Equestrian Riding Arena in Amissville, Virginia

Sunward Steel Buildings, Inc., manufactured and supplied this prefabricated steel building on behalf of a customer in Amissville, Virginia, in July of 2001.

Offering unrivaled strength and durability, the building features top-of-the-line steel construction and functions as an equestrian round track and riding arena on the grounds of Britta Johnston’s Mountain Vista Farm. Johnston, a highly acclaimed international equestrian, uses the facility to teach horseback riding and related skills to students of all ages, drawing upon her training in dressage, show jumping, eventing and vaulting in doing so.

The elite dressage facility and round track are situated within the heart of Virginia’s Rappahannock County, about a half hour outside the entrance of scenic Shenandoah National Park. In addition to offering riding lessons and training opportunities, Johnston operates clinics out of this facility and other locations and runs six- and 12-month internship programs for equestrian enthusiasts looking to become professionals.

An Escape for Virginia’s Equestrian Community  

Often preferred by equestrian enthusiasts looking to house, ride or groom horses, steel equestrian buildings provide safe, secure spaces for animals to live or recreate while requiring only minimal upkeep from the owner. Ideal for use as stables, horse stalls or riding arenas, or for hay, feed or tack storagepre-engineered steel equine buildings are highly customizable in terms of windows, ceiling height, climate control and numerous other areas of interest for horse owners or enthusiasts.

An unincorporated community in northern Virginia’s Rappahannock County, Amissville is popular among travelers due to its vineyards, wineries and rolling farms. The community sits roughly equidistant between Warrenton and Washington, Virginia.

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Building Specifications

Comprised of rugged, premium-grade steel components, the metal riding arena stands 68’x68’x12’ in size once erect. It features a hardwearing, corrosion-resistant Dark Green roof with matching trim and a 4:12 pitch overhead that protects horses and riders from the elements, and it also boasts open walls, giving them access to fresh air, even when weather conditions are unfavorable.

The versatile, octagonal-shaped steel riding arena also features a 90-mph wind speed rating; an inclusion made in compliance with local building codes. Long-lasting and low maintenance, the building is highly damage-resistant, holding its own in the face of fire, moisture, pests and other potential sources of harm.