Building an indoor arena requires specialist equine experience and specific knowledge of the horse industry.
Central Steel Build follows a robust construction process that is proven to deliver premium results, every time.
To start off sit down with our equestrian industry specialists so we can fully discover what you have in mind for your indoor riding/dressage horse arena.
We want to know what you imagine, what you need, and what will work best for you. We also start to form a picture of how how we can bring it all together.
2. Site Survey / Inspection
Next we provide a free on-site inspection and survey to assess the suitability of your chosen indoor arena site and to identify any aspects that may become an issue later on, such as site access, drainage, etc.
3. Design & Planning
Our team of qualified arena designers and engineers go to work to design the indoor arena of your dreams. Regular communication during the design and planning phase ensures that the arena blows away your expectations.
4. Building Permits & Approvals
For rurally located indoor arenas we offer the additional service of looking after your building permit as a registered builder. Talk to us to see whether we can look after your building permit for you.
Next the finer details of each individual component of the arena are finalised, drawn up, and sent off to be laser cut for fast and accurate manufacturing.
Your indoor horse arena hits the factory as our welders set to work manufacturing trusses / columns / etc. Our team is extremely proud of the workshop: visit any time of day and you’ll find everything clean, neat and orderly, and safe.
Teamwork is key when your indoor arena is transported and ready for installation on-site. Our installation teams have been doing this for years, and work closely together to ensure your arena is erected quickly, safely and properly.
8. Hand Over
For you, this is the start of forever after, because our indoor arenas are built to the highest standards: we build them to last. We use only the highest quality 100% Australian steel and components. We have one of the most experienced teams in Victoria, and our workshop uses cutting edge machinery and manufacturing processes.
At the end of the day you are in safe hands. We stand by our work, backed by our rock-solid 12 month structural and workmanship guarantee.
You can trust us… we’ve done this before.
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Call 1300 955 608 or Contact Us now to start your indoor arena building journey.
How To Choose The Best Riding Clothes For You
Finding the right riding attire especially for your individual needs and preferences can be very difficult. There is such a wide range of equestrian apparel, suiting the wide variety of different riding sports and what they require in a dress sense. The emergence of technical fabrics have also transformed traditional riding wear and further broadened offerings in all categories. To help get an idea of how to sift through the vast range available and find the right clothing for you, continue reading below.
A lot of people need assistance when choosing sizes for their riding clothing, as there is no standardized sizing for equestrian apparel. Garment sizes will vary depending on the brand. It is best to go into a riding store and be prepared to try several different options in various sizes to find the right fit. You should bring along undergarments you would wear when riding to try the clothes with them on also.
It is a good idea to bring along your boots to see how they look and fit with breeches you try. Also don’t forget to check the Equestrian Federation Rule Book to ensure the garments you choose will be in line with the guidance rules for your sport.
There are different levels of ‘rise’ in breeches, referring to the distance between the center point of the crotch and the waist. However it is important to not let terminology define what breeches you choose, you should simply choose a style that feels right for you and comes at least to your hip bones when you put them on. You will know when the breech is right for you when it:
- Feels snug, but doesn’t pinch or bind
- lies smoothly against your body as you stand
- doesn’t wrinkle a lot at the thigh top and knee when you move
- resists gapping at the waist when you sit and move as you would in the saddle
- has knee patches that align with your knees
- is sufficiently long enough to tuck into the top of your tall boots
Trending breeches: Technical fabrics with some percentage of cotton combined with a fiber providing stretch.
There is a large variety in the different designs available in shirts for riding. Due to many competition shirts made of traditional fabrics becoming joined by those fashioned in technical fabrics shirts are now styled for more occasions than just the ring. Some have the casual look of a polo, others are dressier, also there are shirts that offer features popular in athletic wear. Getting the right fit for your shirts can be difficult, here are some tips:
- Sufficient length to be tucked into breeches and stay tucked in. Shirts with a drop-back hem often stay tucked in better.
- Have enough room in the shirt to ensure buttons dont have gaps between them.
- Cuffs that do not extend further than a half-inch beyond the sleeve of your show coat when your arms are at their sides.
- Check the fabric of your shirt and your show coat to ensure they will work together well while riding. For example cotton or synthetic under wool would work well but cotton under synthetic may not move as well as desired while in the saddle.
Trending shirts: Features such as wrap collars with hidden snap or magnetic closures, contrast stitching and subtle pleating with flat seaming have become popular recently.
The riders show coat is traditionally crafted from wool, however as wool can be hot and uncomfortable in warmer weather technically devised fabrics for riding have become popular.
Among the most popular are those made from types of soft shell. This is a woven technical fabric that stretches and breaths, retains shape, reduces moisture and resists wind and water. The styles of cut have been altered over time too, as show coats tend to be shorter and more form-fitting. To acquire a tailored appearance keep in mind the following:
- You should take your figure into consideration when deciding on a show coat. More traditional and longer coats may be more flattering for a triangular or hourglass figure, however a European design will enhance a more rectangular build with fewer curves.
- To ensure the coat fits across your shoulders well the fabric should lie flat across your back and should not pull. There should be no horizontal creases and no extreme restriction of movement.
- There should be no puckering or bagging around the waist and you should have freedom to move fluidly.
- The sleeve should reach just below the bump of the wrist.
- Look at how the fabric of the coat hangs when it is on your body. It should not be limp or sag. It should appear to have substance to have a crisp and elegant look.
Trending show coats: The style of coat currently popular is a combination of a kind being suitable for either jumper or dressage sports. These coats may have 3 buttons to suit jumpers or hunters or 4 buttons to suit dressage riders.