Springride addresses the most common arena problems — and the solutions are simpler and less costly than you might think.

Arena not draining well and lacking spring?

Summer is coming, and perhaps your arena is looking a little sorry for itself. It’s time to do something about it. If your sand is ok but just a little tired the answer may lie in the simple step of adding a sand improver. Springride C2 16mm could be the ideal solution to this problem. Add approximately one tonne per 60sqm and rotovate in. Alternatively just lay and leave your horses to do the rotovating. This will improve the sand composition, aid drainage and add a little bounce. Once rotovated in, roll daily until the surface is nicely settled.

Sand draining well but needs added spring?

So your arena looks OK and drainage is good but it’s riding rather dead. First prepare your sand by levelling and rolling, then lay 25mm chip on top at a rate of one tonne per 40sqm. Try Springride’s premium chip.

Springride comes in bags, so you can position them evenly on your arena, split or tip the bags and spread to an even depth. Take extra care to ensure the sand is completely level, you don’t want to lay the rubber in tracks or pits. Once laying is complete, level and roll daily until settled.

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Deep riding sand

This is one of the most common problems and generally occurs as a result of over engineered drainage and/or the wrong sand. You should source a fine to medium, angular silica sand and lay to a depth of 100mm if topping with a rubber surface. However, if you already have deep riding sand there is a solution.

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Springride has been producing Springride Shred for over 20 years and it is proven to stabilise and significantly improve deep riding sand.

It works because the specifically shaped and uniquely patterned rubber, anchors into the top sand layer to create a stable surface, whilst also reducing kick back, banking, tracking and of course maintenance.

Springride Shred works well for all equine training but is particularly ideal for dressage arenas. Prepare your sand by levelling and compacting with a vibrating roller.

Position the bags evenly on the sand, using one bag per 50sqm. It is best to lay by hand using forks to ensure the sand remains as undisturbed as possible and to ensure an even depth. Roll as often as possible over the next few weeks to help the Shred interlock with your sand.

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Is your indoor school dry and dusty?

This is a very common problem with indoor schools, even with a sprinkler system in place. Prepare your sand by levelling and rolling. It is also helpful to thoroughly wet the sand prior to laying a top dressing. We have always recommended Springride Shred for indoor arenas, but we think Springride has come up with something even better — Shredtex. Here’s why it works. It’s produced from a specific blend of rubber and textiles designed to anchor into the sand whilst also retaining moisture. You should lay it on a 75-100mm sand base and roll as often as possible in the first few weeks. You’ll be amazed at the difference. Shredtex can also be used outdoors.

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