“We have two Martin Collins all weather, synthetic gallops and they are essential for our year round training. The hot, dry weather we have had this summer or wet/freezing conditions in the winter pose no problems for us – it’s business as usual with Geltrack. The supportive fibres in the surface help keeps the horses sound and we can change the going to increase fitness levels if required. When considering a surface, the smart money is on Martin Collins…”
Greg Rudolph, CEO, Hawkesbury Race Club
"We installed our Polytrack training track in July 2018 and it works incredibly well at Hawkesbury where we have cold winters and very hot summers. The general consensus is very positive wiht excellent feedback and the Polytrack surface is performing very well"
Sam Stronge, Castle PIece Stables
Investing in a surface that gives high stability and footing all year round is a must, which is why we chose Martin Collins Activ-Track for our gallop.
At Seven Barrows horse safety and performance is our priority. Training on the Polytrack gallops here at Lambourn gives our horses confidence and enables all year round exercise.
Australian, Royal Randwick trainer Mark Newnham, said: “Horses are comfortable from their first gallop on Polytrack, they take very even strides, and they are not getting unbalanced and fatiguing on it which can cause injuries.
Being able to train all year round on a surface you can trust is essential. That is why I chose Martin Collins Activ-Track.
We had a surface made for us by the Martin Collins team, as they treat each client as an individual. We discussed our needs and they created a bespoke mix for us. This new Equimix surface is proving to be a great investment.
“I am very fortunate to have a Martin Collins Activ-Track surface on my gallop. It is an essential facility for getting my horses fit throughout the year and cold, wet or dry spells no longer interrupt my training. There is never a day I can’t use my gallop, and this is invaluable to me.”
"Jonjo has built his career around doing everything possible to get the horses at Jackdaws to relax and develop to the best of their ability. It's no surprise to see them use Martin Collins surfaces. They will help them do the very best for their owners."
The surfaces at Dressage at Hickstead have always been Martin Collins. We replaced them in 2017 and have had tremendous feedback from everyone who competes here. We wouldn't use anyone else for our surfaces
International course builder for the London 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour commented “Here in London now this is the best ground for me. Because the horses are very comfortable and this is important."
"It was a pleasure doing business with Martin Collins Enterprises. I was extremely impressed with their total professionalism. Our new Fibretrack surface has received great feedback from all the riders who compete here at Mount Ballan, Wales and West Showground."
"A good quality surface is hugely important when you are riding and training top class dressage horses. We train on a Martin Collins surface at home and to compete at a venue on a Martin Collins surface is fantastic as it gives me the confidence that we can perform to the best of our ability"
"Many surfaces abroad lack the bounce and stbility of a waxed surface, and without that, you can ofter undermine a horse's confidence. Show jumpers would describe a 'dead' surface as one when you don't get a push off the floor. on Ecotrack you can place a horse better, the ground is level, they get the same feeling over a jump and the horse can do a better job."
We are delighted with our Ecotrack Gallop. It is an even surface that appears to withstand all types of weather. The horses and jockeys love it."
Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne Racing Club
Jason Kerr, General manager of Racecourses at Melbourne Racing Club, Australia commented, "Overall the Martin Collins Polytrack is far superior to any other synthetic surface I have come across during my 25 years of Racecourse Management."
Jockey Katelyn Mallyon about the Polytrack surafce at Pakenham racecourse, Melbourne, Australia. "It’s good — it’s definitely different to anything else I’ve ridden on. There’s no kickback or anything like that and the track is playing even, which everyone likes to see."
"I am absolutely delighted with the Ecotrack surface it has been a complete game changer here! I looked at nearly every company and Martin Collins came out on top by miles. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the quality, service and how good the horses feel on it.”