Martin Collins knows the business well. Renowned as the innovator within the industry, Martin has more than 40 years of experience in synthetic surface manufacture and installation. He has also set the standard and specification for the base construction under which his ‘stable’ of synthetic riding surfaces are installed. His surfaces provide high performance with lower maintenance for all equestrian disciplines.

Martin Collins

Martin Collins worked with horses from a very early age and was riding in adult show jumping classes at age 15 in the UK. He worked and trained for ‘legend’ UK showjumping trainer, Dick Stilwell and later trained his own grade A jumpers, together with those owned by clients. Following this, in order to subsidize his riding, he trained and worked in underpinning and technical building work for leading UK companies.

After more than 7 years of early experimentation, Martin developed the Pacemaker riding surface; yet never one to rest on his laurels, he continued to research how recycled products could be used to improve synthetic-based riding surfaces. Eventually, he formulated the cost effective, sophisticated and successful surfaces of today.

Martin believes that horses will perform better on a synthetic surface that replicates the attributes of good turf and remains fully committed to the future of the industry. He is respected worldwide and often appears as an invited speaker at equine conferences. His aim is to continue to manufacture the best synthetic surfaces in the world, which allow the horse to work to the best of its ability with the least risk of injury.


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