Lighting a Riding Centre :
Lighting for a riding centre depends mostly on how it is used. The French Equestrian Federation recommends certain levels of illuminance for different areas, i.e. outdoor paths, stables, schooling areas and arenas, with respective levels of 25 Lux, 150 Lux and 300 Lux for schooling areas and arenas. Our experience with different equestrian projects has shown that an illuminance level between 80 and 150 Lux is sufficient for your schooling area or arena.
Riding centres include several areas to be lighted: schooling areas and riding arenas, paddocks, stables and outdoor paths. Each area requires a specific level of light for a good visual result with no glare, both for riders and their horses.
The Speqtris Sport range of fixtures for Schooling Area lighting :
When lighting schooling areas on poles, we mainly use the following products from the dedicated Speqtris Sport lighting range :
The Speqtris Sport range of fixtures for Riding Arena lighting :
When lighting riding arenas on poles, we mainly use the following products from the dedicated Speqtris Sport lighting range :
The Speqtris Sport range of fixtures for Paddock and Stable lighting :
When lighting paddocks and stables, we mainly use the following products from the dedicated Speqtris Sport lighting range :
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Riding Centre illuminance :
Lighting for riding centres is not standardised, but only recommended by the French Equestrian Federation and the Federation of National Stud Farms:
Horizontal illuminance uniformity factor :
The FFE has not defined a precise uniformity factor for each category. Depending on the customer’s needs, the uniformity factor will be between 0.5 and 0.7 in order to meet their expectations.
Frequent dimensions of an Arena and a Schooling Area :
The dimensions are not fixed, but we often encounter the following dimensions in our lighting projects :
Discover the high-level lighting installed at the Centre Hippique des Alpes (equestrian centre) :
Schooling Area Lighting:
We upgraded two indoor schooling areas, one mainly used for training, and the other for competitions. Both were lighted with floodlights from the Olympe range, with an illuminance of 300 Lux on the ground and a uniformity factor above 0.7.
Two large riding arenas were lighted with Cronos floodlights on 16m-high poles. Three poles spaced out along each length of the arenas provide illuminance of more than 300 Lux over both arenas with optimum uniformity.
For good lighting management, combining convenience of use and energy savings, Speqtris Sport recommended and installed a lighting management unit for the two arenas with three different illuminance levels (Leisure, Training and Competition), the possibility of lighting a semi-arena when only few riders are on site, and management of lighting effects for the various riding events hosted.
WITH OVER 10 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD, WE HAVE DESIGNED A RANGE OF LIGHTING LAYOUTS TO SUIT EACH SPORT.
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