Disciplines and Definitions

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Barn: A large building on a farm utilized to house livestock, grains, hay and/or farm equipment.

Dressage:  An equestrian discipline involving training a horse to perform a precise controlled movement in response to minimal signals from the rider.

Dressage Barn:  A barn typically housing less horses than other discipline's barns.  They are commonly configured with the stalls lining the outsides  and a common isle down the center of the barn.  They typically have limited ingress and egress locations and they contain a higher ratio of groom’s quarters, tack rooms, and common living area compared to other barns. It has been found that the stall to barn ratio falls in the 20 to 55% range.

Dressage Wall: A structure utilized in dressage training, consisting of a permanent wall with a mirror located on one side facing a dressage training or practice ring. 

Equestrian Amenities:  Low-impact amenities that serve the purposes of equestrian use and training activities, including structural improvements such as fences and dressage walls, and non-structural improvements such as banks, ditches, jumps, paddocks, polo fields, riding arenas, and riding rings.  Equestrian amenities do not include livestock waste storage areas, lighting or seating.

Equestrian Disciplines:  There are several areas of equestrian activities that can be broken down into categories.  Such disciplines include, but are not limited to, dressage, polo, hunter/jumper, and recreational.

Equestrian Facility:  A commercial facility (public or private) used for horses such as a boarding stable, riding schools, exhibition arenas, medical, and combination equestrian uses like polo and dressage.

Grand Prix: A field used for the highest level of jumping or dressage.

Grass Ring: A ring used for training and exercise.

Groom’s Quarters: An area designated as living space for a horse (livestock) groomer.  This area is usually located within the barn or is within close proximity to the barn.

Grooming Stall: A designated stall within a barn that is used for light grooming of an animal.  A horse would most likely not be washed at this location.   

Hunter/Jumper: The use of an obstacle course like set up to illustrate the horse and riders skill.  Hunter events are geared more towards manner, style, and precision.  Jumpers are judged more on the attempted obstacle difficulty and the time in which it takes to complete the course.

Manure Bin: A structure used to store manure until it is removed from site.  A typical manure bin is 12 X 12 or 12 X 14.  Depending on how many horses, there may be several manure bins to accommodate the number of horses on a site.

Paddock: An enclosed field varying in size usually near a house or stable for horses to graze.

Parcel Control Number (PCN): A unique 17-digit number assigned to each parcel of land and each living unit within a condominium or cooperative. The PCN is used to locate and identify the parcel or unit.

Pole Barn:  A simple structure constructed of support poles which may or may not have siding.  These small barns are typically used as a temporary shade area for horses or to house equipment and are not used for washing or caring for an animal.

Polo Barn: A barn typically housing more horses than the other disciplines like dressage and hunter/jumper.  They are commonly configured with back to back stalls in the central area of the barn with individual exits from each stall for quick movement of the horse. It has been found that the stall to barn ratio falls in the 55 to 90% range.

Polo:  Team game played on horseback using long-handled mallets to drive a wooden ball into a goal.

Recreational Use: This term is used to define the small single family homes with a barn and a limited amount of livestock; typically not geared towards one discipline or another. 

Sand Ring:  A ring used for exercising and training a horse. 

Section: This is in reference to the section of land based on the Parcel Control Number (PCN). Each section within a township and range is a square mile (640 acres).

Stall: A compartment for a domestic animal in a stable or barn.

Stick and Ball: A small scale polo game usually played in preparation or as practice for a polo match.  Stick and Ball is played on a field approximately half the size of a standard polo field.

Subarea A: Generally consisting of Section 2, Township 44S, Range 41E and Section 35, Township 43S, Range 41E, including the area described as "Palm Beach Little Ranches" and "Palm Beach Little Ranches East"   Maximum Density: 0.2 DU per Acre/Minimum Lot Size: 5 Acres

Subarea B: Generally consisting of those portions of the Wellington PUD located in Section 8 and 17, Township 44S, Range 41E, including the developments known as Saddle Trail Park and Paddock Park No. 2 and Parcel "H", Greenview Shores No. 2 of Wellington (PUD), according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 31, Page 120-136, of the Public Records of Palm Beach County, Florida. Maximum Density: 0.5 DU per Acre/Minimum Lot Size: 1 Acre  (No more then 4 stalls per acre)

Subarea C: Generally consisting of Section 19, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, and 34, Township 44S, Range 41E, and Section 25, Township 44S Range 40E, located south of Lake Worth Road and west of 120th Avenue, including all of Palm Beach Point and that portion of the Orange Point PUD located in Section 34. Maximum Density: 0.1 DU per Acre/Minimum Lot Size: 10 Acres

Subarea D: Generally consisting of  portions of Section 15 and 16 and Sections 20, 21, and 22, Township 44S, Range 41E, including the Wellington Country Place PUD and the Equestrian Club PUD.  Maximum Density: 0.5 DU per Acre/Minimum Lot Size: 2 Acres

Tack Room: A room in or near stables that is used for storing saddles, harnesses, and other dressings.

Wash Stall: A stall or area that is designated for washing livestock and can be located inside a barn or on the outside in close proximity to the barn.