Pole Barn Builders

Spane Buildings

As pole barn builders, our building techniques allow for economical, flexible and timely building options, whether building an agricultural barn, gambrel style barn or monitor style barn. A finished, post-frame barn is more energy efficient and weather resistant than many other types of construction. We are proud to say we have built hundreds of barns and agricultural buildings throughout Skagit, Whatcom, Snohomish and Island counties.

I am just now starting to look for a property. What are some things to be looking for if I plan to add a shop or a barn?

  • What will the building be used for?
  • How much space do I need?
  • How tall should it be?
  • What door sizes will work?
  • Do I want windows?
  • Where will it go on my property?
  • What materials do I prefer? (metal, wood, etc.)
  • Site preparation is a consideration which has a large potential impact on overall cost. The less ground work you require the lower your project cost.
  • What is the access to power, water and other utilities?
  • How much work will need to be performed to access the site. Driveway etc…?
  • Is the zoning appropriate for your use? Will you need to get a variance?
  • What are your long term plans for the property? Will you want to subdivide at some future date? Is this allowed?

Have questions you need answered about an Arena, Barn, Stable and so much more from Spane Buildings the Pole Barn Builders and get some answers to your questions.

View Ridge Farm – Sonya Vracko

Washington View Ridge FarmsSonja Vracko a very wise and hands down caring human being. When I had the opportunity to speak with Sonja, she wanted to emphasize to me, that in her lessons, she doesn’t use anything but energy and voice. Her pureness with the horses is a great and valuable tool to all that learn from her. Find all about Sonja Vracko and View Ridge Farm.

Sonja began teaching in the United States in 1969. She created View Ridge Farm Equestrian Center in 1978, where to this day she trains riders and horses through all levels. During yearly horse purchasing trips for clients, Sonja keeps up with her education and rides with some of the top European trainers. She also hosts clinics at her farm with well renowned European Clinicians.

Visit View Ridge Farm and see what Sonya Vracko has available for you!

Your Horse Is Waiting

“It’s Friday … Put on your BOOTS. Put on your SADDLE. Put on your BRIDLE and put a SMILE on your face … YOUR HORSE IS WAITING FOR YOU!”

Enjoy your weekend!

Waiting Your Horse Is
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Kimberly Mitchell Dressage

14do05 Read Oso Grande 1CEB0009.jpgKimberly Mitchell is an FEI dressage trainer operating out of Cedar Meadow Farm in Snohomish, WA.  She is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and is currently schooling her non-traditional dressage horse, Oso Grande (Teddy Bear), at Grand Prix.  She trains regularly with Alyssa Pitts and has participated in clinics and symposiums with Anne Gribbons, Sabine Schut-Kery, Barbara Koot, Scott Hassler, Janet Foy and Charlotte Dujardin.

Kim has an interesting background in teaching, having graduated with her Master’s of Arts in Teaching from Willamette University in 2008.  She spent a short period of time working in public schools in Oregon before moving back home to Washington.  She realized that while she enjoyed teaching, working in the schools wasn’t necessarily where her passion lay – so she interned to become a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor and eventually an Advanced Instructor, and worked at a local therapeutic riding center.  This varied background gives her more insight into working with different riding styles and types of riders. As a result, she is extremely flexible and adaptive and very happy to work with challenges – both with the rider and the horse.

As a trainer and instructor, Kim takes each horse and rider as an individual. She has experience with a wide variety of breeds and training issues and strives to create a better partnership between horse and rider.  Kim believes that all horses can benefit from dressage and welcomes all levels!

Photo Credit: Kimberly Mitchell Dressage

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