Equestrian arena construction
We offer a truly bespoke service, whether you own one pony or are a large equestrian enterprise, we do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. At our free initial consultation, we take the time to speak to you and get to understand both yours and your horses needs alongside what you’re hoping to gain from having your new arena. Then we start to work out the variables- such as the size of the arena; landscaping options; drainage requirements and the riding surface.
We would recommend seeking the advice and approval of your local authority prior to commencing any construction work. We are used to working with architects, local and district councils and can assist you in arranging an initial appointment; be on hand for site visits and help guide you through the planning process. A full planning permission application can be completed by a member of our team on your behalf, upon request.
There are a multitude of different riding surfaces available on the market, all suited to different equestrian disciplines and budgets. At our initial consultation we will show you samples of the most popular surfaces (silica sand, rubber chips, woodgrain, waxed surfaces, stabilising fibres and flexi-ride) and discuss with you the pros and cons of each. Together we will find a safe and affordable surface that will enable you to achieve the optimum level of performance.
Whilst choosing the right surface is undoubtedly the exciting part of any new arena construction; what’s underneath the surface is equally as important. Many contractors fail to either understand or care about this vital step in ensuring your arenas success, resulting in a site that is at best uneven and waterlogged and at worst impossible to maintain.
All our arenas are constructed using two layers of teram membrane, a locally sourced clean stone sub-base and at least four channel drains to ensure a level, safe arena with ample free flowing drainage.
By choosing Will McDermott Rural Contractors to construct your arena you can be confident the finished result will last for many years to come with minimal maintenance required.
You can see a video of one of a recent arena construction on our blog!