The layers that make up a great arena surface
Textiles, fibers, and crumb rubber are mixed with sand to resolve compaction, bind looseness, improve drainage, reduce dust, and more! Premier Equestrian will create a custom blend of material for your arena needs, discipline, and traffic.
Sand is the key ingredient for a good arena surface. Choosing the wrong sand for riding arenas can create problems and be very expensive over time. We’ll help you source the best sand and footing product for your arena needs.
The base and sub-base provide drainage and create a consistent, solid foundation for your footing layer. Premier Equestrian offers four base construction techniques, depending on your needs and budget.
Arena Surfaces Guide
Everything you need to get started
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Protect your horse
Footing and your
Soft and hard surfaces can negatively impact the health and performance of your equine athlete. Engineering the perfect arena requires a lot more science than just adding a footing product. Premier Equestrian uses scientific data to formulate a footing blend that enables horses to perform at their best.
Arena Base Mats
OTTO Sport Arena Base Mats offer drainage, stability, shock absorption, and arena longevity. The system creates a true all-weather arena that many riders need to keep up hectic training schedules. Premier Equestrian is the official North American distributor for OTTO Sport.
Installation & Construction Services
Premier Equestrian offers a wide array of services to meet your needs. Anywhere from advising you on do-it-yourself installations to complete construction services or your horse arena construction supplier. We have the knowledge, resources, products, and services, to help you make an informed decision about your arena.
Engineer Designed Plans
Arena blueprints to
get you started
We’ve taken the guesswork out of building an equestrian arena. Arena base construction plans are civil engineered and include technical drawings and specs. Any licensed contractor, excavator, or arena builder will have a clear picture to build an riding arena from the ground up.
Premier Equestrian Customers
“Premier’s footing is the best we have ever ridden on. It’s the perfect combination of materials, provides superior traction as well as cushioning, retains moisture well, reduces dust, and is very easy to maintain.”
Steffen & Shannon Peters
Olympic Dressage Rider (Steffen)
“Premier Equestrian was able to put life back into our footing! The ProTex stabilizes our surface, minimizes dust, it retains more moisture thus reducing the need to water, and keeps the surface from compacting. The improvement cost was a fraction of a complete redo.”
Olympic Dressage Rider
“ArenaAid has given us high performance footing suitable for daily training at an unbelievably competitive price.”
US Silver Medalist, Eventing
“With Tokyo coming up it’s great that we have WEF and this new ground to jump on. I’m confident here to show all my horses and it’s a great place to produce horses.”
Premier ProTex was installed in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
“Thank you Premier Equestrian from rehabilitating my jumping arena!”
Premier ProTex footing
We added ArenaAid to our large arena to help with cushion, water retention, and stabilization of the sand. We are beyond thrilled with the outcome! Everyone that rides on it is amazed at how nice it feels- night and day from before we put it in. Thank you Premier!
Steffen & Shannon Peters
Arroyo Del Mar, CA
I called Heidi and Mark at Premier Equestrian and found them both knowledgeable and very pleasant to deal with. I had them ship me a sample of their rubber and was very impressed. Another dressage enthusiast in my town had gone with the rubber with the filaments still in it. On seeing her ring with all the filaments raised to the surface, and the quality of Premier’s footing I knew which one to pick. Thank you.
I always dreamed of having an arena like the ones I ride on at competitions all over the world, and now I have one thanks to Premier Equestrian.
U.S. Dressage Team