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Designing a Horse Arena

At Combi Ride we are an established business specialising in the manufacture, design, and construction of both indoor and outdoor menage arenas with a quality guarantee. Over the past 15 years we have built a solid client base thanks to our extensive range of specialist services, which include the construction of bespoke waxed and non-waxed horse arena surfaces and the renovation of riding areas using stabilising fibres, rubber toppings, and high-quality silica sands. All our projects are carried out using the most innovative technologies developed by and for the equestrian industry.


We understand that as a trainer you require a gallop surface for the health and fitness of your horses. Regular workouts on gallops are essential for a racehorse's training, and we can provide you with any size gallop surface, allowing you to train in the perfect condition, whatever the weather.


Racecourses attract quality runners, bringing a quick return on their investment, which is why we can create the perfect high quality yet affordable racecourse for you. System design and installation have to be undertaken carefully, this is where we come in! We will ensure that the racecourse we design and install is unique to your horse's specific requirements. From planning, groundworks and surface supply, to installation, maintenance and a full aftercare service – we provide it all.


When it comes to arenas we recognise that the construction needs to be perfect, from the drainage to arena surfacing – we can provide you with the perfect arena, bespoke to your needs. The team here at Combi Ride are fully qualified professionals and we hold ample experience in the maintenance of all types of equine arenas. Our services have been required by hundreds of UK clients, and we have also been chosen to build, repair, and renovate riding arenas overseas.

At Combi Ride we take pride in a job well done and never take any shortcuts when it comes to quality of the materials used to build racecourses and gallops. Since we manufacture most of our materials on-site, we can fully guarantee their quality and durability, ensuring that you will benefit from a riding surface that is capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions and frequent use for many years to come.

Building your Surface Our Five Steps To Success


This stage is vital to the outcome of your development. Starting with planning application with the council to planning where and how the installation will fit and work, this stage is vital to the outcome of your development, Seek advice if unsure and be prepared with all the information and logistics and your installation will run smoothly.

Construction Materials

These ingredients will affect how the surface copes in all weather as well as determining the lifespan of the build. Again advise on your county and materials availability is key Often good quality material can be the same price as the wrong materials so take time to research or contact us for free information.

The Build

We always only use the best products and best equipment available today. As well as our own expert installation team we also work with other arena builders. Using our products and the very best equipment, we create the very best surface possible. Whatever your situation, we offer free advice on how to install our surface and the equipment to use, talking you through step by step, achieving an unsurpassed riding experience.

Surface Choice

A sand based surface is the preferred solution across the world which has been tried and tested for many years. Sand alone is very problematic and will ride different from month to month so additives are mixed to irradiate these problems, a good starting point is to use a stabiliser to improve the ride your next options from this would be to gel or wax the surface to improve further. However in a outdoor situation in the U.K our dual stabiliser is sufficient in most cases. Again free advice is given.


Combi Ride provide support and guidance on all aspects of maintenance. Maintenance of any enhanced surface is extremely important. To get the best performance, prolong life and saves you money whether grading a synthetic surface or conditioning a waxed indoor here at Combi Ride we can help with support and guidance on all aspects of maintenance. We offer a standard all in one surface manager which is manufactured for us to keep any surface in perfect condition.