SPORTING GRADE CLAYS: Horse Stalls and Riding Arenas, Horse Shoe Pits, Quoits, Baseball Fields and Clay Court Tennis
Sheffield Construction Clay is available for several applications. It is recognized as a superior
material for playing surfaces on tennis courts. Our horse stall clay is the perfect material for a
natural, durable surface which enhances the comfort and health of your horse. Indoor riding arenas
constructed from our clay offer a durable yet cushioned base. We also offer a special material for
the riding surface called “Sheffield Blend”. This topping is a mixture of clay, sand and sawdust that provides a natural surface.
For applications in ponds and dams, our pond clay offers a low cost, impermeable material for construction and maintenance.
For baseball fields, we offer our baseball mix, which is 50% clay and 50% sand. The naturally occuring mixture is available in
limited quantities, and we can blend it to order as well.
supply construction grade clay bodies for sports applications such as
baseball diamond mix, clay-courts tennis, horseshoe pitching clay,
riding arena base and premium riding arena topping and horse stall clay.
Please call before coming to pick up raw clay in your trucks.
Delivery to most of the CT, MA, NY tristate region is available.
Please call us to discuss your specific needs: M -F : 8:30-5:00 EST : toll-free 1.888.774.2529 (888.spi.clay)
Our Sporting Grade Clays include:
HORSE RIDING ARENA TOPPING
HORSE STALL CLAY
TENNIS COURT CLAY
BASEBALL MIX BLEND
NATURAL BASEBALL MIX
CONSTRUCTION GRADE CLAY
GREENKOTE / REDKOTE
HORSESHOE PITCHING PIT CLAY
HORSE STALL AND RIDING ARENA CLAY
Our horse stall clay is the perfect material for a
natural, durable surface which enhances the comfort and health of your
horse. Indoor riding arenas
constructed from our clay offer a durable yet cushioned base. We also
offer a special material for
the riding surface called “Sheffield Blend”. This topping is a mixture
of clay, sand and sawdust that provides a natural surface.
Making a Regulation Horse Shoe Pitching Pit:
National Horseshoe Pitchers Association regulations specify:
"The "Pitchers Box" has fixed 72"x72" dimensions. Within the box, space
is divided into three major areas...two pitching platforms and the
"pit". The maximum "pit" dimensions are 36"x72" and the remaining space
is divided into two equal sized pitching platforms, one on each side of
the pit. Over time, rule changes allowed "pit" dimensions to be reduced
to as little as 31"x43" (probably to minimize the amount of pit fill
material to maintain). Pit width reduction simply allowed pitching
platform widths to increase accordingly. Pit length reduction created
"unused" space within the box, in front of and/or behind the pit. Those
"unused" spaces are addressed in Rule 1, Section A-2-a, "If the pit is
less than the maximum dimensions, the extra space shall be filled with
the same material of which the platforms are made or some other
material different than the pit substance, and shall be level with the
pit and platforms." (Allowances are made in Rule 1, Section C, for
temporary and/or raised courts.)"
Your pits which will be filled
with clay need to be between 43" to 72" length and 31" to 36" in width
per Rule 1-A-2-a. The pits should be dug out 4" to 6" deep. Add some
clay, compact and then add more clay. Moisture will have be adjusted
according to your local conditions. Turn over the top couple of inches
of the clay with a shovel periodically to restore surface.
Please see our raw material list for other industrial and construction materials.