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With a solution-focused approach, we collaborate closely with clients and consultant teams to align on scope, time frames, design objectives, and cost. Are you interested in our work in the commercial and industrial sectors?

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To ensure an accurate fit and functionality, the saleyards cover must precisely match the leveling contours. We conducted a thorough site scan and carefully measured the existing yards to align perfectly with the natural topography.

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Top Advantages of Using Clear Span Sheds

We understand the importance of enhanced versatility in your structures. Our clearspan sheds are designed to cater to numerous applications, making them the perfect choice for various needs. 

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Slayter Equestrian Facility

Our client approached us with a vision for her dream equestrian facility, a bespoke indoor dressage arena and stable complex designed to accommodate her own horses and appeal to high-end clientele. 

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How much does it cost to build an indoor arena?

How much does it cost to build an indoor arena?

The costs involved in building an indoor riding arena

We are often asked what is the cost to build an indoor arena. It’s kind of like asking how long is a piece of string; the answer is invariable “It depends”.

Every job is unique, and the best way to answer your riding arena construction questions is to click on the Request a Quote tab on this page. Below we will give you estimates based on a roof-only indoor arena structure including installation and footings. Before any other work is able to go ahead earthworks need to be completed so the site is ready for construction.

Please keep in mind while reading that these costs are indicative only and only include our scope of work. Prices can change depending on the location and conditions of the building site. As a rough guide, you can work on $140-180/m2*.

These costs are also for a roof-only structure and do not include walls or kick rails.

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Small to Medium Equestrian Arena

This covers anything up to a 40m x 21m roof-only riding arena cover. A project of this size will usually cover up to 2/3 of a standard Olympic-size dressage arena construction project. Projects of this size cost around AUD$150,000*.

Medium Equestrian Arena

Medium-sized projects range in size, up to 64m x 24m. This is enough to cover a full-sized Olympic-size dressage arena. Cost at this size would range around AUD$210,000*.

Large equestrian buildings

Large-scale projects include combined indoor arenas and stables complexes. This category has no limit on sizing, rather we work with our clients to provide the best equestrian facilities no matter how large the building is. They range from high-end private-use arenas for dressage, jumping, reining, and western-style riding to public-use arenas.


Additional costs for a standard roof-only indoor riding or dressage arena construction

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The shed prices of attaining building permits depend on the overall scale and cost of the project. This indicative price is a minimum of $5,000 and is for private recreational use arenas only.

Indoor arena building foundations Cost $10,000 – $15,000*
Laying foundations for your indoor arena. The cost will vary somewhat depending on the conditions on-site.

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This price includes supply, engineering, and delivery of your complete roof-only indoor arena frame and cladding kit. Prices will vary depending on a range of architecture and design requirements. These will include the following:

  • Whether the indoor arena features closed walls
  • Whether the client chooses to opt for Colorbond cladding instead of zinc
  • Ventilation options
  • Natural light options

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This price indicates how much it will cost to construct and install your indoor arena on-site. Price will vary on your location. Central Steel Build builds in SA, VIC, NSW, and QLD only.

Indoor riding arena kick rail system costs $28,000 – $45,000*

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Supply and installation of our unique Equinarail perimeter kickrail framing systems on-site. Minor variations in cost depend on the options selected for your kickrail.

Equinarail is a complete framing system including surface retainer, gates, and midrails, completely set up to facilitate your choice of lining boards. The prices above exclude the price of lining boards. Central Steel Build does not provide or install lining boards.

*All prices are an indication only and are subject to change at any time due to industry steel prices. The prices also do not include erection or site preparation.

With over 40 years in the industry, we have built a reputation for designing and building high-quality, long-lasting equestrian structures. Contact our Equinabuild shed specialists today and get quoted for free for your next shed project here. 

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