Fancy riding on the very surface that our Olympic equestrian team won their five medals on? Well, soon you’ll be able to – as the surface used at Greenwich is to be sold off after the paralympics.
London 2012 prides itself on its sustainability and has plans to recycle many of its buildings and the materials used. As such, 10,000 tonnes of Andrews Bowen surface will be sold at £100 per tonne to any takers.
The 2012 surface was designed specifically for the games. According to FEI representative Lars Roepstorff, professor in equine functional anatomy at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, it is one of the best and most consistent surfaces he has ever tested. And he’s tested a few in his time.
And if you miss out on getting hold of the second-hand stuff, Andrews Bowen is planning on adding the surface to their range.