Stella Padd – an innovative ground reinforcement system for equestrian applications.
Stella PADD – an innovative ground reinforcement system for equestrian applications.
STELLA GREEN has introduced a new product to its portfolio under the name of STELLA PADD. It is an unconventional and practical system that serves as ground reinforcement in equestrian facilities. This modular solution consists of specially designed lattice grids. Stella Padd ground reinforcement system for equestrian applications was developed based on consultations with professionals and stable owners, as well as the company’s extensive experience in delivering similar ground reinforcement solutions for eco-friendly parking spaces.
Stella Padd is a solution used in:
- riding arenas
- horse exercise areas around equestrian facilities
“At long last, someone has taken the requirements of our sector into consideration […] the grids are not brittle, and previously that was always a problem caused by the forceful impact of the horses’ shoes.”
K.S. Centurion is the largest dressage training center for sport horses in Poland. In cooperation with Dominika Kraśko, the grids were installed to provide ground reinforcement inside the horse walker. The walker is used 6 hours a day, and all the horses are fully shod.
“At long last, someone has taken the requirements of our sector into consideration – first of all, the grids are not brittle, and previously that was always a problem caused by the forceful impact of the horses’ shoes. Secondly, the unique locking system means that no section of the grids lifts, which guarantees a phenomenal result. My opinion is supported by more than just a several-day-long observation. Our Horse walker with its new ground reinforcement solution has now been operational for ten months, and that’s over 1,800 hours of impact by the horses’ hooves!!! And the solution is doing a tremendous job. When it comes to professional equestrian substrates, the crucial factor is counteracting the formation of grooves in places where the horses walk most to prevent potential injuries. I have high esteem for the Stella Green team for their patience, their focus on quality and their decision to carry out such a demanding testing procedure. I would not hesitate to use these grids as a base in quartz training yards, grass yards and small paddocks. They are an absolute must for horse walkers.”
Stella Padd is simple to install and comfortable to use.
A crucial feature of STELLA PADD grids is the way in which the individual elements are joined during assembly. The installation of the ground reinforcement system for equestrian applications is exceptionally straightforward and requires no professional expertise. All it takes is the use of the appropriate equipment and the required quantity of materials for the size of the facility in question. There are currently many similar solutions on the market. What is important, however, is to consider only such systems which are able to optimally meet the expectations and requirements of potential users.
Stella Padd grids do not overlap during use and are entirely safe for horses. The dense honeycomb design of the grids is incredibly solid and withstands extreme loads exerted by the small surface area of a horse’s hoof. What is more, the individual grid cells have mini retention reservoirs which allow the substrate to retain moisture for longer during its use. At the same time, the cells are specially designed to prevent the infill material from migrating into the ground.
An innovative solution for horse and rider safety.
Nowadays, equestrian facilities and stables require the use of modern solutions which guarantee adequate ground stability. Once installed, STELLA PADD grids form an integrated ground stabilizing system. They can be filled with any type of loose material to ensure suitable drainage. Importantly, the surface of the gridded area remains consistently level. Additionally, the upper surface of the grids has anti-slip properties.
Another crucial feature of the solution, next to its safety and comfort of use, is its respect for the natural environment. The manufacturer of the STELLA PADD grids uses for production its own raw material consisting of pure polypropylene and post-industrial polyethylene, which is free from heavy metals. This environmentally-friendly feature of STELLA PADD grids is undoubtedly a great advantage.