• John Ryan
  • John Ryan
  • John Ryan

Arena Construction


Site selection and preparation are of fundamental importance, and the following factors should be considered:

 
The site should be as level as possible, and preferably level with, or above adjacent land, in order to facilitate drainage.
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The size of your planned arena will depend on the intended style of use, for example, 40x20m for novice dressage, 60x20m for advanced dressage and a minimum of 25m wide for show jumping.
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Opt for the largest arena that the budget permits, without compromising on raw material or construction quality; this will avoid constantly riding the boards and will utilise the overall surface less intensively.
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Take into account any extra area required around the perimeter of the arena for posts and rails, and for access.
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Adequate provision for rainwater drainage should be considered, and if there is any doubt regarding the drainage properties of the proposed site, then seek advice from a reputable land drainage company or arena constructor. Most commonly, drainage channels are cut, and then filled with the same material as used in the arena base layer.
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Ideally, the arena should be near the stables for ease of access, otherwise mud carried in on hooves could eventually clog the membrane.
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Consider construction machinery and raw material delivery vehicle access, and the condition of the ground they must travel over for this. Also consider the season, as poor weather may hinder construction.
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