Beta-Ride® Arena Surfaces
Our premium quality arena fibre, when integrated with sand, creates a root-like structure similar to good turf. This results in a secure surface which doesn’t ride too deep, whilst still giving a cushioned ride & optimal impact absorption.
We choose to only offer sand & fibre arena surfaces because, following extensive research & scientific advice, we believe this gives the best performance for all equestrian disciplines. We also believe it is the safest surface, resulting in less stress & strain on the horse & providing the optimal energy balance. We are passionate about the quality, performance & safety of our surfaces.
Our arena fibres are a blend of brand new polypropylene, polyester and nylon textile fibres. They are rigorously tested for quality & durability. Please beware of cheap, poor quality arena fibre. It is a false economy & we are often called out to remove someone’s arena surface, which they’ve only just purchased, due to it being unsafe or fast to degrade. Cheap fibre is also often organic, so rots down quickly. Our fibre is fully synthetic & typically lasts for 15yrs or more.
Beta-Ride’s arena fibre is new, fully synthetic, premium quality, unwaxed fibres. Our AstroFibre is extremely popular, with excellent performance. It is a blend of polypropylene, polyester and nylon textiles. Tests have shown a great improvement in moisture retention, (24.1%), coupled with increased drainage & dust reduction.
Horse & Rider Benefits
Sand choice is important. We have extensive knowledge about sand types & are happy to supply/advise on the best sand for your arena. Should you already have a sand arena, we often suggest you send us a sample before adding arena fibre to it.
The arena fibres that we use actually aid the performance of the sand & so can often markedly improve an arena which already has lower quality sand. Our arena fibres can also help increase the longevity of the sand. Find out more about sand types here.
Sand grains vary in shape from angular to round. Selecting the right sand type is important to provide optimal traction and drainage without compaction for your arena surface.
We believe that an arena surface should continue to perform well for many years. That’s why we put so much research into choosing fibres which aid performance & longevity of both the fibre and the sand. Safety of the horse is paramount.