Attached riding arena with 85’ span scissor truss – insulated and lined for year-round rider comfort without supplemental heat. Bright design with large gable curtain window.
Architectural features include a barrel-vaulted ceiling in stable corridors, entrance lobby and viewing lounge. Natural stone accents at exterior entrances, interior aisle intersections, Lucas wash/groom stalls, and as a floor-to-ceiling feature in reception lobby.
Custom solid wood doors with traditionally fabricated hinges throughout. Interior sliders, including 13’ wide sliding panels that operate with ease while leading a horse.
Building designed in compartments for efficient heat, ventilation and day-to-day farm functions. Abundant storage for feed and supplies, laundry and cleaning, offices for record keeping.
Board and Batten exterior cladding in bold red on central 2-storey office section, with remainder of building clad in steel for low maintenance and durability.
Geothermal system for heating and cooling assists to keep operating costs to a minimum. High-efficiency LED lighting throughout the entire building. Complete back-up generator system for safety functions and operation.
Fire protection is a major feature of the design, with the second-floor office area having a complete 4hr fire-separation achieved with concrete block fire-wall, fuse-activated fire shutters, pressurized sprinkler system, and ceiling-mounted automatic fire extinguishers.
Turn-key project from hayfield to equestrian paradise: paddocks and pastures, sand ring with bank jump, grass ring, pond for irrigation, well, roads, septic, manure storage and all utilities.
Source: Canadian Farm Builders Association | http://www.cfba.ca/cfba-article/2016_Project_of_the_Year/243/10012
Source: Dutch Masters | http://www.dutchmasters.on.ca/project-details/Valhalla-Equestrian-Centre/100920/100072