| see also:
ProStride Rubber Arena Footing GGT Textile Arena Footing ProTex Plus Footing
Athletex Arena Footing Master's Blend Footing Premier Arena Hydro-Keep
|*Please Note: Premier Equestrian can guide you to find a footing solution suitable for you and your budget. However, unless you are contracting our consulting services, choosing the correct sand and mixing the product is your responsibility. Results can and will vary depending on what material is available in your area. If you choose to perform your own installation, which many people do, Premier Equestrian can not be and is not responsible or liable for your installation.
See tab: Recommended Sand or click here for sand quality and types of sand to determine if GGT-Footing is right for you.
Sand Note: All our footings are designed to be mixed with sand. There are, however, significant variations in sand in each area. Not all sands are appropriate to use as footing for your equestrian arena. There are many factors you should consider in determining the appropriate sand, including, without limitation, your riding style, the number of horses using the ring and the duration of such ring use, watering capability for the ring, the status of any current existing footing materials, seasonal weather conditions, and whether you ride on an indoor or outdoor horse arena. Combining GGT Footing with the correct type and depth of sand is required in order to build a safe arena surface. Please choose properly sized arena sand based on your proposed use. Feel free to call and discuss your arena questions with one of our representatives today!
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|*Premier Equestrian offers footing amendments and we can guide you to find a footing solution that will work for you and your budget, enabling you to have a great footing for a fraction of the cost of competing products or arena builders. However, choosing the correct sand and particle sizes is your responsibility and results may vary depending on what is available in your area, and the quality of your installation. Premier Equestrian is not responsible or liable for your installation.
See tab: Recommended Sand or click here for sand quality and types of sand to determine if ProTex is right for you.
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ProTex™ Arena Footing
|For Competition Arena with high traffic.|
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* Based on 3" of qualified sand. Individual consultation suggested.
Type of Sand
The best sand to use is silica sand. Silica sand is very hard and will not degrade easily. Check with your quarry to see what is available to you. It is your responsibility to ensure that your sand has the correct sizes of particles. Results will vary with the quality and size of your sand, and the type of base that your arena has.
You will want the particles be fine to very fine - ranging between an (ASTM) #60 sieve (.250 mm) and an #200 sieve (.075 mm). Ask your gravel pit or quarry to give you a sieve analysis, which should always be available for the types of sands they sell. This will help you to determine the specific particle size of each type of sand.
The third part of this equation is the shape of the sand particle which works best if it is a sub-angular shape. However, because silica sands are formed from erosion, most silica sand will be a round to sub-angular sand particle. It is ok to use a very fine round particle but you may want to have a small amount of sub-angular particles added to the sand to help with stability. The sand should also be well graded: meaning that all the sand particles should not be the same size. Most gravel pits will mix different sands for you so that you can get a variety of grades, shapes, and sizes. You will need at least five different sieve sizes ranging from #60 to a #200 Sieve.
Mixing ProTex with Sand
Add ProTex to new or existing sand that meets specifications without a professionally installed base. If you would like to see how your current sand will perform with our products, you can purchase a footing sample kit. This kit includes samples of ProTex Plus, ProStride, Hydro-Keep and GGT Dust absorber, along with our informative videos, catalog and a gift certificate good for $50 off any purchase of $500 or more. Click here for more information about our sample kit.
Add ProTex to new or existing sand that meets specifications to a professionally installed base.
Add ProTex to a professionally installed base that includes a base mat system such as Hoof Grid. New or existing sand that meets specifications.
Ask the gravel pit if they can blend the ProTex and sand together for you and have it delivered pre-mixed. If this is not an option, you can learn how to mix the ProTex easily on your own by watching our short video (located here at the top of the page.)
You are liable for installing your sand and product.
The two major factors in getting the ProTex to blend and perform correctly are:
*Premier Equestrian offers footing amendments and we can guide you to find a footing solution that will work for you and your budget, enabling you to have a great footing for a fraction of the cost of competing products or arena builders. However, choosing the correct sand and particle size is your responsibility and results may vary depending on what is available in your area and the quality of your installation. Premier Equestrian is not responsible or liable for your installation. PREMIER EQUESTRIAN DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, WITH RESPECT TO ANY SERVICE OR PRODUCT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS CONCERNING MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, PERFORMANCE, QUALITY, OR THAT PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE.