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We are lucky enough to have an all-weather Flexiride arena with Equitex-Drain System membrane from Equestrian Direct, which is a low cost drainage membrane that works fantastically on our land without the need for internal drainage ditches. The Flexiride surface has massively improved the durability of the original sand and rubber surface that we put it on top of, we can now work say 10 – 15 horses a day down the same grid without having to keep filling holes in on the take off and landings! I work full time for Butler Sherborn as head of the Equestrian Property Department as well as eventing a string of 8 horses so time is always an issue. My Flexiride surface needs minimal maintenance and does not freeze leaving more time I can spend with my horses, and I never have a problem riding before or after work.

Ben Way – International Event Rider

Winner of the Laurence Rock Trophy 2015

We had our outdoor complete Flexiride surface installed in October 2011, the girls are very happy with the surface, no slipping or tripping from the horses and no bruises when they don’t quite get it right (snigger). As you know we laid the surface in mid-autumn and after an initial roll and harrow to level it I have only rolled and harrowed it 3 times since as it bedded in, have not done it since March. We were surprised that it was usable a -10 degree frost in the winter.
Mark Godwin

Wiltshire

We have the EQ8a, Turffloat and Hydrogel in one school. This surface is easy to manage and does not appear to move too much ensure a secure footing and level surface for the horse and rider. Once dampened in the winter retains the moisture and keeps a light ride. Through the summer it requires regular watering but as long as this is done it remains an even surface, it has also retained a light colour making the school inviting and feeling larger.

Plumpton College

West Sussex

On using the surface for the last three years plus, it has not moved – hard use by many horses on flat and jumping work, wind does not blow it around, the sun doesn’t make it hot and smelly like rubber surfaces, rain does not make it soggy or wet or flooded, it does not freeze and even snow doesn’t stop you riding unless it is very deep – even then you can clear a path round the perimeter! Even now under the current conditions I know I can ride all my horses out whatever the roads and moors are like under these horrible wet conditions. I don’t have to rake it with the exception of just one worn spot, and if you don’t want to pick up all the poo during a working session on your own it does not matter! Very important point for busy riders.

Juliet Edmunds

South Devon

Our Case Studies

Froglands Stud Farm

Froglands Stud Farm

Find out why one of the country’s leading equine rehabilitation centres uses Flexiride for the best results. Set in 150 acres of rolling Worcestershire countryside, Froglands Stud Farm is a purpose-built facility run by former jockey and showjumper Claire...

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Solihull Riding Club

Solihull Riding Club

The UK's largest riding club opted for two different surfaces from Equestrian Direct. Find out how both have improved life at the busy and highly regarded venue. Established in 1943 and an affiliated centre for all the major disciplines, Solihull Riding Club...

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Lockskinners Equestrian Training Centre

Lockskinners Equestrian Training Centre

The team at Lockskinners Equestrian Training Centre searched far and wide for the perfect surface for their new all-weather fittening track. Find out how Flexiride fitted the bill. Set in 160 acres of pasture and woodland, Lockskinners Equestrian has...

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