Now is a great time to take a look at your arena surface. Is it is still pulling its weight and doing enough to support your horses — and keep them safe and sound this season?

Andrews Bowen surfaces are chosen by the world’s best riders. The company’s design team, made up of professional riders from a range of different equestrian disciplines, understand the needs of horses and the ambitions of riders, trainers and owners.

While providing surfaces for competition on a world-scale — whether top class racing, international polo or Olympic sport — the same level of research and testing goes into the company’s range of surfaces and fibre additives for domestic use.

Andrews Bowen started out creating bespoke surfaces that improved results for horses and riders. Because of their expert understanding of how horses move and how best to support joints and ligaments, the team began designing and manufacturing the Andrews Bowen ProGrade surface conditioner, created to keep surfaces at optimum performance with minimal fuss. The ProGrade can now be found at racing, showjumping and dressage yards and — thanks to a series of cleverly thought out size options — small private yards too.

That expertise was further in demand when professional riders and trainers were looking at building new yards, and the team’s complete turnkey planning, design, management and build service was born.

The team wanted to offer an accessible way for small private yards to improve their indoor or outdoor arenas. The answer was clear.

Andrews Bowen wanted to offer an arena top-up that would transform the quality and performance of arenas at a budget that would allow even more equestrians to benefit from the Andrews Bowen advantage. Providing a way to improve existing silica sand surfaces by adding fibre content that mimics the elasticity and support of well-conditioned turf.


Andrews Bowen Stability Fibres

The polypropylene based fibres used to stabilise Andrews Bowen surfaces work by providing a flexible root structure to silica sand. This 100% synthetic fibre blend is an ideal additive to improve existing silica sand-based riding surfaces.

With minimal dust and no undesirable materials, the Andrews Bowen fibres are clean, safe & green; making them of the best quality.

Better still, the synthetic stability fibre blend will not break down or degrade, extending the life expectancy of every surface. Via its Fibres Direct service, Andrews Bowen can deliver bales of its stability fibres for customers to mix with their own sand-based surfaces to improve the going.

Here is your chance to win 2 bales of Andrews Bowen Stability Fibres to improve an existing sand & Fibre arena

Andrews Bowen new arena

Tell us, in up to 100 words, why you should win an Andrews Bowen stability fibres top up for your arena. Send your entries to marked Horse & Hound Fibres Competition. Provide your name, age, postal address, email address and mobile telephone number.

For optimum performance stability fibres perform best with equestrian grade silica sand and are water-reliant. Top-up is of two bales of Andrews Bowen stability fibres.

Terms and Conditions:

The competition is open for delivery across UK mainland only. The prize cannot be varied and there is no cash alternative. The prize is for delivery to the winner’s address only and is non-transferable. The prize is sufficient Andrews Bowen stability fibre bales to top up a standard 20x40m arena (indoor or outdoor). The prize must be delivered within six weeks of the winner being notified. The recipient of the fibre bales is responsible for removing palletised bales off delivery wagon.