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 TerraNova are two of Attwood’s polymer coated all-weather, dust-free surfaces that never require watering. No watering means the chances of a frozen ring are greatly reduced. 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, Great Meadow in The Plains, VA and Canadian Olympian Peter Barry’s arena in Aiken, SC.
Attwood’s 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 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 Equestrian Surfaces is a complete service arena builder. They also provide site preparation, drainage solutions, base installation, kick boards, fence installation and additive incorporation.
Whether your discipline is jumping, dressage, racing, eventing or the hunters, Attwood’s arenas and tracks provide your horse an ideal environment to train and compete safely and confidently. For more information, visit www.equestriansurfaces.com or phone 1-888-461-7788.
* FEI Equine Surfaces White Paper.