An equestrian arena is an outdoor or indoor enclosure for riding horses. An outdoor arena can be graded with ease in a designated space on your property. An indoor arena, while more costly, provides the added benefit of allowing riding activities without regard to the weather.
For both outdoor and indoor arenas, footing is an important characteristic to consider. Secure footing is required to protect the health and safety of horses and riders.
When planning for and excavating for an outdoor equestrian arena, proper drainage ensures a long life, stability for the surface, and lower maintenance costs.
In all cases, the excavation includes leveling and compaction of the site to insure a level solid base; grading the site according to the location of the arena.