We turn dirt into your dream arena.
Quality arena footing is a key element to a successful equine program just as much as a good farrier, good veterinary, or good nutrition program. Whether you are a public facility that hosts competitions, a private training facility, or own a “hobby” farm that you use for relaxing and enjoying your equine partners, the quality arena footing will be a determining factor in the success of your equine program. It would be very unusual to visit any successful equine facility, of any discipline, anywhere in the world, and find substandard footing. Worldwide, the top competitors in any discipline will tell you that they rely on good safe footing to achieve maximum performance from their horses as well as help keep them sound.
You need a footing blend that is custom to your specific needs! Most contractors have very little experience in creating horse arena footing that works functionally and also contribute to your horses’ health and performance. Even when a contractor has the right materials, quite often, the drainage and base material installation is done improperly, resulting in footing that looks good but functions poorly and may even be unsafe for horse and rider.
The Kisers’ farming background has contributed an innate understanding of soil materials and land manipulation and ultimately paved the road into the equine arena business. For the last 30 years, Kiser Arena Specialists has designed custom footing in all disciplines setting a new standard in the industry.
When you want an arena built the right way to endure all weather and fulfill all your needs, Kiser is the only name you need to know!
Contact us today to schedule a custom arena footing consultation!
Our Custom Horse Arena Footing Services
In order to have an arena that percolates water evenly, sheds rainwater, and gives your horses the exact same amount of riding material with every footfall laser-grading equipment is a must! Don’t let a contractor tell you they can “eyeball” it because they can’t… and you can’t afford to let them.
If you are creating footing for an existing arena, we will assess your current footing and analyze its current issues. If this Is for a new arena, we will analyze the building site and influencing factors like winds, temperatures, rainfall, topography, and structure. We take samples of existing and potential footing materials and then test them in our footing lab to identify or design the right mix of materials for each unique arena.
Our horse arena footing products are primarily natural, including sand, silt, and clay. We also use high-quality geotextile fiber (usually in combination with sand) for elite performance applications, such as dressage, hunters, and jumpers. For both natural and blended footing, there is a base layer that must have the properties to become solid and stay consistent. The base is the foundation for safe, successful footing. Base materials range from clay to stone dust materials to mat systems similar to those you see under turf for erosion control.
Kiser Arena Specialists uses premier dual-grade lasers on all grading equipment. When a Kiser construction crew installs your arena, a laser-perfect grade is guaranteed from the subsurface to the top footing.
Schedule a Custom Arena Footing Consultation
If you’re looking for footing that is sure to perform for your athletes, you’ve come to the right place. The Kiser business started with footing, and after decades working with it, we’re the industry experts for all equine disciplines and much more.
Contact us today to schedule a custom arena footing consultation!
Competition Footing Management
If you’ve ever run, competed in, or attended an equine competition, you know how critical proper footing is to the success of the competition. Footing affects horse and rider alike, so for safety and performance, the footing must be perfectly executed and maintained to suit the competitors for the duration of the event.
Kiser has been a leading name in competition footing management since 1988. We can manage every element of competition footing, from installation to maintenance.
Contact us today to schedule equine competition footing management with the industry experts at Kiser.
Schedule Horse Competition Footing Management Services
The significant difference Kiser made in the NRHA footing over the years caught the attention of other major associations and events. Today, Kiser Arena Specialists continues to raise the bar and set the standard for competition footing management, managing more world championship events than any other company.
We can provide competition footing management across the U.S. and internationally. Get in touch today to discuss your competition’s needs with the unrivaled footing experts at Kiser.
The Significant difference Kiser made in the NRHA footing over the years caught the attention of other major associations and events. Today Kiser Arena Specialists continues to raise the bar and set the standard for Competition Footing Management, managing more world championship events than any other company.
National Reining Horse Association Futurity
National Reining Horse Association Derby
American Quarter Horse Association
- AQHA Youth World Show
- AQHA Select World Show
- AQHA World Show
National Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity
NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman & NRCHA World Championship
National Cutting Horse Association
- NCHA Superstakes
- NCHA Summer Spectacular
- NCHA Futurity
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
OQHA Redbud Spectacular
World Equestrian Games Jerez, Spain
World Equestrian Games Aachen, Germany
World Equestrian Games Lexington, KY
World Equestrian Games Tryon, NC
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