Equestrian Surfaces wins British Showjumping tender

Burnley-based Equestrian Surfaces has been chosen as the official supplier and contractor for the new training arenas set to be built at the British Showjumping National Training Centre in Leicestershire.

The facilities are set to be used by the British team in their preparations for the 2020 Olympics.

Equestrian Surfaces will install its synthetic Premier Track which features a high-tech blend of washed silica sand and stabilising fibres, providing a stable surface and the perfect support for the needs of showjumping horses.

The firm's Ebb and Flow under-surface drainage and irrigation system allow the arenas to open for use even in adverse weather conditions.

Les Harris, former chairman for British Showjumping, said: “The new site will be offering facilities that members with all levels of experience, from grass roots through to top-level riders, can benefit from, whether that be as a producer, competitor or owner.

"The centre will also provide a superb environment for coaches and officials to undertake their official training, as well as becoming a central location at which all stakeholders can come together for the good of the sport.”

Iain Graham, CEO of British Showjumping, added: “We are delighted to have awarded Equestrian Surfaces the contract to deliver both our new arenas and resurface the existing ones. Their professional and proactive approach accompanied with the quality of their work and understanding of our needs make them the obvious choice."