RecycleBalls: Green Gold

Arena Footing Made From 100% Recycled Tennis Balls

Imagine yourself and your horse moving smoothly through a beautiful, cushioned arena surface. Reduced impact on their joints. Less dust. More time riding. Our innovative approach of upcycling tennis balls gives a sustainable twist while offering the feel of rubber and the benefits of fiber.

Green Gold mixes with your current area footing and creates a smoother ride by lessening compaction, dust, and your maintenance schedule. 

Naturally Blends In Over Time

Don’t be alarmed by the bright neon color when Green Gold is first installed. Within months, you’ll see Green Gold naturally blend in with your existing soil and the variant color will start to fade, returning to normal in just a few months.


Even though the color has faded, the benefits of Green Gold can be measured years down the line. The average arena won’t have to retouch their arena for 2-3 years, although this could be shorter with heavy use.

Benefits of Green Gold for Equestrian Arenas

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Don’t be alarmed by the bright neon color when Green Gold is first installed. Within months, you’ll see Green Gold naturally blend in with your existing soil and the variant color will start to fade, returning to normal in just a few months.


Even though the color has faded, the benefits of Green Gold can be measured years down the line. The average arena won’t have to retouch their arena for 2-3 years, although this could be shorter with heavy use.

Testimonials

Riding on this is absolutely heavenly. We feel so fortunate to have found Recycleballs. It has integrated perfectly and looks like it will hold up forever. Were surprised how little of this product we need to make a difference.
Kristin Thompson
Manager Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program
Our riders love this new amendment. Horses love to trot on something soft. Recycleballs Green Gold is an ideal footing. The felt attracts moisture and prevents the arena from being dusty.
Peter Joy
Hemlock Hills
Now five years later, this amendment is still going strong and we are very happy with it. It works well to retain water and keep the dust down.
Jonathan Friedlander
The Equicenter
Recycleballs Green Gold binds well and stays in place. Our riders absolutely love it! Our horses love it!
Page Wheelock
Lily Bud Farm

Simple to Install – Easy DIY

Easily place the bags on your arena, rake out and drag with any drag or harrow.

FAQs

The current price is $1.60 per lb FOB our dock in South Burlington Vermont.   Pricing may be subject to change at any time.

  1. All purchases must be fully paid in advance via credit card on our website. 
  2. Pricing and terms are subject to change at any time unless you have placed an order. 
  3. We have limited storage space. Purchases must be taken within 5 days of the agreed pick-up date or be subject to significant delay. 
  4. We sell RGG in 1000lbs lots. Min order = 1000lb FOB our dock in Burlington Vermont.
  5. All deposit orders must be fully paid by the pickup date or within 60 days of the deposit.  Deposits will be forfeited for non-payment within this time frame. We will send a payment link for all deposit orders. 
  6. In the spirit of recycling, supersacs are loaned for your convenience. We ask that all buyers return our supersacs with the prepaid return bins that will be provided to you.

Yes, we do. Please contact Jordan at jwooten@recycleballs.org

We typically recommend the following amount of Green Gold for a 60×120 arena:

  • 2-3.5 inches of existing material: 3000lbs
  • 3.5 inches or more of existing material: 2000lbs


The amount of Green Gold can be modified to fit your needs. 

Generally speaking, any arena should be re-evaluated every 5-10 years to check the integrity of the base and sand mix on top. So with the Green Gold, you will increase the lifetime of your arena quite a bit because it takes tennis balls roughly 400 years to fully decompose.

Yes! The microfiber material from the outer layer of the tennis ball will help retain moisture and keep it within the footing, drastically reducing dust. 

What Drags Work Best with Green Gold

Our wonderful Green Gold can be installed with any drag and does not need any specific installation equipment.

However, some drags might provide faster, more efficient installation process. While Green Gold has been mixed by hand with rakes, we recommend using a standa

New Year, Better Footing:

Arena Footing Giveaway

Recycleballs: Green Gold is giving 2,000lbs of our horse footing to one lucky contestant!

How to Enter:

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Book a Free arena consultation with one of our Green Gold specialists who will make sure our footing is right for your arena!

Fill out the form with your contact information and a brief description of your arena and riding discipline.

Winner is picked on Dec. 28th 2023 and will be notified by email and phone!

No purchase necessary. Legal Resident of the US. Must be 18. Begins on 10/12/23 and ends 12/27/23.  Full Rules Here

The Recycleballs non-profit mission is to recycle all tennis balls and to reduce the amount of tennis balls filling up landfills.

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