World Class Footing for $125 Each- Boarders at Lynnleigh Farm Institute “Buy A Square” Plan To Put GGT Footing UnderfootSandy, UT (June 29, 2011) - A group of enthusiastic boarders at Lynnleigh Farm, one of the oldest and most notable boarding and riding facilities in Utah, recently gathered together to purchase GGT Horse Arena Footing for their indoor arena, resulting in a new-and-improved arena that has everyone at Lynnleigh jumping for joy. The boarders bought the GGT footing from Premier Equestrian, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories, in a program provided by Premier Equestrian called “Buy A Square,” with the average donation costing about $125 per person.
“Lynnleigh Farm is a large training facility that is home to hunter/jumpers, eventers and dressage riders. The facility was built in the early 70’s and has been a haven for many generations of equestrian enthusiasts. Their indoor arena needed to be rehabbed, as the footing had probably been in there for 25 years and was extremely broken down,” said Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian. “We didn’t have to change the base, we just added the GGT footing directly to the arena sand and it has made all the difference in the world. The effects have been unbelievable for a minimal cost and everyone is really happy with the way their horses are going now in the indoor arena.”
With up to 40 rides a day taking place in the Lynnleigh indoor arena, the footing had lost its traction, was uneven and had developed ruts along the rail. “Thankfully a good base was still intact and once we added the GGT, it stabilized the sand and added extra cushioning,” Zorn said, adding that trainers and owners Robin Sundeen and Darcy Conklin were also thrilled with the results. “Now the rail doesn’t rut, the horses aren’t slipping and they can even lounge horses in the indoor.”
Lynnleigh Farm has featured a multitude of prominent clinicians over the years, and Sally O’Connor recently taught a clinic at the farm and was thrilled with the new footing. “Sally said there was a night and day difference in the way the horses went, especially the older horses,” Zorn said. “She was really ecstatic about the transformation due to the footing and said that she was impressed at how much more the older horses were able to do.”
Zorn said it was a great experience for Premier, especially seeing the Lynnleigh family come together to make the improvement. “Everyone was involved and they all loved it. In fact everyone who signed up to buy a square of GGT footing helped spread the footing when we delivered it,” she said.
GGT Footing is a neutral non-toxic, non-allergenic material that will not affect either humans or animals. GGT Footing qualities include: good resistance to compacting; stabilizes sand particles and delivers high elasticity; gentle on the bare hoof with great energy absorption for less concussion; high slide strength and intermediate shear resistance delivers additional stability; improves and balances moisture absorption; and it offers significant dust reduction for indoor riding arenas. “GGT Footing is used at top venues all over the world,” Zorn said.
“Our footing experts at Premier can tell you if your existing arena sand is the type that we can add GGT Footing to, so we encourage everyone interested in achieving the same results Lynnleigh Farm has to give us a call,” Zorn said. “The boarders at Lynnleigh had such a great idea, with everyone pitching in to buy the footing, and they will be happy for years to come with their footing.” Farms everywhere can now extend the life of their existing sand through Premier’s Buy A Square program. To download a Buy A Square poster for your barn, visit http://dressagearena.net/pages/ggtarenafooting.html.
Premier Equestrian also offers a complete line of horse jumps and horse jumping equipment, including jump standards, gates, walls, jump cups, horse jump poles, sponsor jumps, and cavaletti. For more information on all Premier Equestrian products, including footing, dressage arenas, jumps and stable accessories, visit their website at www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 800-611-6109.
Photo 1: Fun Meets Affordable Function as Boarders at Lynnleigh Farm in Sandy, Utah, help spread GGT Equestrian Arena Footing in their indoor arena. The boarders all pitched in to buy the footing, which was added to the existing sand base, with tremendous results that includes better traction and extra cushioning. Lynnleigh purchased the GGT footing from Premier Equestrian, LLC. (Photo courtesy of Premier Equestrian)
Photo 2: Lynnleigh Farm in Sandy, Utah, is one of the oldest and most notable boarding and riding facilities in the state. The facility was built in the early 70’s and has been a haven for many generations of equestrian enthusiasts. Thanks to the new GGT footing in the indoor arena, from Premier Equestrian, LLC, horses and riders will continue to enjoy the arena for years to come. (Photo courtesy of Premier Equestrian)For more information on all Premier Equestrian products, including footing, dressage arenas, jumps and stable accessories, visit their website at www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 800-611-6109