building an outdoor arena
I'm not sure which forum group to put this in.
I want to build an outdoor arena in a section of our pasture. I need to keep the cost down as much as possible.
Where I want to build it, it is bordered by two sections of fence. So, I'm not concerned about the fencing.
What I need to figure out is the footing. Where do I start? Do I scrape off the top layer and just have some sand mixed into my soil? Do I just have dirt hauled in and cover the grass and have it leveled off? I will not being doing any jumping. This would just be to ride and warm up in. I'm looking at a 100x100 area.
I live in KS. So, just plain ole dirt is underneath.
Any experience or suggestions would be appreciated.