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SOILTEX

SOILTEX

A perfect arena and horse working surface considers the bio-mechanics of the horse's step as well as the physical properties that influence performance and soundness. "The working surface that increases performance and maintains soundness" SOILTEX is a unique solution to improve equine soil structure. SOILTEX is widely used on any indoor and outdoor horse working area. The unique soil structure that SOILTEX provides firmness and stability with optimum cushioning which will protect the tendons and joints of the horses. SOILTEX keeps the working area together, reduces the puddle

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Arena Safety Wall

Arena Safety Wall

The arena wall is constructed from the same material as the Capricorn stable walls. Recycled DURABLE / SOLID CORE PE Boards with tongue and groove connection manufactured from strong impact resistance PE.  The boards are cut to length at 1,300mm and are manufactured from 28mm think PE available in two colours Brown and Black. The PE is indestructible and maintenance free - no painting required. It is safe and does not make a hollow noise if kicked by the horss.   The panels only have to be fixed at the bottom and top with no intermediate fixing required.   The

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Equine Solariums

Equine Solariums

Manufactured and finished in a two tone, heat resistant and impact proof PVC. The Equine Solarium is shaped specially to follow the horse's back lines and provide the perfect IR heat to the horse's muscles. Two models available including the Maxuss with front and rear sections that can be moved up and down separately so you can always find the right position for your horse. A combination of IR lamps of various wattage and circulation fans ensure an even and pleasant temperature. Automatic fans do not operate until the unit is heated to ensure only warm air is blown. Solariums come

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Quality European Stables

Quality European Stables

Now available in Australia high quality European stables. We manufacture both indoor stalls and outdoor stables. As we manufacture everything individually in our workshop, a tailor-made stable is no problem to us. Customisation orders are not subject to extremely long delivery times or high supplementary charges. Stable wall boards are manufactured from 100% high recycled PE and is, for the use of stable walls far superior to timber products such as wood panels or plywood. The PE wall panels are: Maintenance free Indestructable Very durable Wear

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Recycled PE Boards

Recycled PE Boards

Our 100% recycled PE boards are an environmentally freindly solution. They are a DURABLE / SOLID CORE board Available in a variety of colors. Supplied by GOVAPLAST a leading reclycler in Europe. Top quality PE for your internal and external stables, arenas and horse-walker. Flexible, impact resistant and splinter free for the horses safety. Rot proof and maintenance free for your comfort. Implementing our core strength in an extensive range of durable products and systems in our Home, Street, Horse and Play collections, we are proud to say Govaplast has become the standard in the

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AquaTrainer

AquaTrainer

Now available through Capricorn Australia Pty Ltd. AquaTrainer is manufactured with high quality Stainless Steel and PVC. The cabinet has glass windows on both sides and doors on both ends also with glass so the movement of the horse can be monitored. Two doors make entry and exiting easy for the horse and operator. The training belt allows tilting for exercising uphill and gives the trainer more possibilities in training programs. All controls like belt speed, distance/time, water level and tilting of the belt is programmable on a touch screen and can be stored in special programs for

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Premium Arena Grader

Premium Arena Grader

Capricorn Australia is pleased to announce that an agreement has been made with a major manufacturer and supplier of arena grading equipment. The supplier is a European company who design and manufacturing arena graders for shows and competition arena as well  for private arenas used for different disciplines. Manufactured with years of experience by people that know about arenas and maintenance requirements using solid steel to a well proven design.  Depth  adjustable tines will level the footprints and uneven areas  of the surface - the grader is equipped

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Ebb and Flow Arena Kit

Ebb and Flow Arena Kit

The Ebb and Flow technology for horse riding arenas have been used in Europe for many year now. The Ebb and Flow arena design is used by all the top dressage and show jumping riders for working arenas. Also Ebb and Flow arena design is widely used for competition arenas. The terminology Ebb and Flow comes from the Dutch language  “EBB en VLOED“  what means low and high tide. Knowing also that 75% of The Netherlands is below sea level this means that rain water that falls  has to be pumped into the ocean. This is done through a system of canals and

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New Generation Grader

New Generation Grader

Manufactured in Europe from heavy duty steel these Graders have an attractive powder coated finish (hot-dip galvanise finish optional). The connection between the Grader and tractor is swivel-action design. The Grader will follow the tractor like a trailer and will not leave tracks on the arena. 2000mm wide (2m) for 3-point linkage connection. Roller can be filled with water to add weight. 2 x adjustable bars. Spring-loaded tines. Both sides are angle-shaped to pull in the edges of the arena where required. RRP $4,850 plus GST Freight additional - please call to check stock

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NEW - Automatic Drinking Bowl

NEW - Automatic Drinking Bowl

Large, deep bowl in Stainless Steel. Smoothly running tube valve on 1/2" brass or 3/4" stainless steel with female connection from top and bottom. Reduced water wastage with unique design incorporating anti-splash rim (bent inwards). RRP $350 plus GST  

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Did you know that...

The better a conventional arena drains - the more difficult it is to keep the sand moist.

That with a "conventional arena" with a fall for drainage purposes the sand washes down to the lowest point during heavy rain.

An Ebb & Flow arena requires less maintenance.

After HEAVY rainfall an Ebb & Flow arena is ready to ride on within 2 hours of the rain ceasing.

10mm of rainfall on an arena is 12,000l of water. With an Ebb & Flow System this water can be collected the same as water can be collected from the roof of a covered arena.

Providing a suitable Arena Surface is an important aspect of horse management that effects both performance and soundness.

SOILTEX is a unique / quality product that is manufactured by a well known and established ISO 9001 accredited fabric recycling company in Europe.

That for an EBB & FLOW arena you DO NOT need a base or irrigation system.

The terminology EBB & FLOW comes from the Dutch language “EBB & VLOED “ which means low and high tide.

SOILTEX minimises compaction and allows extended full movement and stride length in all gaits.

The structure of the SOILTEX mixed with the sand provides the required cushion and the mix of the multi denier fibres mimics the root system of grass.

If the riding surface is TOO HARD there will be insufficient hoof rotation, increased chance of sliding and excessive concussion.

The hoof of the horse makes contact and leaves the riding surface in different speeds and gaits. From canter which is asymmetrical to a piaffe and passage which is symmetrical.

For an EBB & FLOW arena you do not need any kind of gravel or mat/s under the sand surface.

If a horse is restricted in its natural hoof slide injuries could occur.

A horse that is used to being worked on a good riding surface (imported horse) will deteriorate quickly when be worked on an inferior surface.

Photos taken from a horse on a light/er coloured sand surface show much better than on a darker surface.

If you don’t have to worry about spending time irrigating your arena you can ride more horses and increase your income - EBB & FLOW system does this for you.

That an area surface which is too hard results in excessive concussion of your horses joints.

That a deep arena surface puts alot of strain on the tendons of your horse.

If your arena is built to drain very quickly after rain - this same arena will require alot of irrigation during dry periods.

An arena base which is permeable drains the water out of the sand layer - this means alot of water is required to keep the riding surface moist.

When you loose the fines in the sand the surface becomes unstable underfoot and will not hold water when you irrigate.

The brown water that drains from the surface of your arena contains all the fines from the sand. These fines are there to provide the correct sand particle size distribution.

To add so called "Metal Dust" does not improve drainage - it will however make the sand a packing sand resulting in a surface that will compact easily.

Arenas with a "Crown Shaped" base for better drainage are difficult to maintain - in general the surface on the Centreline gets thin and the tracks too deep and heavy.

Well draining arenas are also difficult to irrigate.

On a hard surface the horse could slip forward as well as backward by take off.



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Australian Dressage Championships

11th of Oct 2016

Visit Lou from Capricorn (Australia) Pty Ltd at our Trade Display next weekend. See a working model of the Ebb &...

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Equitana 2016

5th of Jul 2016

Capricorn Australia Pty Ltd will be exhibiting at Equitana 2016. Lou will have on display our popular SOILTEX Arena...

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SYDNEY CDI - International Dressage Event

29th of Mar 2016

Visit the SYDNEY CDI - International Dressage Event from 6th- 9th April 2016. Capricorn Australia will be located in...

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