Customer name: Five Fires Equestrian Centre
Building size and series: 80′ x 220′ Apex Building Series
Building use: Indoor riding arena and training facility
Authorized Dealer: Treeline Project Management Ltd.
Overview of business and benefits of the building:
Opened in September, 2013, Five Fires Equestrian Centre is a 135 acre property located in Green Creek, Nova Scotia. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Doug Lynch and Carol Macomber, Five Fires offers a wide range of lessons including dressage, jumping and natural horsemanship, clinics and workshops for various disciplines, including their signature spring event featuring former Chief Head Rider of the Spanish Riding School, international dressage clinician Arthur Kottas. Five Fires also hosts Western and English riding competitions, and are developing a small warm blood breeding program.
The Centre has a large outdoor riding ring, forty 10’ x 10’ stalls, jumps, adjustable cavelletti, dressage ring, and one of the largest indoor riding arenas in Nova Scotia; an 80’ x 220’ fabric covered building from Britespan.
Initially, Five Fires chose a fabric structure for their indoor arena because it was a cost effective way to achieve the dimensions they wanted, in comparison to traditional steel or wood buildings. They also required some elements of customization, as the building has a traditional style roof and wood siding, and they wanted to customize the building to match the colour scheme of other buildings on their property. ”Britespan was the most open and honest of all of the companies we spoke with when it came to products, services, and pricing,” says Carol. “The process was seamless.
Britespan looked after the whole project from start to finish, and even worked with our engineer to provide approved specifications for the stalls that we built off the side of the building,” she said. Working with a local dealer was another reason Five Fires chose Britespan, “they knew our industry, and region, and were available to us whenever we needed them,” she said.
The indoor arena is bright and airy, allows for year round riding, clinics and training, and creates a more comfortable environment for the horses, and the riders. “We are thrilled with our building, and frequently receive compliments about it. It really was the best choice for our needs.”