Basically, horse studs and equestrian centres are intended to accommodate and train horses. These facilities are a bit bigger than the usual stables, in terms of the space and the features. For instance, a typical barn has a livery yard and a boarding stable. On the other hand, an equestrian centre has additional facilities for equipment repair, a tack shop and a riding school, among other things. It also has a well-designed kitchen, which is meant to serve hungry riders and stable hands. Equestrian centres that do not have full-functioning cowboy kitchens may find it challenging when making a meal for famished riders and stable hands. What they can do is refurbish their existing kitchen installation, but the management should bear in mind that renovating a kitchen can be a large project. They should think it thoroughly before they get going.
Cowboy Kitchens: In the Wild West
The selling point of horse studs and equestrian centres in Western Australia is their facilities. Aside from the provisions for horses, the amenities for the riders and the members of the centre are also taken into consideration. For instance, Spokane Equestrian Centre at Gibbs Rd, Spokane, has a huge indoor, steel framed arena, an open pasture, tack rooms, washrooms with heated water, and groomed trails for the horses. Not only that, they have bathrooms, shower rooms and a full kitchen allotted for their members.
It seems that providing comfort for these cowboys is today’s norm for equestrian centres. An equine centre in Perth offers full accomodation to riders. Aside from bed and breakfast, full kitchen facilities are available in the rider’s quarters. Another posh equestrian centre in Western Australia offers premium horse facilities, such as lunging rings, a jumping shed and a main arena. Meanwhile, family members of riders can marvel at the panoramic view of the arena from the clubhouse verandah. Kitchen facilities are also available inside the clubhouse.
Inspiration from Cowboy Kitchens
There are instances where members of the equestrian centres are bringing a touch of the Wild West into their homes. Their cowboy kitchens are adorned with the rustic natural elements, like stone and wood. The walls and windows of the kitchen have earthy tones, which bring off the western landscape. For the ceiling and floors, they incorporate log beams that engender the countryside feels of an old cabin in the Wild West.