Why Choose Beta-Ride Fibre?
Sadly, due to lack of regulations on arena surfaces, many consumers are caught out by poor quality surfaces with poor performance. Here are a few pointers to help you know what you need from your arena surface.
- It is essential to get pre-consumer fibre as ‘post-consumer fibre’ can be full of contaminants including carpet grippers & nails. Beta-Ride only offers pre-consumer carpet fibres which have not been used & is contaminant-free.
- Beta-Ride’s arena fibres comply with the Environment Agency’s new, updated rules – see our environmental approvals here (you might need these for planning permission).
- Our fibre, when integrated with sand, creates a root-like structure similar to good turf. This results in a good surface through & through. Some ‘toppers’ simply sit on top of the sand or base surface. This doesn’t always benefit the sand, so you might end up with a rock hard or a very loose layer of sand underneath. We always recommend getting fibre which is integrated with the sand, which then both optimises performance of the entire arena surface & increases longevity of both sand & fibre. Read more about toppers & alternative surfaces.
- Fibre should be fully synthetic. Our fibre is rigorously tested & contains no organic material. Organic material can rot down quickly, resulting in a very short-lived arena surface.
- Fibre should be clean & dust-extracted. (Ours is of course!)
- The type of sand is important. Very poor quality sand can result in a poor performing surface, either riding too loose, becoming rock hard or simply reducing to dust. Integrating high quality arena fibre can help with the performance of sand, but some sand simply can’t be saved. If you want to upgrade your current arena, send us a sample of your sand & we’ll analyse it for you to see if our arena fibre will be a suitable addition. Alternatively, we can deliver &/ install new sand & fibre, with a choice of budget options.
- Good quality carpet fibres are drainage friendly, however, they can only help a certain amount. If you already have a root problem with your drainage, then sort out the underlying issues first.
- We all want low-maintenance surfaces, but whilst fibres can reduce maintenance time, all arena surfaces need some sort of maintenance. Keeping on top of an arena from the start prevents problems from arising.
- Choose an honest, reliable, knowledgeable company. Safety of the horse is paramount. Don’t just go for the cheapest option – it is just not worth the potential for injuries & it does not make economic sense if the surface loses performance in a year or two.
Beta-Ride® Pro Equestrian Services Ltd are passionate about the quality, performance & safety of equestrian surfaces. Safety of the horse is paramount.
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