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OTTO-Ebb&Flow System

OTTO Sport Ebb&Flow Arena

Automatic, convenient, genious.

OTTO-Ebb&Flow is the perfect solution for people looking for maximum convenience in watering their arena. The system eliminates the need for sprinklers and manual watering of your arena. It also provides high-capacity drainage during rain events.

OTTO-Ebb&Flow waters the arena ‘from below’ – and you don’t even notice it. Therefore, the horses can stay in the arena around the clock. The water level can be adjusted by the centimeter by means of an electronic control system.

Combined with legendary equestrian arena elements such as the OTTO-PerforatedMat and Premier Footing, this results in a maximum amount of quality and convenience.

Premier Equestrian is the Official North American distributor for OTTO Sport

Call us to talk about the OTTO Ebb&Flow System at 800-611-6109, or learn more below.

How it Works

The OTTO Ebb&Flow system assures accurate and consistent hydration of the arena surface by automatically controlling the water level within the arena base-substrate. The surface is watered from below where the water wicks up through the sand to keep the surface at an optimum hydration. It is the most efficient and easy method to keep your arena surface in shape for training and competition.
The complete OTTO Sport arena system utilizes an arena pan liner, pipe array, electronic controls, OTTO-Perforated Mats, and sand mixed with textile. The arena is constantly supplied with the specified amount of water. More water is let in when needed, for example during dry periods. Any excessive water, for example from rainfalls, is automatically let out. This way, the specified water level can be maintained.

Consistent moisture for your footing

Anyone who has ever dipped a sugar cube into coffee has already experienced first-hand a physical process called ‘capillary effect’. This exact physical law is used in the OTTO-Ebb&Flow System.

The system assures accurate and consistent hydration of the arena surface by automatically controlling the water level within the arena base-substrate. The surface is watered from below where the water wicks up through the sand to keep the surface at an optimum hydration. It is the most efficient and easy method to keep your arena surface in shape for training and competition.

OTTO Ebb and Flow System
Sand is placed over the pipe array
With the OTTO-Ebb&Flow System the water level is monitored constantly and regulated automatically through a pipe array that runs underneath the footing layer. The pipe array is connected to the automated water source and set within an impervious liner. The liner is filled with sand and the OTTO-Perforated Mats are set on top. The OTTO-Perforated Mats add shock absorption and cushioning, preventing the surface from becoming  compacted and stiff. The top footing layer is then placed on top of the mats giving you an ideal performance surface.

The system calls for specific grading and construction. We will work with your contractor to assure a successful installation.

The desired water level (specified in centimeters from the PVC liner upwards) can be adjusted on a control panel. Moreover, the control panel contains buttons to let water in and out as well as an emergency shutdown.

Watering can thus be completed from outside the arena.

OTTO Sport Ebb and Flow control box
Control Panel

Premier Equestrian is the Official North American distributor for OTTO Sport

Call us to talk about the OTTO Ebb&Flow System at 800-611-6109, or learn more below.

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

Premier Equestrian – Global Footing Experts

Everyone has footing questions. We can help. It is relatively simple to improve your arena surface. We make it easy, as easy as it can be, with products and knowledge for various arena conditions and various sand.

Call 800-611-6109 for a free consultation.

Additional Resources

    • Ask questions
    • Premier’s Footing and Arena Surfaces Guide PDF
    • Read our “Good Footing for All” article PDF

*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 Master’s Blend 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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