All Weather Training Gallops
All Weather Training Gallops

Martin Collins sets the winning standard in all-weather training gallops both in the UK and internationally.

Unrivalled track record
  • We have been at the very forefront of synthetic equestrian surface development for over 30 years
  • We are the world’s leading manufacturer of all weather tracks & artificial surfaces for the racing and bloodstock industries
  • To date, Martin Collins has supplied over 200 km of gallop surfaces to racing, point-to-point and event horse trainers around the world


  • Understanding your needsall weather surfaces for horses

    At Martin Collins, we understand that, as a trainer, you require:
    • A gallop surface which will build and maintain the fitness of your horses
    • A gallops surface you can trust, allowing horses to perform to the best of their ability and to become winners
    • The ability to adjust the 'going' of your surface for faster or slower work
    • A fast return on your investment 


    •  Our training gallop surfaces deliver:

  • The Martin Collins’ mission is to provide a surface which replicates turf at its best, yet delivers consistent ‘going’, allowing you to train every day, all-year round, in all weather conditions.
  • Our operating figures show consistency of performance, even in extremes of temperature.
  • We continue to invest in ongoing research and development to stay ahead of the game and provide our clients with the best possible product and service.
  • Our range of gallops surfaces have been proven to withstand high levels of use, with comparatively modest maintenance regimes (particularly when compared to turf).
  • Some of our customers with heavy-use surfaces, are still getting great performance more than 15 years after initial installation
  • We understand the pressures placed on the limbs, joints, heart and lungs of the thoroughbred, arab and trotting horses when racing, as "The sport of Kings" gets ever more competitive.  

    Our surfaces are designed specifically to:

  • provide a high energy return
  • minimise the risk of injury to the horses
  • encourage the development of speed and/or stamina (depending on how the gallop surface has been groomed).
  • Our range of surfaces can be tailored to other training yard and centre needs - from canter tracks, indoor rides, lunge pen, horse walkers and stallion pens.
  • You might be surprised to know that our specialist CLOPF fibres when blended in to the seed bed, will significantly improve the durability of  turf  on training gallops.  Please contact us for more information.   

  • We supply a range of equestrian surface materials, most commonly wax coated or ‘dry’ (uncoated) products, to suit the specific requirements of the racing and bloodstock industries. Why not take a look at the different surfaces in our range and ask about our new Geltrack, a blend of Polytrack created especially for training.

    Gallop clients who use us

    Paul Nicholls has Ecotrack on his uphill gallop

    Please click the video called Ditcheat Facilities to see Paul Nicholls'  uphill gallop when you reach Paul's website


    A complete service

    Our race track installation and refurbishment services are fully comprehensive and cover:

    • Planning
    • Groundworks
    • Surface supply
    • Surface installation
    • Fencing/railing
    • Maintenance equipment set-up advice
    • Ongoing maintenance advice
    • Full aftercare service
    We're here to help

    Despite being involved in racetracks and training gallops at top venues across the world, Martin Collins staff still have their ‘feet firmly on the ground’. We 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:


  • Put in a new training gallop 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 email us now 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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