Maxted Massey Stud is based in the heart of Cambridgeshire and now can boost the best facilities around. From start to finish the time and effort that has been installed into this project has been immense, from initial ideas to plans to the first dig we have been there every step of the way and are thrilled with the final results. This fantastic facility has the following;
* With a 60m x 30m outdoor with kickboard fencing
* 20m x 48m indoor arena with bespoke boarding and gates
* 15m x diameter close board fenced lunge pen built on the EquiGrids – Equine Surface Solutions system .
*Numerous adjoining walkways around the facility
* Both ridden arenas are surfaced with SOUNDTRACK surface & the lunge pen with our CUSHION TRACK CLASSIC
Woodbridge & District RDA opt for the SOUNDTRACK Surface
What a great week, and what a privileged to be associated with the great things that Woodbridge & District RDA are doing.
This branch has overcome huge amounts and has built this working base from scratch and is achieving great things for the community, our sales representative Ben Hester was lucky enough to attend the open day where HRH Princess Royal visited in person where she officially opened the centre.
We wish them all the luck in the future with their SOUNDTRACK surface, which will work for the many disciplines they plan to take place.
Equestrian Surfaces Ltd have undertaken works to the existing indoor arena at Sparsholt College within the Christmas period so that when the students return they have a fantastic new arena to ride within.
The arena had the top inches of tired worn out surface removed, the lower surface was then power harrowed to rejuvenate and new laid on top. The arena now looks fantastic ready for the open day on the Saturday 3rd February .
Leading showjumper Nigel Coupe chooses to go with Equestrian Surfaces Ltd for a refurbishment of their indoor arena .
The indoor arena was feeling tired and the surface was not giving the energy return Nigel thought it should for the training which was taking place on the indoor. The surface was installed some years ago from a competitor, and the surface over time had become tried and compact, this is common with a lot of waxed surfaces. When this happens the surface will not give any energy return and is quite unforgiving on the horses limbs, this becomes even more apparent when jumping. In worst case senario horses loose their confidence over time.
Following a site visit we found the best course of action was to remove the excess fibre which had accumulated over time, and then break up the compacted waxed surface, this took some time, it was then re levelled and graded for immediate use. From the pictures you can see the difference and you can see the more loosened surface which has been performing great since completion !
Last week we scheduled in a visit to Klampenborg and Jagersro, both racetracks with training facilities within Sweden. Both of these training facilities have Cushion Track down as their surface of choice, and both have received raves reviews from trainers and jockey’s alike !
These establishments are open all year round and the surface has to withstand very hot summers, and harsh winters, and the Cushion Track has stood the test and performs fantastic throughout the whole year even in the snow! The maintenance on these training tracks is key to allow the surface to ride to its optimum, these two specifically have a daily maintenance programme put in place, which allows the surface to work to its best but it also allows for added longevity and energy within the surface.
Mick Appleby Racing choose Cushion Track as their surface of choice for their new state of the art racing facility. The new facility boasts a fantastic 1 mile undulated gallop sporting our Cushion Track, which has been built for strength and fitness.
We are proud to be associated with this talented trainer whose main goal is the welfare and safety of the horse which is why our BHA approved surface is ideal for the job.
Mick has had huge success this year with his string of horses continuing to grow, we wish him all the luck and success for the future.
‘BECAUSE EVERYTHING WE DO IS RIDDEN ON BY YOU’
What an outstanding week Equestrian Surfaces clients have had. Starting at Somerford park for the Premier league.
On Saturday the Eilberg’s had a great day with Michael gaining a 2nd in the INT I with 73.95% and a 2nd in the INT II with 71.71%. Maria Eilberg wasn’t far behind with a 3rd on 71.23%. Matt Frost of AM Dressage came 5th with 69.30% and Sophie Wells MBE coming 6th with 68.86%
In the 5 year old class Hayley Colwell of Astrid Bolton Sports Horses can 3rd with Halantha.
Followed was the Pre St George with Sophie Wells MBE gaining a 2nd with 71.40%, Jess Roisin Dunn 3rd with 68.51% and Becky Moody of Moody Dressage 4th with 68.51%
Sunday was another successful day for Sophie Wells MBE and Maria Eilberg in the INT I with a 3rd for Sophie on 71.54% and 4th for Maria with 71.40%. In the Grand Prix Becky Moody had a fantastic win with 71.08% and Ulrick Molgaard 2nd with 70.80% and Michael Eilberg 3rd with 70.60%.
Finally to finish such a great weekend on Monday Jess Roisin Dunn came 2nd with 72.94% in the Pre St George. In the Grand Prix Special Becky Moody Won with 71.86% and Michael Eilberg with a very close 2nd on 71.31%. In the Ad.Medium Michael Eilberg came 2nd with 70.70% and Hannah Moody 3rd with 69.39%.
Not only have our dressage clients had such an amazing week but Alex Hua Tian is currently lying in 7th Place after the dressage at Wiesbaden in Germany and Mary King MBE is lying 9th place after the dressage at Tattersalls.
Stephen Lahoar of Lahoar Sports Horses is currently at Northcote Manor for the Young Horse Festival and has already gained a 4th in the 6 year olds class and won the 1.30m class.
Mick Appleby Racing just keeps adding to their wins for this season with another win at Catterick with Viewpoint.
Surface upgrade for Kingswood Equestrian Centre
We are currently working at Kingswood Equestrian Centre where we are upgrading the indoor and outdoor arenas.
The surfaces will be upgraded to our Soundtrack. This surface is made up of multi washed silica sand, environmentally approved stabilising fibres and a unique blend of wax coating.
Soundtrack has been specifically developed to cater for a variety of disciplines. It has been designed to promote soundness in horses. With the hectic training regimes we put on our horses, this surface allows for a huge reduction in injuries and lameness.