Thursday 8th of April 2021

Dressage at Hickstead unveil new Martin Collins Ecotrack arenas

Dressage at Hickstead and Martin Collins Enterprises are delighted to announce their partnership for the forthcoming competition seasons. Martin Collins Enterprises are now the official surface supplier for Dressage at Hickstead.

The international competition venue in West Sussex is upgrading two of the dressage arenas with Martin Collins to offer competitors the best surfaces available. Recognising that competitions need to be able to run whatever the weather, the decision to install Martin Collins Ecotrack ensures that freezing or very hot/dry conditions won’t affect the going. The International Arena already boasts a foot perfect Ecotrack surface and to keep them all of this high standard both the Jap Pot and Working In arenas are to be completely resurfaced – just three weeks before the Dressage at Hickstead International CDIO 3* 2017 starts. Dressage at Hickstead trust in Martin Collins’ expertise and reliability and know that their fast working, competent team of experts will have the arenas ready in time.

Martin Collins Ecotrack is a competition grade, hard wearing surface, perfect for international events. It is a blend of many components with a wax coating giving exceptional durability and energy return. The surface was developed to meet the needs of all types of competition from dressage to show jumping and even extreme carriage driving.

In addition to renewing the surfaces Martin Collins are also delighted that they will be one of the main sponsors at the forthcoming International show.

“Dressage at Hickstead know riders want to compete on the best surfaces as they affect the horse’s way of going. Ecotrack has been proven worldwide to perform and last, so their commercial decision to invest in their surfaces by continuing to use Martin Collins is a very wise one!” commented Ali Howe, Sales and Marketing Manager, Martin Collins Enterprises.

Dressage at Hickstead Director, Dane Rawlins has worked with the Martin Collins team for many years.

“Being able to offer every level of rider the best conditions for their horse or pony is essential. We have a duty of care which we take very seriously. We trust in Martin Collins to deliver, and know that the arenas will perform and stand the test of time.”

Dressage at Hickstead International CDIO 3* 2017 runs from 27th to 30th July. The Martin Collins team will be on hand to present prizes and rosettes to the winners of the ‘Martin Collins Grand Prix and Martin Collins Grand Prix Freestyle’. They will also offer advice to the international riders and spectators interested in having their own arenas upgraded, replaced or installed.

For more information about Martin Collins arena surfaces call 01488 71100 or visit  

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