ReitenRight Rubber Footing Product
Bring the life back to your arena footing.
Mixes well into both existing and new sand arenas. ReitenRight can be used in arenas with existing additives such as textile, fiber and crumb rubber footings.
We’re excited to now offer ReitenRight Footing!
Features & Benefits
The structure of ReitenRight rubber creates natural elasticity. The material’s ability to compress and dampen the impact of a hoof strike means less force and stress on your horse’s anatomical structures.
Made from premium-quality athletic mats
Suitable for indoor and outdoor arenas
Moisture retention means less dust and less watering
Reduces compaction and prevents freezing
Significantly increases cushion & energy return
ReitenRight Footing is comprised of the exact same materials found in natural rubber athletic mats. These materials have extremely high performance, durability, and health specifications.
Only very specific styles and makes of matting meet the high standards of ReitenRight Footing (such as premium Lululemon yoga mats). This ensures that toxins and contaminants that may pose a threat to riders, horses and the environment have no place in your arena.
ReitenRight Footing Cost
ReitenRight Arena Footing Calculator
Estimated cost only. Based on 3.5" of qualified sand. Subject to change based on exact square footage, sand depth, and sand type.
Contact us for exact footing cost and freight
Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. Many footing companies will advertise cost per sq ft based on 2.5” of sand. However, most arenas require 3—3.5” of sand. Also make sure you're comparing bale weight.
ReitenRight is perfect for dressage, jumping, all purpose, western, and vaulting arenas.
Requirements for ReitenRight Footing
ReitenRight is derived from natural rubber and does not contain any toxins to ensure the riders and horses are working in a safe and healthy environment. The advanced material structure provides security, giving you and your horse confidence to train at your very best.
Sand Particle Size
A fine to medium sand with angular to sub-angular particles.
We recommend using some water to bind sand particles and for dust.
Specific groomers aren’t required. We do recommend an arena drag with tines that will mix and fluff the sand and product, and can create compaction.
Premier Equestrian, Inc. does not make any warranties or representations of any kind, whether express, implied or statutory, with respect to any service or product, including without limitation, warranties or representations concerning merchantability, non-infringement, fitness for a particular purpose, performance, quality, or that products or services will be error-free.
ReitenRight Equestrian was founded upon the principle of Everyday Soundness. This guiding ideal applies to how we design our products and account for their impact on our natural environment. Many equestrian facilities are situated on sensitive agricultural lands upon which we depend for food production. Therefore, ReitenRight footing is discerningly produced to ensure that controversial chemicals like polyvinyl chloride and phthalates have no place in your arena.
Frequently Asked Questions
See below for answers to common questions about ReitenRight Premium Footing. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
How do you install ReitenRight? How long does it take?
ReitenRight is installed as a top-dressing to your sand arena and takes between 1-3 hours depending on the size of your space. We typically advise our clients to divide the arena into 4-5 equal sections and distribute an even amount of ReitenRight within each section. You can use an arena tractor bucket, a manure spreader or simply hand rake ReitenRight into the top layer of sand. Once ReitenRight is evenly spread it is best to thoroughly harrow or drag your arena to blend it with your current footing. It typically takes 3-4 weeks for ReitenRight to completely settle. For more information you can access our complete install guide here.
What is the difference between ReitenRight and crumb/tire or landscaping rubber?
Crumb rubber is a closed-cell rubber, which will not retain any moisture. ReitenRight is an open-cell rubber, which allows each particle to be fully compressed without compromising its ability to rebound back into shape. This feature greatly increases the longevity and responsiveness of your arena footing and contributes to a more effortless way of going. Open-cell rubber retains moisture to help reduce dust and the frequency of watering
Open-Cell Rubber (Left) | Closed-Cell Rubber (Right)
Please be aware of some of the differences in products. Not all rubber additives are created equal.
A major difference will be that we are an open-celled rubber vs a closed cell that you find with mulch/crumb rubber. A closed-cell rubber floats, so over time and as you experience rain or water your footing, the material will migrate out of the arena. The product literally ends up going down the drain. The approx. 24% less initial investment in a rubber mulch product can, over time, end up costing more.
The open-celled nature of the ReitenRight product also retains moisture. Anecdotally, we know that our customers need to water around 50% less once they’ve installed the ReitenRight product. The retention of moisture also helps to lower dust while the product creates space in the sand preventing degradation and extending its life
Because the ReitenRight product integrated right into the footing (as opposed to migrating to the top as a closed-cell will) the performance difference is noticeable. The cushion and spring that a horse and rider are looking for from a rubber are as important as the grip that is needed from connection to the sand. Too much rubber rising to the top of the footing can create a more unstable surface.
ReitenRight is also made from a very specific type of high-end natural rubber (primarily from Lululemon Yoga Mats) to ensure that there are no toxins or contaminants. It is the culmination of extensive study that sought out the best materials not only for performance but the environmental impact as well. And though most of the recent negative studies relating to the health risks associated with crumb rubber relate to children, you can obviously extrapolate them to yourself and your horse:
From the Center for Environmental Health: “Crumb rubber contains benzothiazole, which “exerts acute toxicity and is a respiratory irritant and a dermal sensitizer.” Carbon black, which makes up 20-40% of crumb rubber, has been identified as a cancer-causing chemical by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Another concern is allergic reactions to the latex in crumb rubber.” From <https://www.ceh.org/get-involved/take-action/a-cocktail-of-harmful-chemicals-in-artificial-turf-infill/>
Other sources: NBC News Article, Washington Post Article
In summary, the lower cost can easily swing the other way if you factor in a water bill and the loss of product as it floats away. And that doesn’t factor in the other benefits, less maintenance/watering and health and environmental considerations.
Don’t take our word for it though: request a sample here: Sample Request.
How do you maintain ReitenRight? Do I need to buy any new equipment?
ReitenRight is very simple to maintain and is suitable for almost all types of sand arenas, both indoor and out. We don’t require any special care, harrows or other equipment. Given the high quality of the materials used in ReitenRight, a lesser ratio of additive to sand is required to achieve optimal results. In many situations, the frequency and volume of water required may be significantly reduced. We suggest a regular harrow/drag schedule to maintain the optimal consistency.
Will ReitenRight work effectively if my arena already has an additive in it?
Yes! ReitenRight is compatible with most equestrian sands with or without other additives such as fibre, Nike and crumb rubber. It has proven to be an excellent additive for existing fibre blend footings that have a tendency to pack and be unforgiving, significantly increasing the cushioning and energy return. It has also been successfully used alongside MAG flakes and oiled surfaces. Please feel free contact us with any other inquiries on arena additives.
How is ReitenRight shipped? How do I get it?
ReitenRight is shipped in large totes, or super-sacs that contain approximately 70 cubic feet of product. They can be easily moved with a tractor bucket or forklift, if you are unable to lift them with your equipment you can drag them along a smooth surface.
Do I need a drainage system in place?
Whether you use ReitenRight or not, you should always have a good drainage system in place in order to use your arena year-round. Without a drainage system in place your arena may be prone to standing water and though ReitenRight works well in rainy conditions without becoming slippery, it will not solve drainage issues.
Is ReitenRight a suitable product for outdoor arenas?
ReitenRight is an impressive additive that was designed to bring life to your indoor or outdoor arena. Its high quality materials, natural rubber and an interlocking textile web provide great rigidity and a durable, long-lasting outcome. ReitenRight itself will not freeze which helps to prevent your sand from freezing in the winter months. Olympian and early ReitenRight ambassador, Leslie Reid, has found that ReitenRight works really well as an additive for her sand paddocks. Given its porous nature, ReitenRight binds well with your sand, preventing it from blowing away in strong winds. It does very well after a winter of heavy snowfall and while you can expect a small amount of material to run off after heavy rains, it holds up much better than any other type of additive material.
How long does ReitenRight last?
Depending on the volume of traffic in your arena, the majority of clients don’t need to make alterations to their footing for 3-5 years. If your arena has a very high volume of traffic or is subjected to harsh elements, you may feel the need to add top-up bags after 2 years.
“Soundness is super important! Without soundness, we don’t have a performer. ReitenRight is the best thing we've ever done to our footing. Period. It's absolutely perfect.”Christine TraurigOlympic Dressage Rider & Trainer at Rancho Santa Fe, CA
“It’s the perfect addition to commercial jumper geo textile high grade sand footing. It adds absorption and support without compromising the stability. I would recommend it as an additive to all commercial facilities.”Guy McElavainRancho Corazon, Co-founder
“With 25-30 horses going through my arena per day, ReitenRight has cut my harrowing and watering in half.”Jacqueline PatmoreTimberlea Farms - Okotoks, AB
“ReitenRight is an amazing footing to train on each and every day.”Jessica PhoenixOlympic Event Rider
"Since adding ReitenRight we have noticed less dust and much more energy return and cushioning.”Laura BorghesaniCarefree Farms, AZ
"We don't only feel the difference, we hear it as well."Rhonda ThompsonJump Start Stables - Langley, BC
"Everyone who has ridden in it is amazed by how much their horses love it. They are more relaxed, supple and confident – a true testament to the quality of the product.”Sandi CalveleryVancouver Island, BC
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