Winning Multi-Discipline / Competition Equestrian Arena Surfaces

Martin Collins sets the winning standard in multi-discipline and competition surfaces and equine arenas both in the UK and internationally.  

Martin Collins:

  • Understands the needs of different horses at all levels and the different demands placed on arenas which are multi-purpose whether for competitions, clinics or for riding instruction.
  • Is the supplier of choice for the arena riding surface at many of the world's most prestigious competitions and events, including Royal Windsor Horse Show, World Cup Final Leipzig, Hamburg Derby, the Youth Olympics, Singapore and the Dual European Dressage and Show Jumping Championships.
  • Also works at grassroots level, providing arena riding surfaces for many Riding for the Disabled centres, a host of equestrian colleges and riding centres across the UK.
Clients Who Trust Us - Competition Arenas

“I chose Martin Collins as surface supplier as the surfaces are easy to maintain and provide the best possible going for all. Riders appreciate good going for their horses”. Tim Price, Director of Addington.

Equestrian Team GBR have chosen Addington as one of their training venues for the final build up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Martin Collins Ecotrack has been installed for the Castle Arena, Frogmore Arena and warm-up arenas. The venue will play host to the the spectacular Diamond Jubilee Pageant in May 2012 to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
  • "I have spoken to dressage riders and showjumpers and they all praised the brilliant surface as well as the whole equipment and organisation for horses, riders and helpers.” Breido Graf zu Rantzau (president of the German Equestrian Federation)
  • The whole surroundings are good. Access, parking, stables, warm up facilities and especially the good surface in the main ring, which is always the most important for our horses – it was all top." Ludger Beerbaum
Grassroots Clients
"The indoor arena is admired by all, especially the surface, which makes us the envy of the District!" Christine Jessen, Benridge Riding Centre

(60 x 25Arena):

‘Our Martin Collins Ecotrack surface meets the demands of both our busy student training programme, and our active competition schedule. The surface consistently provides superb going, which is easily managed. Visiting professional riders and competitors love it.’ Kim Bailey, Yard Manager

We understand:

  • Arena surfaces at riding schools, RDA centres, colleges and competition arenas need to withstand heavy use
  • The surface is crucial to attracting riders which will directly impact on the success of your event or business

Martin Collins arenas are precision-installed:

  • Our surfaces are individually blended for your requirements and geographic location.  
  • At riding schools, RDA centres, colleges  and competition arenas, maintenance is very important. Heavy use means muck is more likely to get trodden in and contaminate the surface so that regular cleaning and the right maintenance equipment are essential. 

We know how important

  • arena surfaces are to maintaining soundness and allowing horses to perform consistently and to the best of their ability, and
  • it is that competitors trust the surface.

So, our surfaces are designed to reduce injury risks by providing good support to the hoof and limbs, especially on the turn, to avoid concussion or jarring.

Identifying your needs

Various factors will determine the arena size and surface you need, including:

  • Frequency and intensity of use
  • The typical age, weight and size of the horses using it
  • Which discipline(s) will be involved
  • The number of any competitions or clinics to be held each year
  • Whether spectator facilities are required
  • Whether weather resistant warm up areas are required.

We are happy to advise on which size and surfaces would best suit your current (and anticipated future) depending upon your needs, budget and the land available.

If you would like to know more about the different surface solutions provided by Martin Collins for competition or riding school arenas, visit our Ecotrack, Activ-track and Clopf pages, or contact us now about your multi-purpose equestrian surface.

Choose the service level to suit you

Martin Collins offers four types of service:

  • Full project management, including advice on any planning permissions required
  • Complete supply and install of arena from groundworks to surface
  • Surface supply-only
  • Refurbishment of existing surfaces

    We use our own experienced team of arena builders who work across the UK so you benefit from a joined-up approach from start to finish, across the construction,  and surface installation.

    Proper maintenance and ‘grooming’ are key to the longevity of your surface, So, following installation, we help ensure your surface continues to provide optimal performance by offering:

    • FREE ongoing after care support
    • A choice of flexible maintenance packages.  Please contact us for more information.
All budgets catered for

Whether you are looking to:

Contact us now about your multi-purpose equestrian surface.
We're here to help

MCE staff are all approachable and experienced horse people who want you to achieve the best for you and your horses, whatever you do with them.  Whether you are looking to:

  • Construct a new arena for the first time and just want to talk through your ideas
  • Improve your current surface 
  • Are confused by all the different types available on the market today

Why not call 01488-71100 or Contact us now about your eventing surface for some initial, informal advice.

Following a telephone consultation, an initial site visit can be arranged if required. UK site visits will be free of charge*


*subject to location and project scope

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