Week 8 of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) kicks off March 2–6 and is “Premier Equestrian Week” at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). Premier Equestrian, Inc. is proud to return as the featured sponsor of several classes at WEF including two FEI $5,000 welcome classes and the FEI $150,000 Nations Cup CSIO4* on Saturday, March 5. The Nations Cup is a unique, two-round competition for teams of three or four riders from countries all around the world.
“We’re thrilled to return for the second year as the featured sponsor for this exciting event,” said Mark Neihart, CEO of Premier Equestrian. “We can’t wait to watch all the action as riders from across the globe compete on Premier ProTex Footing and OTTO Sport Base Mats in the International Arena at PBIEC.”
Premier Equestrian is the Exclusive Footing Products Supplier for WEF’s International Arena at PBIEC. In 2019, Premier Equestrian was honored to be chosen by Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) to upgrade the footing in the International Arena. Premier Builder Travis Gould of JTWG Inc., installed OTTO Sport Base Mats and Premier ProTex® Footing, which immediately received rave reviews from riders. These products provide competitors with a stable surface that holds up to heavy use, ensuring each rider encounters similar conditions in the ring during their round. Premier ProTex® Footing was also installed in two additional arenas at PBIEC in 2021.
Premier ProTex® Footing is ideal for top horse-show facilities such as PBIEC because it offers superior support, rebound, grip, and protection, while OTTO Sport Base Mats provide stability, shock absorption, and drain heavy rains flawlessly—a necessary feature given the tropical climate at PBIEC. Premier Equestrian is the exclusive North American distributor for OTTO Sport.
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, water-saving base systems, arena groomers, 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.