We are thrilled with the final results of our recent arena collaboration with GGT Footing recently completed at Fredericks Equestrian in Ocala, Florida. We were able to visit Clayton’s facility this week to watch Clayton riding and teaching on his new Wordley Martin arena. There was a bit of rain in the morning, but the surface absorbed the moisture perfectly and Clayton’s clients were impressed with ride-ability on the surface.
Please enjoy our recent press release and photo album below!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FREDERICKS EQUESTRIAN INTERNATIONAL GETS WORLD CLASS ARENA
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GGT FOOTING AND WORDLEY MARTIN EQUESTRIAN
DATE 1-26-2015 – SPARTANBURG, S.C.
Wellington based Wordley Martin Equestrian, who provides arena architecture, construction and footing products, has recently partnered with GGT Footing to install a custom blend of footing for Olympian Clayton Fredericks. Australian born Fredericks, who has represented his native country at multiple Olympics and FEI level competitions, is the current Canadian Eventing Team coach and operates his international level training facility in the active horse community of Ocala, Florida.
Fredericks, working together with Cynthia Brewster-Keating from GGT Footing and Craig Martin of Wordley Martin Equestrian, created a custom blend of Textiles to be blended and installed in Clayton’s new arena. Designed to meet the high impact needs of Clayton’s dressage and eventing sport horses, GGT Footing incorporated elastic fibers into the blend to provide the extra spring that so many dressage and eventing riders like in their footing. Wordley Martin Equestrian was engaged to design and construct the ring base and install the GGT footing due to their expertise within the arena construction industry.
ABOUT FREDERICKS EQUESTRIAN INTERNATIONAL:
Fredericks Equestrian International is a world-class facility located in the heart of Florida’s Eventing community, specializing in international sport horse sales, education and training. World-renowned eventer, Clayton Fredericks, has developed the facility with plans to emulate the best training venues from around the world. Fredericks Equestrian International is a premium training facility, and with the addition of the custom arena from Wordley Martin and GGT Footing, is attracting world class equestrians from throughout the community.
Clayton Fredericks’ Career Highlights:
Current Coach Canadian Eventing Team
FEI World Cup Champion (2005, 2008)
Individual Silver and Team Bronze World Equestrian Games, Aachen (2006)
Winner Lexington Kentucky CCI4* (2007)
Crowned Equestrian Federation of Australia’s Athlete of the Year (2007)
Team Silver Medal Hong Kong Olympic Games (2008)
Member of Australian Olympic Team (2012)
International Technical Advisor for the Canadian Eventing Team
2008 – 2014 Member FEI Eventing Committee as the Rider Representative
2002 Hong Kong’s Chef d’Equipe at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea
ABOUT GGT – FOOTING
GGT Footing ™ is the equine footing division of Polysols, Inc., Spartanburg Sc. Originally based out of Germany, the company opened a plant six years ago to accommodate growing needs in the USA. Now offering a full line of Arena textile additives, specialty groomers, stall padding, arena butterfly matting systems, GGT Footing is a highly recognizable name in the Geo Textile footing industry.
ABOUT WORDLEY MARTIN EQUESTRIAN
Wordley Martin Equestrian provides equestrian arena architecture, construction, installation and footing products. Founded by international riders Sharn Wordley and Craig Martin, Wordley Martin Equestrian has installed over 150 arenas throughout the United States and has become the choice of Olympians, USET members, Pan American Games medalists and others who value quality riding rings.
GGT Footing ™
915 Mount Pleasant Road
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Wordley Martin Equestrian
13501 South Shore Blvd, Suite 108
Wellington, FL 33414
Office: (303) 601-6865
Fredericks Equestrian International
1000 NE 105th Lane
Anthony, FL 32617