Since 1987, Kiser Arena Specialists has filled the equine industry’s need as experts in riding surface development, arena equipment and footing education. From humble farming roots, the Kiser family found their way into the horse world competing in the American Quarter Horse and National Reining Horse Associations. Jim Kiser was a highly competitive youth rider and quickly gained accolades as a talented trainer with the support of his father Bob Kiser and mother Linda Kiser. Linda was actively involved at events working in the show office, and Bob found himself happy to cheer for and support Jim, however Bob felt somewhat idle compared to the long, hard hours of day to day life on his active Illinois farm.
It was in 1987 at the National Reining Horse Futurity, Bob was asked to put his knowledge of soil and equipment to good use as the ground was in desperate need of help. This led to the birth of the most comprehensive tool known today in equine footing management, the Kiser DragMaster. Kiser Arena Specialists developed a business to deliver the right tools and footing advice through consultation and construction not only for competition arenas but for all equine enthusiasts. Bob Kiser’s work in the industry brought him recognition and an induction into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 2011 along with the opportunity to develop the footing for the World Equestrian Games.
In 2007, a partnership formed between ABI Attachments, Inc. and Kiser Arena Specialists to make the Kiser arena equipment line available on a larger scale. The partnership grew in market share throughout the United States and internationally as a comprehensive arena maintenance line was developed for arenas and facilities of all sizes.
In 2017, Bob and Jim Kiser felt the desire to again focus more intently on the development of unique products for the footing needs of all equine arenas. As a result of their vision, they left the partnership with ABI Attachments, Inc. to focus on the true core mission of Kiser Arena Specialists.
The mission at Kiser Arena Specialists is to continually develop innovative solutions for the needs of all equine owners and the safety and performance of horses. It is with renewed energy and true passion for education and creation that Kiser Arena Specialists looks forward to the future. Kiser Arena Specialists will continue to provide the best competition surfaces through competition footing management. Individuals and facilities can take advantage of customized footing consultation with a comprehensive line of barn and arena products. Finally, the Kisers’ are excited to create a new generation of arena tools that set a higher standard for arena maintenance.
For further information about what Kiser Arena Specialists offers today and what the future holds, contact Courtney Stevens at [email protected] or 940-665-8058.