Rubber Crumb (also sometimes referred to as rubber chips), makes an ideal top layer on a horse arena. It provides a cushioned surface, reducing any likelihood of injury to horse and rider. Rubber Crumb adds some protection to sand arenas, helping to prevent dust and glare. Rubbersolutions "standard grade arena rubber" is relatively chunky, in blocks of approx 20mm in diameter (see photo's) which gives some weight to the product, helping to keep it in place and not blowing or washing away.
Scientific studies and field tests have shown how using recycled rubber surfaces for riding, is eco-sustainable and protects the joints of the horse, drastically reducing the dispersion of dust in the air compared to traditional sand fields. Arenas treated with recycled rubber are better draining, have very low maintenance costs and a strong anti-shock value, which also makes them suitable for the protection of riders.
Rubber Solutions can work out for you how much rubber you may need when the arena dimensions are supplied.
We recommend that you follow this link, and read the very useful article about arena construction.
4 to 8mm Premium chip
Premium rubber chip, imported from Europe, supplied in 1.25 tonne/2.4m3 Jumbo bags. Small orders are available on demand, allow approximately 10-12 weeks delivery for bulk amounts.
Standard Arena Grade Rubber Crumb
Shredded tyre sidewall rubber which still includes the tyre fabric reinforcement. Coarse "chunks" of approximately 20 - 25 mm. Metal removed. This is supplied in 500-550kg/1.1-1.2m3 bulk bags.
Example of Arena with rubber crumb over sand
This covered arena has been in use for a few weeks and the mixing of the rubber and underlying sand can be seen.
A finer grade of crumb was used in this project, as the surface is protected from the weather.