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Our focus when building your equestrian riding arena or ring is to provide you with a safe surface that is also both resistant to wear and tear and help improve riding performance. At Ballard Sports, we handle all parts of the build and custom choose materials to create the highest quality arena with the budget in mind.

From choosing custom footing additives and footing retention materials to installing drains, fencing, lights, sprinklers, mirrors, and obstacles, Ballard will take care of every detail.

Our equestrian riding arena services include full arena construction, partial arena construction with sub-base or sub-base and base existing and renovations and repairs which includes replacement of materials and extensions of existing arenas. All of our equestrian riding arena construction services apply to both indoor and outdoor facilities.

Equestrian Riding Arena Testimonials

Working with Ballard Construction was a dream come true! They are so professional, efficient and knowledgeable! When Mother Nature had other plans, and changed our time line, Ballard stayed in constant contact and I knew once the weather cleared they would do everything they could to finish the job in a timely manner. And they did! It’s comforting to work with a company that truly has their clients best interest in mind. I would HIGHLY recommend them for any arena work. My horses health and safety are first and foremost and the footing is simply perfect!! Thank you!

Sara Beth, Butler, IL

Ballard construction was wonderful to work with from start to finish. Their customer service was great! Our arena footing needed some revamping and our base needed quite a bit of fixing. They took the time to come see my footing multiple times to develop a plan that would be most beneficial while also being cost effective. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product! I highly recommend them!!

Ally Saltonstall, Upstate, NY

At Freestyling Farms, we already know who we are going to call when it comes time for our grass jumping field to be created!

Jill Gaffney, Freestyling Farms, OH

Ballard construction has an incredible attention to detail and has exceeded my expectations. I could not be more impressed with their professionalism in regards to the service, product, time frame, and communication. I’m happy to say I am proud to show off their work and couldn’t be happier with how my horses perform on it. Nothing but the best for the horses that mean so much to us at Smokey Hollow Farm!

Alexa Harris, Smokey Hollow Farm Jamesville, NY

Our brand new footing from FootingFirst, LLC in our indoor arena is Dwarf tested, and owner approved!!!! Thank you so much @ballard_construction for not just a fantastic surface for our show horses to train on but a great mini playpen when it’s raining!! This particular herd of minis, is Peeps‘ mane group of friends! Toasty, Banana Bread, Lemonade, Beyoncé, Sugar, Ivan and Gucci Mane! They’re all part of our sanctuary here at The Peeps Foundation which is home to nearly 40 dwarves and countless regular minis with special issues! #thepeepsfoundation #dwarfmini #rescue #stampede #ministampede #footingfirst #ballardconstruction #madseasonllc

Josh Dolan and Alex Granato, Mad Season LLC and the Peeps Foundation Lexington, KY

Just a short note to express my sincere appreciation to Ballard Sports and Footing First for the installation of the SRS footing at my new farm in Southern Pines, NC.

By installing your preblended EGT fiber and specific silica sand product, you created a spectacular riding surface that my horse and I will enjoy for years to come. Additionally, the preblended product, eliminated the time and expense of onsite blending with a local sand that may or may not have blended properly.

A special thanks to Elizabeth Ballard and the installation crew who were professional, easy to work with, and returned all of my calls. Elizabeth oversaw the entire operation from choice of footing to onsite installation, and since Elizabeth rides and competes, she is aware of what riders are looking for in an equestrian surface for horse and rider.

Thanks again to everyone at Ballard Sports and Footing First for such a positive experience in the world of equestrian arena surfaces.

Frances Currey, Lanson Farm, Southern Pines, NC

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