The Different Properties of Waxed and Non-waxed Surfaces
Our pre-mixed riding surfaces come in two broad categories – waxed and non-waxed. Each category offers its own unique set of features which can help to inform your purchasing decision, based on your own riding requirements and personal preferences.
Waxed riding surfaces do not need to be watered – making them the perfect solution for time-pressed yard owners who want a highly stable surface that can withstand the wear and tear of heavy use, without the need for intense maintenance regimes.
Fibrewax™ is an extremely low-maintenance surface that can be used immediately after installation. It’s a popular choice for private outdoor arenas, livery yards and training gallops due to its long-life span and excellent stability.
Carefully mixed at our dedicated facility, Fibrewax™ uses a combination of high-quality washed silica sand and synthetic Daytec™ stabilising fibres. The mixture is coated with precise amounts of wax to ensure that the finished footing provides the necessary stability and grip – allowing the horse to travel freely over the surface, rather than sinking into it.
The synthetic stabilising fibres also create a root-like structure within the surface – providing the horse with a highly stable footing, no matter what the chosen discipline.Learn more
Non-waxed riding surfaces are ideal for any equestrian looking to upgrade their non-mixed arena surface. Easy to install, our pre-mixed formula arrives ready to use and only requires occasional irrigation to keep it performing at its best.
Our popular Fibremix™ is made from a combination of washed silica sand and Daytec™ fibres. The high-quality silica sand has a low clay and silt content, which helps to minimise dust and allows the surface to soak up moisture, whilst still allowing for free drainage.
Unlike surfaces that are mixed on-site, which either fail to incorporate the components adequately or risks tearing your surface membrane, our pre-mixed surfaces are thoroughly combined at our dedicated mixing plant, which ensures a higher ratio of fibres in the finished mix. This offers superior stability and longevity – all you need to do is maintain and irrigate the surface to keep it in optimum condition for your equine disciplines.Learn more
Whether you choose one of our waxed or non-coated equine surfaces, you can be confident that your new riding arena will give you many years of enjoyment. Unlike on-site mixes, the synthetic fibres are combined throughout the entire depth of the arena surface – eliminating the risk of accidentally damaging the underlying membrane during installation and ensuring that there are no pockets of irregularity within the surface.