Wordley Martin is proud to have been selected to work on the complete renovation and expansion of the outdoor riding arena at the Equine Quarantine at Ossian Ventures in Wellington, Florida, and recently finished the project. The upgraded surface and irrigation will allow riders to confidently continue their training routines at a high level during quarantine, and the increased size of the arena will accommodate more riders comfortably.
About the Project
The outdoor arena is an essential part of the Ossian Ventures facility, enabling riders to continue their training routines throughout their horses’ quarantine. Because of the site’s notoriety for stabling many of the world’s top sport horses upon their arrival into the United States, the quality of the arena needed to match the level of clientele using it. As international grand prix riders themselves, Sharn and Craig’s expertise was called upon to deliver the desired premier arena.
The Wordley Martin team removed the eight-year-old footing that was not performing at an elite standard, and replaced it with its own word-class blend. They also widened what was a 120-by-210-foot outdoor riding arena by an additional 35 feet and completely redesigned the drainage system. In order to get the many horses and riders at the facility back to their normal training routines as quickly as possible, the crew worked overtime to complete the project in eight days.
About the Equine Quarantine at Ossian Ventures
Co-founder Richard M. Faver manages the Equine Quarantine at Ossian Ventures alongside property owner and co-founder Sara L. Williamson. The Equine Quarantine at Ossian Ventures offers full CEM quarantine for both mares and stallions, and the new Wordley Martin arena is the latest addition to the facility’s exceptional list of amenities. The Equine Quarantine at Ossian Ventures boasts 32 12-by-12-foot stalls with automatic fly spray and video surveillance systems as well as eight grass turnout paddocks, a six-horse walker, and a Bermuda jumping field complete with an in-ground open water obstacle and full set of jumps.
Richard Faver Shared: “When it came time to give our riding arena a makeover, Wordley Martin was the name everyone said we had to use! The reviews from our clients are amazing. We currently have 35 horses that ride on the arena daily, and it holds up to the regular jumping with minimal maintenance. Plus, the drainage is second to none. We couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with our new Wordley Martin arena.”
The new Wordley Martin arena was put to the test almost immediately, as Category 4 Hurricane Ian quickly approached the area on September, 28. Despite 12 inches of rain in a two-day period, the arena performed as designed, with no resulting standing water over the footing.