Leading competition venue upgrades arena surfaces

Upgrading to Martin Collins surfaces at leading competition venue, Keysoe, Bedfordshire will ensure the best possible going all year

Upgrading to Martin Collins surfaces at leading competition venue, Keysoe, Bedfordshire will ensure the best possible going all year

Keysoe Equestrian Centre and arena surface manufacturer Martin Collins Enterprises have announced their partnership for the forthcoming competition seasons.

Keysoe in Bedfordshire have upgraded each of their arenas with Martin Collins to offer you the best surfaces available. Martin Collins Ecotrack has been used on their International Arena to ensure the best possible going all-year-round. This tested recently in January when temperatures dropped to minus 6, but their dressage competition still went ahead as the surface hadn’t frozen. The indoor and outdoor competition arenas have Martin Collins Ecotrack, a hard-wearing surface that’s perfect for all disciplines. The outdoor all-weather training arena uses Martin Collins unwaxed sand and CLOPF synthetic fibre. This has been chosen for it’s excellent moisture retaining qualities.

Martin Collins are also delighted that they will be one of the sponsors at the centre, for the forthcoming international shows this year, helping put something back into the sport.

“Working with Simon and the team at Keysoe has been great. They understand that riders want to compete on the best surfaces as they affect the horse’s way of going. Many of the international riders expect the best from a venue and won’t bring their horses if the going is sub-standard.” commented Ali Howe, Sales and Marketing Manager, Martin Collins Enterprises.

Keysoe owner Simon Bates is already seeing a positive effect on competition entries as well as bookings for arena hire. “Being able to offer every level of rider the best conditions is essential. It’s great that we are having such positive feedback from the riders and the various disciplines that use our venue. Be it an international competition under FEI rules or the local Pony Club we have a duty of care to every horse which we take very seriously. It has been a large investment to upgrade the surfaces but in my mind it’s worth every penny.”

The first International dressage competition at Keysoe will be the CDI3*/CDIY/CDIJ/CDIP from 17th – 19th March. The Martin Collins team will be on hand to present prizes and rosettes to the winners of their sponsored class. They will also offer advice to riders who are interested in having their own arena upgraded, replaced or installed.

For more information visit www.keysoe.com

To find out more about Martin Collins arena surfaces visit www.martincollins.com