With grass grown in equestrian sand instead of soil, our arenas are revolutionizing the sport and is the best option for you, your horse and your maintenance budget
Grow soilless grass directly in top quality sand using Capillary Hydroponics system, making a year round riding experience possible.
With automated mowing, fertilizing and watering the grass arena will be as easy to own and maintain as any sand arena. The system is controlled by an app.
No disruptions to riding practice
No potential of diseases by shared mowers
Better for the environment
Earlier, strong winds used to cause overhead irrigation heads to break, which led to the ground being watered unevenly. We also got complaints about the footing from customers who rent stalls. I was also always aware of how the wind was blowing and constantly checking to see if the footing was moist enough.
Before Capillary Flow was installed here at IDA, I experienced that the tracks could be too wet if they had just been watered. In the afternoon, the tracks got dusty, hard and even slippery. During the day, it was very difficult to find the perfect moment to ride, when the surface was ideal for my horses.
Before the CapillaryFlow system was installed, it was very important to the farm owner to not install an irrigation system that was heavily computer based because that kind of system easily breaks in thunderstorms, and we get a lot of them in Wellington.
In our other ring, the surface is uneven and has a lot of dry spots because of the top watering. It is hard to keep the surface evenly moist throughout the arena and it’s hard for the horses to ride in that ring.
The Capillary Hydroponics system is efficient and ensures that the grass grows healthy with deeper roots giving you the perfect grass every time.
Automated watering and maintenance
10 year guarantee
85% reduction in water consumption
Lower environmental impact
Lesser equine injuries
Strong and resilient grass for a natural footing, with significantly less maintenance and environmental impact.
Using FEI sand as a growing medium improves the drainage capacity and creates the right geostructure for an optimal performance for horse and rider.
The Capillary Material’s strong, leveled base helps to avoid settling of your arena. Additionally it helps to rapidly drain rainfall and irrigate the surface from below.
No sand or other particles will migrate into the drainage layer, keeping its performance intact for longer.
The impermeable liner helps to collect and maintain rainwater in the system, increasing the efficiency and lower water consumption. Additionally, fertilizers and pesticides stay in the system and avoid leaching into adjacent soil.
Soil, sand or anything else is not a problem. The Capillary Hydroponics system is enabled by our proprietary Capillary Material
With Capillary Geothermal the surface and subsurface layers will be heated by using solar heat stored in the ground, for an extended season of grass growth and riding.
Optimal horse-hoof surface interaction
Grass arena surfaces with optimal horse-hoof-surface interaction reduces injury risk and gives superior performance
Using the stored solar-energy in the sub-soil and circulating the water before distributing it, the temperature in the root-zone can be raised in winter. In the summer, high temperatures will reversely be lowered in the root-zone. This creates optimal growth conditions regardless of season.