Combining D. E. Spencer & Sons (UK) Ltd groundworks, drainage and landscaping skills means that Equestrian projects have become a company speciality. Utilising our experience and knowledge, we can meet even the most demanding Equestrian needs.
This Riding School was cut into a bank, which was then reshaped around and the ground contoured to suit the surrounding levels.
Drainage is installed and outfalls to a ditch nearby.
20M X 40M ARENA CUT AND FILL SITE
Cutting into a rocky bank to construct a 20m x 40m arena, this involved excavating around 1000 tonnes of rock and soil, then relaying it to form a level bed
Installing the drainage and membrane
Once the drains are laid, a membrane covers the site before the 150mm deep layer of clean stone is laid.
This can then be covered either with another, much thicker membrane, or a permeable tarmac layer.
Finally the chosen surface can be laid.
Fencing is carried out using 100mm x 50mm rails on 150mm x 75mm posts and 200mm x 50mm kick boards laid two high. All posts are concreted in.
20 x 40m ARENA, LEVEL SITE PRONE TO FLOODING
This 20m x 40m Arena is constructed without fencing, just having kick boards all round.
The site was made up by 400mm using crushed stone as there was a flooding risk.
Water will normally run to ditch by gravity, via a 2m deep manhole. When there is excessive rain and the ditches fill, two large submersible pumps take over, these are located in the manhole.
Other measures included constructin a flood prevention bank around the property as well as various other drainage systems.
Completed Arena, shows ‘D’ profile top board laid flat for a safer edge to the kick boards.
An existing 60m x 20m barn is prepared for the installation of a Martin Collins indoor mix.
300mm depth of material, made up of old stone, soil and manure has been removed and replaced with new stone to form a solid level base.