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Improve an Existing Arena

Premier Equestrian offers a complimentary sand analysis report and phone consultation to help improve your existing surface. Our free sand report and consultation can help you to narrow down the issues that you may be having with your arena surface. Many of our products can be added to existing sand so call one of our footing specialists to begin the conversation.

Steffen Peters trotting on Premier footing at Arroyo Del Mar

Things to consider:

  • Budget
  • Riding discipline
  • Climate
  • Traffic & usage
  • Availability of water
  • Drainage
  • Type of arena base
  • Quality of sand
  • Existing footing materials
  • Indoor or outdoor
  • Horse shows
  • Grooming equipment & maintenance program

LET US HELP

To determine the condition of your existing arena surface and how we can help improve it, we first need to ask some questions. Complete the short questionnaire, click the submit button, and a footing specialist will contact you. Please contact us with any questions at 800.611.6109

After you have answered these questions, it will be important for us to see a sample of the sand you intend to use for your arena. Please visit our Free Sand Report page so we can determine which footing additive is right for you.

It’s All About the Sandfooting-sand-types-ruler

There is a vast amount of information to know pertaining to sand and aggregates. That’s why geologists and soil engineers are employed for doing large projects like damns, highways and buildings. For that same reason, we also employ a soil engineer to help determine the quality and compatibility of our customers’ sand.  We offer one free sand report to our customers in order for our sales staff to properly guide you through the process of getting qualified sand for your additive.

Sieve tests for sand particle sizes

Free Sand Analysis Report

Sand is the most important ingredient is your arena. Sand characteristics determine how footing additives will perform. We offer free sand testing to assure the footing you purchase from us will be effective and perform to your expectations. Our goal is to help you make an informed and educated decision about your arena footing purchase. We are here to guide you through the entire process. Our in-house soil engineer helps to determine the quality and compatibility of our customers’ sand. We offer one free sand report, additional sand analysis reports are $45 each.

Send us a sample of your sand

You want to make an informed and educated decision about your arena footing. Our goal is to help you do this, not to sell you an overpriced arena footing or installation you don’t need. We want to help you understand your arena surface to ease your decision on the products that are right for you. Most horse owners know what they want; they just need information and guidance to get their desired results.

  1. Download the Arena Sand Evaluation Form (PDF)
  2. Fill out the form in its entirety
  3. Mail the form to us along with 2 cups of your new or existing sand.

We need a good representation of all the particle sizes in your existing arena. Go all the way down to the base when collecting your sand sample. Small sand particles tend to fall to the base while larger particles tend to be on the top. Collecting a sample from just the surface will give false readings in the test lab. Put 2 cups of the sand sample in a durable plastic bag with your name and phone number.

Mail your sand sample to: Premier Equestrian, 8385 South Allen St. #101, Sandy, UT 84070.

How Arena Surfaces Affect Horse Biomechanics

Every stride is influenced by how the hoof interacts with the ground and the various qualities of the arena layers. An ideal arena surface allows horses to move efficiently, minimizes concussion, absorbs shock, provides support, and returns energy back to the horse. Watch this video to understand how different surfaces affect the biomechanics of the horse. Save

Official Footing Supplier of US Equestrian
Official Footing Supplier of US Equestrian

“Serrano helped teach us how to improve all arena surfaces, Serrano was deemed unsound at 12 years old. In an attempt to lengthening his career I studied bio-mechanics and riding surfaces. After applying this knowledge to my own arena, and stabilizing the surface. Serrano was able to go back to work and his lameness diminished. All his problems were brought on by deep, unstable, and loose sand. Rehabilitating my own arena extended Serrano’s career for over 7 years. Preserving the quality of my horse was most important, not to mention the huge savings of not having to retire him early. Serrano and I have made it possible to bring this knowledge to horse owners everywhere, with tremendous results.”

Serrano with Heidi Zorn

President, Premier Equestrian

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