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Cotswold Dressage Yard Completed

Every now again a truly beautiful project comes along and this was certainly the case when we were approached to design, and build, the stunning facilities for this luxury dressage yard.

The  challenge was to take the existing agricultural building and transform it into a stunning and unique stable yard, boasting beautiful features of archways, brick detailing and beautiful powder coated Victorian style stables.

The  building had the steel uprights every 6m so it was always going to be a challenge finding a layout which worked and gave us centrally located windows within each stable.  We overcame this by using a clever design of placing ancillary rooms and wash bays in such a way as to accommodate the central windows.

The next challenge was to design the layout in such a way so as to reduce the agricultural feel and change it into a luxurious equestrian use.  We achieved this by diving the internal space into 3 separate areas, and used stunning archways with bespoke brick detailing.  Each yard would then contain 8-9 stables and associated tack and feed rooms, along with wash bays and solaria.

Our finishing touches on the design included internal Crittal arched doors leading into the riders lounge, tack rooms and a bespoke mahogany locker room on one side and client and staff facilities on the other.

The 3 separate wash bay areas were designed and built in rendered blockwork with blue Staffordshire bull nose bricks to portray the natural lines of the horse and to match in with the general internal feel of the building

The riders lounge, tack room and accompanying rest rooms were designed and fitted out by the client to reflect her design and taste. A five star hotel for horses as 1 National Newspaper referred to it!

New Project – August 2019

Equine Construction & Equine Planning were approached by a leading architectural practice, in Sussex, to support them on an equestrian project.  We’re delighted to offer our design and build consultancy services for this rather exciting project.  The project consists of a bespoke, and very unique, 60m x 20m indoor riding arena, for their client.

David’s extensive experience in equestrian construction was invaluable to the design phase.  In addition to this, our knowledge and understanding, of the equestrian athletes that will be making using of the new facilities, has proved to be a winning combination for the architects, who subsequently recommended Equine Construction to carry out the build.

The Equine Construction team look forward to starting the project on the 16th August, working with our clients to produce a world class equestrian facility.