does Fibar cost?
From as little as 25¢ a square foot for most indoor
applications, 35¢ per square foot for an outdoor
arena, and up to $1.00 per square foot for tracks and
gallops. This price includes all the Fibar materials
delivered to your site, plus expert advice based on
our experience of installing riding and training surfaces
that WORK! It does not include the cost of labor to
install the Fibar, excavation or a stone subsurface,
since these are best obtained locally at competitive
exactly is Fibar?
Fibar is a unique blend of processed
wood fibers. The wood fibers knit together forming
a firm and stable surface, yet providing great
cushioning properties. Fibar is not wood chips
and contains virtually no bark.
What is an All Weather Riding Surface?
Fibar uses an integrated drainage
system under the entire arena or track. No
matter how severe the rainstorm, the riding
surface will be totally unaffected. In fact,
many customers say the more rain it gets, the
better the Fibar surface.
Does Fibar get dusty?
Indoor arenas surfaced in Fibar should be watered
as conditions dictate. Fibar requires far less
watering than any other indoor materials. See
Outdoors, most arenas never require watering. Tracks
that get a lot of use find watering helps keep
the track “tight.”
Does Fibar freeze?
Under prolonged sub-zero conditions,
Fibar will freeze, but much later than sand
and other conventional surfaces. It also thaws
much more quickly, and there is none of the
undesirable mud typical of dirt arenas. Snow
can be plowed off a Fibar arena, and salt can
be worked into the surface to prolong winter
How long does Fibar last?
This is a difficult question to answer because each
installation is subject to different amounts of
usage. As a rule of thumb, arenas and tracks will
need a top-off after the first three years, and
thereafter a top-off every two or three. Fibar
does not rot, but is broken down mechanically by
the pounding of the horses’ hooves. Lightly
used private arenas and tracks can last longer
Is Fibar treated with any chemicals?
Absolutely not! Fibar is manufactured from specially
selected woods that exhibit unique fibrous qualities.
Due to the drainage design, the wood fibers never
How is Fibar installed at my facility?
Fibar provides simple guidelines to be given to a
local contractor. Indoor arenas and breeding sheds
are generally installed in just a few hours. See
Indoor Installation and Breeding
Outdoor arenas take from two to five days, depending
on preliminary site work needed. See
Outdoor Installation. Tracks’ and
gallops’ installation time
will depend on their size. See
Track & Gallops Installation.
What do you
mean “low maintenance”?
Apart from the watering already mentioned, Fibar
needs only the simplest and least expensive equipment
to keep it perfectly manicured. See
How is Fibar
Fibar EWF is delivered in oversized (60
ft. long) trailer trucks. Be sure you have
the necessary access for these large trucks
before you order. Click
here for details.