A study of a variety of different skill-level riders recently found two major observable difference between Grand
Prix dressage riders and the rest of us.
Number One: They spend more time warming up.
On average, a novice rider spends 25 minutes warming up with their horse before a ride. A Gran Prix rider spends 34 minutes on average.
However, the reason for this is that Grand Prix tests require more preparation and effort, so it naturally requires a longer warm up than a novice test. Do the amount of warm-up that feels right for you and your horse but as you progress, remember that skilled and well-trained horses still require proper preparation on the day of a test.
Number two: They have incredibly steady hands.
When a dressage rider is keeping their hands steady, they are extremely skilled at maintaining the distance between their hand and the horse’s bit.
Here’s an amazing fact: that distance will only shift by 1.5cm during a ride. That’s pretty incredible when you consider how much the horse and rider move.
Great dressage riders learn to balance their body with their horse and counteract movements so they can keep their hands extremely steady.
This is something to focus on during training – a steady hand often leads to greater control in general.
To see some of our horse arena photos, download an EquinaBuild brochure here.
Cost To Build A Basketball Court Cover
The average cost to build a basketball court cover is $128,600. The price ranges from $31,000 up to $270,000, which the total price depending on the total area covered by the basketball court cover.
Small Ball Court Covers
Small ball court covers span an area the exact size of a full court; 28 metres x 15 metres. The cover is engineering to avoid the use of wire cross-bracing, making it safer for users.
Cost range: $25,000 – $35,000
Medium Ball Court Covers
Medium ball court covers span an area approximately the size of two full basketball courts. A typical project of this size would be 40 metres x 36 metres.
Cost Range: $100,000 – $150,000
Large Ball Court Covers
Large ball court covers span an area up to 60 x 40m.
Cost range: $220,000 – $300,000
Will I Need To Arrange Buildings Permits?
Ball court covers do require buildings permits, but these are usually not left to the end client to organise. A reliable builder will organise these on your behalf; we have an in-house expert who handles all permits.
Have You Built Ball Court Covers Before?
We’ve built over 80 ball court covers in the last 5 years and have built thousands of steel structures since our beginnings in 1975.
Our team includes engineers, draftsmen and project managers, all with years of experience in their field.
See a slideshow of our previous educational structures:
Where Can I Find Out More?
You can download a brochure of our educational buildings, including testimonials & photographs, by clicking through to our COLABuild brochure.
Steel Farm Buildings Prices
The average cost to build a steel farm structure (grain sheds, hay shed, machinery sheds, shearing sheds etc.) is $59,151.
Prices range from $10,000 up to $200,000 and depend on the scale and purpose of the building.
To receive an exact quote on your project within 24 hours, send us through the details of your project here.
For an itemised list of the costs of building a shed or farm building, read our article on it here.