Replacing an existing surface for World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm
World Horse Welfare is an international charity with four sites across the UK and a mission to work with horses and their owners, as well as with larger communities and organisations, to improve equine welfare standards and stamp out suffering in the UK and across the globe. Research, rehabilitation and rehoming are amongst those services which are core to their mission.
Having recognised that the surface on the 60m x 30m outdoor arena at Penny Farm, Blackpool, was becoming tired, the World Horse Welfare team enlisted our help.
As a rehabilitation centre, we need a reliable surface to work with horses with a range of needs, and wellbeing is a priority. The staff here have found the new surface ideal, especially when dealing with young horses. We are a charity and worked with the Equestrian Surfaces team to ensure that we chose the best long-term solution which offered good value for money.
– Adam Cummins, Centre Manager at Penny Farm
“When undertaking rectification works such as this, we do occasionally come across issues that could not have been foreseen prior to works commencing,” says Equestrian Surfaces Director, Tom Harper.
“That was the case with this project, when it became apparent once the existing surface had been removed that the base was moving underfoot. However, our team quickly adapted, installed additional stone to the base layer to make it more firm, and saw to it that the project was completed without too much delay.”
Having rectified all issues, the outdoor arena was finished off with 360 tonnes of our own Wax Track surface, and we also re-levelled the indoor arena surface, making them both riding ready!