Hayden Turfcare have particular specialism in equestrian work. We specialise particularly in state of the art natural grass turf surfaces. This includes racecourses, showjumping arenas, paraderings, eventing courses and gallops. As an active participant in equestrian activities, Richards knowledge of ground and footing and its performance for horses is extensive.

Richard hayden is an active participant in equestrain sport allowing him a unique insight into the needs and concerns of riders

We also provide solutions for

  • Natural turf gallop design and development
  • Upgrading of existing grass fields to high performance equestrian surfaces
  • Paddock and turnout drainage; site specific drainage plans and project management to ensure that paddocks and turn out areas are available all year round
  • Performance testing and improvements for showjumping, racing and eventing
  • Safety assessments for ground conditions
  • Development plans; often drainage projects happen in stages and Hayden Turfcare can put these type of staged plans in place.
13 Showday

Grade A natural turf international jumping arena.

Multi use surface accomodating rugby, equestran and concerts

14 perfect surface

Grade A natural turf international jumping arena.


1 slit drainage work

Multiple drainage projects on existing racecourses.

Bend realignment.

Other equestrian projects which Richard Hayden has experience in equestrian include:

  • 2012 London Olympics eventing course, Greenwich Park
  • Sligo Racecourse
  • Mallow Racecourse
  • Tipperary Racecourse
  • Ballydoyle Racing natural turf gallops
  • Leopardstown Racecourse
  • The Maze Peace Arena Belfast
  • BBMH Point to Point track at Askham Bryan College
  • Coolmore Stud natural turf gallops
  • CSIO Madrid showjumping arena
  • Chantilly Showjumping Arena