We are absolutely loving the arena. It has settled in nicely after the last re-Harrow and pack down.
Now it’s easily maintained with the Greystone Rake.
Everyone who rides in it is blown away.
I can’t recommend it enough.
Kate Dennis (SA)
“I installed the Alligo Fibre surface in January 2018. The most important thing for me about an arena surface is the support the horse receives whilst allowing some give. This surface maintains its stability so the horse stays on top of the surface instead of sinking and having to drag itself through it. I am very happy with the surface.”
FEI Dressage Rider VIC
“We are very happy with the decision we made 2 years ago to use the Alligo Fibre on our new covered 60 x 20m dressage arena. We used the sand recommended for a 7.5cm depth and added 12 bags of fibre which has proven to be a very good ratio of sand to fibre. The horses feel very secure on it in all gaits and I personally like the amount of ‘give’ it has absorbing concussion.”
FEI Dressage Rider VIC
“In February 2018 we bought the Alligo stabilising fibres to add to silica sand to create a new surface for our 15m X 30m indoor riding arena.
It has resulted in a beautiful surface to ride on, giving horses great lateral support whether they are big moving warmbloods or small ponies. They move confidently without fear of slipping, in addition to the added benefit of non-jarring comfort.
An older arthritic horse which is regularly ridden with us has had renewed vigour and is more regular in his paces since renewing our surface. He clearly benefits from the secure, comfortable surface.
Our arena is used for at least 8 hours per day, so being only 15m X 30m in size means that the outside track in particular is very heavily impacted by the horses. Even in this situation, at the end of the day there is little evidence of any tracking. Our arena rake only needs to be used at the end of each day, ready for the next day’s heavy use.
I often stand while instructing in the arena for much of the day, and since the Alligo fibre has been installed, I don’t suffer from back pain anymore.
Before purchasing the fibre, I researched the market both in Australia and overseas including products originating from the US and Europe. Alligo proved to be the most cost effective option for us. When I did order the fibre, availability was no problem and there was no delay in its supply.
I can thoroughly recommend the Alligo Fibre surface when combined with suitable well graded sub-angular sand.”
Academy of Dressage Pty. Ltd. SA
Simply the best surface to ride on!
If you want to look after your horse and ride on an amazing surface then this one is for you. As an added bonus, you will receive very knowledgeable and friendly advice throughout the process from Pro Equestrian Surfaces.
Megan McEachern (NSW)
I recommend Danielle Harvey from Pro Equestrian Surfaces when choosing fibre for an arena. Danielle advised me on the right fibre mix and quantity to be added to my new arena surface. She worked in with my arena builder to ensure we used the right sand as well. The ordering and delivery of the product was seamless and she found the best delivery price to my area. Pro Equestrian Surfaces also ordered and arranged for the delivery of my Greystone Eurorake which meant that I had everything ready to go when the fibre was mixed into the surface. The end result is a fantastic riding surface that I am very happy with and my horses love to work on.
Catherine Alati (NSW)
Had my first ride on the new surface this morning and OMG!!! It’s fantastic. First Famous, In time and all the young horses felt fantastic on it. Thank you Pro Equestrian Surfaces.
Lisa Martin (NSW)
International Grand Prix Dressage Rider
We absolutely love our new Alligo Fibre and sand surface. The horses could not be happierTara Campain & Stuart Archibald (ACE Equine Victoria)Dressage and Eventing
The longer I ride and train, the more I have come to understand the importance of a good arena surface. I feel that the horse needs to be confident in his/her footing to be able to give their best.
We purchased the Geopat surface for our newly built indoor riding arena in July 2013. Danielle was knowledgeable about the important choice of sand to use with the Geopat. The 2 materials have combined well to produce a solid and stable footing when dampened. The amount of water needed for this purpose is also very manageable.
Clinton Rich, Tulloch Hill Dressage Stables