"With the addition of SOILTEX to our showjumping arena at Redleaf Lodge, we now believe we have the best surface in the country. Because the surface does not shift on take off or landing it has to be the safest footing to jump on. It's security gives the young horses the confidence they need for expert training, at the same time the gentle give is great for managing soundness in the older horses"
Christopher Burton and Julia Hargreaves
"Our dressage horses stay right on top leaving nothing more than a print on the surface. This is also the case when they are blasting their way through piaffe and passage. The footing is also great for our young horses weather they ate being lunged or doing a brief explode or half buck courtesy or a cold morning or baby magpie. There is no slip - SOILTEX is a serious good health and safety consideration! Finally there is no dust. SOILTEX is one of the highlight facilities here at the Newcastle Equestrian Centre, thankyou Lou Verwey and Capricorn."
"When I was in Europe last year I rode on this product in many different stables and loved it! So when Lou rang to tell me he could supply it for our new arena I was very excited. It is lovely to ride on, combining with sand to provide a stable, spongy surface which does not move under the horses feet. It gives a really elasticy feel to the horses paces. Mum and I both coach and train on it all day and it doesn't leave tracks and kick up the sideboards like sand alone does, so this means less maintenance. It also seems to absorb water really well so we can ride on the arena in all weather conditions."
"At last! With Lou's SOILTEX surface I am able to train my horses and instruct students with confidence, knowing that in my opinion the surface dramatically reduces the risk of physical stress on the horses including tendon, ligament and muscle strain. It also reduces hoof abrasion that is often associated with heavy sand. I find the SOILTEX gives the horses a great feel of natural spring and regularity. I am also able to work a number of horses plus lunge and jump on a surface that displays great durability and is easy to maintain.This very even, stable surface consists of recycled textile and sand which when combined retains moisture well.It contains no chemical binders. I highly recommend this product"
"Here at Wallaby Hill Farm we have sought out top quality products to create a world class facility; as such when it came to the surface of our state of the art indoor arena there was only one choice: Capricorn's SOILTEX. We can rely on SOILTEX to give a smooth and comfortable ride, giving enough surety of foot regardless of whether we are hosting a jumping competition with 100's of horses or doing individual flatwork lessons. With our new SOILTEX surface and the great service provided by Capricorn, this is one area we now no longer need to worry about."
"At Parbery Performance Horses we are constantly trying to improve ourselves, our horses and our facilities. We are relentlessly working to create a dressage haven for owners, riders and their horses. The products we choose are the products we believe in and our new SOILTEX arena provides us with a safe, easy to maintain and performance enhancing training surface that takes away the stress from our horses legs and keeps them sound. We can recommend SOILTEX as an excellent product that we truly believe in. Thankyou Lou and Kim for bringing top quality equestrian products to Australia!"
Brett and Melinda Parbery
"I couldn't be happier with my SOILTEX arena. Very little maintenance, totally dust free and most importantly the horses jump great off it!"
"I love my SOILTEX surface. I would do anything to keep my team of horses sound and at their peak for longer and Soiltex helps me achieve this. My water dam loves it too, we cut our watering back from twice a day to once a week during the summer! And it stays in perfect condition during the wettest of wet Adelaide hills winters. It was easy to install as we just mixed it with our original sand surface. It was also a very cost effective way of adding another 20years of working life to my arena. My clients love riding on it and the unique SOILTEX mix takes all the concussion out of the horse joints while they are training."
"Recently we decided to replace our arena surface, with Capricorn SOILTEX. I had been suffering from a severe allergic reaction to our old surface, even though it was quite good for the horses and rode very well. This was the best thing I have done for my health and the health and soundness of our horses. The new SOILTEX surface is extremely easy to care for, all my allergies have gone and the horses are enjoying a safe non slip surface. SOILTEX has an evenness and spring I have never experienced in any other arena. We could not be more pleased with the results. Horses work on it all day and there is no track around the edge, or uneven spots. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Every professional rider needs to have a surface like this!!"
"My new Soiltex arena is great. We've had very good rain, some of it in a very heavy storm, 37mms in about an hour and a half. I was really concerned about the new surface as I didn't want to see it running down the paddock.
Was absolutely delighted to go up and find just one or two small furrows around the gate and none of it washed away.
The stability of the SOILTEX is fantastic. I spent the first week lunging making sure that I used all the arena each time. Wonderful to see the Fonz using his hocks and having to work (he's usually so lazy). Riding him I can feel such a difference. His confidence has improved and I can feel that he's so much happier. All this of course has increased my comfort levels and therefore made me much happier as well."
"Greetings to Kim and Lou of SOILTEX.
We had 100mm of rain during Monday evening and Tuesday of last week and I was able to ride on my outdoor SOILTEX arena on the Wednesday - needless to say I am very impressed.
8th of Apr 2013
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