Case Study

Marr Farms Equestrian Training & Riding Arena Building

14,220 sq ft Tension Fabric Equestrian Training & Riding Arena
Tularosa, NM

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The Rundown

Racing horses train and live in comfort in these tension membrane buildings. The pavilion arena provides comfortable shade and plenty of access to fresh air, while the separate stall barn is enclosed for year-round use.

Customer Success

“I love the amount of sunlight that you still get through the roof. It’s kind of like being outside all the time but still having shade. It stays pretty warm in the winter and cooler in the summer. It͛s very quiet inside. When you get rain or hail or wind, there’s no banging or clanging, no sharp or rough sounds. The acoustics are good. It’s fresh and dry and clean. You don’t ever have condensation dripping off the roof. It’s a controlled environment, yet you still get the benefit of the daylight coming in.”

Joel Marr

“No matter how hot it was in the summer, it was always 20 degrees cooler under the canopy. In the winter, the light and moving air allow the space to warm up in the morning, unlike an enclosed arena.”

Flynn Gladden | Seahorse Run Arena

Feature Details

  • 79 feet x 180 feet stall barn with 124 feet x 300 feet riding arena
  • 18-inch canopy with ventilation
  • RV3000 roof ventilation
  • Pier and curb foundation designed by Legacy
  • 14-foot clear gabled end wall on the arena
  • Overhead doors along end wall and side wall on stall barn
  • 76-foot clear span interior with straight side walls to accommodate box stalls
  • 5 lb snow load, 90 mph wind speed, low hazard
  • Building use: Equestrian Training and Riding Arena


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