Attwood Equestrian Surfaces Chosen to Build State of the Art Arena for Baltimore County

June 27, 2017


Middleburg, VA — Attwood Equestrian Surfaces is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract for Baltimore County Therapeutic Riding Center's $3 million indoor equestrian arena at its agricultural center in Cockeysville, MD, where horse enthusiasts would be able to ride, take classes and participate in therapeutic programs.

"This is a project near and dear to our hearts as we do a lot of arenas for therapeutic programs, " said Nick Attwood, President of Attwood Equestrian Surfaces. "We have a reputation for creating custom surfaces for the very best equestrian athletes. But we believe that these therapy horses are athletes too. The work they do is phenomenal. And let's not forget the volunteers who walk beside these horses. They can easily walk up to ten, twelve miles a day… they absolutely need a great surface!"

"Baltimore County Therapeutic Riding Center chose AES's Pinnacle for the job because it is dust-free and requires no watering," said Chris McCollum, executive director of the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park. "It's perfect for our clients. We work with so many people with enormous challenges. The Pinnacle provides a more forgiving landing surface should there be a fall. And at the end of the day, it was AES's reputation for quality and service that decided the contract. They honestly care as much as we do about doing what's best here."

The county and the state will fund the arena, which could open as early as this summer. "We'd like to see it help serve what we think is an underserved market, which is the recreational horse rider. A lot of people feel there's not enough trails and facilities for the public," McCollum also stated.

The 150-acre agricultural center is located on a former farm in the rural northern part of the county. It has five miles of trails for horseback riding, but most of its existing facilities and programs are aimed at educating children and adults about farming and agriculture.

Since 1992, Attwood Equestrian Surfaces has been at the forefront of footing development. AES is the original manufacturer of dust-free footing (polymer coated sand) in the USA. "We formulate in the laboratory surfaces for all types of equestrian disciplines who train in a wide range of climates. It's this experience and our continuous innovation that keeps us at the forefront of equestrian footing development," said Attwood. "You could call us the footing nerds of the industry."


Above is a picture from the process of grooming the Pinnacle at the Baltimore County Therapeutic Riding Center's state of the art indoor equestrian arena, at its agricultural center in Cockeysville, MD! #attwoodcreations #horse #horses #showjumping #horseshowstyle #equestrianlife #equestrianstyle #equestriansport #whatmakesgoodfootinggood

For further information about Attwood Equestrian Surfaces, their products and services, please contact Andrew Camp at 888-461-7788.

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