Complete Specs

Our Indoor Arena is 65x140 and has a ceiling height of 32' to the peak. The sides also have 4ft roll up curtains for cross ventilation in the summer months to help keep us cool and keep dust to a minimum. The arena features 6 400Watt Metal halide lighting fixtures which offer superior visibility with no shadow effects for night riding. The footing consits of a Clay and Lime packed base with 4-6 inches of Mason Sand and Crumb Rubber mixture for a very soft and secure riding environment. Daytime riding is also superior as the fabric is translucent and illuminates the arena more than enough on its own to offer a comfortable feel for you and your horse. We have a great streo system in place that supports CD players and MP3 and iPods !!

History:

After Months of Debating on which type of Arena we were going to build, we decided on going with a fabric building over a traditional Metal structure. We chose this building for several reason which are listed below. After touring several types of Arena's we we decided that the Coverall building would suit our needs perfectly. I've listed some advantages below on a Fabric building over a Metal structure.

Riding conditions are always better inside a bright, fresh, spacious Cover-All indoor riding arena. Cover-All equine customers love their buildings because of the vast amount of natural light, peaceful atmosphere, clear-span riding area, the ability to ride year-round, and the versatility of the building

Natural Environment

The vast amount of natural light creates a comfortable sunny-day feeling, eliminating shadows and reducing energy demands. Year-round temperature moderation and natural light inside a Cover-All indoor riding arena contribute to a more enjoyable experience for both the horse and rider.

Clear Span Riding Space

Cover-All buildings are available in clear-span widths up to 160', allowing horse and rider to work to maximum potential.

Peaceful Atmosphere

The sound dampening qualities of a Cover-All building provide an enhanced level of quietness for focused riding, free from distractions. This is especially noticible when its raining or hailing etc.

Year-Round Riding

A Cover-All indoor arena provides the feeling of the outdoors within the safety, comfort, and convenience of the indoors for year-round riding enjoyment. The covered riding surface also makes it easier to maintain safer, more consistent footing. We have also noticed that it tends to be 10 -15 degrees warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer months.

 

Footing for the Arena

At Runaway Ranch we care about your horses and like to think do our homework before choosing products that affect everyone here. The footing we have chosen is a mix of premium washed mason sand and contaminate free rubber footing. The combination of these 2 has proven to yield the greatest results with the least amount of Dust.

Rubber Arena Footing is a clean, safe, soft material that absorbs impact and even helps cushion rider falls. Rubber provides a dynamic, safe, uniform riding surface that eliminates the shock from your horse's workout and lets your horse perform at its best. Premium Rubber Arena Footing does not deteriorate and does not require frequent replacement. It can be used indoors or out in arenas, jumping stadiums, tracks, and trails.

Advantages of Rubber are:

  • Reduces concussion shock
  • Reduces muscle strain
  • Minimizes injuries
  • Increases training time
  • Resists packing and improves drainage
  • Reduces dust indoors and out
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Performance and Pleasure
  • Rubber Footing provides good traction as well as a non concussive, resilient surface that protects horses' legs from shock and injury. When surveyed, equestrians choose a rubber-treated surface over a traditionally surfaced arena. Premium Rubber Arena Footing is also non-abrasive, odor free, and harmless to the environment.

Rubber allows the pore space in the footing to remain open. Open space lets water seep down into the riding surface, rather than staying on top and making the ground slippery. Since the footing is porous, the riding surface also stays damp, thus controlling the dust, which is especially important in a dry climate like we have in mid to late summer.

We are constantly asked different questions about Rubber footing so Here are some of the most common.

Q: How often do you have to replace the product?

A:Soccer balls and sneakers may break down over time and turn to dust, but tires have been engineered to last almost forever. Well after 5 years, Rubber installations are still performing extremely well and samples taken from the arenas show no change in the product.
Arenas where rubber is used need only periodic maintenance to insure an even riding surface. Because the rubber riding surface is loose, the rubber will move to the surface over time. When this happens, just re-mix the product with the riding surface. Be careful not to disturb the base of the arena.

Q: What is the difference between crumb rubber and shreds or buffing's that we've seen in other arena's?
A: Crumb rubber consists of small, pea-size bits of rubber made from whole tires. (Particle size and amount of fiber attached varies slightly depending on the processor in your area.) Shreds are normally larger than 1x1"—too big for use in an arena. Buffing's are the shavings produced when a re-treader evens a tire before applying a new tread. Buffing's look like flat worms. Because of this shape, forces radiating onto them are transmitted downward, with little side scatter. Crumb rubber, being irregular in shape, scatters forces in many directions and absorbs impact better.

Q: What if my horse eats some?
A: Rubber is inert, like sand or pebbles, so if it is eaten, it will pass right through. Rubber has been used in horse arenas for many years and horses have shown no interest in eating the footing. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has purchasing guidelines which recommend recycled tire products for children's playgrounds.

Q: What is the light, fluffy stuff in the product?
A: The whitish, lightweight material is small bits of polyester/nylon fiber from the tires. Tires are reinforced with this material.

Q: What happens to the metal from steel belted radial tires?
A: Large magnets remove 99.9% of the metal during processing.