Lynn Long Planning and Design - Complete Equestrian Facilities


Communities & Resorts

200 years ago, barn design was based on abundant land and low cost labor. Barns haven’t changed much since then, but our lives, the time we have available, and our horse situations have changed a lot. Today, whether horses are our hobby or business, we need innovative and comfortable horse facilities that make horse keeping healthier, safer, and more efficient. It is important have time to enjoy our horses. .

The best private horse facilities result from a partnership between the owner, and an experienced equestrian designer who can understand and solve the design and construction challenges to smoothly turn the owner’s dream into an enhanced reality.


Remote Consulting
for DIY Owners by
phone and e-mail

Starting at $400

One time Site Visit
resulting in a solid
schematic plan

Starting at $600

Full Design from
Concept to

Fixed Fee or Hourly

Knowledge of horses and horse keeping is only part of the equation in achieving great horse facilities. Just as important is the ability to:

  • Visualize the best site layout for drainage, access, and convenience.
  • Prioritize needs versus wants and organize into optional phases.
  • Foresee complications - how changes to one aspect will affect other areas.
  • Value engineer the different cost items to optimize the budget

Lynn will analyze each owner’s goals, wish list and the physical attributes of the property to best utilize the land and budget.

Lynn Long Planning and Design, LLC brings time and cost saving knowledge to each project . She has hands-on participated in building, and maintains her own horses, properties and barns, seeing what works in practice, the best products, and how to save time and effort. Easier daily care and overall maintenance means you have more time to spend with your horses.

Your horse facilities are an investment for your enjoyment now, and the future resale of your property. The reasonable cost of professional design consulting will pay dividends in pride and satisfaction as your horses and activities are easily accommodated.

Lynn Long Planning and Design Private Barn Design

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Old World Barn – Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 

4 stall barn designed in a Gothic style. Conceptual floor plans, and all equestrian elements designed in conjunction with custom home architect and knowledgeable horse owner. Developed site plan for turnouts, pastures and outdoor arena to fit on a limited urban acreage site.


Urban Horse Property – Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

Site plans, barn plans and construction supervision for very beautiful and functional three stall barn, large tack room, feed and one year’s hay storage in an upscale neighborhood with restrictive covenants and 1100 square foot size limitation.


Cutting Horse Ranch – Larkspur, Colorado

Conceptual floor plans and elevations for large indoor arena, cutting horse training barn and breeding facilities. Extension off of indoor arena contains owner’s business and conference facilities.


Rural Horse Property – Franktown, Colorado

Site plan, structure plans and construction supervision for private horse farm, including pastures, outdoor arena, barn with future indoor round pen, and garage/equipment building. Equestrian structures designed to compliment French Country custom home, coordinating with the Architect on exterior barn details.


Urban Horse Property - Littleton, Colorado

Very creative and practical small barn for busy career couple, incorporating maximum space utilization. Includes six months hay storage, tack room, aisle area for grooming two horses, and well-sheltered run-in space for 3-4 horses, with flexibility to convert to two box stalls plus overhang shelter in the future.


Rural Horse Property - Sedalia, Colorado

Remodel of existing non-equestrian structure into a four stall barn and a new addition with 60’ passive solar indoor round pen. Included is inside ground level storage for 22 tons of hay, bulk shavings and turnouts to run-in shelter and corral, all accessible without leaving the building in adverse winter weather.


Rural Horse Property - Keene Ranch, Larkspur, Colorado

Site planning, barn design, and grading plan for a large barn and outdoor arena on a steep hillside. Designed contoured grading plan over a 30’ drop in elevation, with extensive cut and fill to provide safe access for horse trailer and feed trucks to barn, and large vehicle turnaround using outdoor arena.

Boarding Complex and Indoor Arena, Fort Lupton, Colorado

Site planning, design and construction management for a large indoor arena with stall and run-in shed boarding facilities, arenas and turnouts. Lynn was successful in lobbying County planning officials to reduce an inappropriately large flood control fee assessment downward by two thirds in cost.

Private Ranch, Snowmass Village, Colorado

Conceptual plan to reproduce the look and style of an old historic gambrel barn with a modern, larger structure that would accommodate the owner and guest’s riding horses, storage, caretaker’s quarters, and satisfy historic preservation interests in the community.

Urban Barn - Greenwood Village, Colorado

Remodel of old barn in an urban setting. Challenge was to reorganize use areas and implement modern barn conveniences without changing the grandfathered footprint and setback of the original, presently non-conforming structure.

Located in Sedalia, Colorado
with option in Camarillo, California

Call: (303) 688-2142

Available Client Services

Client Interviews and Programming

Inspect site and provide options Review of covenants, building, zoning and regulatory information

Schematic to Final Design

Draft plan options and set budget priorities. Expand to final site plan, grading plan, and floor and elevation plans for structures. Review choices for stalls and finish details, plumbing, electrical, and fencing. Discuss indoor and/or outdoor arena construction and footing materials.

Project Management

Review bids. Assist in obtaining added engineering or other services, site plan approvals, and building permits. Advise in contractor selection Oversight of project construction for accuracy.

On Site Consulting

Hourly consulting - minimum half-day to multiple days. Clients receive experienced opinions and advice, site and structure sketches when needed.

Remote Consulting

Hourly long distance consulting by phone and email, using data from property surveys, Google Earth , photos, and client information re conditions and weather directions. Valuable for owners designing and/or building their own barns and facilities, and wanting back up assistance.