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April 8, 2013

Martin Collins Equine Surfaces Named Official Surface Supplier Of Sonoma Horse Park

Sonoma Horse Park is pleased to announce a long-term partnership with Martin Collins Equine Surfaces as the official surface supplier of Sonoma Horse Park. The European market-leader of premium footing, Martin Collins Equine Surfaces brings decades of installation expertise, in-depth industry knowledge and superior product offerings to the American market.

“We are thrilled to have Martin Collins’ CLOPF® Fiber footing installed in the Wells Fargo Grand Prix Arena. This footing is featured at some of the most prestigious international horse shows and FEI World Cups, and now the top rated European footing is available on the West Coast,” said Ashley Herman, manager of Sonoma Horse Park.

CLOPF® fiber is the best “binding” fiber on the market. When mixed into sand, the fiber helps create a root structure, provides more cushion and energy return up and through the limbs of the horse.  It also has an excellent moisture retaining property. This cost effective performance fiber is available as a stand-alone product, or can significantly enhance sand or sand/mix footings without incurring the expense of an all new product. Glynnie Walford, CEO of Martin Collins USA said, “Our objective is to enable horse and rider to work to the best of their abilities with the least risk of injury. We provide a full construction service, and our projects range from the single horse owner to large commercial projects.”

Martin Collins’ footing is featured at major shows including the 2011 World Cup finals in Leipzig, Hickstead UK, the European Dual Championships at Windsor, the London International Horse Show (Olympia), Valkenswaard – the venue for the “Formula One” of show jumping: the Global Champions Tour, and is the only equine surface supplier to have a Royal Warrant of Appointment from HM the Queen. Additionally, Olympic Gold Medalists Michael Whitaker, Ben Maher and Rodrigo Pessoa have all installed Martin Collins’ surfaces at their private farms. They are experts on the beneficial effects of footing on equine locomotion and have laid more than 2,500 stadium and private arenas throughout Europe.

Martin Collins’ products CLOPF® fiber and MC Ecotrack® will now be available through their new association with West Coast Footings based in Mokelumne Hill, Ca. West Coast Footings is owned and operated by John and Barb Dienhart who know the industry well.  Having been in the footing business since 1993, they both have a wealth of knowledge with footing and base construction. 

For more information on Martin Collins USA, please visit www.martincollinsusa.com

 Sonoma Horse Park Show Dates:

 - Horse & Hound Spring - May 8 - 12, 2013

- HMI Equestrian Challenge - May 15 - 19, 2013

- HMI June Classic - June 12 - 16, 2013

- HMI Equestrian Classic I - July 23 - 28, 2013

- Giant Steps Charity Classic - July 31 - August 4, 2013

- Strides & Tides - September 11 - 15, 2013

- SHP Season Finale - September 18 - 22, 2013 *New Show

For more information on Sonoma Horse Park, please visit www.sonomahorsepark.com

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