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Old 16th Apr 2009, 03:51 PM
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Arena surfaces?

Does anyone know any companies / suppliers with good value for money arena surfaces?
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Old 16th Apr 2009, 08:52 PM
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Manchester Plastics. Ours was supplied by them and is great.
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Old 23rd Apr 2009, 12:54 PM
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if you anywhere near an estuary or such like , look out for when they dredge it , you can buy the sand for a real bargin price , and cos its salted , it wont freeze unlike normal sand
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Old 28th Apr 2009, 08:53 PM
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check with your local council if there is any recycling plants in your area. we have a firm that the council pays them to pick up all types of wood, they shred it and give it away for free. not the best stuff but everyone down here is using, studs, yards, private yards.
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Old 28th Apr 2009, 09:01 PM
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Before we recently got a sand arena we used to ask the local tree felling man could we have any spare wood chip, turned out he wanted us too have as much as we could because he was charged to get rid of it properly. it was quite a good surface but needed good drainage as it soon got soggy.
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Old 28th Apr 2009, 09:02 PM
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only just noticed lisa+pilgrims post, sorry l+p
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Old 28th Apr 2009, 09:09 PM
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We used wood chip from our local recycling and just had to pay a small fee for a lorry load so nice and cheap. We have used it for our dog's area in the garden (they wreck the grass!) but we have found that over time it seems to mulch down so I have to keep topping it up every so often with a few bags of barkchip. Just something to keep in mind.

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check with your local council if there is any recycling plants in your area. we have a firm that the council pays them to pick up all types of wood, they shred it and give it away for free. not the best stuff but everyone down here is using, studs, yards, private yards.
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Old 13th Jul 2009, 01:43 PM
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if you anywhere near an estuary or such like , look out for when they dredge it , you can buy the sand for a real bargin price , and cos its salted , it wont freeze unlike normal sand
Would that not affect the horses legs??
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Old 13th Jul 2009, 06:32 PM
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Arena Surfaces

We specialise in nationwide supply and delivery of equestrian silica sand and rubber chip suitable for riding arenas, lunges and gallops. Please visit our website for a quote www.mainlandaggregates.co.uk

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