Borne from a passionate interest in
ensuring horses train, jump and race on premium footing, Marty McInerney
developed the only Australian made 100% geotextile synthetic arena
Our partnership with Geofabrics
biggest and only manufacturer of non-woven, 100% Geofabric material in
Australia, enables us to provide a premium material that meets the most
stringent international standards.
The superiority of our non-woven, geotextile
material provides an arena surface with less sand movement. GPF is mixed with
sand, binding to it to provide a soft surface with less shift and the correct
amount of rebound – giving your horse the confidence to perform to the best of
GPF is a specially blended mix of
polyester and polypropylene, non-woven, synthetic geotextile fibres.
The polyester is manufactured from an
endless synthetic fibre ensuring:
The polypropylene material is created
from a staple fibre (approx 60- 70mm long), manufactured to provide a non-woven
needle pointed material that doesn’t hold water thus giving the rebound (or
bounce) to the surface. Polypropylene
also has binding qualities adding to less sand shifting.
At GPF, we can blend your surface to suit the footing
needs whatever type of riding you do.
The safety and performance of your
horse is paramount to you and is probably why you’re investigating
riding surfaces. It’s what drives the
GPF team as well!
GPF is blended to give the support and rebound
required to make your arena surface a safe one. The binding qualities provide
less shifting, reducing soft tissue damage in horses’ legs when both training
and competing. The rebound also helps your horse to get the elevation necessary
to perform to the highest level, whilst reducing the wear and tear on your
Adding GPF to an existing surface is relatively
simple. First, the existing surface is leveled prior to the addition of
50-75mm (approx) of fine dune sand. Next, we add 2-3kg of GPF per square
metre which is then watered in to achieve a consistent moisture level from
top to bottom. At this time, the surface is rolled and then rotary hoed to
the recommended depth (whereby mixing and binding the sand with the synthetic
fibres). Finally, we run over the surface with your arena groomer and
your arena will be ready to use.
The optimum sand recommended for a GPF
surface is a sub (semi) angular, silica, fine, dune sand. The reasons being:
The amount of GPF needed for an arena varies depending on the type and quality of the sand, as well as your riding discipline. As a general rule, approximately 2-3 kilograms per square metre is sufficient for the majority of arena surfaces.
Our consultant will work with you to design the perfect arena. We cover all facets of your arena from placement to drainage, to the type of arena construction, and your surface needs. We can also provide details of our preferred contractors in your region to construct your arena, install the surface and instructions regarding on-going maintenance programs.
Yes! GPF can be used on both outdoor and
indoor arenas. Your GPF consultant will provide the watering and maintenance program specific to your arena conditions to ensure you get the best performance from your new arena.
We're confident that GPF will last for 25+ years as
the geotextile material has very little breakdown. On-going, correct
maintenance of your GPF surface; the use/mixture with the correct sand; and
ensuring your arena is clear of all other organic material at the time of
installation is paramount in ensuring the ultimate longevity. Please
refer to the GPF Sale & Maintenance conditions and disclaimer.
Your GPF surface should be maintained
using a purpose-built, synthetic arena groomer such as the Greystone
your location, we can usually despatch your arena surface within 7 to 14 days
from our manufacturing plant.
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