Equigrids are the patented unique equine grid system made in Germany that are the number ONE selling equine grid for all manner of equestrian needs in Europe, the USA and Canada. The grids in their various forms can be used throughout the whole equestrian field, taking everything they are used for to a new level of quality, durability and permeability.
From Gallops, maneges, competition arenas, turn out paddocks to wash areas horse walkers, gate ways, drive ways, car parks, trot-up areas and rubberised flooring – Equigrids are the future.
They all interlink and have an unheard of 21 year product warranty, are easy and economical to lay and once down for whatever use will provide a permeable virtually maintenance free, cost effective and durable surface unmatched by anything else on the market.
Where they are a particular game changer is their use under gallops and manage tread surfaces where they promote natural horse movement. This is thanks to the high degree of elasticity and good grip, offering the horse an excellent reliable ground surface. The extreme impact loads from horses’ hooves are especially well absorbed by all the grids but particularly the Equigrid S50 which has over 200 curved bars/m2 providing even more elasticity. Unlike conventional ground grids with straight bars that stay rigid when loaded, the elastic bars of Equigrids always resume their original shape, are crack-proof and withstand frost (maximum -65°C) as well as extreme heat. In this way, physical movement is rendered more forgiving, pleasant and safer so the horses become more motivated and stay sounder. By using an appropriate tread layer, you can boost this positive effect further.
Used for the first time in the UK under the temporary surface provided by Equestrian Surfaces at the Scope Festival this year in the International arena, Equigrids transformed the tread surface.
The successful application led to positive comments from the riders that it was:
In the Hallsal electrical 1.25m tour
|Zoe Adams |
Very bouncy great push off and stability
|Humaid Al Muhairi (UAE) |
Very very good, a real surprise
|Tim Gredley |
A very good true surface
|Nigel Coupe |
Very very good
|Sheik Hasan Al Khalifa |
Unbelievable so stable he was glad he did not fall off on it
|Nicola Barry |
Absolutely brilliant surface
|Louise Saywell |
Very pressed with surface it is as good as any in Europe
|Louise Whitaker |
Felt unbelievably secure and stable especially at speed round the corners
In the Alexander’s Horseboxes 1.45m big tour
|Emily Fenton |
Much better than anything else in this country
|Christie Pritchard |
Best temporary surface she has jumped on
|Pippa Godard |
Loved it because it does not move under your feet
|Simon Buckley |
Jumped very well, very good
|Anastasia Gamazova (Russia) |
It’s really good, more like surfaces in Europe more bounce and push
|Angelic Von Essen (Sweden) |
Very very good as I have a powerful horse, a little sticky for smaller less powerful horses
|Lucinda Roach |
Very good and uniform to jump on
|Emma Stoker |
Fantastic, best she has ridden on
As evidenced by our latest Case Studies, other recent Equigrids applications that have seen great success include:
• A reinforced paddock for a local UK equine agent who could not make use of the paddock for around 50% of the year due to soft ground and muddy conditions, and a similar scenario for a private owner in Germany.
• A reinforced horse walker for Wampen Equestrian Centre in Germany taking advantage of a floor developed to withstand heavy loads, providing horse and owner with ideal conditions underfoot for safer exercise easier on joints.
• An improved riding surface, also for Wampen Equestrian Centre, who now sought a tried and tested, high quality indoor riding surface that Equigrids could offer. Similarly, a Hippodrome riding event required an outdoor surface that could stand up to various loads with the safety of the horse and rider of paramount importance.
• A free draining horse manage for a private owner who seeked a manage constructed with Equigrids, one of thousands of examples across Europe, with the benefit of a firm support layer that ensures that the surface material remains free draining and can be easily changed or cleaned.
• …plus many more!
You can view all of these case studies in full at this link or by clicking the image below.
We think and we know that Equigrids are the way forward – so easy to install and requiring half the work, stone requirements, drainage layers and membranes of conventional gallops and manege construction!