We’re celebrating! Equestrian Surfaces Ltd is proud to have been selected as the official supplier and contractor for the new training arenas set to be built at the British Showjumping National Training Centre at Home Farm.
The bespoke grounds at the centre will provide training facilities for all levels of ability in all weathers. Using Equestrian Surfaces’ fully synthetic, patented “Premier Track” surface, each arena has been designed specifically to enable optimum performance for horse and rider.
The National Training Centre arenas are set to open later this year at Home Farm; the new Centre of Excellence for British Showjumping. Both arenas will have Equestrian Surfaces’ “Ebb and Flow” drainage, an under-surface irrigation system, in their construction to improve and maintain the site’s stability and efficiency, even in adverse weather conditions.
Les Harris, former Chairman for British Showjumping, said: “The new site will be offering facilities that members with all levels of experience, from grassroots through to top-level riders, can benefit from, whether that be as a producer, competitor or owner. The centre will also provide a superb environment for coaches and officials to undertake their official training, as well as becoming a central location at which all stakeholders can come together for the good of the sport.”
The modern facilities are being constructed with the intention to unite those who are involved in all aspects of the sport, and are even set to be used by the British team in their preparations for the 2020 Olympics.
The “Premier Track” surface which will be used for both ‘Ebb and Flow’ arenas is a high-tech blend of washed silica sand and stabilising fibres, providing a stable surface and the perfect support for the needs of showjumping horses. On completion of the refurbishment of the existing arenas at Home Farm, both indoor and outdoor riding arenas, including a jumping pen, will all be surfaced with an Equestrian Surfaces footing appropriate to the application for which they will be used.