Wordley Martin Premium Equestrian Surfaces was founded in 2008 by Sharn Wordley and Craig Martin, international show jumpers who recognized the need for improved arena architecture and footing here in the USA.  They combined their extensive equestrian knowledge to offer services in constructing world class arenas. Today, Wordley Martin is one of the top arena builders in the country, and due to this success, Craig Martin is one of a select list of professionals worldwide who are qualified as a FEI Approved Footing Specialist.  Wordley Martin has become the choice of equestrians nationwide, including Olympians, USET members and Pan American Games Medalists!

Sharn Wordley


Sharn Wordley has represented New Zealand in numerous Nation’s Cups, the 2008 Olympics and is short listed to be on the 2018 WEG team. He has competed in 22 countries and was the young rider champion in New Zealand earlier in his career. Living in Europe, Wordley successfully competed in some of the world’s most prestigious shows, including CSIO5* Rome, CSIO5* Lummen, CSIO 5* Hickstead and many others.

In 2004, Sharn moved to the USA, continuing to compete and has won over 35 Grand Prix competitions to date.  He is currently ranked within the top 100 on the FEI Longines List and trains and competes daily on a Wordley Martin surface!  In addition to his victories as a rider, Sharn has coached riders who have represented their countries in the Olympics, World Cup Finals, World Championships and the Pan American Games.

Craig Martin


Craig Martin worked and trained in Europe for more than a decade with some of the best in the business, including Tim Stockdale, Barry Taylor, and William Funnel. He has brought horses up through the levels from youngsters to the Grand Prix ring. He has competed on four continents at some of the world’s best shows and was long listed for the Athens Olympics. In 2003, Craig moved to the U.S.A and continued to compete and coach at most of the major North American competitions, including the Winter Equestrian Festival and Spruce Meadows.

A lifelong horseman, Craig has an extensive background in the equestrian field which has fueled his own success within the riding arena construction business.  In addition to being the director of project management at Wordley Martin, he is also a licensed realtor with Wellington Equestrian Realty.  His positions within both companies perfectly compliment one another.

When not working, Craig can be found diving, cycling, and competing in multiple triathlon, Ironman and ultra-marathon competitions!