View Full Version : Indoor/Outdoor Arena Footing

Apr. 11, 2011, 06:11 PM
Here are a couple of questions for barn managers and boarders:

What is the footing in your indoor and/or outdoor arena?

If it isn't your "dream" footing, what would would be, if you could have any footing you wanted?

Apr. 11, 2011, 11:13 PM
Our arena is both in/out. 1/2 is under roof/enclosed. Hard to describe.

Anyway, the footing obviously has to be the same for both parts. It is 1/3 concrete (C-33) sand, 1/3 screenings (called blue stone or crushed limestone in other areas) and 1/3 Permaflex shredded rubber.
I LOVE it.

Oh, and a 9" compacted screenings base that drains to one outside corner. With french drains installed around the outdoor perimeter.

Did I mention I love it?

Apr. 12, 2011, 03:51 PM
I would like the OTTO footing that they had at KHP for an indoor please. I would do the jumper mix though vs. the dressage.

Apr. 12, 2011, 04:27 PM
Ours for both arenas is washed river sand and wood chips. Works well for us.

Apr. 12, 2011, 07:45 PM
Re sand.
Definitely get something that is cleaned! Not just plain fill sand. Too many fines = dust.
So go with washed river sand or concrete sand. Don't get mortor sand.