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WestWind Surfaces' high-quality arena footing at Hamilton Farm

Taylor Harris and Kavanaugh IV

George H. Morris and Gladstone riders

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George Morris and Gladstone Clinic Participants Impressed by WestWind Surfaces’ Footing at Hamilton Farm

Written by: Lauren Baker
Client: WestWind Surfaces
Release Date: 2015-06-03

Gladstone, NJ – June 2, 2015 – After an unpredictable week full of crazy weather, riding challenges and course changes, one thing remained consistent during the USET Foundation’s Gladstone Program: the footing.

In January, Dan Carr and Westwind Surfaces re-engineered the arenas at Hamilton Farm, installing their state-of-the-art footing and giving the 99-year-old historic farm a facelift in time for the clinic.

The world-class footing received compliments from riders and spectators alike, and many stopped to pick up and feel the footing for themselves. WestWind Surfaces even garnered words of approval from highly revered horseman and former United States Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe George Morris.

“I thought the footing was excellent,” Morris said. “It had good grip; it had a good cushion. A+ footing, A+. Everyone talked about it all week.”

Despite the weather fluctuations, the footing held up through the rain and hours of riding every day, maintaining immaculate condition for the riders to jump a full course on the last day.

Clinic participant Kate Mulligan liked the footing so much that she plans to install it on her own farm. “The footing certainly suited the Gladstone Program riders,” Mulligan attested. “We had two groups riding for up to two hours each, and it really held up well.”

Sophie Verges, another rider, agreed, saying, “The footing held up very well throughout the week, and all of the horses jumped beautifully on it. I was really impressed by how consistent it was, despite the fact that we went from having cold, rainy weather to it being sunny and 80 degrees by the last day of the clinic.”

It was clear that the high-quality footing was an athlete favorite at the 2015 Gladstone Program, and the product earned the approval of everyone in attendance, including the horses.

“You can tell it is good footing when you are standing on it for hours and your feet don’t hurt,” Taylor Harris, a third rider, added. “All of the horses jumped really well, and I know Ken, my horse, was happy at Gladstone.”

About WestWind Surfaces
Dan Carr and WestWind Surfaces have earned the respect of the equestrian community based on their hands-on approach and dedication to quality. Whether replacing footing in an existing arena, or designing a new facility, WestWind Surfaces does it all. Carr personally installs each project with his team of experts.

For more information on WestWind Surfaces, please visit or call 561-537-0662.


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