Equestrian Sand Suppliers (Silica Sand)

Shire aggregates supply high quality and free draining silica sand. Silica sand is used for equestrian surfaces, all weather pitches, race tracks, gallops, show jumping areas and dressage. Silica sand offers a firmer but forgiving surface for horses to canter and jump on, enabling good support and therefore reduces the risk of injury to the horses. The rider finds their horse is more responsive and accurate in their movements. Whilst other forms of surface are available, silica sand is considered to be the best. We also sell rubber chips to complement the sand.

Drainage Stone

We also supply the 40mm clean drainage stone used in arena construction. Read more

Arena Construction

Should you require a contractor to construct your arena for you, please contact us for recommendation of contractors in your area.


We also supply our silica sand for the use in sports grounds, artificial football pitches, cricket pitches, tennis courts, bowling greens, golf bunkers, golf courses and play pits.

Our Sports sands are each specifically designed to meet the needs of their purpose. From football to cricket, rugby or polo, our coarse turf sands are selected to provide durability and consistency. We deliver in large and smaller quantities from 5 to 30 tonnes. If you have a need for either equestrian sand or sports sand and you are based within our distribution area, contact us today for a quick free quote.


We deliver our topsoil & aggregates across a large area from Northumberland down to Chesterfield (see our coverage map).

Our available tipper fleet consists of:

  • Up to 15 eight wheeled tippers of 20 tonnes capacity
  • 1 six wheeled tipper of 16 tonnes capacity
  • 1 four wheeled vehicles of 10 tonnes capacity
  • 4 articulated vehicles of 30 tonnes capacity


Please be aware that we use a 16 tonne wagon for our smaller deliveries. This is a large wagon and although smaller loads are not an issue for us you need to bear in mind the access to your property and whether it is possible to get a vehicle of that size close to your drop off point.


Serious about Sustainability

We take our recycling responsibilities seriously and we are always looking to find ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint, reducing waste and being more efficient and eco-friendly. We understand ‘Breeam’ requirements and we wherever possible would source the appropriate material for a project with sustainability in mind. More recently we have become FORS accredited. FORS is a voluntary scheme for Fleet operators and being FORS accredited confirms that as a company we employ good practices and are committed to operating a safer, more efficient business. 

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 Our regular clients include large construction companies, civil engineers, home developers, groundwork contractors, landscapers, equestrian arenas and more. We also deliver direct to the homeowner who has a requirement for larger quantities for a residential project.

Have a project you want us to quote on? We would love to hear from you!