The irrigation and draining system can be used on any type of substrate – no additional soil hardening is needed. The process of creating the substrate consists of isolating the native substrate with an appropriate insulating foil on which a system of perforated pipes connected to the control box is laid. The water level is kept at a constant levelby means of an automatic controller, which allows to obtain the required humidity of successive layers of sand. The controller is also responsible for draining excess water from the yard. We use two types of gravel. The first layer of gravel that performs a filtering function. The second layer is quartz sand. Its properties make the substrate elastic and the elasticity of the substrate is obtained by mixing quartz sand with interlining offcuts. Due to the above-standard hardness of quartz, surface wear is reduced to a minimum, which ensures a long service life of the surface. Each stage of work requires precision, therefore, both before laying the foil and after laying subsequent layers of gravel, it is necessary to carefully level the surface by using a laser levelling system. The automatic adaptation of the water requirement to the riding ground ensures that all significant requirements for riding surfaces are met:
  • constant hydration of the riding surface
  • ground stability
  • possibility of drainage
  • flexibility

Advantages of the ebb and flow system substrate

  • The water level under the riding surface is regulated automatically thanks to the drainage system.
  • The constant moistening of the substrate keeps the surface supple and prevents extreme hoof strikes – no dust is generated.
  • During persistent rainfall, the square remains usable, excess water is automatically regulated by the installation of drainage pipes and pumped out.
  • This system is used to maintain good ventilation in equestrian halls, equestrian surfaces in halls are built on the same principle – there is no problem of excess water on the surface, no expensive foundation is necessary, native soil is sufficient for our system.
  • Long service life thanks to the surface height of about 30 cm – of which about 5 cm is worked under the horse’s hooves; the remaining 25 cm of the surface remains untouched in its structure.
  • No long-term stagnant water accumulation – surplus water caused by rainfall is automatically pumped out. The surface maintains constant hydration of the substrate and elasticity due to the capillary action of the sand. The top layer of pavement sand draws moisture from the lower parts of the sand to the top layers of the pavement.
  • The stability of the surface humidity is regulated by a pressure sensor in the regulating shaft – when the moisture in the surface decreases or increases due to evaporation or precipitation, it is fully automatically brought to the values set by you.
  • The quality of the riding surface is shaped individually – the more moisture is supplied to the upper layer of the surface, the harder the surface becomes; Thanks to this, the riding surfaces can be adapted to the given requirements – jumping, dressage or driving.
The great advantage of the ebb and flow system is that during equestrian tournaments there is no need to plan and take breaks for hydration of the surface during individual competitions. The system functions in the same way for external surfaces and equestrian halls: it works as irrigation and drainageoutside, while in the halls it provides irrigation of equestrian surfaces. We hope that the above information has deepened your interest in our system of equestrian surfaces. If you have any further questions, we remain at your disposal.