Last updated on November 12th, 2021 at 09:34 am
Cowboys and cowgirls come to Riverside Rancheros Equestrian Center to compete in calf roping, cattle sorting, and barrel racing. However, their biggest challenge is the brutally hot, summer weather. With temperatures reaching above 100 degrees, the animals and the appeal to the facility are at risk.
Riverside Rancheros is situated on 30 acres of land. They have a 150 x 330 ft covered, open-sided arena. Built in 1987, it hosts many competitions and events. Unfortunately, the structure’s metal roof radiated heat, not to mention the surrounding valley blocked natural breezes from blowing. Contestants, sadly, complained about high temperatures and stagnant hot air.
Creating Air Flow Without Upsetting Horses
Riverside Rancheros knew they had to create more airflow through the arena. They even considered cutting vents into their metal roof! That’s when Louie Tavaglione, a Rancheros board member, saw an ad for MacroAir’s HVLS fans. In fact, he noticed the fans installed in a similar facility in Texas.
Luckily, Riverside Rancheros is only located 15 miles away from MacroAir’s headquarters! So, they visited the plant to see how the technology would benefit their arena. They saw the large-sized fans in action. They felt the difference! Consequently, Riverside Rancheros purchased a 24 ft. AirVolution fan.
They installed the HVLS fan in the center of their arena. Soon thereafter, the American Cancer Society held a fundraiser hosting over 350 people in the arena. Because of the fan, the event was quite comfortable for all. Louie received tons of compliments on the comfortable breeze produced! Even the heat of competition was eased by the gently revolving MacroAir fan.
Needless to say, now everyone at Riverside Rancheros is sitting a little taller in the saddle.