The Best Deal on Your New Horse Barn is Where? At Equine Affaire!
By Nikki Alvin-Smith
If you haven’t saved the date for 2021 Equine Affaire, W. Springfield, MA, November 11 through 14th, then you may miss out on one of the best opportunities of the year to shop for equine and equestrian delights.
This year marks the 14th year that veteran exhibitor and loyal “Official Barn Sponsor” of the North-East event, Horizon Structures, has been ‘bringing the barn down’ to showcase at the massive Eastern Exposition Center for this leading gathering of horse folks from across the nation and beyond the shores.
“Horizon Structures is a stalwart supporter of this event,” says founder Dave Zook, “It was clear from the very beginning that the Equine Affaire was going to be a hugely successful venue for both vendors and buyers to come together. The educational and entertainment value of the gathering alone is worthy of attendance. I could not be happier to be a small part of the process as a sponsor and this year promises to be the best ever due to the pent up demand to get out and about.“
A familiar face at the outside exhibit of horse barns that greet visitors at the entrance to the showgrounds is Horizon’s Brad Zeigler. The always cheerful Zeigler is very excited to be able to meet and greet people in person again, he tremendously enjoys his job and knows that the Low Profile horse barn is a key meeting place for folks at the Equine Affaire:
“I can’t tell you how many times I overhear folks on their phones saying they’ll meet someone at the horse barn. Its roof is visible from a good distance and it is centrally located at the grounds, so I guess it makes sense. The center aisle barn offers shelter from the elements, and everyone just loves to walk through the barns we bring and touch and feel the buildings, see the workmanship and take in that delicious smell of fresh wood. Even if they are not shopping for a new horse barn!”
North America’s premier equestrian exposition is filled to the brim with everything horse. Clinics and symposiums, gala nights and exhibitions, top trainers from around the world and of course, plenty of North-East fare with popular clam chowder in a bread bowl and a bevy of dining delights to tempt even the diet conscious equestrian.
Zeigler attends many events in his outside sales role for Horizon Structures, both at K9 shows and horse shows, but the Equine Affaire holds a special place in his heart:
“One of the best things about the Equine Affaire, and there are many, is the happiness of everyone there. People of all ages come together and take time off their jobs to attend, sometimes for all 3 days. At some of the events I go to the attendees are serious and subdued. Not this one. Everyone is there to have fun and a great time and their good energy is palpable.”
When asked, based on his extensive experience at such events, how Zeigler expects the attendance to rate he explained that due to the pent up demand created by the restrictions last year because of the Covid pandemic, that he expects the event to be simply, “The best ever. Both in the numbers of folks that visit and the atmosphere of the show.”
As many people are aware, the prices of lumber and many other raw materials are at an all time high and Zeigler explained that Horizon’s business has seen an incredible ramp up in demand for horse barns, kennels, coops, outdoor living structures and playsets during the past 18 months.
“The demand for horse barns is the highest it has ever been. Horizon Structures is presenting two barns at the Equine Affaire, and as usual they are available for pre-purchase at a discount rate prior to the show with delivery affected after the show closes. If you are in the market for a horse barn you should know that due to demand the wait time for a new barn is months and months out. We can’t keep structures on our lot in Atglen, PA. We’re shipping nationwide and the buildings ship out almost as soon as they exit the factory. The demand is so high that one of the barns has already sold! The 10’ x 34’ 3 stall shedrow with the 10’ overhang is still available. Please call our office at 888-447-4337 if you want to get in on them now.”
EQUINE AFFAIRE BARN FOR SALE! *must take delivery Monday, Nov. 15th (after the show).
10x34 Shed Row Barn with 10’ Overhang
(2) 10x12 Stalls
(1) 10x10 Tack Room with Wood Floor
(2) Upgrade Stall Window to Dutch Doors with Glass and Grills
(2) Gable Vents
(1) Cupola with Weathervane
Standard Electrical Package:
(2) Lights, (1) Switch, (1) Receptacle and 100 Amp (6 Slot) Breaker Panel
$26,875.00 within 100 miles of Springfield, MA Place 50% Deposit Prior to 10/1 Choose Shingle Colors and Receive $1000 Discount!
In addition to the shedrow barn, Horizon Structures also had on offer 4 run-in sheds with a $500 discount on each, but these have also already been snapped up.
But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great opportunity to stop in an meet the Horizon Structures team and kick the kickboards and check out the barns and run-in sheds on exhibit. Horizon Structures offers a broad range of customizable structures for both horse and dog owners.
One of the ‘hot’ favorites that ‘hit the lot’ recently is the sliding door run-in shed.
It is the perfect practical solution to hay/bedding storage needs, or a combo shelter/stable in a field that provides the opportunity to secure your horse inside during inclement weather or overnight.
Take a look at the myriad of styles of barns available. Don’t be shy to give the friendly staff at Horizon a call on 888-447-4337 to find out if the Equine Affaire shedrow barn is still available. Don’t forget to check their Lot Liquidation page too if you are in a rush and need horse housing before the snow flies.