​​F.I.C.S. of Maryland, Inc. 

Quality Products. Competitive Pricing. Exceptional Service. Extensive References. 

Unlike scrap dealers who are trying to unload mass quantities of excess rubber, we have various blends that are created and adapted specifically for equestrians. We have flat rubber, granular rubber, fine rubber, and hybrid rubber blends available and we will only recommend what you need.  


It is important to note that all rubber is not the same.  Shape, size and how the particles are made are extremely important. If you're looking to reduce concussion, minimize compaction, promote drainage, and aid in thawing, consider adding one of our rubber additives to your arena.    



Sand is almost always the main component of any footing. And it's important to note that NOT ALL SAND IS THE SAME!!! We work very closely with sand manufacturers and suppliers who engineer specific blends for our applications so we can deliver the best footings for our clients.

Our Fiber Additives: 

  • Increase Stability
  • Provide cushioning and shock absorption
  • Retain moisture to minimize dust
  • Maintain footing consistency
  • Reduce joint stress
  • Are "PRE-CYCLED"
  • Extend the life of your sand by reducing pulverization of sand particles

Adding fiber to an arena cushions the footing, but more importantly, it increases stability and reduces the shearing effect straight sand can have.  Fibers by nature tend to knit together and overlay one another. In doing so, they create a "root zone" effect, thereby stabilizing your footing. Another benefit of fiber is that small dust particles get trapped within the fabric's knit, keeping it from becoming airborne in your arena.  Furthermore, the moisture retention properties of the fibers reduce the amount of watering needed. 

Before recommending an application, we always take into consideration your riding discipline, your existing footing, your desired changes, your maintenance plan and your horses’ needs. Due to the fact that each application is unique, we have a variety of products, all with distinctive characteristics and purposes. We have been doing this for over 20 years & have several hundred satisfied customers.

We encourage you to call for references in your area or discipline.

Our footing products are used in hundreds of arenas throughout the country, ranging from small, private farms to large-scale commercial ones. They are used by beginner and intermediate riders as well as several Olympic champions. Whether you are looking for custom blended, pre-mixed footing, a premium dust-free mixture, additives to modify an existing surface, or guidance to help you avoid making costly mistakes, we have the products, experience, and dedication to answer your questions and provide recommendations.


RxFlex is our most versatile footing additive.  It is compatible with nearly all existing footings and makes a wonderful blend for new arenas, both indoor and outdoor. RxFlex is a proprietary blend of fiber & rubber designed to stabilize footing without making it hard and cushion footing without making it loose or deep.   If your footing is feeling "dead" RxFlex can bring it back to life. 


While still requiring regular maintenance RxFlex can considerably lessen the amount of dragging & watering needed in your arena.