10+ Years Experience

Specialist Horse Menages

Horse Menage Drainage

Enquire Today For A Free No Obligation Quote

Drainage is the elephant in the room (or in this case, the horse menage!) that many of us forget about when it comes to keeping a horse arena in top condition. But proper drainage is essential to ensure the menage remains safe and usable, so shouldn’t be overlooked.

Our team are drainage specialists for horse arenas – are here to help!

From installation to repair, we know our stuff when it comes to maintaining your horse arena, keeping it in top shape, and preventing accidents before they happen.

Find Out More

Let’s take a look at the best solutions we have to offer and the importance of proper drainage.

You can find a variety of horse menage drainage services throughout the UK by searching online for providers. Before making a decision, it’s important to research the options available and confirm that any provider meets relevant safety standards.

Drainage Requirements for Horse Menage Construction

When it comes to drainage requirements for horse menage construction and surface water management, the options available can seem extensive.

There are traditional drainage solutions that involve laying extensive pipes and channels underground. This can be a costly endeavour and often require significant labour to achieve.

Newer systems such as clay drains and gravel drainage have been developed which provide a more affordable and less labour intensive alternative.

Clay drains are typically constructed from either clay palisades or plastic grids installed over the existing ground surface.

These are filled with gravel and act like a shallow box drain, collecting surface water before passing it to a deeper earth or man-made drainage system.

Despite this being a simpler solution, they still require careful installation to ensure they don’t become blocked or cause any damage to the surrounding environment.

Get In Touch

Surface water management is an important consideration for any horse arena construction interested in achieving optimal draining conditions on their arena grounds – whether you choose a traditional or contemporary approach to do so.

In our next section, we will go into detail about how Horse Ménage Drainage UK can provide tailored drainage solutions for any arena setting.

Horse Ménage Drainage UK Solutions

Horse ménage drainage provides the best solution for horse arena drainage.

Top-tier products are designed specifically for equestrian facilities, helping keep riding arenas and ménages safe and dry throughout the year. To ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency, we offer both underground drainage channels and surface drainage solutions.

The underground option includes installing French drains, pipe and filter drains, or a combination of the two.

By laying pipes or trenches in the ground, water is collected and directed away from the site to an approved outlet such as a stream or sewer.

This method can be labour-intensive but is incredibly effective at removing excess water quickly and efficiently.

For those looking for a less- costly solution, surface drainage may be appropriate.

This process involves re-grading the land around the arena to direct water away from the site.

This method requires fewer materials and little digging, making it a much quicker undertaking than an underground project, but it is not as efficient overall.

Both approaches come with distinct advantages and disadvantages so deciding which is right for your ménage can depend on several factors such as project budget, logistical limitations, and desired outcomes.

With this in mind, we offer a variety of flexible solutions tailored to meet the needs of any given situation.

Speak To Our Team

To ensure the highest quality possible, all products used by our specialist team are high-grade materials that are expertly installed by experienced professionals.

Through our thorough knowledge of equine installations combined with attention to detail and years of experience, we have become renowned as experts in this field for providing reliable and long-lasting drainage solutions for horse arenas across the UK.

With our superior choice of products and professional installation services available at amazingly competitive prices, we offer some of the best solutions on offer for equestrians everywhere seeking to improve their horse arena’s drainage system.

After selecting the right solution suited to each client’s individual needs, we offer our customer’s system design and installation services as discussed in the next section…

System Design and Installation Services

A proper system design and installation of a horse menage drainage system are of the utmost importance for quality performance.

Professional services provide well-engineered, purpose-built systems that are designed to ensure effective drainage and reduce costs.

Opting for professional expertise can provide several advantages and provide long-term value to the arena, however, there may be a higher initial investment than when going DIY.

When thinking of having a system designed and installed by professionals, some important considerations must be taken into account.

Centre most in this process is an accurate assessment of the site’s size, shape, terrain, and loadbearing requirements.

Providing enough information to allow our professionals to make an accurate measurement to install the right system with optimal results is key.

Failing to consider all these factors results in poor performance and control problems due to a lack of compliance with building standards or bad design.

Our professional team can assess the area accurately and develop the best possible solutions for your horse menage.

Get A Quote

The benefits of having a professionally designed, safe, functional and long-lasting corral are unquestionable and go beyond simply getting functional equipment set up onsite.

Our professional engineering teams use specialised equipment like digital tools to survey sites more efficiently, reducing costs while increasing accuracy.

Additionally, reliable specialists offer customised surface maintenance plans tailored to every customer’s specific needs, ensuring a smooth and seamless transition from construction completion through ongoing maintenance over time as needed.

Having a properly designed and expertly installed horse menage drainage system ensures proper surface management and water flow control which, usually leads to cost savings in repair or upgrade expenses due to reduced risk of failure or malfunction over time.

That is why it is fundamental when embarking on this project that one opts for professional design and installation services from reputable companies – it will guarantee the desired functionality in comparison with DIY attempts that often result in disappointing performances due to wrong decision making or lack of experience.

Given that having professionals design your horse menage drainage system provides many advantages both short-term as well as long-term benefits, the next section looks at some of these advantages in more detail and how they can pay off substantially over time.

horse menage drainage

Benefits of Professional Installation

Professional installation of horse ménage drainage systems offers a variety of benefits to those looking to improve the quality and safety of their equestrian arena.

Not only is it important that the water is removed quickly and efficiently, but installing a suitable system will also ensure that the surface remains in good condition and lasts much longer than if no drainage system was installed in the first place.

Professional installation can also reduce maintenance time, as specialists can provide advice on how best to maintain your horse ménage drainage after installation is complete.

Expert advice and guidance on what type of systems work best for individual horses, arenas and climate conditions can be invaluable in ensuring that the drainage is correctly installed and maintained.

Furthermore, with trained technicians on hand, products can be fitted correctly – something crucial when dealing with such a highly specialist area.

This can reduce downtime and the risk of future problems occurring due to incorrect fitting or unsuitable materials being used in the first place.

Enquire Today

In summary, professional installation can provide peace of mind knowing that your horse ménage drainage is fitted correctly by trained technicians.

Ultimately, this will help maintain the overall health and quality of your equestrian arena over time whilst reducing the risk of costly repairs or decreased performance due to incorrectly fitted or unsuitable materials being used in the first place.

In the next section, attention turns to discussing various materials and products available for horse ménage drainage, so you have the knowledge required to make an informed decision about which drainage system might be best suited for your particular needs.

Materials and Products for Horse Ménage Drainage

Horse ménage drainage involves the installation of special products and materials to facilitate drainage in horse arenas. Depending on the specific needs of the facility, there are a few different options to consider.

The most common type of material used for ménage drainage is aggregate.

Aggregate is available in a range of sizes, from very small stones to large gravel. It can be used on its own or with other materials to create an effective drainage system.

The larger the stones, the greater the ability of the material to move water away from the arena surface. However, smaller stones can become clogged or compacted over time, potentially resulting in poor drainage.

Synthetic drainage products are becoming increasingly popular for ménages. These products are made from porous plastic or rubber materials and provide superior drainage compared to aggregate-based materials.

Additionally, they require much less maintenance than aggregate and typically last longer. However, they are more expensive than aggregate and may not be suitable for all applications due to aesthetics or cost constraints.

Finally, geo-textiles are often used alongside aggregate or synthetic materials to provide additional protection against compaction and clogging.

Geo-textiles also improve soil stability and help ensure that ménage water is being properly directed away from the surface. In some cases, geotextile membrane may even act as a filter for extra large particles, such as rocks or debris from surrounding areas.

No matter which materials you select for your ménage drainage system, it’s important to choose high-quality products that will ensure proper drainage over time.

Selecting the right products for the job is paramount for ensuring long-term success – something we will explore further in the next section about “Selecting the Right Products for the Job”.

Selecting the Right Products for the Job

When it comes to selecting the right products for the job, there are key considerations to make.

Firstly, ‘what is the purpose of my project?’. Secondly, what type of situation are you dealing with; is there existing damage to the riding arena or are you starting from scratch?

For projects that involve drainage installation, such as horse menage drainage, a range of products can be used such as pipes, pumps and filters.

The type of product you choose depends mainly on your desired outcome; for example, if the end goal is for rapid removal of excess water, then a high-powered pump with large diameter pipes should be considered.

Additionally, further thought should be given to the long-term sustainability of the product; if it requires regular maintenance or replacement it is often wise to go with a low-maintenance option.

The importance of selecting the correct materials should not be underestimated when it comes to producing successful results.

Poorly chosen materials can result in serious problems down the line – so research into all available options must be undertaken before any decision is made.

Before deciding upon which product and materials might best suit your project and budget needs – it is worth consulting experienced drainage specialists who can provide guidance and advice on which options may best serve your specific requirements.

Find Out More

With careful selection of appropriate product materials combined with knowledgeable installation practices – horse menages needn’t suffer from any ongoing waterlogging or footing problems in future.

The next section will discuss how best practices can help prevent these issues going forward.

Preventing Waterlogging & Footing Problems

The proper drainage of a horse menage is essential to preventing waterlogging, hardship underfoot and safety issues. If these key problems are not addressed, serious damage can occur, threatening the health of horses and their riders.

When constructing a menage all waterlogging solutions must be considered in the early stages of design.

This includes planning for efficient drainage systems, suitable soil type selection and waste management to ensure long-term health and sustainability.

For existing arenas, it is important to assess the existing challenges before taking any action; determining the cause behind waterlogging or footing problems.

If a slippery surface or puddles are evident then this may indicate a need for drainage work; creating a channel to direct the water away from the arena surface.

As part of an initial assessment, it is also important to consider potential blockages in existing drains or pipes.

In some cases, the solution may be as simple as desilting and clearing out blocked channels, rather than excavating new trenches and installing pipes underground which can be more costly and time consuming.

It is also worth considering effective solutions such as drainage grids which are designed to help manage excess surface water and improve the quality of stride and grip on soft ground surfaces.

Speak To Us

These can help to alleviate areas of extremity in heavily used high-pressure zones, reducing wear over time and maintaining top performing levels for both horse and rider.

Furthermore, using a high quality equestrian menage surface in combination with this system can increase stability within the arena by allowing improved shock absorption whilst ensuring optimal wear resistance.

Ultimately, when selecting the most appropriate drainage system for a horse menage it is important to bear in mind both short-term cost savings as well as long-term cost savings; ensuring longer durability of both the materials used and ultimately improving the convenience of regular maintenance activities.

Knowing about which solutions will be most beneficial for your particular menage is best left to experienced professionals who know local conditions and drainage requirements for horses and riders alike.

Proper planning ahead of designing a new menage or assessing an existing one is paramount in identifying unique features that lead to effective waterlogging prevention measures – whether that be through the installation of pipework pathways or utilising surface material grid systems – leading to improved footing quality for safer performance practices all year round.


Appropriate drainage of a horse arena is essential to ensure the health and safety of your horses. We offer a range of solutions that can be tailored to your specific requirements, ensuring the best results for your arena.

By installing a drainage system, you can be sure that only surface water will enter the draining system.

This ensures that there is no buildup of excessive water within the arena base, reducing the chances of flooding and thus minimizing any damage to the space.

Moreover, due to its efficiency and minimal maintenance requirements, this system helps keep costs down in the long term.

If a more creative solution is needed for your particular situation, then pipe drains can also be employed.

Contact Us

These are customised according to the individual needs of the arena and are effective at moving excess water away from the base of the area quickly and efficiently.

Furthermore, they can come in a variety of materials including plastic or concrete, matching any existing landscape design.

We provide solutions for stable owners with an easy and cost-effective way to ensure their arena’s drainage systems are effective and well-maintained.


What Type of Maintenance Does a Horse Menage Drainage System Require?

A horse menage drainage system requires regular maintenance to ensure that it is working at its best.

This includes regularly cleaning the drains and channels, unblocking any debris, checking for damage and leaks, and cleaning or replacing filters on pumps.

It is also important to check the water levels in the drainage area, as well as within the system itself.

Properly maintained drainage systems can be part of a healthy and safe environment for both horse and rider.

What Specific Services Does Horse Menage Drainage Entail?

Horse menage drainage is a comprehensive service designed to improve the drainage of horse arenas and ensure better conditions for both horse and rider.

These services involve the installation of drainage systems that are specifically tailored to your given arena and can include underground drains, surface water removal, and subsurface drainage systems such as French drains and dry wells.

Installing these systems will help to alleviate wet patches on the ground while also preventing surface water runoff which can affect the arena’s overall condition.

Additionally, installing a well-drained surface layer over existing surfaces such as grass or gravel can help to provide an ideal riding surface by providing a firm yet comfortable area for horses to walk and gallop on.

By improving your arena’s drainage system, you can reduce the potential risk factors associated with poorly drained surfaces such as mud, dust and slippery rides which can cause injury to horses and even riders.

What are the Best Practices for Designing a Horse Menage Drainage System?

The best practice for designing a horse menage drainage system is to ensure that the ground is sloped correctly, that adequate soakaways are installed, and that all piping and drains are connected properly.

Starting with the ground: an ideal slope should be one inch per foot, meaning if you measure a line of one-foot length along the ground, the downward slope should be one inch in height. This helps water run off faster and reduces pooling in your horse arena.

Next, installing functional soakaways is important. Soakaways enable water to drain away from sites quickly by transferring it into the surrounding soil.

They can be connected to any existing artificial drainage systems or used as a stand-alone solution.

Once installed, all piping and drains should be connected correctly so the gravity-fed system can work efficiently and effectively.

Poor connections between pipes may lead to blockages or an incomplete drainage system. It is also important to check for any gaps around the pipe connections which could allow water to seep through and cause flooding in your arena.

Finally, regular maintenance inspections of your horse menage drainage system will help prevent any problems from occurring.

Incorporating good design principles, such as those that are outlined here, together with careful routine maintenance will ensure that your system captures and removes excess water effectively from your horse arena.

Enquire Now
Get In Touch With Our Team

We Aim To Reply To All Enquiries With-in 24-Hours