Located in the great valley of Virginia between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, the Virginia Horse Center is one of the nation’s leading equine exhibition centers. The 600 acre complex can accommodate over 700 horses for a variety of indoor and outdoor events.
The H. S. Williams Company recently completed the East Complex, consisting of two, 29,161 square foot stables, a 39,424 square foot indoor show arena, a services building and passage- ways connecting the three primary structures.
The new buildings share design and construction features with the preexisting buildings located at the complex. Building walls are concrete panels cast with a random vertical barn siding and operable windows. Each building features a clear story window section along their length and the roofs are graced with distinctive cupolas. The buildings have harbor blue standing seam roofs that match the other buildings at the Horse Center. The two stables feature hipped roofs.
The project was the second major project completed by H. S. Williams Company at the Horse Center. H. S. Williams Company was responsible for pre-engineered building systems for two earlier stables and a 105, 830 square feet, 4,000 seat colosseum, a 220 foot clear span building.
Despite a winter construction schedule and building components required long lead times, the first building was available for weekend events in only six months. The entire project was completed in only eight months.
The H. S. Williams Company provided all gen- eral construction services for the facility.Lexington, Virginia Equine Exhibition Center 105,830 square feet James G. Rothschild, AIA Boynton Rothschild Rowland Architects