Whether you require a commercial or private, indoor or outdoor ménage, or even gallops with an all weather surface, we can offer you a comprehensive service including earth works, drainage, fencing and access carried out by our approved riding arena installers around the country. Alternatively we can offer you kits that include a mix of products to suit your needs. Please ask for more details or a quote for riding arenas.
Approximately 40m x 20m inside retaining boards
Riding Arena General Description
With all riding arenas the surface is most important, but a good surface will be ruined if the preparation is not correct. All riding arenas should be constructed ensuring there is good drainage, typically this will be done with a layer of clean stone on top of a subsoil base.
Depending on the site, drainage may also be included and then a layer of protective membrane, followed by the topping. The topping will normally be rubber and sand, or sand and waxed fibre.
The fencing and gates around the riding arena will be 1.4m out of the ground, with a top rail flush with the top of the posts, with a further two rails evenly spaced below, and finally a kick or retaining board at ground level. In exposed or windy sites we have the option of featherboard panels (see pages 10 and 11 of this brochure) that offer a solid barrier to help avoid the riding arena surface blowing away.
A gate typically 3.6m wide should be installed in the fence line with a horse safe latch that allows the gate to open both ways.
All top soil and vegetation removed from the riding area to an immediately adjacent area. Site then levelled.
Clean stone available locally, compacted to give an average thickness of 150mm and placed upon a prepared sub-soil. Drains can be installed as an optional extra.
Conifer bark and wood fibre, laid to a level thickness of 225mm on a separation and drainage membrane.