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
Significantly lower maintenance costs
Stronger and more resilient turfgrass
Less carbon emissions than traditional soil-grown grass
Up to 85 % less water consumption
Increases the season of usage and grass growth
No leakage of microplastics, pesticides or fertilizers
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.
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.
The Capillary Material keeps the ground base levelled regardless of the ground profile it is installed on - avoiding migration of particles and settling of the ground.
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.
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