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Horse Stall Pole Barn

Cost to Build a Horse Barn

Depending on the features of your horse stall barn, a simple project can cost $30,000 or up to $150,000 for a large commercial project. When you decide on building a barn for your horses, reach out to several companies to find the most experienced builders for the safety of your horses and your long term enjoyment. While there are many firms that will sell you a cheap pole barn to construct for your horses, at Walters Buildings we take the time to understand your needs and provide the best long term value. 

Five Questions to ask your Horse Stall Barn Builder:

    1. What is included in the building price?

      Many builders will only advertise the cost of the building and entice buyers with low prices. Does the price include the building only or also the stalls? Depending on your situation, you may need excavating work done for site preparation and drainage away from the building. Is the concrete flooring included in the price? Are you going to be running electric to the barn and who is paying for that part of the project? If you are including a wash stall, who is responsible for the plumbing?

    2. Is the building fully engineered and customizable?

      When building a horse stall barn, safety of your horses is of the utmost importance. Is that prefab horse barn you found online designed for your needs with the correct snow and wind loads for your geographic region? If your building project is for private (not commercial) use, the local zoning rules may not require engineered plans. At Walters Buildings we engineer every building directly for you to last a lifetime. A good builder will provide plans and specifications for your local zoning official and discuss the snow and wind loading on your project. 

    3. How will the building function for the benefit of your horses?

      Does the barn plan take into account the functionality needed in a horse stall barn? Your builder should take the time to understand your needs and your future goals. A successful project will consider the lighting, ventilation, drainage requirements, aisle width, food storage and animal comfort.

    4. What is the time frame of the project and is the price firm?

      Work with a builder you can trust to delivery your project on time and on budget. Your builder should provide an estimate of their backlog and let you know when your project will start and when it will be done. (Weather permitting) They should also have an honest conversation with you about the project and what items could lead to potential change orders if you make an upgrade during the project. 

    5. Do they have references?

      At Walters Buildings, our best customers are our repeat customers. We have built hundreds of horse barns and riding arenas. Many of these have been repeat customers expanding their operations. When you make the investment to build a horse stall barn – work with a builder with 60 years of experience. 

If you’ve decided to build a horse barn, schedule some time to meet with our expert District Managers. They can walk  you through some of your decision points or you can view our Horse Barn & Stables section to see some of our past projects.