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Riding arena construction

30 years of experience. Over 6,000 installed arenas worldwide.

These numbers doubtlessly make OTTO Sport one of the internationally leading experts in supplying equestrian surface systems.

Of course, in addition to supplying the famous OTTO Sport products, we also offer installation of these equestrian surface systems. This way, our clients can rest assured that their building project is in the hands of the most experienced footing providers in the world.

This is where our installation experts come into play. These equestrian surface experts make up a team of experienced and highly trained professionals who install hundreds of arenas every year and in every corner of the world.

To enable our clients to find the perfect balance between cost-efficiency, working effort and convenience when it comes to installing their arena, we offer 3 several installation options:

1. Supervisor

Most popular option

+ Experts on site
+ Supervision of the riding arena construction project
+ Active support
+ Tips and training when the riding surface is ready to use

An expert from OTTO Sport to help you from the laying of the first arena mat to the last grain of sand.

If you choose the supervisor option, we will send you one of our equestrian surface experts who will oversee the building works and actively support them, whether it is laying the mats or driving the construction machinery.

For the remaining need for manpower, a few unskilled workers provided by the client are usually enough.

Training when the riding surface is ready to use
Even after the riding arena has been completed, we won't leave you high and dry!

After completion of your arena, the supervisor will provide you with intensive education on how to adequately maintain your new original OTTO Sport arena, to make sure you get the maximum safety, performance and longevity from it.

2. Do-It-Yourself


+ Cost-effective solution
+ Detailed instructions on how to build the riding arena
+ List of the machinery and materials required
+ Expert advice via telephone

DIY for experts and those who want to be experts!
You are equipped with construction experience, hardworking helpers and the needed machinery? In this case, the Do-It-Yourself option is the most logical and cost-efficient solution for you.

Professional advice for your project
Needless to say, OTTO Sport will assist you with detailed installation manuals, a list of the needed machines and material, and most importantly, professional consulting from the OTTO Sport headquarters.

In the meantime, our surface experts can take care of the clients who really need them on site – a true win-win situation.

After completion of your arena, OTTO Sport will, of course, be happy to assist you with consultation and detailed maintenance manuals.

3. Turnkey solution

Turnkey riding surfaces from the experts.

+ Maximum comfort, minimal effort
+ The one-stop-shop for riding surfaces
+ We supply all the construction machinery and materials required
+ An expert team to install your riding arena
+ Professional advice on site
+ Tips and training when the riding surface is ready to use

The most relaxed way to the riding arena
Upon request, we are, of course, also able to take care of your project entirely from start to finish. This includes the delivery of the needed machines, an installation team sent by OTTO Sport and the execution of the total number of installation steps.

Once your riding surface is completed and ready to use, you will receive training on the correct care and maintenance of the riding surface. So you and your horses will enjoy your riding arena for many years to come.

Get a quote now! Free of charge and non-binding.


Julia Hanley

Loop Livery Yard, Burnley, England

“After we first contacted OTTO Sport regarding our new indoor arena, two experts flew in from their headquarters in Germany right away and gave us excellent advice. They taught us so much, also about how we can work with local contractors as much as possible in order to save money.

During construction, they were always available to give us advice and they sent us very elaborate installation manuals. We always received detailed answers to any questions we had, so that we always knew exactly what to do. All of this has really helped us to to as much of the work as possible ourselves and, by this, save a lot of money.

We still can’t believe that we were able to get the same surface as they had at the Olympics in Rio here in Lancashire – with a relatively small budget! That is really phenomenal!”