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Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year from the Springride Team

Arena Solutions for the New Year:

The following article addresses the most common Arena problems: The solutions are simpler and less costly than you might think:

Arena not draining well and lacking Spring.

Summer is coming, and perhaps your arena is looking a little sorry for itself. It's time to do something about it. If your sand is ok but just a little tired the answer may lie in the simple step of adding a sand improver. Springride C2 16mm springs to mind as the ideal solution to this problem. Add approximately one tonne per 60sqm and rotovate in. Alternatively just lay and leave your horses to do the rotovating.

This will improve the sand composition, aid drainage and add a little bounce. Once rotovated in, roll daily until the surface is nicely settled. That's it, a cheap yet extremely effective way to liven up your arena without spending a fortune.
Email or phone on 0845 6021524.

Sand draining well but needs added spring

So your arena looks OK and drainage is good but it’s riding rather dead. First prepare your sand by levelling and rolling, then lay 25mm Chip on top at a rate of one tonne per 40sqm. Springride produce a premium chip, tried and tested for over 12 years.
There are some great reviews available to read here>
Springride comes in bags, so you can position them evenly on your arena, split or tip the bags and spread to an even depth. Take extra care to ensure the sand is completely level, you don’t want to lay the rubber in tracks or pits. Once laying is complete, level and roll daily until settled. You won’t be able to believe the huge improvement to your arena and
your equines performance!.

Deep riding Sand:

This is one of the most common problems and generally occurs as a result of over engineered drainage and/or the wrong sand. You should source a fine to medium, angular silica sand and lay to a depth of 100mm if topping with a rubber surface. However, if you already have deep riding sand then luckily there is a solution:
Springride designed a new and unique surface 5 years ago  Springride Shredtex -  We tested over a period of 18 months before marketing. It has become very popular and is proven to stabilise and significantly improve deep riding sand. 

Email or phone on 0845 6021524.
It works because the specifically shaped unique composition of rubber backed textile, anchors into the top sand layer to create a stable surface, whilst also reducing kick back, banking, tracking and of course maintenance.
Springride Shredtex works well for all equine training but is particularly ideal for dressage arena’s. Prepare your sand by levelling and compacting with a vibrating roller.
Position the bags evenly on the sand, one bag per 50sqm. It is best to lay by hand using forks to ensure sand remains as undisturbed as possible AND to ensure an even depth. Roll as often as possible over the next few weeks to help the Shredtex stabilise your sand.
More testimonials here ….

Indoor School - dry and dusty

This is a very common problem with indoor schools, even with a sprinkler system in place the problem can continue. Prepare your sand by levelling and rolling, it is also helpful to thoroughly wet the sand prior to laying a top dressing. We always recommended Springride Shredtex for indoor arenas.  Here’s why it works. It’s produced from a specific blend of rubber and textiles designed to anchor into the sand whilst also retaining moisture, you should lay it on a 75-100mm sand base and roll as often as possible in the first few weeks. You’ll be amazed at the difference. Shredtex can also be used outdoors.

You can contact Springride Surfaces on 0845 6021524 or E mail: You can be assured of receiving informed and unbiased advice based on your specific needs. 20 years of customer feedback has put Springride in the know! Free quotes and samples available.
Links to videos
Videos supplied by Candy Wood, Chenhale Equestrian Centre
And Lisa Broxup


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Springride Team hope all of our readers, customers and potential customers, well actually we hope 'everyone' has had a Happy and peaceful Christmas.  :-)

We're back filling bags (not stockings) with our wonderful Rubber Surfaces.  We know they're wonderful because with our Equestrian background and after more than 25 years in the business we know what our customers need from their Riding Arena's, Walkers, Round pens, Gallops or even just turn out areas.

We don't cold call and we don't hard sell, what we do do is ensure we give the best advice for each individual customers' needs.  For example, if you have a very compacted sand school, then we know you should add our C2 economy mix to the sand, rotovate in and roll before laying a top covering.  This will aid drainage, prevent compaction and improve general sand condition.  

We also know that if you have a very loose 'round grain' sand, then the very best option is to add our Shredtex or Flat-track as a top surface.  These products stay on top, and by not mixing into the sand really help stabilise it, allowing you to once again experience an all weather, truly 'ride on' surface.

Of course you may have a pretty good sand which rides quite well but is in need of a bit more spring, then we would advise our Premium Chip, this is a lovely product for all equine disciplines. The larger pieces stay on top whilst the smaller pieces blend with the sand ensuring good drainage whilst providing the ideal 'all weather' riding surface.

The most important thing, is that all of Springrides' products have been thoroughly tried and tested over many, many years.  We don't undertake massive advertising campaigns, full pages in the Equine magazines, but rely heavily on recommendations from our existing customers, and that's why it's even more important to produce and supply what our customer needs.

Call us on 0845 6021524 or email and we'll do our best to advise the best products not just for you but more importantly, what's best for your horse.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


based on minimum 20 tonne orders - bags approx 1 tonne each.

Email now for quote and/or samples
Premium 25mm Chippings £65/bag

Economy 16mm down Chippings £50/bag

Shredtex £130/bag

Flat-Track £130/bag


Call 0845 6021524 


20 - 60mm pure rubber strips, absolutely ZERO dust and ZERO steel from source.
Produced from high quality, very durable, weather resistant rubber.

Provides excellent, sure footed stability, cushioning and supportive. Ideal for dressage and driving.  

A clean, easy to maintain surface that will last for years and years.

CALL SPRINGRIDE ON 0845 6021524 or  
Email Springride Now 









Friday, February 27, 2015


Spring-flock, Fibre surfacing

Unique Equestrian grade fibre and rubber mix manufactured by Springride

Our specially selected fibres are cut and processed in such a way to splay out the fibre strands and enhance their ability to overlap one another in the finished surface, the ends of the fibres hook to each other in order to support weight and provide grip.

These specially processed fibres are also mixed with a blend of three types of rubber flakes, crumbs and granules to help provide spring.
Our unique fibre and rubber mix is perfect for all equestrian disciplines, and can be used to help improve problem surfaces, such as deep or loose sand etc.

This specially enhanced fibre surface material is easy to add to an existing surface, and is very cost effective.
Once mixed and blended into your sand on site, the newly enhanced surface will provide a sure footing, with a cushioned going and good support.

In addition, further Springride rubber can be added during or after installation for areas that are prone to very low winter temperatures, to help prevent freezing.

Spring-flock fibre surfacing is unique, it’s long lasting and will not break down.
The specially selected materials are processed to produce great results, and last a life time.    

·    Specially selected materials
·        Delivered in bales
·        Free from metal from source
·        Easy to handle
·        Easy to lay
·        Great results
·        Won’t break down
·        Very long lasting

Monday, June 3, 2013

Thought we had to share this lovely little convo from Facebook:

Monday, May 13, 2013

We know how much people like our Springride Surfaces! But it still is lovely to get emails like this:

Thank you Julie from Llandovery for this lovely email.

comments : Hi everyone. I had my springride chips delivered towards the end of last year and finally got them spread before christmas. 
During the bad weather, the thermometer in our open barn read minus 20 but my school didn't freeze. Much thanks to Carmarthen Sand and 
Gravel for their advice on preparing the base for the school but also thanks to your company as the surface is great for all my horses and my friends horses and ponies. The children feel secure in the school and are enjoying themselves. 

SPRINGRIDE SURFACES: Springride on Facebook

SPRINGRIDE SURFACES: Springride on Facebook


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Springride on Facebook

It certainly can seem confusing with so many different surfaces available, however it is best to purchase rubber from an established company such as Springride, this is because many businesses have started up in recent years, but have no equestrian background, you may end up with a supply of rubber which is very dusty and may not be as free of steel as you would like. We come from an equestrian background and have been producing riding surfaces for 20 years so have an excellent customer base and track record.  We use three machines, advanced technology and a thorough quality checking system to produce our surfaces and ensure they are 99.9999% wire free.  

We are ready for your order and can deliver on a day to suit you.  Call for a competitive quote on 0845 602 15 24

Friday, February 10, 2012

Springride Shred link to Arena

A note from Stella:

"It does not freeze not even last night when temperatures dropped to below -10. I was out jumping a 1.10m course at 8 am this morning. It must be the only outdoor school for miles that is not frozen. All my friends have been using it this week. Its a super surface to jump on too and does not need leveling ever."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Springride Update

This blog is scheduled for update very soon, but in the meantime why not join us on Facebook.
Hope to see you there. :-)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

News from Springride

Happy New Year to everyone.  We’re back at work now, if you have an order booked for January you will receive a call from us soon.  If you’re thinking of placing a new order, give us a call, we’ll do our best to soften the blow of the VAT increase.

Best wishes from all at Springride

Friday, December 10, 2010

Springride Update

Hi everyone,

Just to let you know,

There are no more delivery dates available this side of Christmas I'm afraid, for either Shred or 25mm Chippings. We are now taking orders for January. Don't forget the Vat increase in January. Call as soon as possible to secure your delivery date (with a small deposit) and buy at the present VAT rate.

Have a lovely weekend.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Springride Springride Springride

Hi everyone, Hope you're all coping with the weather. Just an up date for you: If You're planning on getting some Springride rubber on your arena before Christmas, let us know asap. We're really busy and possible delivery dates are running out fast. We may be able to fit a couple more 25mm Chip orders before Xmas but next available date for Springride Shred is now in Feb. Sorry :-(.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Springride Shred at Stockland Lovell

A lovely example of dressage on Springride Shred

Bruce stockland lovell dressage

Springride update

Well we really can't believe it's November let alone only 6 weeks till Christmas.  If  you want to make sure your arena doesn't freeze this winter get some Springride rubber on it soon!  A good Springride surface will stop the sand freezing and prevent water collecting, and enable you and your horse to exercise comfortably throughout our lovely long British winter.  The difference between riding on sand only and a sand/Springride surface is truly amazing, you'll never look back.

Springride Surfaces are all produced on our site by a purpose built manufacturing system, and we offer informed advice.  Try us and see.

Springride Can improve your arena this winter and for many years to come...Call us on 01736 757522 or 0845 6021524.   We look forward to speaking with you.

Best wishes from The Springride Team

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Charity Event

Hi everyone,

News about a really exciting forthcoming Charity event.

ParalympicsGB is responsible for ensuring Britain's top disabled athletes are best prepared to compete at the Paralympic Games. With London 2012 approaching they have one opportunity to inspire more people with a disability to get in to sport and change public perception of people with a disability.

How you can help: Our Manager at Springride, Mark Bailey is taking part in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain next June in aid of Paralympics. It involves a 950+ mile cycle ride from John O' Groats to Lands End in ONLY 9 DAYS If you would like to contribute to this very worthy cause you can do so in a matter of minutes by clicking on the link below.

Mark is giving up all of his free time to train for this Fund Raising event and is clocking up an average of 120 miles a week at the moment although he plans to build that up gradually.

Please dig as deep as you can.

Thank you so much.

Kathy and the Springride Team

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Springtime Robins

All 5 babies have flown the nest. Well done Mummy Robin.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Spring Chicks at Springride

Lovely baby Robins nestling in the side of our Shredder!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lovely Rubber Chippings Available now

Hello fellow Horse Lovers,

It's another lovely day and Spring is in the air.

Since upgrading our machinery we are flying along

and have lovely 25mm Chippings ready for delivery

within one week of placing order.

If you're lucky you can get your order next day!!!

So Don't Delay - Phone today: 0845 602 15 24 -

We're very busy right now so if we can't get to your

call, leave a message and we'll get back to you.

Alternatively email:

Best wishes from the Springride Team.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Email received today.

Thank you Julie from Llandovery for this lovely email received today. Makes us feel proud!!

comments : Hi everyone. I had my springride chips delivered towards the end of last year and finally got them spread before christmas.
During the bad weather, the thermometer in our open barn read minus 20 but my school didn't freeze. Much thanks to Carmarthen Sand and
Gravel for their advice on preparing the base for the school but also thanks to your company as the surface is great for all my horses
and my friends horses and ponies. The children feel secure in the school and are enjoying themselves.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Let us know!

Hello everyone and sorry for the lack of recent updates.
We've had a lot of great comments about Springride and just want to remind you to feel free to post comments on this blog and email any pictures to

Hope you're all having a good 2010 so far.

Best wishes

Kathy and the Springride Team

Monday, December 14, 2009

Springride Christmas

Springride 25mm Chippings
No more delivery dates available before Christmas.
Springride Shred
Now taking orders for February.

Secure your order now, before the Vat rate goes back up to 17.5%.
Don't forget you can place your order by emailing

Thank you to our lovely customers for their business throughout the year and a MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

VAT RATE and Pre Christmas bookings

Just a reminder that the VAT rate changes back to 17.5% in the new year. If your thinking about ordering a new Springride Surface, why not do it now and take advantage of the present VAT rate.

Springride 25mm Chippings - Still some delivery dates available before Christmas.

Springride Shred - Now taking orders for delivery in February.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Due to the demand for Springride Shred, we are now fully booked up until December.
To avoid disappointment, Order now for January deliveries.

25mm and 30mm - 1 - 2 weeks lead time.

0845 602 1524

Best wishes from the Springride Team

Thursday, June 25, 2009


NEW DEALS - visit our special offers blog!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Springride Shred is a unique and excellent product, for this reason the lead time is now back up to 6 - 8 weeks. If you're thinking of benefitting from Springride Shred this summer please place your order as soon as possible.

25mm Chippings - This is a very popular, all weather product. Lead time is now 1 - 2 weeks.

Best Wishes

The Springride team.

Thursday, February 26, 2009



SPRINGRIDE SHRED - LEAD TIME DOWN TO 3 WEEKS. N.B. Lead times for this product can go up to 3 months so if you want Springride Shred and don't want to wait too long, now's the time to order.

Best Wishes