Martin Collins products CLOPF® fiber and MC Ecotrack® are now available through their association with Dave Martin of Footings West, our approved contractor for both Northern and Southern California. Dave can be reached on 509-251-6177 or via email at email@example.com. More information on Dave coming soon!
Horses have always been a part of Dave’s life. Having been raised on the east coast building arenas and tracks with his father’s contracting company as a kid, Dave would spend summers working with his father, enjoying the farms they worked on. Dave loved to hear the stories of how his grandfather delivered milk in New York City with his two draft horses and wagon.
Dave later moved to the west coast where as an adult he started purchasing his own horses, from Friesian horses to Grand Prix dressage horses. Dave’s father continued his contracting business which included road construction and grading, where Dave learned how important grading and drainage and the use of different combination of soils was and applied what he had learned to arena building. Dave’s heart was however still with the horses, so he would make arena construction and footing his profession and started his own company. The demand for great footing and well constructed arenas was enormous.
Dave traveled the U.S from coast to coast building arenas and now spends most of his time working in California. Dave has been fortunate enough to work for over a decade with great dressage riders such as Steffen Peters, Guenter Seidel and Christine Traurig, and great jumpers such as Simon Nizri, Lane Clark and Karl Cook to name a few. Dave has been involved in designing and creating equestrian properties and has also worked installing ebb and flow drainage systems, as well as several different matting systems.
Dave has a great appreciation for the horse community that he has been lucky enough to work with but his main goal is to build and install top quality arenas and footing so equestrians can preserve the horses they love.