MDBarnmaster, a leading provider of modular equestrian barns, was recently awarded the task of building five new horse barns at HITS Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, VA. Construction of these barns, including 520 state-of-the-art stalls, is set to begin in October at this noted facility owned by HITS, Inc. HITS (Horses in the Sun) is a special events management company that produces world-class hunter/jumper horse shows as well as equine endurance events across the country.
As the selected builder, MDBarnmaster will build some of its innovative modular barns that feature unsurpassed quality and a 0% fire spread rating. The company has spent more than 30 years perfecting its product to create a better barn that is kick-proof, chew-proof, and is fully engineered for snow and wind loads depending on location.
HITS, Inc. announced that five new permanent barns will be constructed at HITS Commonwealth Park as part of a 2014 renovation project at its Culpeper, Virginia facility. With installation scheduled to begin in early October, the project will include 520 state-of-the-art stalls, providing HITS customers with high-quality permanent stabling options at HITS Culpeper.
According to HITS President and CEO, Tom Struzzieri, the new MDBarnmaster barns will highlight the overall upgrades to the property, which will be complete by the start of the 2014 show season next April.
“When I look at all of the projects that HITS has constructed in the past ten or fifteen years, I realize that we have added over 3000 permanent stalls to our many facilities around the country. I am familiar with the MDBarnmaster product as we have many of these very same structures at our properties across the country. Considering quality, safety and visual appeal, we are very pleased to welcome MDBarnmaster to our Virginia facility,” he said.
“Our customers have been strongly loyal to Commonwealth Park throughout its history, and we are excited to now offer them the highest quality stabling available. This improvement, coupled with extensive improvements to the rest of the park, will insure that HITS continues to produce the finest events possible. Not only are our hunter/jumper customers excited, but our other breed tenants have been quick to secure the property for other events,” added Struzzieri.
The five back-to-back barns will house 104 12’x12’ stalls in each, as well as cross breezeways and porches on either end. Additional improvements will be made to the Commonwealth Park stabling to accommodate upwards of 500 stalls under HITS’ popular portable tents on upgraded tent pads.
“MDBarnmaster once again welcomes the opportunity to be the barn of choice for HITS. We are pleased to partner with HITS to enhance their Culpeper, Virginia hunter/jumper facility,” said MDBarnmaster CEO Bruce Thomas. “We are very proud of the fact that our modular horse barns are designed by horsemen with horse safety as their top priority. We are confident that HITS will be more than satisfied with MDBarnmaster’s quality workmanship and find that their new, low maintenance barns will free up their time to do what they do best – hosting hunter/jumper horse shows.”
During the show season, HITS Culpeper provides a selection of competition for varying levels. It is also a pivotal qualifying spot for riders planning to compete at HITS Championship Weekend in Saugerties, New York, including the HITS $250,000 Hunter Prix Final, the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix, as well as the Marshall & Sterling Insurance League National Finals.
To learn more about HITS, visit www.HitsShows.com. To learn more about MDBarnmaster and its quality barns and supporting products, visit www.mdbarnmaster.com or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MDBarnmaster.