Fineturf is highly experienced in the construction, renovation, maintenance and drainage of equestrian facilities and racecourses to British Horseracing Authority Standards. We provide a professional, efficient and flexible service. Our experienced management team, skilled operatives and fully-owned fleet of specialist machinery enable us to oversee all phases of a project, from design and site selection through to completion.

Working on a diverse range of projects, our regular equestrian customers include The Jockey Club – an operator of some of the country’s top racecourses, trainers, studs, polo clubs and private clients. Our approach is to understand each customer’s exacting requirements so that we can use our experience in the sector to deliver effective and safe solutions, on schedule and on budget.

Equestrian Construction and Renovation

We provide construction and renovation services for all equestrian disciplines. A number of factors influence the success of a construction project, including site position, drainage structure and surface material. Modern, laser-guided machinery and equipment provides the required precision for both drainage systems and a safer riding surface.

Our experience includes the construction of:

  • Natural grass racetracks
  • Artificial all-weather racetracks
  • Manèges
  • Gallops
  • Training rings
  • Showjumping arenas
  • Polo fields

Equestrian Maintenance

Regular and end of season maintenance ensure that surfaces continue to perform at the highest level. Work varies dependent upon requirements but may include fraize mowing to remove existing vegetation, scarification, deep tine aeration, overseeding and top dressing. Ahead of the racing season and prior to high-profile equestrian or racing events, we also lay high-quality turf to give instant appeal to showcase areas.

We return to a number of venues to undertake:

  • Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure re-turfing
  • Track and jump levelling, re-profiling and renovation
  • Sand spreading
  • Walkway remediation
  • Training rings
  • Showjumping arenas

Racecourse Drainage

Making improvements to racecourse drainage enable venues to avoid waterlogged courses and host more meetings, especially during the winter season. They also help racing remain on the natural surface for longer.

Our drainage services include:

  • Primary and secondary drainage systems
  • Sand slitting