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Friday, March 05, 2021

Barns & Equipment 2021

Precise Buidings offers distinctive equestrian buildings with Dutch Country character

Have you ever gone down the road in horse country and brought your vehicle to a sudden stop as an exceptionally eye-catching, distinctive building came into view?

precise 1Now that building has some character, you may have said to yourself.

What defines character in an equine building?

Certainly aesthetics that are pleasing to the eye are important.

Precise 2aMaybe you like exposed timber frames or post and beam type buildings.

Maybe character for you means a nicely restored barn that obviously had a crew working on it that gives attention to detail and has pride in their work.

Or perhaps you prefer the modern look of metal siding and roofing.

No matter what style you prefer, Precise Buildings can build it for you.

All of the above is fine as far as looks go.

But how about the quality beneath the surface?

How can you be sure your building will stand the test of time?

Precise 3aSince 2002 Precise Buildings has had a reputation for creating or restoring many such buildings.

Whether you need a new building created from the ground up or have an existing building that you want to restore to its historic beauty Precise Buildings will use quality materials to build it right.

Combining traditional Dutch Country craftsmanship with modern design and construction techniques, Precise Buildings will work for you!

To learn more about the possibility of teaming with Precise Buildings on a quality equine building with character, visit or call (717) 768-3200

Groffdale Barns contains value, worth & decades of experience.

Groffdale Barns has been in business for over 30 years!

Groffdale 1In 1984 Moses Riehl started building small sheds, row stables, and run-in's at his shop adjacent to his horse barn.

Having been raised in an Amish home, Moses had horses of his own, and saw the need for strong and permanent shelters for horses!

Groffdale 2New and Updated designs, incorporated with old techniques handed down from Amish Craftsmen, was the beginning of Groffdale Barn's legacy of being the first to design a modular horse barn that stood up the the quality that horse owners demand!

Groffdale Barns will also do barn restorations.

Groffdale 3It services Pa.,, N.J., Md, Va, W.V., N.Y. & Conn.

We are the Manufacturer, and we sell directly to you, with no middle man extra costs.

Purchase with confidence when you buy a Groffdale Barn, knowing that you are buying a barn that contains value, worth, and decades of experience.

Groffdale 4Contact: Jake or Moses 717-687-8350

Security Five's Monitoring Systems bring peace of mind

When you turn your horses out, close the pasture gate at the end of the day, or leave a pregnant or sick horse alone, do you ever wonder if your horse is safe and sound when you’re not by their side?

Security Five 1Security Five has your answer.

Security Five’s Equine Monitoring Systems bring peace of mind with high definition cameras that are strategically installed in stables, pastures, entrance ways and high traffic areas.

The live camera feed provides the owner with 24-hour access of their horses and can be viewed on site or remotely via phone, home computer or device.

Access to these feeds can be granted to horse owners, trainers, riders, veterinarians, or any necessary party, giving clients high definition access to their horse at any time to check in on their current activity level, status and welfare.

Security f 2Security Five also installs Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Systems in barns for much needed but often neglected horse protection.

The Equine Monitoring System can contact emergency services relating to break-ins, perimeter breaches and fire emergencies, and connect with police and fire departments for rapid response.

Security f 3Mare and foal (Photo by Ann Frey)“Someone looking to board a horse may choose the barn with surveillance and fire protection over one without,” said Kristian Olock, Vice President of Sales at Security Five. “You can also grant access to 24-hour monitoring as part of boarding or training packages to increase your revenue.”

Security Five also offers automated customized gates for a secure perimeter.

Security Five is not only a family owned business serving customers for more than 35 years, but also the only security company with a specialized focus on the horse industry relating to equine security and fire prevention.

Contact the experts in the field for a free consultation at (610) 323-9511 or visit

Arena Works has developed footing material that allows more comfort to the horse

No one knows footing better than those who use it every day!

Arena works 1The team at Arena Works, Inc. are horsemen with passion and commitment to the horse, who’ve developed the nation's leading blend of arena footing materials to enhance your ride while allowing more comfort to your horse.

It’s engineered to require little maintenance, enabling you to spend less time caring for the product and more time doing what you love to do most - ride!

We specialize in providing quality dressage and jumping surfaces for the Olympic disciplines that stand up to years of daily training demands.

Arena Works Gold Footing, Silver Footing, and Bronze Footing are available to meet a variety of budgets.

Arena Works Gold, our signature blend of footing, promotes maximum performance for horse and rider.

Arena works 2Carefully selected fibers, custom ground crumb rubber, and meticulously selected sand naturally bind together to produce a stable, long-lasting surface.

With its resiliency and shock absorbing qualities, it promotes confidence, supports soundness and builds better performance.

Combine our footing with Arena Work’s proprietary blend of dust control additive, Evermoist EQ, and you’ve got the winning combination of a dust free footing that requires minimal dragging.

Arena Works 3Our products have been formulated, designed, and tested by horsemen with real expertise.

We know materials, understand how they work together, and can help you select the best product for your needs.

Contact us today to enhance your arena! With facilities on the east coast and in the northwest, we’re available to you!

Call Dan @ 717-629-0576, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website at

For excavating, mowing, clearing brush or pond work, Rob Roy is the answer

NOTTINGHAM, Pa--If you would like to add a pond to your farm, or if you have a pond that needs to be repaired, check out Rob Roy Farm, which is located in Nottingham, Pa.

Rob RoyRobert Rohrer also clears clogged waterways, which are a problem on many area farms.

Rob Roy excavates for riding rings, for building sites and for driveways.

Rohrer mows and clears brush and clears for terraces.

He serves northern Cecil County, Chester County and southern Lancaster County.

If you have work that needs to be done on your farm, call Rohrer at 610-656-5871 or 610-656-5870.

Barn Hacks & Horse Keeping Tips from Hay Pillow - Save Time & Money

As equestrians we face a myriad of obstacles and tasks that ultimately reduce the time we spend with our beloved companions and dwindle our bank accounts.

hay pocket 4Following are some barn hacks and horse keeping tips that can save you serious time and money!

Toilet brushes make excellent bucket scrubbers and prevents your hands from getting wet and chilled in cold weather.

Available at most dollar stores.

hay pocket 5Have you ever forgotten to turn the hose off - or thought you did - after turning on the water to fill a trough?

Save yourself from the stress of waking up in the middle of the night or being 30 miles from home when you ask yourself, “did I forget to turn off the hose”?

Use a hose bib mechanical water timer - no batteries required - and the peace of mind is priceless.

IKEA bags are a great solution to carrying flakes of hay without leaving half of it on the ground!

hay pocket 6The straps are long enough to put over your shoulder allowing you to carry more than one.

Flakes of hay from 60-pound 2 strand bales and 100-pound 3 strand bales fit perfectly in them.

Find more hacks and tips on our blog post!

Reveal 4-N-1 is the Ultimate Arena and Ground Prep Tool

MOUNT ORAB, Ohio--Whether you manage a professional arena or ride in your backyard, the Reveal 4-N-1 will help you achieve the best footing for you and your horse.

Reveal 4 n 1Keep riding through the tough weather conditions with the help of the Reveal 4-N-1.

The Reveal 4-N-1 is the ultimate arena and ground prep tool, both the manual and hydraulic designs help to make ground preparation and maintenance easier and less time consuming. I

t’s a rugged, hard- working tool that easily attaches to your tractor and is one of the most essential pieces of equipment for day-to-day operations.

The Regular model Reveal 4-N-1 is easy to handle with most mid- sized tractors and the Heavyweight model is for larger HP tractors.

A Wheel Model and the Ultimate 4-N-1 Laser Model, with an automated control system, are available upon request.

A water kit available for the 7’ and 8’ models holds two 65-gallon tanks for wetting down dusty arenas and maintaining moisture.

The Reveal 4-n-1 is endorsed by the ANHA and is the Official Tool of the NBHA.

Reveal 4-n-1 believes that the quality of the product that bears their family name is always their priority.

Don’t be fooled by imitators.

The Reveal 4-n-1 is the original and still the best multipurpose tool.

Over 29 years of quality manufacturing and excellent customer service. Located in Mount Orab, OH

Call 937-444-2609 for a free brochure or visit: for more information.

Blue Chip Structures are designed to meet or exceed all industry standards.

Blue Chip Structures, Inc. has been supplying pre-engineered building packages to the Mid-Atlantic and surrounding areas since 1995.

Blue Chip 1Every Blue Chip Structures building is engineered for its specified purpose, ranging from garages to storage buildings, to custom equestrian complexes to a commercial facility with multiple framing styles.

Here at Blue Chip Structures, Inc., and Rigidply Rafters, Inc., we strive to make your building project as enjoyable as possible.

We do this by supplying you with exceptional designs complete with a set of detailed construction plans.

Blue Chip 2Also, we provide an extensive material list explaining where each component belongs, saving you time and aggravation in the construction process.

Blue Chip Structures, Inc. assembles our pre-engineered packages using the best building materials available.

Our long-term relationships with industry-leading suppliers give you a tremendous advantage when choosing your building features.

Every component of a Blue Chip Structures, Inc. building package is designed to meet or exceed all industry standards and structural load requirements.

Also, each supplier is backed with outstanding warranties which are then passed through to you in our industry-leading Warranty Program.

Our commitment to eye-catching details, conservative structural design, exceptional customer service, and using only the best products available, will provide you the confidence that you have achieved the best value for your investment.

By choosing Blue Chip Structures, Inc. for your next building, you will be receiving the finest building package available.

For further information, call 717-866-6581 or visit

Esch's Fencing provides quality products

GAP, Pa.--Esch’s Fencing LLC is your one stop shop and complete source for retail and wholesale fencing needs.

ESCH Stormcat2 e1317304726515 300x300Esch's Fencing has been serving Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey since 1987 with quality fence products for your child/pet protec-tion.

ESCH Centaur Horse21 300x300Esch’s large inventory includes Rustic Split Rail, Post and Board, Wood Slip Board, Centaur® Flexible Fence Rail, Heavy Duty PVC Horse Rail & Wire Mesh (PVC Coated or Galvanized).

Also for your residential needs, Aluminum fence and Railing, Cus-tom Red Cedar, Treated Wood Privacy and Picket, PVC Privacy and Picket and Custom Board Gates with a variety of Hardware are available for pick up or delivery.

Esch's is located at 185 Octorara Trail, Gap, PA 17527

ESCH split railFor further information, call 610-857-1676, Fax: 610-857-0029 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Give your animals protection from the cold and snow this winter with Solanco Structures!

QUARRYVILLE, Pa.--Get your animals safe and undercover - out of the wind, sleet and snow!

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Your horses, ponies and other farm animals will be much more comfortable when they can escape from bad weather here in the Northeast this winter with one of Solanco Structures quality horse barns, modular center aisle barns, storage sheds (10 x 12 and 10 x 26 feet samples shown here), lean to barns or a Shed Row barn complete with tack room (10 x 36 or 12 x 20).

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Our custom built horse barns are of the highest quality of any around.

Soanco 2Located at 44 Edgefield Road in Quarryville, Pa., Solanco Structures offers horse owners a nice selection to suit any need for a great price.

Note: Interior stalls are also available to purchase for existing barns if needed.

And feel free to ask about our hobby green houses, while you’re at it too!

We build in Pa., N.J., Del., Md., Va., Mass., N.Y. and Ohio.

Call 610-593-6400 for your FREE quote soon!
For more information, visit

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