Sandy, Utah (December 9, 2020) – Premier Equestrian, Inc., is pleased to announce that their Premier ProTex footing product is being used in the WEF Hi-Pro™ Footing Surface, formulated by Travis Gould and JTWG, Inc., at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).
Three new arenas at PBIEC—including the DeNemethy, the Grand Hunter, and the Rost Arenas—were recently re-engineered and reinstalled with WEF Hi-Pro™ Footing Surface in anticipation of the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), which runs January 6 through April 4. These three new arenas are designed to have specific and different performance level based on their intended usage such as hunters, jumpers, etc. The application of WEF Hi-Pro™ Footing Surface allows for this level of optimization in competition.
Premier Equestrian ProTex® geotechnical amendment was used in these three new PBIEC arenas as one of the many components which comprise a WEF Hi-Pro™ arena. ProTex® is a high-performance footing product that features a proprietary blend of textiles and fibers. Premier ProTex® helps protect horses by offering excellent impact absorption, stability, cushion, rebound, grip, and high traction.
Premier Equestrian is the Official Footing Product Supplier for the International Arena at WEF. Last year, the company had the pleasure of supplying Premier ProTex® footing product and OTTO Sport base mats to upgrade PBIEC’s International Arena. PBIEC is one of the premier equestrian venues worldwide, hosting 36 weeks of competition throughout the year including the internationally acclaimed WEF.
For the last decade, Premier Equestrian has been studying how equestrian arena surfaces interact with horse biomechanics. All Premier Equestrian arena footing products are formulated with biomechanics and injury prevention in mind.
Premier Equestrian is North America’s leading supplier of high-quality footing products, arena groomers, OTTO Sport base mat systems, and arena consultation. Premier Equestrian is a recognized expert in horse arena footing as it relates to equine biomechanics. This knowledge is used daily to help horse owners across North America improve arenas and footing.