February 2018 Issue - page 9

February 2018
Page 9
Special Advertising Section
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Ahhh, the allure of Wel-
lington. For many horse lovers,
settling in the equestrian capital
of the world sits at the top of
their bucket list. For John and
Leslie Malone, owners of River-
edge in Chesapeake, Maryland,
home to Hassler Dressage, the
decision to build their newest
horse barn and arena in the
Florida region fits nicely with
their ongoing commitment to
support the dressage communi-
ty. Their builder of choice was
B&D Builders.
Built on 20 acres, the project
includes a 10-stall horse barn,
with an impressive 85’ x 220’
open-air arena. In addition to
private use, the facility serves
as a winter training location for
Hassler Dressage.
Unique features include mas-
sive concrete columns, curved
arches, and coffered style ceiling
to add dimension and texture to
the design. To create the cathedral
ceiling, B&D Builders used a
boxed beam concept, making the
truss very rigid and safer to set.
A tile ceiling with a continuous
cupola completes the design.
Daniel Glick, Co-Owner of
B&D Builders, says the design
of the arena was a collaborative
process between the Malone’s,
architect Stephen Roy, and the
B&D builders’ team.
“The goal for this style
arena was to be able to enjoy
the outdoors, while still having
protection from the weather, if
needed. To maximize the views,
we increased the spacing of the
columns and incorporated large
overhangs to prevent the torren-
tial South Florida rain from satu-
rating the footing,” says Glick.
Other considerations include
designing a structure strong enough
to survive in the hurricane-prone
region. To do this, B&D Builders
reverse engineered the timber
structure to resist 55 lbs. per square
foot wind uplift and protect the
structure from winds greater than
120-mile per hour.
When asked what it takes
to build a structure that strong,
Glick says a lot of planning,
an experienced team, and more
than 17,000 lbs. of stainless steel
timber hardware.
Contact B&D Builders:
CustomBarnBuilding.com or
(717) 687-0292.
Hassler Dressage Gets an
Arena with a View in Wellington
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