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Experience the Beauty of a Morton Equestrian Building

Keeping your horses safe is your number one priority when constructing a new equestrian barn, riding arena or run-in shelter. But you also want a stylish and functional building that is durable and can withstand the demands of housing your equine companions. Whether you enjoy horses for recreation, sport, or companionship, Morton has a building for both you and your equine. Western or Dressage, ponies or Arabians, you and your horses will be right at home. We have the features and options to keep your horses safe and give you peace-of-mind. We can even add living quarters to your equestrian building, so your family can be right at home too!

When you work with Morton, you’ll experience the Morton advantage at every step because the details of your building are what will ensure your satisfaction for years to come. From your first meeting through the construction of your building, you can be confident in your project, knowing it is backed by an established equine barn company with the strongest warranty in the industry.

“When I bring the horses in at night and put them in their stalls, I know they are going to be safe.”– Dr. Susan S., Montrose, CO

Regardless of building size or use, Morton has an equine building for every budget and can work with you on a wide variety of projects. Explore our equestrian barns and building projects below:

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Riding Arena

46 Projects

Work with your horse, rain or shine, in a Morton riding arena. The open-framed design offers structural rigidity and a sense of openness.

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Shelter

13 Projects

Quality pasture shelters and hay storage buildings constructed by an experienced company that’s dedicated to serving its customers.

  • Benefits of Post-Frame

    Unlike many metal equestrian building options, Morton Buildings utilizes a method known as post-frame construction. Post-frame buildings feature large, laminated columns instead of wood studs, steel framing, or concrete masonry. There are multiple advantages to this method of construction:

    • Large clear-spans allow for open, adaptable floor plans unhindered by load-bearing walls or columns, achieving a unique design and aesthetic, particularly when planning your next riding arena or equestrian facility. In addition, when compared to other steel pole barn buildings, our hybrid technology allows for even greater clear-span buildings up to 150'
    • A post-frame building forms a tremendously strong structure that efficiently resists wind and seismic forces, even for buildings in excess of 100'.
    • Post-frame construction requires limited wall and roof framing materials, and minimal footing and foundation materials.
    • Our structural concept allows plumbing, electrical and HVAC to be placed between the insulation and the finished wall or ceiling, when using a suspended ceiling. This configuration results in no penetration of the insulation and an increase in energy efficiency and overall insulation performance.
  • The Difference is in the Details

    A Morton building is not a typical pole barn building. We only use No. 1 Southern Yellow Pine lumber for columns (not poles) that are hydraulically compressed during the lamination process. Our treated lower columns are treated with .80 pounds per cubic ft of preservative and have a 50-year warranty. Other lumber used is quality No. 2 or better Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF) with staggered joints for enhanced strength. The correct lumber and spacing is specifically designed for your equine project.

    We roll-form our own steel from .019" thick coil, which is up to 25% heavier than the steel many other builders use, and Morton’s panels feature a unique Hi-Rib design where the major ribs are 12" on center and 1" high with a gently rounded profile. From our stall barns, riding arenas and more, this combination allows water to flow away from the fasteners and contributes to the strength and long-term attractiveness for your Morton building. Learn more about our high-quality materials.

  • Superior Paint System

    You will want your steel equine building to be protected from the elements. Morton offers the FLUOROFLEX™ 1000 paint system, which consists of 70% PVDF topcoat or “color coat” and polyurethane primer that utilizes either a GALVALUME® or hot-dipped galvanized metallic coating. This superior paint system provides your building with multiple layers of protection against fading, chalking, paint peeling, and red rust. Because it resists the effects of ultraviolet rays, rain, and pollution, it retains color and gloss far longer than standard consumer or commercial paint coatings, adding to its long-term curbside appeal. Morton is proud to offer a 35-year warranty against chalking, fading, and peeling of FLUOROFLEX® 1000.

  • Energy Performer® Insulation Package

    Morton’s exclusive Energy Performer insulation package was created in the 1970s and continues to outperform other systems on the market. Our buildings that include our exclusive Energy Performer insulation system typically exceed state building codes for energy efficiency. With Energy Performer you not only conserve energy, you also save money on your heating and cooling costs year-round.

  • Morton Foundation System™

    A strong building starts with a strong foundation. Extend the life of your building by using concrete lower columns in your foundation, rather than wood, the common foundation in equine buildings. The evolution of post-frame construction is here— remove wood from the ground to create the strongest and most durable building yet. Morton Buildings is committed to building all new structures, when possible, without wood in the ground. The Morton Foundation System ensures that we continue to offer the best building possible for your needs.

  • Vertically Integrated Company

    Exceptional quality is the hallmark of a Morton. We’re only as good as our materials so we take full control of the entire process. We source and manufacture our own materials. We roll form our own steel, build our own trusses, doors, and so much more. Morton operates six manufacturing facilities where many of our building components are produced. Our vertical integration allows us to control quality, timelines, and reduce shipping costs.

  • Craftsmen in the Field

    The difference between a good building and a great building is craftsmanship. Regardless of the materials, a building is only as good as the people who construct it. At Morton, we are true craftsmen and we want to build structures that exceed your expectations. All of our crews are full-time and only construct our buildings. Our foremen have, on average, 16 years of experience. These are seasoned professionals who make a career at Morton and participate in continuous training.

  • The Industry’s Best Warranty

    At Morton, we honor our commitment to you, a pledge that dates back to the first Morton building, which was constructed over six decades ago. Morton offers unmatched warranties including a 50-year snow warranty with no weight limit, a 5-year wind warranty with no velocity limit, and a 35-year paint warranty on most colors. Written using easy-to-understand language, our warranty serves to directly inform, not confuse, our customers. Most horse barn builders have pass-through warranties from their suppliers that are hard to track down when you have a warranty claim. Because all of our warranties are handled in-house, Morton is truly with you from concept through completion and beyond.

    Get Started on Your Equine Building Project Today

    Every Morton building is unique. We would love to learn more about your building project and guide you through every step of the construction process. With construction centers located across the country, you can contact your local sales consultant, or fill out our online form to request more information.

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