Equivia all weather equestrian riding arena surfaces are a combination of the finest silica sand mixed with clean, pulled and chopped post-industrial fibres and water repellent, dust settling wax equally distributed throughout each surface.  To this base we can add felt, clean cracked rubber or synthetic grit to create a surface that performs as individual equine establishments require.

Equivia No.1

Our premium consistently waxed all weather surface. With thoughtful maintenance the surface will ride the same, in all but the most extreme conditions.

Ideal for the professional or highly competitive yard. Used by Andrew Balding and Alan King shows Equivia No.1’s versatility for both young flat horses and top class national hunt chasers.

Equivia No.2

A medium waxed all weather surface ideal for the competition yard, private user or those with facilities that do not rely entirely on one surface. The wax distribution ensures the all weather surface will be dust free in the summer and frost resistant in most cold snaps. The surfaces consistency in the UKs changeable climate is improved by the supportive nature of our handpicked fibres. An easily managed all weather surface is a very popular choice across the disciplines.

Equivia Drymix

Uniquely sourced fibres direct from factory off cuts are mixed with a proportion of grit mixed into fine silica sand prevent the all weather surface from riding too deep. The dry mix all weather surface is reliant on moisture to prevent it from becoming too dry in summer but as all our fibres are sourced straight from the factories manufacturing carpets and are therefore off cuts from this process,  there is no chance of contamination from the fibres having been used previously.

Equivia Additives and surface rejuvenation

Equivia has successfully and economically enhanced “tired” all weather riding surfaces previously supplied by other manufacturers, by measured use of our exclusive fibres, patches or wax (either in a highly concentrated top up or by way of cold emulsion). This process inherently involves a deep loosening of the existing surface and the difference can be staggering.  We have great experience in bringing new life to once tired all weather riding surfaces.

Ian Balding

Ian Balding said after renovation of the Loch Song gallop at Kingsclere in June 2012, “The new Equivia gallop surface has stood up to the huge amount of rain we have had perfectly. No standing water anywhere and riding extremely well.”

“Our covered ride was dusty and uneven so the old surface was completely removed and replaced with Equivia. The surface has been absolutely perfect for the job.”

In October 2014 “The new gallop on the downs (which we call the Side Glance gallop) has been great and we have used it a lot!.”

Equine Health Centre Equivia a market leader in all weather surfaces for arenas gallops and lunge rings. The start of the gallops
Equine Health Centre Equivia a market leader in all weather surfaces for arenas gallops and lunge rings. The start of the gallops at Jonjo O'Neils

Jonjo O’Neill

The surface of the 5.8 furlong gallop at Jackdaws Castle was replaced in July 2013 and has been a great success.

Jonjo O’Neill said:
“I am delighted with the Equivia gallop at Jackdaws Castle. It gets worked hard – the horses trot down it, then gallop up then trot down again and work up a second time. The majority of the training is done on this gallop and it ‘takes the hammer’. It drains perfectly and is maintained with a power-harrow.”

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • Used correctly, Seawalker is probably the most significant step forward ever in the training of the equine athlete…

    Mary Bromiley MBE FCSP SRP World-renowned equine physiotherapist
  • Cross-training in the Seawalker produces a stronger, more stable and balanced musculoskeletal system. This is likely to produce more confidence in the equine athlete and frequently a greater willingness to push itself that bit further. Walking through the water encourages the horses to adopt self-carriage. Working in such a way is an ideal scenario for all horses…

    Rob Jackson BVetMed MRCVS Veterinary surgeon to the British Endurance Team
  • We have already experienced many individual cases in the short time of having the Seawalker but of particular note was that leg joints and fetlocks tightened up in all horses, the effect was noticeable within days…

    Various trainers under confidentiality restrictions
  • A common problem with racehorses is that post-training the muscles can ‘tie up’ or seize. This is very painful for a horse and we found once again that a 20 minute session in the Seawalker before and after riding controlled this problem better than any medication…

    Various trainers under confidentiality restrictions
  • For the sprinting thoroughbreds a 20 minute session on the Seawalker before training would loosen up the muscles and we found the horses moved remarkably better directly after…

    Various trainers under confidentiality restrictions
  • We have already experienced many individual cases in the short time of having the Seawalker but of particular note was that leg joints and fetlocks tightened up in all horses, the effect was noticeable within days…

    Various trainers under confidentiality restrictions
  • The potential performance gains of an altitude training strategy will outweigh all other forms of modern sports science interventions.

    Ben Holliss PHD Performance Scientist, British Swimming
  • At altitude the horse can work at a much lower speed to get the same cardiovascular response

    Jeremy Gask Trainer of Medicean Man
  • I can definitely feel the lack of strength, flexibility and especial lack of muscle mass that Henry is displaying this year compared to last year when he was on a Vitafloor each day.

    Peter Atkins Member Australian WEG Team
  • The Vitafloor is great for the horses warming up or cooling down as it stimulates muscles gently.

    Louise Cornwell Longholes Ltd
  • My Vitafloor is an intrinsic part of our training and fitness programme. All the horses on the yard use it every week throughout the year; this includes the hunters, eventers and my children's ponies. I feel the floor improves muscle stability and tone. It is a vital piece of equipment for Team Taylor and I would not be without it.

    Izzy Taylor
  • The new Equivia gallop surface has stood up to the huge amount of rain we have had perfectly. No standing water anywhere and riding extremely well. Our covered ride was dusty and uneven so the old surface was completely removed and replaced with Equivia. The surface has been absolutely perfect for the job. The new gallop on the downs (which we call the Side Glance gallop) has been great and we have used it a lot!

    Ian Balding After renovation of the Loch Song gallop at Kingsclere
  • The Vitafloor® is a great addition for our competition horses. It really helps to keep them in top shape, sound and healthy!

    S. Peters Dressage San Diego, California USA, spetersdressage.com
  • We use Vitafloor® every day and it helps our horses to recover after tough training.

    Daniel Zetterman Swedish National Team, Linderod, Sweden, www.springfieldfarm.se
  • The Vitafloor® is very user-friendly and practical in design. Since using it, my horses are fitter and more relaxed with improved musculature. It also helps prevent tying-up. …our family-owned racehorse ‘Mikado’ has shown great improvement using Vitafloor®.

    Bob Leonard Racing Las Cruzes, New Mexico USA
  • Peas & Carrots became racehorse of the year twice in Sweden with help from our Vitafloor®!

    Lennart Reuterskiöld Jr. Svedala, Sweden, lrjunior.se
  • We use the Vitafloor® on all our trotters and it makes them stronger and smoother.

    Helena Burman Trainer of Jackal Face, Sweden
  • I can definitely feel the lack of strength, flexibility and especial lack of muscle mass that Henry is displaying this year compared to last year when he was on a Vitafloor each day.

    Peter Atkins Member Australian WEG Team, Ocala, Florida USA
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