A world-class riding surface for any environment with the first and only plastic-free, nontoxic, natural fiber blend.
The foundation for excellence
Your horse wants to run on solid ground and green grass. Our products are the next best thing. Using only natural inputs, our footing solutions set a new standard for performance, safety, and environmental stewardship.
Noviun™ performance fiber is a plastic-free, natural fiber blend designed to renew sand arenas and tracks to world-class riding surfaces. The first product of its kind, Noviun decreases concussion and increases absorption better than conventional synthetic textiles, while adding structure for optimal grip. Better still, Noviun™ eliminates microplastic contamination of your footing, arena air, and the surrounding watershed.
Noviun™ is compatible with a wide range of sand and environments and is a key component in our flagshipfooting solution: ArenaGreen.
traction and grip
Suitable for all
Noviun™ is made with fast-growing natural fibers such as coconut coir that act like roots in soil – creating structure and stability that increases horses' confidence underfoot.
OUT: Polypropylene, polyester, polyurethane, polyamide (plastic) textiles and associated toxins
IN: Natural fibers like coconut coir
Noviun™ includes natural biopolymers that reduce concussion and provide natural rebound to help maximize your horse's energy efficiency.
OUT: Synthetic tire waste and associated toxins
IN: Responsibly sourced natural elastomer
Plastic-free fiber for a greener ride
Noviun™ offers a unique performance advantage over industry-standard waste polypropylene or synthetic tires. Our plastic-free, natural fiber blend gives sand surfaces both grip and absorption, providing confidence underfoot more like turf grass – horses' natural and preferred riding surface. The result is faster speeds, fewer injuries, and quicker recovery.
Waste textiles, carpet, and tires are common fiber solutions for giving structure to sand, but they come at the cost of adding thousands of pounds of plastic (5,290 pounds on average) and toxic chemicals to your arena or riding environment. While this plastic will degrade into micro and nanoplastic pollution, it will never decompose into nutrients that the environment can use for new life. Microplastic pollution is now ubiquitous in our soil, air, and water. By choosing Noviun™ — the only high-performance, natural alternative — you eliminate thousands of pounds of microplastic pollution from your ground, air, and watershed.
A 20,000 sq. ft. arena requires a minimum of 15,000 pounds of plastic fiber
Current fiber application is equivalent to 460,000 water bottles of contamination
A 20,000 sq. ft. arena sheds 14 billion microplastic fibers each rain or irrigation
How much Noviun do you need?
Noviun™ is suitable for all sand types and environments. To achieve your desired structure, cushion, and grip, Noviun can be applied at a range of concentrations to meet the needs of every discipline.
A little goes a long way. Compared with conventional synthetic fibers, you will need a fraction of the weight in Noviun to achieve your optimal arena surface.
Sand type, sand depth, environment, and discipline will also influence your Noviun requirements. Our calculator provides an estimated volume and cost.
About our innovation partners
ArenaMend has always been determined to bring a high-performance alternative to synthetic fibers to the equestrian world. After a years-long search, we found the only innovation partners who could make that possible: NFW.
NFW is the Circularity of Things™ Company developing natural high-performance alternatives to plastics, and we are proud to be partnering with them to create our world-class footing solutions.
Noviun™ is proof that NFW materials can safely return to the earth — in this case, displacing thousands of pounds of plastic pollution per arena while providing a performance advantage over years.