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3rd November 2010, 06:47 PM
me & my parents have been thinking about building a small indoor school in the future so i have somewhere to ride in the winter because the weathers always so bad and i want to start taking sparks to shows but to do that i need to be able to school him, i was wondering what the best menage surfaces are etc. . and how much it would roughly cost to build one if anyone knows x
3rd November 2010, 07:37 PM
I haven't a clue about the cost but do think that's a great idea. I imagine that it will be quite costly to have it done professionally but you would have peace of mind that its been done properly.
3rd November 2010, 08:09 PM
Well just read a post of H&H and they have cost some people near on £80k! Where I used to ride it used to cost the lady £1000 just to top up her arena. She had a bark arena and it was outdoor so you may find you won't have to top it up as much :)
3rd November 2010, 08:14 PM
a fortune my old job had our indoor extended by 20m and it cost us £15k and we just got a grant for £30k so im not sure how much of it went on the school or on other things
3rd November 2010, 08:32 PM
My Old Yard had one built, all the drainage and set up was £18k and then the surface which is sand and rubber mixed cost £10k
3rd November 2010, 08:39 PM
Thanks everyone, i think we're going to be a long time saving hehe :P x
4th November 2010, 06:24 AM
It cpst us £18k for an outdoor - you also need planning permission and will have to pay business rates on it which on an indoor are not cheap, even if it is for your own use. There was a case in the H&h where the council were demanding rates for people with them behind their houses that were solely for personal use!
4th November 2010, 10:02 AM
Wow! U got a indoor for only 18000? Everyone I heard from says it cost 80 000 plus. For our outdoor alone its gona cost us 20 000 including surface.
I know planning permission is really hard to get in some places too depending on where u are. It's pretty easy for us as we live in the middle of nowhere but in of the houses we were thinking of buying a few years back would take u a year for a couple of stables alone and that one was out in the country.
With surface u have a huge choice. As its indoor u don't have to worry about drainage so you could pretty much go for anything. Just bear un mind that cwrtain obes get really dusty so usefully to install a hose at the sides for spraying. Depends what discipline you do as a more springy rubber and fibre would b good for dressage.
On the plus side you ciuld earn money by hiring it out to people!
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