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Adrienne Lyle riding Wizard on ProTex Footing at Rivergrove Farm

Athletex is a blend of textile and rubber made from recycled athletic shoes. Athletex will help with hard, compacted, and dead surfaces by introducing voids to increase cushion, cupping and rebound. Rubber arena footing enhances cushioning, while textiles increase stability and help retain moisture.

Athletex will help with hard, compacted, and dead surfaces

Learn more about surface characteristics

Athletex Footing Features

Mixture of recycled rubber and textile

Helps hard, compacted, dead surfaces

Blends with an assortment of sands

Low maintenance

Moderate to low traffic

Good for lower-level dressage, jumping, all purpose, and vaulting

Great when arena is also used for lunging and turnout

Retains moisture and reduces dust

Excellent resistance to compaction

Provides cushion, rebound, and grip

“I was thrilled to work with Premier Equestrian on our new jumping arena. The Athletex provided stability cushioning and required minimal maintenance.”

Kim Severson

Four Star International Competitor and Olympic Silver Medalist

Athletex Pricing

Starting at 37¢ per square foot

This is an average delivered price which includes freight and delivery. Price is subject to change based on location, sq. footage, sand depth, and sand type. Call us at 800-611-6109 for actual cost.


We make it easy to improve your arena surface, with products and knowledge for various arena conditions and various sand.

Call us at 800-611-6109

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Requirements for Athletex footing

Athletex has the advantage of working well with a wide range of sand sizes. It can stabilize coarse sand or perform great in fine sand. Little maintenance is required, and most types of grooming equipment will work. The qualities offered by Athletex make this an excellent multi-purpose type footing additive suited for dressage, jumping, western pleasure, vaulting, and other types of disciplines.

• Requires some moisture and maintenance
• A wide range of grooming equipment can be utilized
• Can be installed on a variety of different base surfaces

Sand Specifications for Athletex

A coarse to fine sand with angular to sub-angular particles.

Required Sand Particle Size: Coarse – Fine, 4.75 to 0.105 mm (#4 – #140)


   Sand Data Sheet (ASTM/USA Sieves)
Print this PDF and take to your sand quarry

Free Sand Analysis Report

Sand characteristics determine how footing products will perform. Our goal is to help you make an informed and educated decision about your arena footing purchase. Our in-house soil engineer helps to determine the quality and compatibility of your sand with Premier footing products. We offer one free sand report, additional sand analysis reports are $45 each.

Sieve tests for sand particle sizes

We have a variety of sample products you can try out to help you make a decision about your footing.

*Please Note: Premier Equestrian can guide you to find a footing solution suitable for you and your budget. However, unless you are contracting our consulting services, choosing the correct sand and mixing the product is your responsibility. Results can and will vary depending on what material is available in your area. If you choose to perform your own installation, which many people do, Premier Equestrian can not be and is not responsible or liable for your installation.

Sand Note: All our footings are designed to be mixed with sand. There are, however, significant variations in sand in each area. Not all sands are appropriate to use as footing for your equestrian arena. There are many factors you should consider in determining the appropriate sand, including, without limitation, your riding style, the number of horses using the ring and the duration of such ring use, watering capability for the ring, the status of any current existing footing materials, seasonal weather conditions, and whether you ride on an indoor or outdoor horse arena. Combining Premier Footing with the correct type and depth of sand is required in order to build a safe arena surface. Please choose properly sized arena sand based on your proposed use. Feel free to call and discuss your arena questions with one of our representatives today!

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