SEC indoor arena surface

Discussion in 'Horse Showing and Events' started by chanel, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. chanel

    chanel Well-known Member

    I think the new surface of the sec indoor is terrible,really boggy.
    today all the riders ponies fetlocks were covered.They ended up moving to the warm up arena.
    what do you think???
     
  2. Babe

    Babe Well-known Member

    How bad is it? too deep to showjump in then?
    What have they used?
     
  3. Maree4

    Maree4 Gold Member

    This would have been brought in after the BMX track was removed, the weekend of the Trilogy...what have they put in there...
     
  4. chanel

    chanel Well-known Member

    its sand(really boggy) with like paper and material in it
     
  5. eventkid1

    eventkid1 Well-known Member

    its just terrible isnt it!!!
    i hate it, i for sure will not be jumping in there!
     
  6. Shakhaan

    Shakhaan Well-known Member

    I walked through it going past the doorway, and thought I was at the beach! It appears to be white sand, with the shredded paper mixed through... but far more sand than anything.

    There is NO WAY I could run a horse out in hand through it, how it is currently. I do hope there is something else going on top.
     
  7. chanel

    chanel Well-known Member

    I know you should have seen the lead liners and their leaders they were really struggling
     
  8. Nanna

    Nanna Well-known Member

    Lets give them a chance to get it right

    I remember when the arena was 1st put in - everyone was jumping up and down years ago

    Now the surface has been changed again for US
    It will take a bit of time to settle and I am sure it was a real big rush job to get it usable at all for this weekend

    Only going by what the EWA have posted in their letters and news reports

    I must be the only one that acutally reads them!!

    If it is not safe - the will fix it - just give them a chance
     
  9. pso

    pso Gold Member

    Its the same surface as was used at the beijing olympics ;)

    I will reserve judgement until I have ridden on it...but it looks HEAPS better than the old surface**)
     
  10. chanel

    chanel Well-known Member

    Maybe they just shouldnt do bmx or motercross or watever it is they do on it.
    afterall it is the state EQUESTRIAN center.
     
  11. cobbie

    cobbie Gold Member

    That wasn't the same surface so I don't see how that affects it? They were going to replace the surface anyway..
     
  12. Nanna

    Nanna Well-known Member

    Hmmm need the income

    Do other things than play football on the subiaco oval

    JMO - so dont kill me
     
  13. chanel

    chanel Well-known Member

    I mean they shouldnt have gone on the old surface.
     
  14. pso

    pso Gold Member

    What do you mean chanel?:confused:

    the old surface was removed...bmx track put in...old surface put back in...then old surface removed again, and new one put in...

    The old surface was shocking...am glad its gone:)

    yes CP- I was there all day ;)
     
  15. EPS

    EPS Active Member

    well I haven't ridden on it so can't judge, but it did only go down on Friday! so needs time (& horses) to mix it in and settle. And I would think it must be pretty good if Megan Jones and Wendy Schaeffer (amongst a heap others) have resurfaced their arena's with it - it must be pretty good :)*
     
  16. chanel

    chanel Well-known Member

    I get it now.
    but even though its new i woud still have to say i like the old 1
     
  17. EPS

    EPS Active Member

    Totally agree!! it is so much nicer in there now, bright and fresh. Am sure the surface will be fab :D

    for those that would like to learn about it...... :::::::::: soiltex BY PROCOTEX :::::::::: :)
     
  18. chanel

    chanel Well-known Member

    haha...shame lol
     
  19. Denny

    Denny Well-known Member

    and a brand new base as well!!

    I'm sure it will be fantastic once it has settled. Good on EWA for trying to make some improvements!
     
  20. chanel

    chanel Well-known Member

    im looking now,its quite interseting,but.
     

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