We offer a full service arena construction service in WA.
Shawn Squire (Principal)
Shaun has been building and constructing horses arenas for more than 20 years. Growing up in Tenterden, WA on his family farm, he had amazing support from his parents David and Norma Squire, for his equestrian pursuits. Shawn continues to Showjump at the highest of levels, having competed in 50+ World Cup starts and numerous Grand Prix’s. His equestrian background and expertise with his bobcat, give Shawn the unique ability to build and construct purpose built arenas for your equine partner. His understanding of the WA climate and property compositions, therefore he can advise you on the most suitable riding surface for this state.
Naomi is the Office Administrator with a background in Bookkeeping Services. Naomi grew up in Esperance, WA and moved to Perth to learn more about Showjumping. Currently competing her horse ‘Ace’ she is a regular competitor on the WA circuit. Shawn and Naomi welcomed their beautiful girl ‘Stevie’ in 2017 which also helps to keep her busy.
Stewart is another WA country boy. Growing up in Busselton Stewie was also well supported by his parents in his equestrian pursuits. Winning the 1982 Bond Derby on Honey Blue, it was a nail biting finish and a fantastic story of local boy made good. Stewie has also competed at the highest levels of Showjumping. Having extensive experience with a variety of machinery. Working in the civil and mining industry operating Bobcats, trucks, excavators, dozers and loaders to name a few, there isn’t too many heavy vehicles Stewie doesn’t know how to get the best out of.
Debbie has been a valuable addition to our team. Moving over from South Africa a few years ago Debbie comes from a Showjumping background competing in Grand Prix’s. Debbie helps us with administration, horse management and the Activo Med Animal Theraputics Treatment rugs. Debbie was a Level 2 riding Coach in South Africa and continues to coach here in WA. Being particularly skilled with the development and training of horses for showjumping we have seen great results with our equestrian team.
What We Do
Shawn or Stuart will contact the client and can provide a verbal estimate and/or organise to meet for an onsite quote.
To quote, we attend the site and make recommendations on levels, placement, drainage, size, recommended surface, retaining options, landscaping preparation and expectations of the finished product.
NB: We are not responsible for any permit applications that may be required, if required it is the owners responsibility. But we can provide advice on the details that may be needed for application.
In general our arenas consist of a base, a middle surface and a riding surface. After preparing the area for the arena, we construct the base usually of either limestone or metal dust. After levelling, drainage and compaction are complete we apply a middle surface if needed and the riding surface.
Our Surface – Riversand and/or Woodchip/Fines Mix
Local Australian conditions often need to be accounted for. Our arenas take into account the local conditions and availability of resources (water or drag etc) for ongoing maintenance. We provide a great quality riding surface that is budget conscious. We can install other surfaces, at a clients request and we are happy to discuss alternatives.
When the arena surface is complete, it is dragged up and ready to ride. Shawn and Stuart are happy to discuss recommended maintenance. The area is tidied and left in preparation for riding. We are happy to work with other contractors in regards to fencing and landscaping and can setup the area for them to commence their work. A new arena is warranted for 12 months and Shawn can always be contacted to discuss any issues.
Shawn and Stuart are also available to discuss arena rebuilds and maintenance and repairs to existing arenas.