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Riding Arena Construction – the OTTO Sport process

With nearly 5,000 installations worldwide over the last two decades, we recommend constructing riding arenas in three steps: Sub-base drainage layer – Upper base (OTTO mats) – OTTO Sport blended footing mixture. A proven formula that works! 

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Preliminary work:
At first, topsoil should be removed and compacted to get a uniform density. For the construction of outdoor arenas, a light slope of about 1.5% should be considered. For indoor arenas a slope is not necessary.

Sub-base layer:
To avoid huge accumulations of water, the base layer has to be water-permeable. This is especially important during the cold and damp season. We specify using local aggregates/stones which are installed with laser-controlled machines.    

Upper base:
The ideal solution for the separating layer is to use OTTO Perforated Mats which are set on a washed stone layer, with a gap of approx. 1.18 inch between mats, and lightly rolled. The ”locking-rings” on the underside of the mat ensure optimal anchorage in the sub-base layer. 

Finally, a specially mixed footing that meets the requirements of the desired equestrian discipline is installed with laser-controlled machines.

Please note:
This instruction is following a standardized pattern. However, riding arena construction highly depends on the local conditions and the individual requests of the customers. So please take the chance to get free advice from our experts – we are happy to assist you in all questions regarding the construction of your arena!

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