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  • Client: Private equestrian centre
  • Location: Regional VIC
  • Date: July 2017

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By building a private equestrian arena on their rural property, our customer was looking for the convenience of training when they wanted to, regardless of the weather conditions. They wanted to ensure that heavy rains would not render the arena useless for days while the water drained, and that the arena simulated as closely as possible those arenas where national and international competitions were held.

The GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System proved to be an ideal product to support the customer’s drainage requirements. GEOHEX™ was used as a sub-base for the equestrian arena with a fine sand, imported from the Gippsland area, acting as the aggregate. The sand used had no clay content which benefits by holding the structure more than a traditional wet sand. A geofabric membrane was also laid beneath the GEOHEX™ pavers to further mitigate soil subsidence.

This entire installation was completed in just three days with the GEOHEX™ paving system laid by hand, and the track surface laid using Polytrack, a mixture of silica sand, recycled synthetic fibres (carpet & spandex) and recycled PVC.

The GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System proved to be the ideal solution for this rural property where water drainage often becomes a problem. A self-draining paving system that reduces your ongoing bedding costs, makes it ideal for a wide range of equestrian applications and stable facilities.

Made from high impact resistant, 100% recycled, co-polymer polypropylene as plastic matting and paving, GEOHEX™ is Australian-made, environmentally friendly, and designed to reduce maintenance and logistics costs; while at the same time increasing safety and water conservation.
As a result of the sub-base of the Olympic level equestrian arena being laid with GEOHEX™, the customer has been able to use the arena regardless of weather conditions to train for national and international events.