|Interior view of the riding space
Rising Hearts Ranch Riding Arena
The Rising Hearts Ranch
Riding Arena in Silt, Colorado is a spectacular facility used for cutting horse training and competition events. The size
of the metal building and corresponding reactions provided the most salient challenges of the project. The bents of the main
arena clear span 165 feet and the length is 300 feet. In addition, there is a buildout for boarding stalls covering 40 feet
Outward horizontal loads were 120 kips
while uplift loads were 90 kips. This required anchor rods 1 3/4 inches in diameter engaged by the tie beam reinforcement.
There is no slab for horizontal restraint and the tie beams had to be held below the special turf needed for riding. Detailing
the critical reinforcing steel to constructable standards in a mountain winter environment was a unique but successful task.