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World leaders in equine surfaces
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Competition Surfaces

ProWax Competition                                                                                    

Andrews Bowen ProWax is perfect for competition at any level. This high-performance wax coated system is suitable for use by all competition disciplines, indoors and out. ProWax is extremely durable and capable of withstanding the rigours of heavy use.
A waxed, multi-washed silica sand, polypropylene, polyester and elastic fibre blend, ProWax provides a secure and forgiving surface that will reduce repetitive strain injury.

Horses are able to travel freely over the surface thanks to the synthetic fibres which act as a ‘root structure’ similar to the best turf.

Prowax requires no watering, is dust free and needs only the minimal maintenance expected for a waxed surface. ProWax is consistent and suitable for the very highest level of equestrian competition.

Andrews Bowen 2012 mix plus

Andrews Bowen 2012 mix, the most scientifically researched surface, was developed specifically for the London 2012 Olympics. The surface is proven for the full range of Olympic and Paralympic disciplines and endorsed by the FEI. The 2012 mix is a very hard wearing surface and capable of supporting the highest levels of equestrian competition indoors and out.

The 2012 mix is made from multi-washed silica sand, three types of polypropylene fibre and a synthetic binder, delivering a huge step forward in performance surface technology.

Lars Roepstorff, professor in equine functional anatomy at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, has been carrying out research on the properties of equestrian surfaces around the world as part of a long-term scientific footing study for the FEI. He considered the London 2012 footing – on Andrews Bowen surfaces - to be amongst the best and particularly the most consistent he has worked on.

Andrews Bowen 2012 mix

Like 2012 mix plus, the 2012 benefits from the same scientific research as the surfaces we developed for the London 2012 Olympics.

The surface is also proven for the full range of Olympic and Paralympic disciplines and endorsed by the FEI. For indoor or outdoor use the 2012 mix is a very hard wearing surface and capable of supporting the highest levels of equestrian competition.

This blend uses all of the same ingredients as the Plus mix, but without the synthetic binder, allowing it to work with a water management system – it’s the perfect partner for EquaFlow, Andrews Bowen’s choice for challenging sites and harsh environments and Olympic-quality temporary competition surfaces. While it is beautifully matched to the EquaFlow system, which controls moisture levels using recyclable water – ideal for surfaces subjected to those harsh weather extremes – it can also be used as a traditional surface but will require watering when dry.


 Arena Surfaces





Hear what Donald McCain, Graham Fletcher, Laura Kraut and more had to say about our surfaces.

Riders and organisers were unanimous in their praise for the Andrews Bowen Prowax Competition surface at the Cushionbed British Showjumping Scope Festival.

Perfect Footing at the Cushionbed British Showjumping Scope Festival 2011

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Andrews Bowen Ltd design, manufacture and install a comprehensive range of riding surfaces, for arena, competition and racing establishments, alongside our range of arena management equipment and arena improvement fibres.
Leading the way in surface development, Andrews Bowen is at the forefront of cutting edge technology for surfaces and impact absorbtion with sound ecological values. Our unique Equaflow equestrian water recycling and management system has a multitude of uses in our highly demanding greener society, and we have recently added our new exciting stabling range.

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