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ProTex Arena Footing

ProTex™ Arena Footing – is our private label brand of textile footing designed for light use arenas. We have formulated ProTex for the budget minded arena owner that wants the benefits of a textile footing but is constrained by budget.


Olympians Turn to ProTex Footing by Premier Equestrian

ProTex Arena Footing for Horses by Premier Equestrian

Protex is manufactured for us by the GGT factory and is made from the same high quality felt and fiber materials. It is cut slightly smaller and has 10% fiber content. Use it for dressage rings and pleasure rings.

ProTex offers excellent impact absorption, high traction and stability to support and protect your horses hooves and legs, all this at an affordable price.

The GGT textile and fiber found in ProTex™ are made from new, not recycled, materials. This product is safe, non-toxic and non-allergenic and will not effect humans or animals.

When comparing other textile products to ours. Be aware that many competing products from other competitors may come from post consumer waste, i.e. carpet fiber, upholstery, and urban waste products. These waste products may contain mold, bacteria and residue that may be harmful to you and your horse.
Premier Equestrian only distributes GGT Footing textile products that are made from new polyester material. This assures that you are getting a clean non-toxic, non-allergenic material.

ProTex Arena Footing Premier Equestrian
  • Stabilizes sand particles and delivers high elasticity.

  • Gentle on the bare hoof (less horn abrasion) with great energy absorption for less concussion.

  • High slide strength and intermediate shear resistance delivers additional stability.

  • Improves and balances moisture absorption (longer intervals between watering).

  • High water storage capacity as well as good emission and drainage

  • Good resistance to compacting.

  • Year-round utilizable through extensive frost security (almost prevents freezing).

  • Significant dust reduction for indoor riding arenas!

  • Easy to care for and durable (up to 10 years, depending on usage & maintenance).

  • A neutral NON-TOXIC, NON-ALLERGENIC material which will not affect either humans or animals.

  • Footing stays on top, hooves will not penetrate surface

*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 textile 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 textile and fibers 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!

Premier Equestrian offers a free sand analysis test report to help you determine the best solution for your arena.
Click here for free Sand report

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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.

Want a fundraiser for your barn, to help raise money for Footing? Click Here to Download and Print the Buy a Square Fundraiser Poster and hang it up at your barn.

ProTex™ Arena Footing

$.65 per pound

Designed specifically for all types of arena surfaces, such as jumping, dressage, and all purpose riding. ProTex has optimum impact absorption, higher slide strength and greater stability to support and protect the hoof and legs. Contains textile with an added 10% polyester fibers - delivers rooting system of turf. ProTex is specially formulated for
Premier Equestrian, and is available at an affordable price due to our private label volume pricing. Contains a smaller chop of textile with 10% fiber. ProTex, is made from new materials. Making this product safe, non-toxic and non-allergenic and will not effect humans or animals.Freight additional.
(We ship from many different plants around the country to minimize your freight costs.)


Use these charts to calculate the amount needed for your horse arena.

Width x Length = Square
Footage
Multiply 0.65 = Total Pounds
  x   =   x 0.65 = *
* 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.

Particle Size
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.

Particle Shape
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

Good Performance
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.

Better Performance
Add ProTex to new or existing sand that meets specifications to a professionally installed base.

Best Performance
Add ProTex to a professionally installed base that includes a base mat system such as Hoof Grid. New or existing sand that meets specifications.

Installation
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:

  1. Water - (Do you have access to water?

  2. Arena maintenance equipment - We recommend a Parma which can be found at this link.

    http://www.dressagearena.net/pages/parmaharrower.html

    This type of equipment The Parma will easily blend and maintain your footing. The Parma Arena Groomer can be easily pulled with an ATV or lawn tractor.

ProTex Footing is a wonderful amendment to sand and the improvement in the performance of your horse will amaze you. We also offer free consultation when purchasing your footing through Premier Equestrian and are happy to answer any questions you might have.

*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.




Adrienne LyleI want to say a giant thank you to Premier Equestrian for giving our footing at River Grove Farm an amazing make-over!!!
The sand in our arena was getting tired, broken down and lifeless. For the last 20 years we've been pounding the footing and it just seemed worn out. With 4 arenas on the property, it didn't make much sense to dig it all out and start over. When I spoke with Heidi at Premier Equestrian she mentioned that old broken down sand, sometimes works the best to use with textile footings. The fines and different size sand particles mix well with the textiles and create a very stable surface. The textiles soak up the dust fines and helps retain moisture and keep the surface from hard compacting. I sent Heidi a sand sample and she tested it to verify how it would perform. The sieve analysis report showed that it would work, so we decided to add the ProTex footing to our existing old sand. And wow, huge improvement! The cost was a fraction of what a complete redo would have been and it is like having brand new footing! It feels so incredible to ride on. I can't believe how much "life" Premier Equestrian was able to put back into our footing. You guys are simply the best!! Thank you from all of us at River Grove!

- Adrienne Lyle

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