Arena Surfaces

Arena Surfaces


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While there are no universal recommendations for the perfect arena surface there are certain characteristics that are required to ensure the comfort & safety of the horse & rider as well as satisfying criteria for the intended use of the arena.

A “perfect” arena surface should be:

  •  Cushioned to minimize  concussion to the horse’s legs
  • Firm enough to provide traction
  • Not slippery
  • Not too dusty
  • Not overly abrasive to horse hooves
  • Inexpensive to install
  • Easy to maintain


Once installed, learning to manage & maintain the surface is important as it will change over time due to usage & weather, & good footing requires regular, consistent management .


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