We care for comfort and safety of both the horse and its rider.
Our performance pad is made of closed-cell crosslinked polyethylene foams (XLPE) that were originally produced for a different purpose in various industries where quality and product performance is key. Schmitz Foam Products combines these foams into a shock pad that delivers a safe and comfortable surface for combined sports use.
The open structure of our performance pad enhances the typically used high and low tide arena systems.
Due to the system’s sand consistency the safety of the horse can be guaranteed. On top of that our pad provides significantly improved fall protection compared to traditional systems, keeping its rider comfortable and safe.
Our performance pad for equestrian sports is available in rolls and interlocking puzzle-shaped sheets and are easy to install. It doesn’t require special skills or equipment and is independent of weather conditions.
By adding the performance pad, excellent water management can be guaranteed. After heavy rainfall the arena dries up faster than traditional arena systems. Read more about this excellent base for horse riding on the Horse Competence Center's website.
We cooperate with dedicated partners who have the experience to develop a top-performance horse riding arena.
We cooperate with dedicated partners who have the experience to develop a top-performance horse riding arena. For instance our pad is part of the world famous known HSPG system of Hof Kasselmann.
Performance pad for Equestrian
‘We have been using our new riding arena now for about one year and I can’t tell you how satisfied we are with the watering system as well as the footing (HSPG High Score Performance Ground). As you had promised the moisture level is perfect and it is very easy to adjust. As you know the summers in California are hot and dry but the footing stays perfect every day,' says Jan Ebeling, Olympian & champion dressage trainer.
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Equitour Aalborg is being held for the very first time including the FEI Nations Cup in both dressage and jumping. The show, which is going to be the greatest and most attractive horse show in the North so far, gets participation from the absolute world elite in both jumping and dressage. Andreas Helgstrand and Jens Trabjerg, who are behind the show, have a clear vision: to make Equitour Aalborg one of the most attractive Leg of the FEI Nations Cup series for both riders and audience.