

Spring Cleaning Is For The “Other Buildings”

about_header_iowaAt long last, Spring is here! Better late than never, right? Now is the time to replace the storm door with the screen door, clean the windows, get the yard ready, clean out the garden beds and look for the over-the-counter allergy combatant that has the lowest sale price. But if you’ve recently purchased a Hercules Truss Arch Building – a.k.a. a fabric structure – from ClearSpan, or if you’re thinking of buying one soon, you’re probably asking yourself: “How in the world am I supposed to clean that fabric cover?” Continue reading

Calling All Farmers! A NEW Turnkey Building is Here!

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How many times have you come across a product that has hidden fees? Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I could just buy it for one low price…and be done with it!” Well? At ClearSpan, we’re also thinking along those lines because we want to make your dreams come true!

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