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1972

Dixon Hall founded Ring-O-Steel Horse Barns to serve the Southern California horse market. As the original engineer and innovator of the sandwich designed wall panel using a ¾” wood core and 26 Gauge interior/exterior surfaces Dixon created a wall panel that is resilient to shock and able to endure the most severe kicks. He designed the panelized bolt together barn system and began manufacturing in Southern CA and serving the Southwest USA.

1973

Recognizing the strength of the wall panel they designed and were manufacturing a Lifetime Kick Through Guarantee was introduced.

1974

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After proving the modular barn concept he incorporated in 1974 and opened warehouses in Sacramento, CA and Albuquerque, NM.

1987

Full Metal Clad Board & Batten Siding introduced.

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2009

After enjoying 35 years of successful growth of serving many happy customers he sold to Willard Martin owner of Dry Creek Mini Barns Inc. Willard continued the Ring-O-Steel Brand Name.

2018

Willard Martin joined forces with Ulrich Lifestyle Structures of Fort Worth,TX

2021

Metal Horse Barn division is Rebranded to Ulrich Horse Barns and Ulrich begins serving customers nationwide.

2022

Celebrating a huge anniversary; 50 years of serving the equestrian market place Ulrich in June 2022 moved the Horse Barn Manufacturing to Texas to be centrally located for nationwide distribution!

Future

Being centrally located in the USA allows us to serve our customers with a superior product at affordable shipping costs nationwide. We look forward to serving you with the only fully panelized steel horse barn which is flexible and truly future proof, meaning the 4’ sectional with bolt together panel design allows for both interior modification and easy expansion to meet your future needs!

All of our products are made using the original wood core wall panels with 26 gauge metal on either side. With over 50 years of our LIFETIME kick through warranty on our wall panels we have been imitated over the years by several other brands. Our structural frame system is G90 galvanized steel coating and 12- 14 gauge in thickness!! We are all USA major components & manufacturing! Family Owned and USA Proud!

We are all USA major components & manufacturing!
Family Owned and USA Proud!

A Note From The President

Willard Martin is Ulrich Horse Barns LLC, brand President based in Cleburne, Texas. Originally from Pennsylvania, Willard’s childhood was shaped by four years spent on his parents’ ranch in Paraguay, where they worked as missionaries. Upon returning to Pennsylvania, he gained hands-on experience on the family farm and later joined his father in residential home construction and land development. In 2004, Willard and his brother established Dry Creek Mini Barns in California, specializing in sheds, playhouses, and garages. Expanding their business endeavors, they acquired Ring-O-Steel Barns in Torrance, CA. In 2018, Willard joined the Ulrich Lifestyle LLC Team in Fort Worth, Texas, and in 2022, he oversaw the relocation of Ulrich’s steel Horse Barn manufacturing to Cleburne, Texas.

With more than 30 years of expertise in horses, cattle, and construction, Willard possesses a deep understanding of his customers’ needs and expectations. He consistently enhances the design and options of steel barns, delivering a product line that showcases the company’s commitment to quality. Reach out to Willard’s team today to explore the possibilities and receive a customized quote for your dream horse barn.

Willard Martin

Ulrich Horse Barns LLC. Brand President

Ulrich Horse Barns:
Our Proven Process

Design Consultation

  • 15-30 minutes
  • About you
  • About us & our process
  • Your barn goals & needs
  • Site requirements

Collaboration

  • 30-90 minutes
  • Change it ‘till you love it
  • Select color
  • Spot 2D architectural plans (output after deposit)
  • Engineering if needed (up to 4 weeks)

Fabrication & Shipping

  • 14 weeks to completion
  • Initial manufacturing draw
  • Set completion date
  • Manufacture barn kit
  • Final balance paid
  • We ship or customer pick up

Client Installation

  • 2 days to 3 weeks
  • Installation manual
  • Phone support
  • Bolt together installation
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Lifetime Guarantee

  • Enjoy for lifetime
  • Lifetime kickthrough guarantee
  • 20-year warranty
  • Enjoy your dream barn
  • Flexible design for future use

Ulrich Horse Barns:
Our Proven Process

Design Consultation

  • 15-30 minutes
  • About you
  • About us & our process
  • Your barn goals & needs
  • Site requirements

Collaboration

  • 30-90 minutes
  • Change it ‘till you love it
  • Select color
  • Spot 2D architectural plans (output after deposit)
  • Engineering if needed (up to 4 weeks)

Fabrication & Shipping

  • 14 weeks to completion
  • Initial manufacturing draw
  • Set completion date
  • Manufacture barn kit
  • Final balance paid
  • We ship or customer pick up

Client Installation

  • 2 days to 3 weeks
  • Installation manual
  • Phone support
  • Bolt together installation
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Lifetime Guarantee

  • Enjoy for lifetime
  • Lifetime kickthrough guarantee
  • 20-year warranty
  • Enjoy your dream barn
  • Flexible design for future use
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