Our standard recommendation is to have ¾ of a pound per square foot, mixed with 3” of high-quality sand.
If you prefer less footing, like 2-2.5" of sand or have less traffic through the arena daily, you could get away with 1/2 lb. per square foot. We have a variety of different blends, all with different ratios of Geo-Textiles and Fibers. Our most popular blend, which we call “Jumping Blend”, has 70% Geo and 30% Fiber and is priced at $1.14/lb. Our “Dressage Blend”, has 85% Geo and 15% Fiber and is priced at $0.94/lb. The fiber acts as a rooting system, so the more fiber, the tighter the footing will feel. The Jumpers need more fiber however, some Dressage riders prefer to have it tighter as well and choose more fiber. It will depend on personal preference, how the arena will be used, and the sand it is mixed with. We are happy to quote in any ratio you ultimately choose! With a better understanding of your budget and ideal surface structure we can make the appropriate recommendations. Check out our promotions page for our sale opportunities!
Sand choice is very important. Since GGT-Footing is made up of pure polyester materials, it is very durable and won't break down. The sand will overtime, but GGT-Footing prolongs its life. It is important to get the correct type of sand, so it binds properly and functions to your satisfaction. We have found that a sub-angular, silica sand works very well. The sand’s quality will determine how well the footing performs, as well as how long it lasts. Ideally, it’s recommended to have the land graded with laser guided equipment and a proper base compacted, so that the footing stays level and doesn’t mix with the base. The most ideal type of sand for GGT is sub angular silica sand.
GGT-Footing does need to be maintained with watering and grooming.
Ideally with an IRRIGATION SYSTEM so you’ll be able to effectively keep a good moisture content.
We recommend 60 PSI with at least 50 gallons a minute
And with a groomer designed with Spring Tines, and Roller. This style helps mix the sand/GGT together to preserve the texture and blend.
Our smallest groomer is 5 ft. wide, and can be pulled behind an ATV, and our largest is 8 foot wide.
We have several capabilities of add- ons and are free to discuss options.
GGT-Footing does need to be maintained with watering and grooming. Ideally with a sprinkler system so you’ll be able to effectively keep a good moisture content, and with a groomer designed with Teeth and Roller. This style helps mix the sand/GGT together to preserve the texture and blend. Our smallest groomer is 5 ft wide, and can be pulled behind an ATV, and our largest is 8 foot wide.
Watering the arena should be sone w a minimum of 60PSI and at least 50 gallons a minute
The number of times you need to water will depend heavily on the environmental factors if the location of the arena…
Example : on a hill with wind will need more watering ,in the sun,,more watering…
We suggest 23% moisture for your arena and we recommend the arena to feel like the edge of the water from where the waves hit the beach…so pretty wet!!
It is also important to remove ALL MANURE from the arena…
Arena grooming….if you want to lightly fluff the arena and aerate it ..then drop the teeth into the sand more…if you just want to dress and refresh the look of the arena then using the tines w the roller is effect
Very rarely should an arena get so compacted that it requires deep teeth grooming .
Every couple of years an arena expert should come in and check the laser grade of the base of the arena …and address any issues or challenges at that time.