The importance of choosing sand as a bottom in a riding arena

The importance of choosing sand as a bottom in a riding arena

The surface of the field is really important for the health and well-being of the horse.

In order to create an indoor silica sand foundation, a good, firm and homogeneous base is first of all, necessary. In the case of newly constructed grounds, the ideal foundation is achieved with a layer of stabilized material (a mixture of gravelly and finely crushed sandy material).

On the other hand, to replace an existing old foundation, it’s sufficient to remove the surface layer of the old sand and leave the underlying part, which has settled and hardened over time, as a supporting subgrade.Once this solid subgrade has been made, a layer of 10-12 cm of silica sand can be spread, which creates a compact and elastic mat, independent of the underlying terrain with which it does not mix.

Regarding the construction of outdoor fields, there are more variables to consider.

It is necessary to take into account the geological characteristics of the terrain, create appropriate slopes and drainage systems to obtain an optimal bottom.

Silica sand offers an additional and great advantage over traditional sands.

In case of rain, it compacts and allows water to run off quickly, allowing fields to always be in excellent condition.

 

We also remind that good and constant maintenance ensures that the field is always performing well and lasting over time.

Last but not least, our sands offer a pleasant visual impact with delicate colorations and hues that vary from light with FLOS 7 and FLOS 9 sands, to an ecru color for the F60-40, and up to a pinkish hue for the MI110.

 

All our sands are made with careful laboratory controls and field tests with the intention and objective of taking care of the horse’s well-being.