Equestrian Riding Arena in Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Sunward Steel Buildings, Inc., supplied this pre-engineered steel building in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in August of 2020.
Durable, economical and well-equipped for its environment, the insulated, energy-efficient metal building now functions as the Ron King Riding Arena, which is home to VDM Sport Horses, an equestrian boarding and training facility that specializes in hunter, jumper and equitation disciplines. Spacious and secure, the steel building offers unsurpassed structural integrity, making it a safe place to ride and house horses, regardless of time of year or outside temperatures.
Highlands Ranch sometimes sees heavy wintertime snowfall, and this steel equestrian building has 6” snow gutters spanning nine locations that help protect the building’s exterior and guard against condensation. Additional climate-related accommodations added with respect for the area’s climate characteristics and building code requirements include a 115-mph wind speed rating and a 30-psf roof snow load.
Rugged, Long-Lasting Steel Equestrian Buildings
Steel construction is inherently stronger than wood, and it also resists damage caused by pests, fire and extreme weather. Metal equestrian buildings like this one are also highly sustainable and customizable, giving building owners the ability to make choices on everything from door and window openings to stalls, ceiling heights, insulation options and aesthetic features.
Part of the Denver – Aurora – Lakewood metro area in central Colorado, Highlands Ranch is a census-designated place in Douglas County. It sits about 26 miles outside Denver and borders the communities of Littleton, Centennial, Acres Green and Lone Tree.
Comprised of heavy-duty, high-quality steel components, the metal riding arena is an expansive 28’x182’x11.33’/16’ when erect, providing ample space for grooming, riding and housing horses. Overhead, the climate-controlled metal equestrian building has a corrosion-resistant steel roof with a slight 2:12 pitch offering reliable protection from the Colorado elements.
The equestrian facility boasts (20) framed door and window openings throughout, among them (2) 3070 walk door openings enclosing (2) 3070 commercial walk doors, (2) 10’x12’ overhead door openings and (1) 20’x8’ door opening. Framed window openings include (11) 3’x3’ windows, (1) 10’x3’ window and (3) 6’x3’ window openings.
The steel equestrian building also features an insulation package, with 6” of fiberglass insulation filling the building’s roof and walls. The insulation has heavy-duty WMP-VRR facing applied to the interior-facing side, which helps protect the fiberglass blankets against moisture and damage.