Premier Equestrian Spotlights Preferred Arena Builder JTWG, Inc

Premier Equestrian, Inc., spotlights Travis Gould of JTWG, Inc. Travis Gould brings great knowledge and craftsmanship to the equestrian industry and the advancement of superior footing.

Premier Equestrian worked closely with Gould last year when the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) renovated the International Arena for WEF 2020. Premier supplied the OTTO Sport Base Mats and Premier ProTex® footing product for the International Arena. Gould was hired to perform the installation. “We have received several positive comments about the new surface in the international arena” states Heidi Zorn, president of Premier Equestrian.

JTWG, Inc is in the process of replacing three arenas at PBIEC and Premier Protex is being used in the footing.  Exhibitors of the Fall Series will be the first to enjoy the new footing at the main show grounds.

“It’s a big win for us,” said Zorn. “Premier Equestrian produces footing products for arena surfaces. However, Premier needs competent builders to construct and blend the products to create an optimum arena surface. Premier is fortunate to have Gould, JTWG, Inc., be part of the team.”

Travis Gould and JTWG, Inc. have constructed some of the finest horse show surfaces in the USA. The stadium at Tryon was recently renovated by Gould. Premier ProTex® was included as part of the final footing mixture. Premier Equestrian has referred JTWG, Inc. to several private facilities as well. Premier Equestrian customers are very happy with their arenas and the footing that Gould produces.

Premier ProTex® is a combination of textile and fibers that is blended with sand. One main feature of ProTex® is how it is made. Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian, explains: “When we produce ProTex® we use equipment that chops the material. All other competing products are made with grinding equipment. ‘Chopped not ground’ is what makes ProTex® different and better.” Zorn continues, “Grinding the material breaks it down, pulls it apart, makes it less durable. Chopping the material keeps the textiles intact and therefore more durable, longer lasting, and providing superior performance when mixed with the correct sand.” The correct sand is a critical part of the construction of a quality arena. “We feel very confident in Gould’s ability to source a variety of sands resulting in a premium footing surface,” states Zorn.

Premier Equestrian is North America’s leading supplier of high-quality footing products, arena groomers, OTTO Sport base mat systems, and arena consultation. Premier Equestrian is a recognized expert in horse arena footing as it relates to equine biomechanics. This knowledge is used daily to help horse owners across North America improve arenas and footing.

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Heidi Zorn, Premier Equestrian

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