Kiser Footing Blends


Natural & Synthetic Arena Footing Blends

Everyone always asks, “Which is better: natural or synthetic footing?” The short answer is both! The long answer will really depend on your discipline and expectations.

For over 30 years, we have built natural footing arenas for all disciplines and have become known as the world's leading experts in arena footing. We source local materials for each unique arena and create the perfect base and a riding surface that has the sheer strength, cushion, rebound, and reaction needed for the horse's footfall.

Searching for the best footing blends with high-quality arena footing additives? Contact us today!

Footing Blends for All Weather & All Surfaces

Several variables play a part in determining what kind of footing is best suited for your needs:

  • Discipline
  • Arena type (outdoor, indoor, or covered) and base surface
  • Volume of riders
  • Budget
  • Owner expectations
  • Factors influenced by location (temperature, wind, rainfall, etc.)

Synthetic additives are a crucial addition to footing for practice and showing at all levels in the English disciplines. At Kiser, we make it a priority to test synthetic additives constantly in order to provide our versatile client base alternative options and better footing solutions.

Whether a synthetic or natural footing arena is best for your needs, you can trust on the expertise of Kiser Arena Specialists to help discover what footing will keep your horses sound and performing to their maximum ability!

Even the best natural or synthetic materials can perform poorly without proper moisture and maintenance:

Poor Moisture Content


Footing with poor moisture content lets the sand and smaller particles separate from larger particles (whether natural or synthetic). This creates not only dust, but also an unsafe and poorly performing arena!

Proper Moisture Content


Footing with a proper moisture content of 4-7% keeps all materials (whether natural or synthetic) from separating and preserves the high performance and safety qualities you require!

World-class arenas are a combination of the right materials, detailed planning, solid construction, and a tailored maintenance plan.

Contact us now to order a custom footing blend!


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