All round Manège / Menage surface solutions
All round Manège / Menage surface solutions

Martin Collins sets the winning standard for manège arena surfaces for amateur riders or families looking to construct an outdoor riding arena at home or livery yard, or refurbish an existing surface.

Our range of synthetic surfaces has been specifically created to be safe, to perform and to last.

Martin Collins Menage SurfaceWe understand the more generalist need for:

  • An affordable, all-purpose surface which can withstand training for all equine disciplines and
  • a controlled space to lunge and ride in. 
  • The most commonly laid menage / manege surfaces in the past have been:

  • Sand - which tends to pack down too easily when wet and dries out to become deep and uneven
  • PVC materials - which can become very slippery in summer,
  • Rubber - which deteriorates over time.
  • Martin Collins CLOPF fibre additive surface, which is added to sand, provides an affordable solution to these problems giving you a manege which will perform in all weather conditions.

    Durable Surfaces from Martin Collins

    Martin Collins arenas are precision-installed.

  • Our surfaces are individually blended for your requirements and geographic location.
  • With the correct maintenance, we fully expect our arenas and surfaces to perform consistently for many years. Some of our customers with heavy-use surfaces are still getting great performance more than 15 years after initial installation.
  • We understand how important your menage / manege surface is to keeping your horses sound and fit. So, our surfaces are designed to reduce injury risks and consequent vets’ fees.

    Identifying your Menage Surface Needs

    We are happy to advise on both the surfaces and size of arena / manege which would best suit your current (and anticipated future) needs, your budget and the land available.

    Martin Collins offers four types of menage service:


    rubber manege surface

    We use our own experienced team of arena builders who work across the UK so you benefit from a joined-up approach from start to finish, across the construction, surface installation and fencing of your arena.

    • Correct maintenance and ‘grooming’ are key to the longevity of your menage surface so, following installation, we offer FREE ongoing after care support. 
    • Every CLOPF surface we sell comes with a DVD which explains how you can ensure your surface continues to offer optimal performance.
    Contact us for more information.
    Clients who trusts us

    A 551 sq.m. Indoor Ecotrack.

    "We installed our Martin Collins surface towards the end of 2008. Since then my life has been made so much easier, not only because it performs brilliantly but it is easy to maintain as well. The ponies really do ‘float’ off it and all my clients and riders love riding on it.   

    The best comments came from my father (who was not convinced, and was concerned about the expense) and now he thinks it’s the best money he has ever spent!" 


    Outdoor Arena:

    "We are very pleased with the Clopf which has done exactly what I had hoped it would do…it has worked very well with the (good quality) sand and rubber surface that was already in place.  It's stabilised the surface, stopped evaporation and provided improved cushioning." Dr Rachel Murray.

    British Dressage Accredited Coach, Clive Halsall, chose Activ-track as the new surface for his indoor 20 x 60  arena at Walton Fold Farm, Lancashire, in 2011: 

    "The Activ-track surface supplied by Martin Collins has exceeded all expectations. The service provided was excellent, from initial contact through to completion, and I would not hesitate to recommend Martin Collins to anyone".

    Greenwood Ellis and Partners have invested in a multi-million pound purpose built equine hospital on the edge of Newmarket. The diagnostic areas include a Martin Collins Ecotrack arena and lunge area:

    “Having the best surfaces available for lameness evaluation was a priority for the Hospital. This was researched extensively before Martin Collins surfaces were selected".  Ian Wright, Senior Veterinary Surgeon.

    All budgets catered for

    Whether you are an event organiser, professional rider, livery yard owner or a keen amateur looking to:

    Contact us now about your manege / menage surface.
    We’re here to help

    Despite being involved in equine arenas and riding surfaces at top venues across the world, Martin Collins’ staff still have their ‘feet firmly on the ground’. We are all approachable and experienced horse people who want you to achieve the best for you and your horses, whatever you do with them.

    Whether you are looking to:

    • build a new riding manege for the first time and just want to talk through your ideas and the riding arena costs involved, or
    • improve your current menage surface or drainage, or
    • are confused by all the different equestrian surface types available on the market today

    Why not call 01488-71100 or contact us now about your equestrian menage surface and building requirements.

    Following a telephone consultation, an initial site visit can be arranged if required. UK site visits will be free of charge*

    *subject to location and project scope 

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