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Ending the year with some festive cheer from Boyd and Silva Martin! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Ending the year with some festive cheer from Boyd and Silva Martin! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Check out our latest video with Boyd and Silva Martin along with their little one bringing in some festive cheer for all of us! It's definitely a happy holiday season for us with Boyd and Silva thanking us for an amazing year with Attwood Equestrian Surfaces! We, at Attwood, feel proud to be associated with Boyd and Silva Martin! Thankyou for your kind words. Hope the new year has more in store for us and for our riders! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Enjoy the Holiday season!

A Day at Attwood Videos and much more

As horsemen, we love to talk about the footing. Good, bad, but never indifferent. Good footing can actually increase the longevity of a horse's career. Bad footing can send you straight to the vet. Recently the FEI published a white paper discussing the science behind good footing. The same scientific approach that has been applied to Attwood's premium blends for almost twenty years.

It's very humbling to have one of the best equestrians in the business tell us how much he believes in our work. Thank you, David

It's very humbling to have one of the best equestrians in the business tell us how much he believes in our work. Thank you, David

Our New Marketing Book is now ready

A few months back, we had given you a sneak preview into our new marketing book, something that had kept us busy over most of the summer. We are now delighted to annouce that the book is ready, and is lying in our offices, ready to be sent out.

A Hike in the History

Attwood Equestrian Surfaces was founded by Nick Attwood in 1992. Before this, Nick was an R&D Scientist for En Tout Cas, the first synthetic surfaces company in the World. Over the last 24 years, Attwood Equestrian Surfaces has constructed some of the most prominent riding arenas in the USA, and our customers include many top-drawer competitors and trainers. Our story began with several private farms in Oklahoma, and we have now completed over 500 installations in 42 out of the 50 states of the U.S.A.

Synthetic Wax based Racetracks – Good or bad?

The jury is out on Synthetic Wax based Racetracks. At one time, not in the distant past, they were touted as the next big thing in horse racing, and had potential to revolutionize the sport. They had numerous potential advantages over riding on dirt or grass, and many race clubs around the World were scrambling to upgrade their footing.

Three out of four riders to Rio train on Attwood Equestrian Surfaces

We are thrilled to see that 3 out of 4 riders heading to Rio Olympics to represent the United States train on Attwood Equestrian Surfaces; Boyd Martin, Phillip Dutton and Lauren Kieffer!

Silva and Boyd Martin

Hey Guys, this week’s blog is about one of our oldest clients and Attwood’s Brand Ambassadors – Boyd Martin and Silva Martin!

Wear life of Equestrian Surfaces: Part 3

The final part of our series is out! In the first two parts of this mini-series we explored the wear life of both watered and coated equestrian surfaces out.

Wear life of Equestrian Surfaces: Part 2

Wear life of Equestrian Surfaces: Part 2

Wear life of Equestrian Surfaces: Part 1

Over the next two months we cover the topic of wear-life of equestrian surfaces. Coated and uncoated surfaces differ in their mechanism of break-down, and we explore these differences. This month we address the breakdown of uncoated surfaces.

Attwood Launches ArenaMat

In Attwood's consistent effort to provide meticulously engineered surfaces that benefit the horse and the rider, we introduce the perfect ingredient to best Arena Footing- ArenaMat!

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As horsemen, we love to talk about the footing. Good, bad, but never indifferent. Good footing can actually increase the longevity of a horse’s career. Bad footing can send you straight to the vet. Recently the FEI published a white paper discussing the science behind good footing. The same scientific approach that has been applied to Attwood’s premium blends for almost twenty years.

Measuring the Properties and Characteristics of Equestrian Surfaces

Footing facts

When you buy an expensive item, such as a car, some measurement of the performance of the car for instance in the form of top speed, mileage per gallon, or emissions has been carried out.

Fibres

Last year we carried a mini-series on additives. This covered such materials as rubber pieces, PVC wire insulation, carpet scrap and nonwoven felt. We also stressed the importance of fibres in providing cohesion, hence shear strength to a surface, and also contributing to shock absorption. Because of their significant importance, this month we dedicate a complete Footing Facts to fibres.

History of Synthetic Surfaces

This month we look back at the history of synthetic equestrian surfaces. To do this we first have to consider a definition of a synthetic surface. It is generally considered that any surface that is man-made, and that does not include simple dirt, can be termed a synthetic surface. A tighter definition sometimes used is a man-made surface that does not rely on water/moisture to hold it together, so essentially constitutes all coated surfaces. This definition would therefore preclude all uncoated surfaces. We'll stick with this narrow one for now.