Frequently Asked Questions
Our AstroFibre is made of a blend of brand new fibres used in Astroturf (polypropylene, polyester and nylon textiles), with added polypropylene fibres. They have been laboratory tested to ensure they are fully synthetic (so don’t rot down). The fibre should be used with sand (either existing or new sand).
Yes, many people add fibres to their existing surface with excellent results, although obviously the end result varies according to the condition of the original surface. Contact us to find out if your current arena surface is suitable.
See our Prices Page for examples of typical costs. This includes examples of fibre only and sand & fibre surface. Costs vary according to equine discipline, location & services required. Unfortunately, prices are changing regularly due to worldwide instability. We recommend a mix rate for Flat Work & Dressage of 3 – 3.5kg per square metre, Jumping & Schooling of 4 to 4.5kg per square metre. For Gallops a mix of 2.5 to 3kg per square metre.
Fill in our quick ‘Get A Quote‘ form or phone us to get a more accurate, current price.
Please beware of cheaper equestrian fibres which can be full of rubbish and may also rot down quickly. We use brand new fibre which is fully synthetic and has greater longevity.
Our fibres are brand new fibres. This means they have NOT been used before, so do not have the risk of dangerous contaminants. Our fibres are laboratory quality assured. We test rigorously so they can be trusted for quality & durability.
Our fibres are made from BRAND NEW fibres. This means they have NOT been used before, so do not have the risk of containing dangerous objects. Our fibres are laboratory quality assured. Rigorous testing confirms no contaminants or organic material, so they can be trusted for quality & durability.
Our fibres have been through rigorous laboratory testing for organic material & contaminants. Test results showed the sample mainly contained PP fibre, with small amounts of PET and PA. All these fibres are synthetic.
No, we do not sell rubber surfaces. We only supply high quality fibres and install sand and fibre arena surfaces.
Yes, we can send you samples of our fibres. Order your samples here.
When added to good quality sand, our arena fibre helps provide the right balance of stability & impact absorption to support your horse without sapping its energy. The fibres help you ‘ride on top’ of the surface, whilst still cushioning your ride. They also help prevent strains & injuries by avoiding riding too deep.
No, our fibre should be integrated with the sand and is not to be used as a topper. This ensures a long-lasting, high performance arena surface, unlike a topper which lies on top of the surface. Fibre which is left on top of the sand does not improve the quality of the sand surface underneath, so often resulting in a poor base surface. The top fibre is also more likely to move.
Our fibres typically last for 15 years or more (with proper care & maintenance). Our fibres are fully synthetic with no organic material. This helps prevent rotting, resulting in long-lasting performance. Our fibres have been rigorously laboratory tested – the results showed no organic material. Our arena fibre can also help prevent degradation of the sand by preventing the grains rubbing together as much.
The fibres have insulating properties & so reduces freezing. The fibres also help with drainage & are moisture retaining, so reduce dust.
Our fibres help reduce arena maintenance, but ALL arena surfaces need some maintenance. Visit our Arena Maintenance page for more information.
We recommend using a maintenance harrow, with harrow tynes & compacting rollers, attached to either an ATV/UTC or tractor. Visit our Arena Maintenance page for more information.
Yes. Please see our Surface Installation page for more details.
If you’re an experienced, reliable arena surface installer with high attention to detail, get in touch.
Yes, we can just deliver the surface fibres in their tightly packed bales & you can install them yourself. See our Self Installation page for more details.
We deliver all over the UK.