Equitan is a three layer system that is an ideal solution for converting hard, uneven, muddy horse stalls and walkways into comfortable, safe, and attractive surfaces. Equitan’s base layer creates seamless cushioning for horses’ hooves and joints. The seal layer provides a barrier to protect against moisture and waste penetration, and the topcoat includes an additive to stop and prevent bacterial growth.
Healthy training and effective progress require an optimal riding surface. Choose a footing-sand mix with Melos quality, its Made in Germany. Equitan Footing supports both the horse and rider with the perfect balance between surface elasticity and stability. Spine, tendons, and joints are effectively cushioned – even under the heavy strains caused by movement.
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IDA Development is proud to be the exclusive distributor in North and South America of Equitan footing and flooring products. Equitan has changed the industry for arena footing and multi purpose flooring systems with their state-of-the-art rubber based technology. Equitan is a corporative product of APT and Melos. Melos and Advanced Polymer Technology (APT) are members of the SportGroup. They are global manufacturers of granules and polyurethane-based material. From Olympic stadiums to your own backyard, Melos and APT provides people around the world with safe, reliable, high performance athletic surfaces and protective coatings.
Research and development is undertaken by a team of chemists working with sports professionals to establish the specific characteristics required to assist athletes in performing at their very best. Each day, they put their full commitment, expertise, and passion into providing sports facilities and athletes with the perfect surface.
The Equitan system brings this same surface technology that Olympians and professional athletes perform on each day into the equestrian world!
IDA Development installed Equitan in the aisle of our orthopedic wing at Palm Beach Equine Clinic. This product is not only aesthetically pleasing but it has enhanced the safety of the horses and our staff. The IDA Development team was great to work with. They provided excellent service and worked around the hospital schedule, so no horses or staff were inconvenienced. They completed the job in a very timely manner. I am very pleased with the product and my overall experience and highly recommend IDA Development for your stables.Scott J Swerdlin, DVM, MRCVS- President, Palm Beach Equine Clinic,
“IDA Development did a great job redoing the ring; the sand-to-fiber ratio is just right. It remains tight, with the correct amount of moisture, without being too firm. The horses like it and it feels good, especially when jumping, it has very good bounce. The slope and drainage work extremely well, especially for a ring of this size. During heavy rainfall this winter, when many rings were unusable, this ring drained perfectly!”Two-time Canadian Olympian Mario Deslauriers, IDA Developement Arena,
Equitan flooring gave us a creative opportunity to create a beautiful design involving Equitan flooring and pavers. We also love the fact that it’s a safe surface for the horses. We used it even in our tack room and our wash bays. We’re really thrilled with this durable and easy to clean product that IDA Development brought to us.Greg and Arlene Smith, Equitan Flooring Users
I can’t say enough positive things about Equitan footing. I like the fact that there’s not much concussion on horse’s older joints. For the young horses the stability helps for a horse that might be less balanced. I love that you can change the consistency of the footing with varying water. Different dragging methods can make the arena more or less firm depending on what the riders like.Lauren Sammis, Equitan Footing User