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INSTALLATION GUIDE

Installation Guides

Our all-weather equestrian fibres have an excellent reputation for both improving existing or new sand surfaces, and as a full-fibre surface, allowing you to ride in all weathers, and all seasons. They have been sold for over 10 years and are consistent, reliable, and of excellent quality, performance and longevity. Unlike cheaper fibres, ours does not degrade quickly, is not dusty and will last for many years to come. 

  • Supple
  • Enhanced comfort for both horse and rider
  • Stabilises sand surfaces
  • Improves surface traction
  • More spring and stride efficiency
  • Reduced risk of injury : shock-absorbing
  • Improves deep surfaces
  • Allows the horse to work “on top of” the surface, instead of “in” it
  • Helps with drainage
  • Will not freeze
  • Easy ride, easy care
  • Hard-wearing and resistant
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Suitable for all disciplines : jumping, dressage, lunging, racing (gallop and trot)
  • Suitable for outdoor and indoor schools, trot and gallop tracks, lunge pens, horse walkers, turnout pens
5-7cm Topper
  1. Level and compact the existing sand

  2. Lay the fibre evenly on top of the surface
  3. Thoroughly dampen the fibre
  4. Roll with a heavy roller
  5. You can use it immediately!
  6. Continue to water and roll each day for 7 days
  7. Avoid lunging or jumping for 14 days until the fibre has settled

  8. If any lumps appear as it settles, simply push them in with your feet!
  9. The surface will continue to improve with age and use.
Stabilising Fibres
  1. Lay the fibre evenly across the levelled sand surface
    Thoroughly dampen it
  2. Rotovate the fibre into the top 5-7cms of sand, being careful not to go to deep, or to damage the base or membrane
  3. Roll the surface with a heavy roller
All-fibre surface 15cm
  1. Lay 5cm of the fibre evenly across the surface 
  2. Thoroughly dampen it and roll it
  3. Repeat for the remaining 2 layers of 5cm
  4. Roll the entire surface 
  5. Continue to water and roll each day for 7 days
  6. Avoid lunging or jumping until the surface has settled
  7. The surface will continue to improve with age and us

Maintenance

  • Roll the surface occasionally. This should not be needed on a frequent basis. 
  • Water the fibre in very dry periods, if needed
  • A top up of fibre should not normally be required for a number of years, depending on usage

Delivery

Our current delivery method is by articulated lorry, to keep costs to a minimum for our customers. The fibre is unloaded (loose) from the back of the lorry. We aim to unload directly in the arena if access permits, if not, close by. It is easy to move the fibre with a tractor + bucket or a digger. We can also deliver in bales if preferred.
Please ensure your access is suitable in all weathers, on a hard base, for a large lorry 18x4x2.5m.

Frequent Questions

What depth of sand is recommended for a fibre topper ?

We recommend a minimum depth of 15cms (sand+fibre). The most common proportions are 8cms sand + 7cms fibre.  

What is the composition of Sol Ride fibre surfaces ?

It is produced from post-industrial synthetic fibres which are transformed into our unique equestrian surfaces. Only top quality fibre is used, ensuring our surface is durable and stands the test of time.

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