The Importance of Good Arena Footing

Soundness and performance are the main focus on most discussions of riding surfaces.
Ever since people started using riding arenas when working with their horses they were experimenting with the large variety of materials for the use of footing.

Today`s findings from scientific research on equestrian footings can be combined with specialists` practical experiences to produce a sound and good surface. Still, advice on the construction of riding arena surfaces has been based on experience and personal opinion. Experience and know-how is important to create a good riding surface, maintenance and moisture content is key to performance of any riding ring. Due to these variables there is no single recipe for a perfect riding arena.

With the experience gained in over the years of supporting the equine community, we found that the products we offer are the best solution – economically and environmentally – to help you prevent lameness of your horse and minimize veterinary bills. GGT offers tailored arena footing products and professional expertise of our partnered arena builders to help you thru your arena construction process. GGT-Footing™ is a complimentary addition to riding arenas and enhances the integrity of your footing when mixed with sand.

 The makers of GGT-Footing™ understand, that equestrian arena surfaces are a major investment for stable owners, riding clubs and private horse owners.


GGT Footing and arenas from West Coast Footing

GGT Footing Installer
The GGT mission
 is to offer protection of the Equine Athletes
that give so much to their riders and owners.



  • Reduces dust

  • High water storage capability

  • Optimal impact resistance

  • Higher slide strength and additional stability

  • Prevents packing

  • Offers perfectly adapted spring for energy rebound

  • Supports your horse’s joints and ligaments.

  • Facilitates a strong jump and a secure landing

  • Improves the shear strength of the surface

GGT footing uses the highest quality nonwoven geotextile available as well as the highest quality polyester fiber, with a high tensile strength and UV rating.
This assures that your arena footing will last longer and not break down.