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Arena Construction Materials

The layers of a great arena surface

The Base Layers

The base and sub-base provide drainage and create a consistent, solid foundation for your footing layer. Premier Equestrian offers three base construction techniques, depending on your needs and budget. Click on the tabs to learn more about each.

  • Basic solid foundation
  • Provides drainage
  • May have to be re-compacted every few years

  • Consistent & level surface
  • Clean separation of layers – hooves can’t dig into the base
  • Excellent drainage
  • Water storage to keep the surface consistently moist
  • Concussion absorption
  • Rebound
  • Skid resistance due to traction knobs
  • Excellent longevity
More about OTTO-PerforatedMats »

  • Consistent & level surface
  • Clean separation of layers – hooves can’t dig into the base
  • Superior drainage through underground pipe system
  • Waters the footing from below
  • Automatically maintains desired water level
  • Concussion absorption
  • Rebound
  • Skid resistance due to traction knobs
  • Excellent longevity

More about OTTO-Ebb&Flow »

The Sand & Footing Layer

The top layer is a Premier custom blend of sand and product, designed for your needs, discipline, and traffic.

Sand is the key ingredient for good arena footing and additives; however, not every kind of sand is suitable for all riding arenas. Sand needed for a highly-maintained indoor riding arena might be completely unsuitable for an all-weather, low-maintenance outdoor ring. 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.

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