Olympian Boyd Martin rides at some of the best venues the world over. But when he returns home to Cochranville, PA, he rides on what he considers the best footing in the world: Attwood Equestrian Surfaces’ Pinnacle. “We’ve been training on it for a couple of years and we know it’s the best footing out there,” said Boyd. “It’s like riding on a cloud.”
Pinnacle and Terra Nova are two of Attwood’s polymer coated all-weather, dust-free surfaces that never require watering. Both are premium footings offering reduced concussion with viscoelastic rebound*. Established by chemist Nick Attwood, the company has been in the forefront of synthetic footing development since 1991.
Attwood’s footing is found in some of the top equestrian venues in the country, including Stable View of Aiken, SC, Yellow Bird Farm in Wellington, FL, Morven Park in Leesburg, VA, The Oaks of Lake City FL, the Chesapeake Dressage Institute in Annapolis MD, Morningside Training Farm in The Plains, VA and Canadian Olympian Peter Barry’s arena in Aiken, SC.
Attwood Equestrian Surfaces’ coated sands use a patented formulation combining meticulously selected sand with microfibers and visco-elastic polymer. This heat process coats each granule, eliminating the breakdown of the sand, which creates dust. The micro poly-fibers create a three network trapping air between the sand granules, reducing the concussion factor and increasing vertical and lateral support. Both give cloud-like cushion with superb foundation underneath and increased traction.
Attwood also offers GGT, a German Geo textile Felt/Fiber product blended with specific sand, which enhances stability, provides resistance to compaction and maximizes moisture retention. GGT blends minimize dust, providing excellent riding surfaces.
Attwood works closely with clients from the planning stages through the finished arena. For more information, visit www.equestriansurfaces.com or phone 1-888-461-7788.
* FEI Equine Surfaces White Paper.