Good arena footing is considered to be a major part of the success of any equine facility, even those that host smaller events. Selecting, installing, and maintaining the arena footing for the AQHA World Championships requires knowing the footing requirements of different disciplines and how to transition footing from one discipline to another. At a show where millions of dollars of money and prizes are awarded the AQHA has trusted the leader in the arena footing industry, Kiser Arena Specialists, for over 20 years to make sure that the arena footing is properly prepared for each discipline that is competing that day. As many as 10 different disciplines may compete in one day, each with specific footing requirements. Why not let Kiser Arena Specialists train your facility staff to prepare major event footing? For over 10 years we were responsible for the Arena Footing Seminar for the League of Agricultural and Equestrian Centers. We have been responsible for training the staff of many major equestrian show facilities including Washington Horse Park, West World in Scottsdale, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in OKC, Will Rogers Memorial Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Horseshoe Park in Queen Creek, and dozens more.
The sooner you can achieve major event footing preparation knowledge, the sooner you can host a successful major event. Our team has the experience to train your staff on every discipline. We can come to your facility to work with facility staff with their equipment and footing or we offer a limited amount of opportunities for facility staff members to work with us at major equine events. Contact us for more information about having your facility staff be a part of our footing management crew at major NRHA, NCHA, NRCHA, and AQHA events.
TRUSTED BY INDUSTRY LEADERS
As an equine veterinarian, I know firsthand how vital the ground is to keeping a horse sound and free from injury. In an industry where its success comes largely from the strength behind a horse’s feet and its ability to move them, the surface on which these equestrian athletes perform must be precise and well-groomed. I consider Kiser Arena Development to be the “go-to” experts in arena footing. As equestrians we must be able to feel that we are putting our horses, and our investments, into a safe environment, and the footing in said environment is paramount to the training and showing of the equine athlete. Stepping into a Kiser arena, you can be confident that immaculate detail went into selecting the dirt below you. Not only does Kiser Arena Development know how to design, build, and outfit an arena, but they are the leading creators of the equipment needed to maintain these arenas. They understand that the job is not done when the arena is finished. Keeping an arena in the best condition requires vigilant maintenance and personalized care. With their creations of arena drags, watering systems, and dust control, the average consumer, along with the experienced horseman, can be confident that their arena is kept at Kiser quality. All too often people underestimate the importance of the arena and its footing, but it is far more intricate than just laying down dirt. Thankfully, the Kiser family understands the importance of arena surfaces, and the value of keeping your horse, and its rider, safe and able to perform to the best of its abilities.
— Glenn Blodgett, DVM
6666 Ranch, Horse Division Manager
AQHA Past President