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Equestrian surfaces – a guide

Hernlund, Elin and Lönnell, Cecilia and Roepstorff, Lars and Lundholm, Marcus and Bergström, Lars and Andersson, Ann-Margrethe and Carlsson, Björn and Fogelberg, Fredrik and Krügel, Fia and Söderberg, Markku and Hoberg, Oliver and Egenvall, Agneta (2014). Equestrian surfaces – a guide. Strömsholm: Swedish Equastrian Federation
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Equestrian arena surfaces are a major investment for stable owners, riding clubs and private horse owners. With the growth of equestrian sport in recent decades, both in terms of financial turnover and number of participants, demands on and expectations on equestrian surfaces have increased. Surfaces are expected to promote both performance and soundness. Scientific testing of equine surfaces was first developed within Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, where for decades scientists have studied associations between orthopaedic injury and surface properties. The background of biomechanical research into equine surfaces is described in more detail in the foreword. Thanks to these studies the information in this guide is supported by scientific data and on-going research. The guide also utilises advice from international arena consultants and equestrian professionals with years of practical experience of building and maintaining surfaces. The guide is aimed at those who want to build or renovate a riding arena, or those who require more knowledge about riding surfaces. Furthermore the guide provides advice on building and maintaining an indoor or outdoor arena. Many equestrians discuss and want an answer to what is ”the best” riding surface. As this guide shows, it is wiser to talk about a ‘surface that is most suited to your and your horse’s needs’, and that how well it works will also depend on how you treat it.

Authors/Creators:Hernlund, Elin and Lönnell, Cecilia and Roepstorff, Lars and Lundholm, Marcus and Bergström, Lars and Andersson, Ann-Margrethe and Carlsson, Björn and Fogelberg, Fredrik and Krügel, Fia and Söderberg, Markku and Hoberg, Oliver and Egenvall, Agneta
Title:Equestrian surfaces – a guide
Year of publishing :2014
Depositing date:14 May 2015
Number of Pages:129
Place of Publication:Strömsholm
Publisher:Swedish Equastrian Federation
Language:English
Publication Type:Book
Refereed:No
Article category:Popular
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L70 Veterinary science and hygiene - General aspects
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 201 Civil Engineering > Construction Management
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Clinical Science
Agrovoc terms:saddle horses, floors, hooves, building construction, sand
Keywords:equine, footing surface, horse, arena sand
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2992
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2992
ID Code:12229
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:14 Oct 2015 09:58
Metadata Last Modified:04 May 2017 08:18

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