Good for your horses
Great for the planet

Treadlite™ offers a premium equestrian arena mix, proudly made right here in New Zealand from recycled rubber.

The recycling process at Treadlite’s Cambridge purpose-built facility takes end-of-life tyres through a triple-treated refinery process with a series of shredders and magnets to produce a consistent material specifically designed for horse arenas.

Treadlite has worked alongside professional equestrian riders to develop and test this premium mix, and are proud to see competition equestrian centres and private horse arenas across New Zealand now choosing Treadlite.

Why Use Treadlite
Premium Horse Arena Mix

Here’s why New Zealand equestrian riders are choosing to ride on Treadlite:

Protects Horses' Hooves

Less wear and tear on horses’ hooves

Better Impact Absorption

Rubber reduces concussion on joints

Lively Surface

Better take off for jumping

Reduced Glare

Reduced light reflection off arena surface

Even Spread

Maintains more even spread than traditional sand surfaces

Reduced Dust

Rubber layering means less sand dust while riding

Less Rain Affected

Remains less affected by rainfall than traditional sand surfaces

Suitable for any base

Can be used alone over base-course, spread on top of sand, or mixed in with sand

Ready to ride on Treadlite?


“I have always had sand arenas in NZ and this is by far the best product that I have added and have felt the difference. I love not ‘hearing’ the horse’s foot fall as we do our training. The product has mixed well with the sand – hasn’t floated away in big rains and adds a little bounce to the ‘hardness’ of sand. We have had it on our arena for 8 months and the horses are feeling and going really well with no leg issues. It is affordable and would recommend to mix with sand and lime – you won’t be disappointed.”

Penny Castle, ESNZ Performance Manager

“I recently added Treadlite to my existing surface at home and couldn’t be more impressed with the results. It’s halved the dust, added some much-added spring to the surface and the horses love it!”

Jess Land, Jess Land Equestrian

Every year, we resurface with sand and get the proper machines in to try bring the arena back to life – we had even thought about fully redoing it as it was so dead. But with the rubber we have found a huge difference. Even the vet whilst trotting a horse up commented how good the surface was.

Also the dust – crazy difference. With no watering system it was becoming a problem, but I don’t even notice the dust anymore. And that also goes with the wet in the winter – way less puddles and better to ride on wet.

It’s a phenomenal difference – should have done it years ago!”

Tracy Smith – Grand Prix Dressage Champion, NZ High Performance Dressage, Coach

Penny Castle, ESNZ Performance Manager

Pricing Guide

We tailor each batch order based on the size of your arena and your desired Treadlite spread thickness.
Spread thickness is a personal preference, however professional riders who have trialled and tested our product recommend 10mm spread thickness. Calculate the number of bags you’ll require to cover your horse arena below:

You can now pay for Treadlite with your Farmlands Card.

Our Collective Environmental
Impact and Mission

Every year in New Zealand, more than 7.75 million tyres reach their end of life, and most end up in landfill or being burnt overseas – that’s approximately 73,700 tonnes too many.

At Treadlite, our vision is simple – ‘Our Place, Our Problem’. We’re on a mission to convert this waste stream from landfill to useful, by repurposing used tyres and manufacturing high-value new products.

We’ve scoured the world to find recycling and manufacturing solutions to this problem, and are proud to deliver Treadlite Premium Horse Arena Mix as our first product – but this is just the beginning of our journey.

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5 days ago
Treadlite NZ

It is with such heavy hearts that we pass on all our love to one of the very special members of our small Treadlite family.
Sadly John Lovelady, the loved and respected husband of Chris who runs our South Island operation lost his battle with cancer on Monday and passed away - we wanted to pass on all our love to John’s family and let you all know that you are in our thoughts and prayers
RIP John, you were a true gentleman
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Sending so much love to you all, such sad news that words fail <3

Sending my love and condolences to you Chris. Surround yourself in love and may you Rest In Peace John x

Sending love to you and your family Chris xx

So sorry to hear this. Sorry for your loss

Thinking of you all x


So very sad 😢 xx

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1 week ago
Treadlite NZ

Congratulations to the placegetters of the Treadlite 4A at the Canterbury Dressage Festival of Future Stars! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you so much for sponsoring the classes!!

Thank you for your sponsorship!

2 weeks ago
Treadlite NZ

Another beautiful arena completed, thanks Bridget Hawthorn for being such a great customer ♻️ ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago
Treadlite NZ

Thanks Tracy SmithWith over 100ml of rain in a 24 hour period the treadlite arena stood up amazingly. Quick harrow with the kiwi rake and its fluffy again! ... See MoreSee Less

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