Equestrian Direct designed the Turfloat surface to closely replicate the natural qualities of turf, mimicking the binding ability of top soil.
Turfloat provides secure footing allowing the horses to travel across the top of the surface and not through it. These fibres will help to prevent the sand from riding dead and provide an element of life from the surface. It is a surface which can be used indoors and outdoors on both new and existing worn out surfaces, as well as gallops.
Turfloat will be delivered in bales and installed in to the sand on site; these will need to be evenly spread across the whole arena. This has been a surface choice of Solihull Riding Club in the Midlands and was used at the Olympic Games and the World Equestrian Games.
- Minimal kickback or surface movement allowing for low maintenance
- Secure footing allowing horses to travel on top of the surface
- Even hoof support reducing jarring and injuries
- Visually enhances the surface
- Easily rejuvenated surface for long lasting use
- Total confidence for horse and rider improving overall performance
Installation & Use
Turffloat™ has several options of being installed:
- Turffloat can be rotivated into 4″ sand or as a rejuvenation tool for an existing fibre arena surface.
- Turffloat can be rotivated into 4″ sand with an additive of Hydrogel™ added to the sand before the Turffloat – reducing the need to water the arena.
Turffloats’ stability makes it ideal for show jumping surfaces and many other equestrian disciplines as it provides secure footing, giving your horse confidence when jumping and turning.
“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