Standing Ovation by Ovation Riding: Horizon Structures Barnfest 2020 Contest

Horizon Structures will be donating a free barn to a deserving horse rescue through their Barnfest 2020 contest. 

Every week Horse Nation teams up with Ovation Riding to recognize those doing good in the horse world. This week’s standing ovation goes to Horizon Structures’ Barnfest 2020 Contest, which which will be giving a free 12’ x 20’, 2-stall barn with overhang and tack/storage room to a deserving horse rescue.

Photo from Horizon Structures, LLC

By Nikki Alvin-Smith

Horizon Structures LLC, is pleased to step up for the 3rd consecutive year to offer a FREE horse barn. This year Horizon Structures has upped the size of the barn from a run-in shed to a 12’ x 20’, 2-stall barn with overhang and tack/storage room, as part of the Barnfest 2020 Contest. The contest is open now, nationwide. It offers a great opportunity for folks to make a difference by helping out their favorite 501(c)3 registered horse rescue organization, as well as being automatically entered themselves for a hefty package prize any horse lover would appreciate.

This year Horizon Structures ‘to the rescue’ program is bigger and better than ever. As a leading modular construction company of structures for all things ‘ creatures great and small’, the team at Horizon is thrilled to have collaborated with folks at like-minded businesses that also want to ‘Give Thanks’ this holiday season. Purina Animal Nutrition, Farnam®, Lami-Cell® and EQUUS magazine, are all offering great prizes too. FREE feed, horse care products and equestrian equipment and subscriptions are all up for grabs.

Due in part to the COVID-19  pandemic, horse rescues are seeing more horses in need of help than ever before. Budgets for equine care are stretched to the limit due to cancellation of fundraising events and on-site activities. Barnfest 2020 is the perfect way to ensure a lucky winner has the ability to feed and shelter additional equines, and all it takes to give them a shot is for folks that care to step in and nominate them for the big $18,200 prize.

“It is always a lot of work to put these contests together,” explained Jill Siragusa, Chief Marketing Officer at Horizon Structures, LLC, “ but the rewards are worth every ounce of effort. Our team at Horizon loves working with all clients to fulfill their barn owning dreams, but it is always an especially poignant experience when we are able to donate or discount a structure to a worthy rescue or sanctuary to provide super top quality housing for animal care, whether it be equines with our horse barns or canines with our commercial kennel buildings. We know our structures will provide comfort for these animals for many years to come, and that is simply a feeling that cannot be matched.”

Sharing is caring when it comes to this contest and the season of goodwill is a great time to give back. Please share news of this event to help spread the word. When folks nominate their favorite rescue they can’t help but feel good about their participation and effort to make a difference in the lives of horses in need of help.

About Horizon Structures
One horse or twenty, there’s one thing all horse owners have in common…the need to provide safe and secure shelter for their equine partners.  At Horizon Structures, we combine expert craftsmanship, top-of-the-line materials and smart “horse-friendly” design to create a full line of sheds and barns that any horse owner can feel confident is the right choice for their horses’ stabling needs.

All wood. Amish Made. Most of our buildings are shipped 100% pre-built and ready for same-day use. Larger barns are a modular construction and can be ready for your horses in less than a week. All our barn packages include everything you need –

Horizon Structures also sells chicken coops, equine hay feeders, greenhouses, dog kennels, 1 and 2 car garages, storage sheds and outdoor living structures.

Headquartered in South-Central Pennsylvania, Horizon Structures, LLC is owned by Dave Zook.  Dave was raised in the Amish tradition and grew up working in the family-owned shed business.  He started Horizon Structures in 2001 in response to an ever-increasing customer demand for high quality, affordable horse barns.

For additional information about the company or their product line, please visit their website at 

About Nikki Alvin-Smith
International and national published freelance writer and photographer in such world renowned publications such as The Chronicle of the Horse, Horse and Hound, Dressage and CT, Warmbloods Today, The Horseman’s Yankee Pedlar, Reiter, The Equine Journal, Spur, Hoofprints, Horsin’ Around, Horses All, Field & Stream, Western Horse and Gun, Pony Quarterly, Horses All Canada, Catskill Horse to name a few. Ghostwriting, blog services, PR/Marketing copy either direct with manufacturer or for agencies, copy editing and editor services also available. Nikki also produces catalog copy, white papers, e-books, corporate brochures and advertising copy for international corporations and PR/Marketing for celebrities.  

As a Brit who has called the America home for the past 34 years, Nikki brings a unique perspective to the equestrian world. Nikki is also an accomplished Grand Prix dressage trainer/competitor, competing at international Grand Prix level to scores over 72% and is a highly sought clinician offering clinics worldwide. She has been a horse breeder/importer of warmblood and Baroque breeds for more than 25 years. Together with her husband Paul who is also a Grand Prix trainer, they run Willowview Hill Farm, a private dressage breeding operation and training yard in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York. Please visit to learn more about her affordable services.

Many thanks thanks to Ovation Riding for their support of both Horse Nation and individuals and organizations that are doing good work in the horse world. If you know someone who deserves a Standing Ovation, we would love to recognize them in a future post. Email the name of the person or organization along with a message about the good work they do to [email protected]. Photos/videos are always welcome, and include a link to their website if applicable.