Improved anti-slip Properties
with underground irrigation lines
Consistent water distribution
throughout the entire footing
of up to 40% compared to sprinkler systems
due to dust suppression
while irrigation is in progress, fully usable
indoor and outdoor horse arenas
A new outdoor riding arena with the HIT Active-Aqua riding surface irrigation system was put into operation in Ravensburg
- How much water does the system use?
- What are the main advantages of the system?
- How can sand capillarity be measured?
How much water does the system use?
The drip lines are not simple lines with holes, as for traditional agricultural irrigation applications. The HIT Aqua Drip lines have an integrated diaphragm valve system, which opens and closes depending on water pressure, evenly distributing water into the entire footing area. The diaphragm valves are self-cleaning, which prohibits any blocking of the opening by sand particles.
What are the main advantages of the system?
A consistent and even moisture penetration throughout the entire arena floor is substantially more efficient with this system.
No more irrigation overlaps, pooling water or dry areas. The arena can
be used during the watering cycles – no down time.
No water loss due to evaporation water is used efficiently and economically only on the footing as wall, fence, and side boards remain dry.
How can sand capillarity be measured, and what are the characteristics of good sand?
To select good sand for the footing of a horse arena and to water it efficiently,
its capillarity is to be determined.
This characteristic describes how fast moisture travels to the surface in the sand and will determine the correct type of sand to be used.
Contact us for an analysis to determine the suitability of your current footing or we will recommend appropriate sand in your area. When we select new sand and/or any additives for the footing, we will make sure that the appropriate balance of the capillarity needed for irrigation and the properties of the sand match the riders’ and horses’ needs.