Steel Riding Arenas

Durable indoor & covered horse arenas for less

Steel-framed arenas are durable and economical, giving you wall-to-wall column-free interiors and high interior clearances. The structure and style are widely customizable to fit your riding requirements for jumping, dressage, or rodeo and to complement your existing buildings.

Maintain climate control and ideal riding conditions year-round with an energy-efficient riding arena. Steel is weather and fire-resistant and protects against rotting, mold, fungus, and pests.

Prefab Horse Arena Building
Prefab Horse Arena Building
Made in USA
Solid Steel
30 Yr Warranty
Custom Engineered

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What is a Metal Riding Arena?

A metal riding arena building arrives as a kit that is quickly and efficiently bolted-together on-site. Building kits are made with commercial-grade American steel for framing and sheeting, ensuring their durability and longevity. Unlike wooden arenas, metal arenas can be constructed in weeks rather than months, are highly energy efficient, and require virtually no maintenance.

Average Cost to build a metal arena $25 - $50 per square foot

Why Choose a Steel Riding Arena?

American-made, I-Beam steel framing, custom-engineered in factories across North America.

Metal riding arenas are extremely durable and are engineered to meet local codes for wind, snow, and seismic loads. Steel buildings aren’t susceptible to pest damage or to the rot, cracking, or warping that can affect wood-framed structures.

The structure is truly a bolt-together kit. Precision manufacturing ensures your arena will fit together precisely the first time. A professional contractor build is recommended for large arena buildings, but many customers opt for a DIY build.

Benefit from additional interior height clearance compared to wood roof truss structures.

With standard, column-free widths up to 200 feet, steel frame arenas are suitable for all riding styles, including competition dressage, jumping, roping, barrel racing, and rodeo. An Olympic size jumping arena is also possible with additional engineering.

Due to their modular design, steel-framed arenas can easily be expanded to include a viewing area or a series of stables. Simply remove the end wall sheeting, pour a new concrete footing, and add an additional 20 or 25-foot bays (sections).


The most durable equestrian buildings on the market

  • Fast build times
  • Clear span = no columns
  • High roof clearances (no trusses)
  • Near-zero maintenance
  • Insect & rodent proof
  • Weatherproof structure
  • Fire resistance of steel = lower insurance cost
  • Custom manufactured to your specs
  • Numerous exterior finishing options
  • Warranties of 30yrs+

What's Included in a Horse Arena Kit?

Both covered (roof only) and fully enclosed indoor riding arenas are shipped as a metal building kit package with solid steel I-beam framing, secondary framing, and all the necessary fasteners for your new structure. Both arena designs include pre-painted metal roof panels, with the indoor arena supplied with metal wall panels, both of which are pre-painted in your color choice. Detailed plans and assembly instructions are also included.

  • What's included:

    Kit Packages Include:

    • 1:12 roof pitch (2:12-6:12 available)
    • Tapered steel I-Beams (primary framing)
    • All roof purlins & wall girts (secondary framing)
    • Two framed door openings (add extra if required)
    • Engineer stamped erection & anchor bolt plans
    • Pre-painted 26-gauge metal roof & wall panels *
    • All nuts, bolts, clips, and fasteners
    • Detailed erection manual
    • Pre-drilled, numbered parts
    • Complete trim package
    • Sealants & flashing
    • Structural warranty (30-50 yrs)*
    • Paint warranty (30-40yrs)*

    *Vary by supplier

    Standard covered arena
    Standard covered riding arena
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  • Features

    Key Features:

    American-made, I-Beam steel framing, custom-engineered in factories across North America.

    • Customizable to suit any application
    • Designed to meet your local building codes
    • Certified to 160 mph wind & 110 (psf) snow load
    • Precision engineering for a weathertight structure
    • Red-oxide primer baked onto all components
    • Low maintenance, with 30+ year warranties
    • 100% usable, column-free space
    • Easily expanded for future growth *
    • Fast construction times
    • DIY friendly

    * if future expansion is a possible requirement, be sure to specify 'expandable end walls' when placing your order.

    I-beam steel framing
    I-beam steel framing
  • Exclusions

    Items not Included:

    • Delivery
    • Permits
    • Foundation
    • Construction
    • Insulation
    • Interior finishing

    Pouring the concrete foundation

Popular Riding Arena Sizes & Designs

Dressage Arena (Covered & Indoor)

A 20x60 meter (70’ by 200’) metal dressage arena offers an expansive clear-span riding area of 14,000 sq ft., nicely accommodating a standard dressage arena layout. Choose from either a fully enclosed indoor riding arena design or a roof-only structure for a covered riding arena. The exterior of an arena building can be finished to match your existing structures in either pre-painted metal or you could opt for Hardie plank siding.

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The Construction Process

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Custom Arena Options

A metal horse arena is a great addition to your property and adds to your equity. You can customize the structure and style to YOUR needs: roof, location and size of windows and doors, color, external finishing, and more. You receive exactly the building YOU want. Detailed below are some popular options.

Colour Options
Mix and match wall, roof, and trim colors to match your riding arena to existing structures. Also, consider adding a complementary wainscot color.

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Door Options
To meet your individual access needs choose from a large range of door options including sliding, bi-fold or overhead doors.

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Siding Options
Arena kits come standard with 26-gauge PBR metal roof & wall panels, but you can opt to finish your walls in finishes including stucco, faux stone, Hardie® board, or brick veneer.

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Structural Options
Add a lean-to for attached stables or for additional covered storage, or add door canopies and skylights.

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