The sub-surface riding layer

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Why Choose Equestrian Sand?

Silica sand is an ideal base for an additional surface topping. It is crucial to select the correct sand for successful horse riding surfaces. If the incorrect sand is used in the surfacing of arenas and gallops it can cause a very ‘deep’ ride and more often than not has to be removed and replaced. While cheaper sands may be available this may prove to be a false economy.

We have an extensive network of carefully selected sand quarries nationwide. This enables the equestrian sands to be sourced local to your site, keeping haulage costs to a minimum. All quotations will offer a minimum of two sands, which will provide you with the most cost effective equestrian quality silica sand solutions.

Key features:

The perfect base for an additional surface, Equestrian Direct offers two types of sand – Leisure Sand, which is great for those on a budget, and the higher-grade EquiSilicaSand

Manufactured from:

Only the best silica sand, sourced from Equestrian Direct’s carefully selected network of UK sand quarries

Indoor or outdoor-use?



Use with Flexiride, TurfFloat and EquiRide

Best for:

From small private yards to performance users
We offer two distinct categories of sand for ease of selection:

Equestrian Sand™

This range provides a firm, free-draining equine surface. The silica content in Equestrian Sand is far higher than normal sands which give better compaction and therefore provides a firmer ride than other sands. The particle sizes in Equestrian Sand have been carefully graded to ensure excellent drainage. Equestrian Sand is perfect for use with our Turffloat™, Flexiride® and Equiride™ equestrian rubber ranges.


Also available from Equestrian Direct is our Leisuresand range. This range is suited to arenas with low usage, where Equisilicasand may not be financially viable. It has different riding properties, in that it may ride softer and take longer to settle and so may require more maintenance. However, it is a popular choice among private users for whom a very firm riding surface is not so critical. Turffloat is the ideal product to use with Leisuresand especially for show jumping surfaces.

Installation & Use

Use with Flexiride, TurfFloat and EquiRide
From small private yards to performance users

It really is a surface for 365 days a year

Mark Lucey

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