Horse and rider performing a dressage test
Horse and rider in arena

Project in the spotlight

The Acres Dressage

"We have been using our new riding arena now for several years and I can’t tell you how satisfied we are with the watering system as well as the footing (HSPG High Score Performance Ground). The moisture level is perfect and it is very easy to adjust. Summers in California are hot and dry but the footing stays perfect every day."

Jan Ebeling
Olympian & champion dressage trainer
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Made from
top-quality foam

Our performance pad is made of closed-cell crosslinked polyethylene foams (XPE) 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.Puzzle shape

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Regulates the moisture content of the sand layer

The open structure of our performance pad enhances the typically used high and low tide arena systems.

Increased safety for the horse and its rider

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.

Easy to install

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.

Excellent water management capabilities

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 arena's on the Horse Competence Center's website.

horse hooves on a riding arena floor

25-year warranty

Did you know that we offer a 25-year warranty on our shock pads? Because ProPlay stands for excellent product quality. Not only today, also in many years to come.

The warranty guarantees the shock absorbing properties, vertical deformation and energy restitution of our shock pads for a period of 25 years. It can be requested by the field owner.

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Rider and horse during Equitour Aalborg Denmark 2017

Project in the spotlight

Equitour Aalborg

Equitour Aalborg was held for the very first time in 2017, including the FEI Nations Cup in both dressage and jumping. The show, which is 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.

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ProPlay shock pads have been installed in over 80 countries. We have the experience and can always assist you.

Rob Moors - Schmitz Foam