Two incredible equestrian facilities received top praise at the 2018 Canadian Farm Builder Association’s Builder Awards in Stratford, Ontario, on February 28, 2019.

Every year, members of the Canadian Farm Builder Association (CFBA) gather for their annual conference and browse and vote on a selection of entrants in various categories. Of the nine categories, two are for horse-related projects. Horse I projects are those which cost up to $750,000 to build, while Horse II projects cost more than $750,000 to complete. Each include on-farm facilities for the accommodation of horses featuring stables, training arenas and tack rooms, etc.

The winner in the Horse I category was HFH Inc. This Ontario-based firm built a stunning equestrian facility, the highlights of which include:

  • 10-stall horse barn
  • An 80’ x 180’ attached arena with viewing lounge
  • Grooming stall and wash stall
  • Barn office, bathroom, mechanical room, feed room with laundry, tack room with custom cabinets and closets
  • Large hay storage and shavings storage areas
  • In-floor heat, air conditioning and additional fresh air delivered high above stalls
  • Sound system

Canadian Farm Builder Association


Dutch Masters Design & Construction, also based in Ontario, won the Horse II award for its truly impressive and unique build, which includes:

  • One of a kind round stable with attached arena
  • 4 oversized stalls with bonus/interchangeable mini gate
  • Custom stall hardware made to fit unique shape
  • Attached steel framed 80’ x 180’ arena with high vaulted ceiling
  • Large windows utilizing overhead doors for ventilation
  • Spacious wash and tack bays
  • Custom cabinets and feed bins

Canadian Farm Builder Association


To learn more about the CFBA and their awards and to see projects in other categories, go to