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How Much Does a Horse Barn Cost?

July 24th, 2023 | 15 min. read

Nettie Grubb

Nettie Grubb

Nettie joined the FBi Marketing team in 2022 as the Marketing Content Creator. Nettie grew up just outside of Des Moines, IA. In 2016, she received her BS in Agriculture Communications from Iowa State University. Upon graduation, she has worked in agriculture sales and marketing. She moved to Indiana in 2020. Outside of work, Nettie enjoys quilting, crocheting, crafting, canning, gardening, fishing, and hunting. She is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and dog.

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With the wide range of pole barn features, horse barns can vary widely in price. So how much do you want to spend, how big of an equine barn do you need, and what horse barn features do you want to include? 

This blog outlines the prices you can roughly expect regarding the price of a horse barn. 

How Horse Barn Costs Vary

So you’re probably wondering, how much does it cost to build a horse barn? Well, we can’t answer this question exactly because each horse barn is different. 

There are so many factors when it comes to building any structure that the price is not an exact number. However, what we can do is give you a general idea of how much construction for any post-frame project should cost.

Below we will dive into several standard floor plans from our horse barn plan book and add a few options from above to give you a ballpark price.

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Hobby Horse Barns

Growing up, I always enjoyed riding horses with my friends. These animals become like a member of your family, so in return, you want to build them a barn that is comfortable and safe.  

If you are looking for a new barn for your horses, you may be looking for a four-stall horse barn plan. One thing to keep in mind is if you expand your herd of horses, you may want to consider a six-stall floor plan or room to add additional stalls in the future.

Our Horse Barn Plan Book can help you find the size of the barn and floor plan that meets your needs. One of those plans is the Country Classic. This 36’ x 48’ horse stable includes a wash bay, feed & tack room, storage, and four stalls.

From the information in our blog, How Much do Horse Barn Features Cost, we have put together a ballpark price for what the Country Classic floor plan could cost in July of 2023

Please keep in mind that this price will fluctuate, and we’re giving you the current estimated cost.

Country Classic: 4 Stalls



36’ x 48’ Building shell


(4) 12’ x 12’ FBi Standard Stalls

$19,000 (since the stalls are separate)

12’ x 12’ Storage

No additional fee

12’ x 12’ Wash Bay


12’ x 12’ Feed & Tack Room


(2) 36” x 36” Metal Cupolas


(2) 12’ x 12’ End wall standard sliding door


(2) Double Dutch Doors


(4) Sliding Windows


(4) Window grills in stalls


8’ x 48’ Porch with miter joints


12” Overhang


  1. Crossbuck Walk Door


  1. Weathervanes





Country Classic: 6 Stalls



36’ x 48’ Shell


(6) 12’ x 12’ FBi Standard Stalls


Open Storage area

No additional fee

(2) 36” x 36” Metal Cupolas


(2) Sliding barn doors with cross-buck


(4) Double Dutch Doors


(5) Sliding Windows


(2) Window grills in stalls


6’ x 48’ Porch 


12” Overhang


Crossbuck walk door







*The prices reflected in this blog are as of July 2023 and are subject to fluctuation and may change at any time. Please note that all the pricing does NOT include site prep, concrete/flooring options, landscaping, etc. We offer FREE quotes for an accurate price for your specific horse barn plans!

As you can see, a hobby horse barn can range based on the various features you select. Remember that you can find another vendor for horse stalls if you want. 

The Country classic floor plan is 36’ x 48’, but each plan showcases a few differences. 

Some of the differences included:

  • 4 stalls $19,000 vs. 6 stalls $28,000
  • 4 stall plan includes a wash bay $3,500 & tack room $5,500. 6 stall has none
  • 4 stall has two of the basic 12’ x 12’ end wall standard sliding door $4,800 vs the 6 stalls has two sliding barn doors with crossbuck $15,000.
  • 4 stalls have four windows for $3,960, and the 6 stalls have five windows for $4,950
  • The porches between the two vary in size and style. The 4 stall has an 8’ x 48’ porch with miter joints for $14,000. Whereas the 6 stall has a smaller, more basic porch 6’ x 48’ porch for $12,150

These examples will help you determine what features meet both your budget and needs for an equine stall barn. 

If you would like a more detailed quote on what you want to build, we offer FREE quotes!

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Larger Horse Barns

Perhaps you want to start a boarding facility or have room for a more expansive horse barn. Whether you need 20, 60, or 100+ stalls, we provide some sample floor plans in our horse plan book. 

Some popular features to consider adding to your large horse barn or arena are:

  • Natural light from skylights or eavelights
  • Wash bay
  • Hay storage
  • Condensation barrier
  • Exterior Dutch Doors
  • Horse barn porch or mansard
  • Cupola with fans for ventilation

Lande Ranch is a 100' x 224' x 19' horse arena with a 38' x 144' x 10' stall area. We have had customers also use this style of floor plan with room to add stalls on the other side of the arena.

Below we will break down several features this customer selected and define some of the costs to replicate this in 2023.



100’ x 224’ x 19’ Arena


38’ x 144’ x 10’ Barn


8’ x 27’ x 10’ porch


36” Wainscotting


12” overhangs


4’ x 3’ Sliding windows


(6) 3’ x 6’-8” Steel walk doors


24” Eavelite


¾” R-Max rigid insulation


Interior steel ceiling liner package (stall barn)




Please note that these prices do not include overhead doors, stalls, washroom, viewing room, stirrup guard, lounge area, or tack room.

*The prices reflected in this blog are as of July 2023 and are subject to fluctuation and may change at any time. Please note that all the pricing does NOT include site prep, concrete/flooring options, landscaping, etc. We offer FREE quotes for an accurate price for your specific horse barn plans!


Custom Horse Barns

Not seeing the floor plan or size you desire? No worries! We have a FREE design online tool

Here you can design your custom horse barn and select the desired features, colors, and size. Plus, you can add stalls and a horse inside! In addition, you can apply it to Google Earth and see what your design would look like on your property.

After you submit your design, a sales team member will partner with you to price it out for you.

Building a horse barn is easy. We offer you all the knowledge of a top-tier engineer and over 65 years of post-frame construction experience.


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We’ve Done the Math, and Our Horse Barns Are a Smart Investment.

The cost to build a horse barn will vary based on the size, building materials, and amenities you select.

Building a large horse barn can get expensive quickly if you add too many features or materials that aren't necessary. Before starting work on your barn, create a budget and plan a buffer to include any site prep work and change orders you may come across.

After reviewing this blog and Top 10 Horse Barn Features: How Much Do They Cost? We hope you understand better that adding one feature can add thousands of dollars to the project. 

There is not a one size fits all price. Our dedicated sales team is here to partner with you to get you an accurate quote on the horse barn that is specific to your needs.

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Have more questions about pole barn trusses not covered in this article? Please contact FBi Buildings at 1.800.552.2981 or click here to email us. If you are ready to get a price, click here to request a quote and a member of our sales team will call you.