Del Mar, CA - Premier Equestrian, LLC, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories, is pleased to announce they will be providing the arena footing at the Del Mar Arena at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. Premier Equestrian will also be a Platinum sponsor of the Del Mar National Horse Show, one of the oldest and more prestigious competitions in the Western United States. “We are very excited to have a presence at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. It is the premier arena and show facility in Southern California,” said Premier Equestrian co-founder Mark Neihart. “Premier has installed the footing in the main arena at Del Mar, which will be a great benefit to all of the riders competing at this fabulous facility.”
Premier features an Arena Footing Division with products that include GGT Footing, ProTex and Prostride Crumb Rubber. “We have installed a blend of GGT Textile Footing with a mixture of sand in the main arena at Del Mar, which will provide superior traction and cushion for the horses competing,” Neihart said. Premier Equestrian will also have a booth at the Del Mar Fairgrounds during horse shows, giving exhibitors and spectators a chance to learn more about different types of footing.
One of the goals of Premier is to educate horse owners and help them understand what type of footing is best. Neihart said it is important to understand the difference between good and bad footing. “Good footing will protect a horse from lameness issues and enhance the horse’s performance by giving the horse a consistent surface to ride on. Cushion, shear prevention and the resulting traction are things to expect from a good footing surface,” he said. “Bad footing is footing that is too hard, too deep or rolls. Bad footing affects the bio-mechanical movement of the horse and can prematurely wear out joints, tendons and ligaments. Some footings can permanently cause lameness.”
This is Premier’s first year as a sponsor at The Del Mar NationalHorse Show, which last year purchased Premier’s signature “Brentina Dressage Arena” which was used at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the United States Dressage Federation’s National Symposium in 2011. “We love being on both coasts of the United States because not only are we thrilled to be Platinum sponsors at the Del Mar National, but we are also active in the show scene in Wellington, Florida. We are the Official Dressage Arena Fencing Provider of Wellington’s new world-class dressage circuit, the 2012 Global Dressage Festival,” Neihart said.
Premier Equestrian also offers a complete line of horse jumps and horse jumping equipment, including jump standards, gates, walls, jump cups, jump poles, sponsor jumps and cavaletti. For more information on all Premier Equestrian products visit their website at www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 800-611-6109.