Cost effective performance fibre to improve existing sand based surfaces

CLOPF Fibre is a proven surface additive to improve the stability and structure of your sand surface. With correct maintenance, a horse will work more ‘on top’ of the surface rather than ‘into’ it, tracking and general surface displacement will be reduced and your horse is less likely to suffer from sore shins or shoulders due to concussion. It also has excellent moisture retaining qualities, which may reduce the amount of watering in long dry spells. It must remain moist (by natural rainfall, or watering) for optimum performance.

Martin Collins fibre clients include Wales & West Showground, Wickstead Farm Equestrian Centre, College Equestrian Centre Keysoe, Runningwell Equestrian Centre, Queen Ethelburga’s College, Bishop Burton College, South Staffs College, Church Farm, Nord Vue Arena, Morris Equestrian Centre, Laura Tomlinson, Mijas Racecourse Spain, Mornington Racecourse Australia, Pau Racecourse France, West Wilts Equestrian, Stonar School, Kings Sedgemoor Equestrian, Anvil Park Stud, Brampton Equestrian, Francis Whittington, Lucinda Fredericks, Dag Albert and Dressage at Hickstead.

The recommended  tonnage of CLOPF fibre will be determined by the composition of your surface content, size and intended use.  CLOPF is installed using basic agricultural equipment, as shown in our video, or by our skilled site team.  

Surface Installation
  • Level and wet existing surface
  • Spread the fibre evenly over the surface, by hand or tractor mounted bale chopper
  • Wet roll the fibre over the surface, ideally using a twin drum vibrating ride on roller (e.g. a Bomag 120). 
  • Use a tractor mounted power harrow for the first pass at a depth of 3” 
  • Using a tractor mounted rotovator, mix the fibre into the top 3”, until an even spread of fibres is achieved. You may need to make a further pass over the surface     
  • Finally, wet roll and 'groom' the surface ready for use, applying more water if needed. 
  • It is very important that a horse arena sand and fibre surface is kept damp at all times in order that the Clopf® fibre remains bound into the sand. Should the surface be allowed to dry out and the fibre rise to the top,  you will need to rotovate the fibre back into the sand and wet roll as before.

Please contact us for your detailed quotation, we will also provide contact information for reference sites upon request, and access to our After Care Videos with every CLOPF surface sold.

After Care
  • The surface needs to be regularly maintained.
  • For best results the surface should be kept moist and rolled.
  • Any tracking can be removed by a hand rake.
  • Care should be taken when using a machine with deep tines, as these may cause the fibres to become very loose and damage the base.

"It is important to ensure that a sand and fibre surface is kept moist at all times, so that the fibre stays in the surface. It is also important to ensure that you have the correct maintenance machine for your surface. A chain harrow can tear or pull fibre out of the surface, and a fixed blade or gate will pull the surface out of true. We strongly recommend that you factor into your budget an appropriate maintenance machine (such as an Arena Master), which will ensure that your surface will perform to its optimum"

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