High Quality Results
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Located in the Perth Hills region, Champion Horse Arenas is owned and run by Bill Tate who has widespread experience gained over more than a decade working across Perth’s earthworks, landscaping and arena construction industries. A passionate member of the horsing and rural communities, we take great pride in tailoring the highest quality horse arenas and round yards for Western Australia’s residential and professional equestrian organisations. Specialising in all facets of arena design, placement, construction, drainage, fencing, irrigation and verge systems, we work closely with our clients to deliver the best possible results for their individual needs, property types and budgets.
At Champion Horse Arenas, we rely on our in-depth construction and materials knowledge, as well as the latest dual grade laser graders, to create customised horse arenas designed to deliver outstanding performance, longevity and aesthetic appeal. Regardless of budget, all our clients benefit from our expertise, personalised service and commitment to excellence. And because of our extensive experience encompassing all facets of horse arena construction, we’re able to take care of entire arena projects as part of one, seamlessly managed process. For clients with existing horse arenas, we also offer a comprehensive range of maintenance, repair and resurfacing services to keep your arena looking its best and performing optimally.
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Horse Arena Construction
Champion Horse Arenas specialises in the personalised design and construction of horse arenas and round yards across Perth and the Perth Hills region. With over 12 years experience spanning arena design, earthworks, landscaping and drainage, we’re able to take care of all aspects of our clients’ arena construction projects. Our high-level expertise, attention to detail and tailored approach not only deliver outstanding quality arenas for our clients but also save them the time, cost and hassle associated with employing multiple contractors to execute various stages of their arena construction. We provide expert advice on the right arena design and placement for our clients’ individual properties, budgets and riding requirements. Relying on high-quality materials and precision dual grade laser grading equipment, we are committed to delivering exceptional performance, longevity and aesthetic appeal across all our arena projects.
Horse Arena Resurfacing
In addition to our arena construction services, Champion Horse Arenas specialise in the complete resurfacing of existing horse arenas across Perth and Perth Hills. Our resurfacing services encompass removal of any degraded surface materials, assessment of the base layer, remediation of any uneven levels and compaction if required, performance of any necessary repairs to drainage and installation of the new riding surface. The new riding surface material is then laser graded to a depth of 60mm to 70mm to deliver a consistent and comfortable riding surface with optimal drainage properties. Working with a range of screened and unscreened river sands, as well as the latest in synthetic riding surfaces, we’re able to tailor our arena resurfacing services to suit a wide variety of riding disciplines, property types and budgets.
Horse Arena Maintenance
Champion Horse Arenas offers a comprehensive range of horse arena maintenance services. We specialise in everything from base layer repairs and drainage problems through to laser levelling and complete arena resurfacing. By setting and recording precise gradient points on each corner of our clients’ arenas, we facilitate ease and accuracy of re-levelling at future maintenance visits. With over a decade working across Perth’s horse arena and landscaping industries, we can offer expert advice on cost-effective measures to keep your arena performing optimally. Working with residential owners as well as equestrian, dressage and riding organisations, we’re able to tailor a maintenance schedule customised to your arena usage, requirements and budget.
Why Choose Us
Champion Horse Arenas has over 12 years experience spanning earthworks, landscaping, drainage and rural fencing as well as the complete design, construction and maintenance of horse arenas and round yards. Our expert knowledge of the correct surface preparation techniques, base layer and riding surface materials, drainage treatments and verge systems enables us to tailor the most functional, durable and aesthetically pleasing horse arena for your residential property or equine riding school.
At Champion Horse Arenas, we take great pride in designing and building the highest quality horse arenas for our clients. From budget-friendly solutions through to competition arenas for riding schools and equestrian clubs, we rely on high quality materials and state of the art laser levelling equipment to deliver exacting workmanship across every arena project.
Our broad ranging experience across all facets of earthworks, landscaping and arenas enables us to deliver complete, end-to-end solutions for our clients. Rather than employing multiple contractors to execute various stages of their arena’s construction, our clients benefit from dealing with the same, horse arena specialist from the site assessment and quoting right through to all stages of the excavation, retaining, drainage, compaction, surface material supply and installation and fencing.
At Champion Horse Arenas, our business has grown considerably, largely due to the positive word of mouth spread by our clients. We value the reputation we’ve built for creating outstanding arenas and are committed to maintaining the highest levels of quality, attention to detail and personalisation across all our projects.
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The location of the arena on your property is an important decision. To aid drainage, it is preferable to avoid situating the arena on low lying areas of a property however, given the expansive size of the arena, and the fact it should also aesthetically complement the rest of the property, this is not always possible. Providing the right base layer materials, compaction and drainage methods are used, it is still possible to create a high-quality arena, even on low lying and flood prone properties. Another factor that will impact placement of the arena is the amount of cutting, filling and retaining that is required. Naturally, the flatter the proposed location, the less earthworks that are required to prepare the arena surface. With extensive earthworks and retaining experience however, Champion Horse Arenas are still able to deliver comparatively cost-effective results, even on sloping blocks. In designing and quoting your new arena, we will conduct a thorough site assessment to carefully assess the land contour, drainage and soil type at your property and talk you through what will be involved to deliver a quality arena in your preferred location.
After having decided on the location for your new arena, Champion Horse Arenas will make recommendations on the proposed design, size and construction. Most residential arenas are either 20m x 40m or 20m x 60m with arenas at commercial riding and dressage schools spanning up to 70m x 80m or larger. The proposed design of your arena will encompass its size, required earthworks, recommended base and topping materials, drainage, retaining, fencing and irrigation if required. Even for small arenas, creating a high quality, densely compacted sub-base and base layer is essential to delivering a long-lasting and consistent riding surface. With over 12 years experience across all facets of earthworks, landscaping, drainage and arena construction, Champion Horse Arenas will provide expert advice on the right materials to deliver outstanding results for your individual property.
Once we’ve agreed on the proposed design for your new arena, Champion Horse Arenas will provide you with a fully itemised quote. This includes details of the proposed sub base and riding surface, drainage systems, fencing materials, earthworks and retaining. Our transparent approach to quoting ensures our clients have a clear understanding of how each component of their arena is costed and can consider alternative materials depending on whether they are hoping to achieve more budget-friendly or high-end results. Considering our client’s individual aspirations and intended use for their arena, we’re able to tailor the arena’s design and construction to suit a wide variety of riding disciplines, aesthetic preferences and budgets. With extensive experience spanning all manner of drainage systems, landscaping materials, rural fencing, earthworks and arena footings, we work closely with our clients to deliver the highest quality results for their individual properties and budgets.
After having accepted our quote, construction of your new arena begins with earthworks. This involves creating a flat sub base by either clearing the existing area with the grader or by providing a cut and fill which is achieved by excavating higher ground and filling in lower lying ground with compaction, retaining as required and excavating drainage trenches. This is followed by adding upwards of several hundred tonnes of base material, depending on the arena’s size, such as road base or blue metal. For particularly low-lying ground and areas subject to flooding, an additional sub-base layer of drainage rock may also be required to prevent rising water making its way to the arena’s surface.
Compaction and Grading
Once the base layer materials and sub-base have been installed and moisture conditioned, the entire arena is then compacted, crowned or pitched if required, and precision laser graded within 10mm depth. Creating a compacted, precisely graded base layer for your arena is essential to delivering a long-lasting and consistent riding surface as well as helping to prevent injuries to both horses and riders. Poor quality materials, incorrect drainage or insufficient compaction can all result in undesirable material rising to the surface and pooling water, both of which lead to widespread deterioration of the arena and, therefore, increased risk to horses and riders.
Relying on quality base layer materials and experienced arena installers will help ensure your arena lasts the distance and will also save you money on restorations down the track. Depending on the size of the arena, Champion Horse Arenas have double drum rollers from 1 ton to 7 ton and plate compactors up to 700kg, as well as the latest dual laser grading equipment to deliver optimal compaction and grading to within 10mm precision on X and Y planes. Our meticulous approach ensures delivery of a quality engineered arena base in preparation for installation of the riding surface.
Fencing and Borders
Following completion of the base layer compaction and grading, the arena’s fences and surrounds are constructed. Champion Horse Arenas works closely with our clients to create a wide variety of arena fences and borders to deliver exceptional aesthetic appeal. Fences can be installed using round treated timber posts, pvc or timber post and rail as well as a variety of other materials including Horserail and equine wire. We can even take care of the finishing touches, such as painting your new arena fence and gates. Likewise, when it comes to Borders these may be constructed using railway sleepers, concrete or limestone blocks, pvc low lying fence or decorative stone. This stage in the arena’s construction also encompasses completion of the arena’s drainage system as well as installing any provisions for irrigation.
The final stage in the construction of your new arena is the placement, distribution and grading of the riding surface, also known as topping or footing. This is generally around 60mm to 70mm depth and is also laser graded within 10mm to achieve a consistent riding surface. Champion horse Arenas keeps a record of the corner gradients of your arena for future reference. This enables us to easily check the depth and grade of your surface and accurately refill surface materials during any future relevelling or maintenance works.
The correct depth and consistency of quality riding surface material is a key component in creating a safe, non-slip surface on which the horse and rider feel secure and confident.
At Champion Horse Arenas, most of our projects are completed using screened river sand but we also offer more cost-effective options, such as unscreened sands, for those on a tighter budget. Additional materials, such as textile, rubber and other synthetic products, can also be added for riders seeking to reduce dust, bind looseness and improve drainage.
Once complete, with a small amount of maintenance and depending on its level of use, your new horse arena should last anywhere from 10-15 years or longer. Regular manure removal, raking, watering and dragging will help prevent dust build up and weed growth as well as level out any low spots and help ensure your arena maintains an even riding surface. At Champion Horse Arenas, we offer a comprehensive range of maintenance services so can assist you with regular grading and laser levelling right through to complete arena resurfacing and refurbishment solutions. Contact us for a friendly chat about your horse arena maintenance requirements.
Owned and operated by Perth Hills local, Bill Tate, Champion Horse Arenas began as a landscaping and earthworks business in 2006. Within a few years, Bill began executing more and more horse arena projects and, with a passion for horses and the rural lifestyle, gradually made the decision to focus the business entirely on this specialised field. With considerable experience across all facets of earthworks, levelling, retaining, landscaping materials, drainage and irrigation, Bill found his in-depth knowledge around how different materials perform under varying conditions was highly applicable to the horse arena industry. Now specialising exclusively in horse arenas and round yards, Bill provides high quality, personalised services encompassing all phases of arena placement, design, construction, fencing and completion.
Built on Quality
Having refurbished several horse arenas that were incorrectly compacted, graded or drained, from the outset Champion Horse Arenas set about building a reputation for absolute quality, precision and attention to detail. Our experience working on a wide variety of property types across Perth, including commercial and flood-prone properties, together with our specialist laser levelling equipment and materials knowledge, ensures we’re able to create the highest quality arenas across all budgets. All projects are designed and executed by Bill personally. We believe maintaining this personalised, hands-on approach is fundamental to our ability to maintain the high standards our clients have come to expect from us. Contact us for a friendly chat about the design, construction, resurfacing or maintenance of your horse arena.
Thank you Bill! You have done a superb job on our Club Arena. You went above and beyond and we really appreciate your attention to detail. We held our first rally on the new surface – Awesome! Highly recommend your work.
- Michelle HallBakers Hill Adult Riding Club
Absolutely Brilliant company, had my 20 x 40 Arena complete within a week. Saved us thousands from our other quotes we received, very happy with the Quality.
- Robyn WrightPerth Hills
Bill has done a great Job resurrecting my 60 x 20 Olympic Arena – 5 stars!
- Kelli FawcettWanneroo
I definitely recommend Bill & Champion Horse Arenas. They were so helpful and did an amazing job! They deserve all the praise I can give, we have already organised a maintenance schedule to keep our Arena surface in top shape.
- Sarah WithamBanjup
Thank you so much for our 60 x 20 Olympic Arena and round yard, Bill. Such a simple process from start to finish, the Arena feels amazing to ride on!
- Mel JanePerth Hills
We just had Champion Arenas finish our 60 x 20 horse Arena, looks and feels amazing to ride on. No soft or hard spots, very consistent. Thank you.
- David FitzpatrickHenley Brook
Bill resurfaced my daughters 20m x 40m cracker dust Arena with the laser grader, re-compacted the base and upgraded the riding surface to a beautiful river sand. Looks and feels like a new Arena. Round yard is Fantastic. I Highly recommend Champion Arenas.
- TonyBakers Hill
Great work and very professional. I highly recommend Bill for quality work. A++++