Stable View is immensely grateful to our partners and sponsors who have been integral to the success of our equestrian events and facility expansion. Two such partners are Attwood Equestrian Surfaces & GGT Footing.
We recently caught up with both footing companies regarding the history of their relationship here at Stable View. The two footing companies have worked together to provide the best possible arena design and outdoor arena footing surface for all of our riders and horses who train and compete at our facility.
Attwood Equestrian Surfaces has their own custom recipe of footing products including their own Pinnacle, TerraNova and Ameritrack. Attwood was initially retained by the Olliff's to install the footing in the covered arena in 2013 with Attwood's Pinnacle footing. Next on Stable View's expansion list was to install the Attwood Outdoor Arena (2014) and the Silva Martin Dressage Court (2015), which were custom mixed with Attwood's highest quality sand footing, blended with the GGT additives.
GGT-Footing ™ has been in partnership with Attwood Equestrian Surfaces for 8 years, supplying them with high quality polyester textiles and fibers since the onset of that partnership.
Many locals to our equestrian community in Aiken know Cynthia Brewster-Keating, who is not only a local rider, but also a lifelong business professional within the industry. We caught up with her regarding the relationship GGT has with Attwood Equestrian Surfaces and their arena projects here at Stable View.
In speaking with Brewster-Keating she said the reasons for collaborating with Attwood was obvious, "They offer the best workmanship and project management skills in the industry, developing strong relationships with their clients, which is why we partner with Attwood."
Brewster-Keating also decided to come on board as a sponsor at Stable View. "We at GGT-Footing™ proudly sponsor Stable View events as a show of support to our dealer relationship with Attwood Equestrian Surfaces, and in support of the growing equestrian community at Stable View and in Aiken S.C."
During our late January Horse Trials and the William Fox-Pitt clinic, Nick Attwood and Mary McEachern were on site to make sure all of the rings were in top form and to shoot some PR footage of Boyd and Silva Martin training on the surfaces and of participants riding with William Fox-Pitt in his 3 day clinic. Below is an interview that Attwood conducted with Boyd and Silva…..(take note that Boyd did not predict his own win at the Wellington Eventing Showcase)!
Fox-Pitt also had the opportunity to train on the surfaces for several days while he was catch riding two of Boyd Martin's horses in preparation for the horse trials at Stable View and the Wellington Eventing Showcase.
"If I was imagining my most ideal footing, I think it would, in actuality, be Attwood. The horses love to work on it. It's supportive with a little bit of movement, a little bit of scuff and the right amount of grip. I would recommend it." ~ William Fox-Pitt, Olympian and the first rider to win five different four-star events. Thank you for your kind words William.
Nick Attwood is thrilled with his relationship with Stable View and is appreciative of the challenges that Barry Olliff presents to Attwood Equestrian Surfaces when contemplating the continued expansion of the facility.
"When the Olliffs first approached us about creating arenas that would be the training grounds for the top riders in the country, we assured them they had come to the right company. The Olliffs had plans to create the best competition venue in the region, a massive undertaking. Working closely with them, we were able to design and build a real showplace that is attracting riders nationally and internationally. We are very proud of our partnership with Stable View." said Attwood.