In the equestrian world, there's a lot of investment that goes on, horses, tack, transportation, lessons - not to mention the emotional investment. And, if you're the one providing the venue for dressage, jumping, or both, then you need to invest in high quality arena construction in order to best serve your clients.
Obviously, it just makes good sense when building a new arena or revamping an existing one to use a company with a history of providing a high quality end product, but it's also important to your commitment to the horse community. You want to be the venue of choice whose reputation will spread throughout the equestrian world from a marketing standpoint, but you also want people to prefer your arena because the quality of the craftsmanship imparts the message that you care about your clients and the investments they have made.
Every space is unique and should be trusted only to a company willing to take the time to familiarize themselves with your particular layout and do their due diligence in figuring out how to approach your specific situation. Planning is everything when building a high quality arena and planning isn't something you get from every company out there. There are a lot of arena construction companies that for the sake of expediency and economy apply the same formulas to every situation. That's the wrong way to do things and can cause problems from the very beginning that extend throughout the life of the arena.
The two biggest factors in designing your new arena or doing a refurbishment on an existing one, is drainage and footing. This is where a lot of time is spent in the design and planning stages in order to get it right from the very minute construction starts. The drainage system has to operate perfectly and you need to use experts who have had many years of experience dealing with all the different drainage scenarios.
Likewise you need a footing expert and a company that uses GGT footing material. The health and soundness of your client's steeds depends on high quality arena footing and as mentioned before, you want people to be talking about how great your arena really is.
Constructing or refurbishing an arena is a big investment and one to be taken seriously. It is far better to get it right from the very beginning than to have to worry about repairs, or redesign in the future. Using the right company for the job will be one of the best investments you'll ever make for your business.
For more information, or to start planning your new arena now, please contact us.