The arena has not completely dried out from the water seepage into the base. This has caused the clay base to be saturated and the sand does not adhere to the base. Horses being turned out, rolling, or jumping higher than 2 feet displaces sand and creates holes or chunks in the base. In order for us to maintain the integrity of the base we truly need our arena users to follow the rules.
These are temporary measures until the base firms up and the sand no longer becomes displaced from use. We would like to avoid the future closure of the arena if these rules continue to go unfollowed.
Please keep in mind the following:
Do not turn your horse out in the arena
If your horse rolls, ensure that you rake the surrounding sand that was displaced during the rolling
Jumping only 2 feet in height or less
Horses' feet must be cleaned on the concrete before going into the arena - please sweep up the mess when you have finished cleaning their feet, not after you are done riding
Clean up manure immediately