2016 Equine Consumers’ Guide Feature
Winkler Canvas was started in 1978 by Dave and Eileen Dyck, in a small shop in Reinfield, Manitoba. From manufacturing and selling truck tarps to fill a market need, over the years they expanded to offer a wide variety of products serving a range of industries. Now with over 37 years in business and a network of dealers in Canada and the United States, Winkler Structures, a division of Winkler Canvas Ltd., is widely recognized and respected in the fabric structures industry, specializing in designing, manufacturing, and distributing tension fabric structures.
One of the cornerstone of their business, is their equestrian fabric structures for riding arenas, barns, and hay storage – available in a variety of styles, sizes, and customization options.
Unlike the dark, structurally busy arenas often seen at horse facilities, the experience of riding in a Winkler Structure is unique. Imagine a riding environment that is bright, airy, and open, stays cooler in summer and warmer in winter, with energy-efficient natural lighting. Winkler’s clients have remarked that they find it to be the best indoor riding environment they’ve ever experienced.
That’s exactly what Log Barn Stables of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, was looking for when they were ready to add an indoor riding arena to their 86 acre horse boarding facility. They wanted a large building, with abundant natural light and an open design. After working closely with the Winkler Structures design team, they decided that the 40-foot high, open design, with beautiful defused natural light, was the perfect solution.
“At 228 feet long and 100 feet wide, it offered the room required for hunters, jumpers, dressage, barrel racing, and large clinics. We even have two boarders who drive horse drawn carriages inside the arena in preparation for competitions. Our new riding arena has far surpassed our expectations. We are thrilled with our choice of a Winkler Structure!” – A spokesperson for Log Barn Stables
The article was published in the 2016 Equine Consumers’ Guide – View publication here.