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Synthetic Sand Additives

Designed with your horse’s health in mind, FSGeoTEX, our synthetic sand additive for arena footing, consists of very thick and high fibrous geotextiles, adding excellent spring and cushion to sand arenas. A minimal amount is needed compared to other geotextiles.

What You Ride on Matters

Cushion Every Step
The Perfect Balance of Elasticity and StabilityOur footing specialists carefully select the components of our geotextile fiber synthetic sand additives to balance out cushioning and stability to prevent over-compaction of the arena footing.
Impact Absorption
The Impact-Absorbing Effect of FSGeoTEXThe thickness and softness of FSGeoTEX fibers allow for a reduced hoof-to-ground interaction to minimize concussive force. Stress on the lower limbs and hocks is reduced to benefit horse performance and soundness.
Stability You and Your Horse Can Rely OnOur synthetic sand additives add sheer strength and spring to provide a solid landing with each footfall, reducing the risk of jarring and repetitive injuries.
Easy DIY Installation
With warehouses near Atlanta GA and Los Angeles, we conveniently ship to your barn directly. The product comes in securely wrapped bales and then shipped on standard pallets. We only use trucking companies which can also service residential areas with a lift gate service for easy unloading. Spreading and tilling of the geotextiles can easily be done by DIY installation.


Upgrade your arena footing to World Class!

FSGeoTEX BLENDS –The Original German GeoTextile Arena Footing

FSGeoTEX geotextile synthetic sand additives for arena footing consist of polyester needle felt and fibers. Once the specific desired blend is determined, it is precisely blended during the manufacturing process. Because of the textiles’ quality, only a minimal amount is needed to improve the arena surface in new and existing jumping and dressage arenas.

FSGeoTEX is the sand additive of choice for top professional equestrians because it:

Adds spring to the arena footing, reducing concussion
Gives stability and consistency to the arena surface
Retains moisture and reduces dust
Contains NO post consumer/ recycled ingredients, so you and your horse can breath in fresh air

and not fibers from recycled carpet shreds
Lasts longer than competitors’ alternatives (like stiff, thin green textiles or carpet fibers)

Arena sand

Sand Consultation

We offer free sand evaluation and recommendations. We have a network of sand quarries and suppliers that we work with throughout North America and will assist you with the correct sand selection. The perfect arena sand is the most important component in any arena footing. You have to have the right feeling for good sand and combine it with the technical and engineering aspects. Let us choose the sand for you!

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    Santa Barbara, CA 93110



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    For Footing That’s Just Right

    Too Soft:

    An illustration showing the issues the footing that is too soft and deep can cause

    Too Hard:

    An illustration showing the issues the footing that is too hard and compacted can cause


    An illustration showing what optimal footing lookings like for a horse's leg

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    FSGeoTEX Geotextile sand additives refresh your existing sand or prolong the lifespan of your new sand. It gives your sand good cushioning while stabilizing the sand particles and helps retaining moisture in the arena footing.

    The soft geotextile snippets of FSGeoTEX remain active as a cushioning agent for many years, unlike the stiff, thin green textiles or carpet fibers often used in other geotextile footings, which don’t add any cushioning and cannot hold and retain any moisture.

    The FSGeoTEX 5*STAR Blend and GoldTEX Premium Blends are $0.33 – $0.48 per square foot, depending on whether you are mixing with three or four inches of qualified sand for your riding surface.

    FSGeoTEX synthetic sand additives are not only competitively priced, but our blends are more cost-effective in the long-run, lasting significantly longer and requiring less material overtime to maintain your footing. Use one of our arena footing calculators on the 5*STAR Blend and GoldTEX Premium product pages to determine how much sand additive you’ll need, or contact us to have one of our experts give you a quote.

    The selection of the right arena sand is imperative for best performance of the arena footing. For optimum choice, please send us a sand sample of your current sand. When building a new riding arena, we can assist you with the best sand selection, having a network of sand quarries throughout the US we are working with. Please contact us for our recommended sand specification.

    Your arena footing is only as good as it’s maintenance. You would need an arena groomer designed for geotextile arena footing with coil tines, adjustable height, leveling blade and lattice roller in the back. Our Platz Max arena drags which are the #1 in the World for over 25 years will properly maintain the sand/geotextile blend footing for many years to come.