Top-ranking international dressage couple Gareth and Rebecca Hughes chose Centriforce's recycled plastic profiles as an alternative to conventional timber when building their new Olympic-size training arena in Warwickshire.
The Hughes – the UK's only husband and wife duo currently competing at international level – have built a new 20-acre facility for training their teams for national and international competition, including successful horses such as Classic Sandman, DV Stenkjers Nadonna and Aspen Grove Duvie.
More than 2,000 metres of recycled plastic profiles have been installed to provide kickboards around the 60 x 20 metre indoor training arena, which forms the centrepiece of their new team facilities based near Bishops Itchington in Warwickshire.
“Conventionally, softwood or hardwood boards are used as kickboards. However recycled plastic profiles are a much more practical alternative as they do not break or mark, so they last longer, look smarter and are easier to clean,” said Rebecca.
“It's also reassuring to know that Centriforce products are 100% manufactured from plastic waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill or exported.”