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About Equestrian Silica Sand

High-quality equestrian grade silica sand should be sub-angular in grain shape, with a low clay and silt content. These important characteristics help to create a firm and highly stable arena surface, whilst also reducing dust and facilitating effective drainage. Using a silica sand that is not suitable for equestrian use is likely to result in an unsuccessful riding arena surface. Sand with a rounded grain shape is unable to compact sufficiently and creates a manège surface that rides deep; this greatly increases the risk of fatigue and injury to your horse.

Silica Sand Additives

The correct sand is only one component to any successful riding arena. Unsuitable as a stand-alone surface, we strongly recommend combining your equestrian sand with stabilising fibre, adding a topper of rubber chippings or both.

Daytec™ Stabilising Fibre

Adding Daytec™ stabilising fibre to your surface creates a root-like structure within the silica sand. This structure helps to bind the surface materials together and provides extra stability that allows your horse to travel freely over the surface, rather than riding through it.

Rubber Chippings

When placed on top of equestrian silica sand, this material acts as an insulator – protecting the surface against frost during the winter and helping to retain important moisture when the conditions are dry. Adding rubber to your equine sand will also help to reduce surface compaction, absorb impact shock and provide you and your horse with a firm but cushioned ride.


Pre-mixed Surface Options

Day Equestrian also manufactures high performance, waxed and non-waxed, riding surfaces that are suitable for use across a wide range of equine disciplines. Pre-mixed at dedicated UK facilities, these high-quality equestrian surfaces are delivered as a complete solution, making them quick and easy to install.

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To request a free no obligation quote, please complete our online contact form or call 0800 044 8101.

The more details you can provide to us about you project, the better! Make sure to include any required materials, the full site postcode, arena size and the type of delivery vehicle you can take. This information really helps us to generate quick and accurate quotes that are specific to your individual requirements.