About Us

Irish Draught Horse Society of Canada Stallion Inspection Sept. 16, 2007 Inspectors John Joyce & Michael Ryan, trainer, our stallion Ollie, Kate and Rick

Rick and Kate Triplett began Improvements Plus, Inc., in May of 1992, with the idea of providing personalized customer service to horse owners in facility work and repair – for the horses, by a horseman.

The business has evolved into a premium provider of equestrian facility services, including top quality ALL WEATHER outdoor riding arena surfaces, services through total construction of the arena surfaces, renovation and amendment of existing riding arena footings, and facility work including facility access, sacrifice areas and confinement paddocks, and mud abatement and drainage correction.

Rick is picky about materials used. Quality materials going in, added to knowledgeable installation, results in a useable riding surface at a good price for our customers. We have lived and worked and raised our own horses in the Pacific Northwest’s often drenched climate for well over a quarter of a century – we KNOW what horse owners need to keep their horses healthy and happy in this climate.

We introduced the German “felt” footing additives to the Northwest some years back, and have continually re-evaluated quality and effectiveness as we work with this technology. We now import our own blend of German felt under the Equi-Fleece ™ brand name.

Perhaps Rick’s strongest suit is solving problems that other contractors just can’t. His lifelong experience as a horseman gives him a unique perspective on equine facility needs, which translates to a common sense approach to creating solutions suitable to each customer’s individual site and discipline, with use of the best materials available to us. We are very sensitive to our client’s budgetary needs, and offer reasonable rates to go with our renowned service.

We are also the first arena footing specialist on the West Coast to offer the MAG Flake magnesium chloride products for indoor arena dust control! We use this in our own arena construction as it is the best solution to dust control and moisture control. This is the safest, most effective dust control product available, and has a cost saving benefit over the long run due to its longevity when compared to the polymers and co-polymers etc.

We ship MAG to points all over the west from our warehouse location in Billings, MT to areas throughout the Rocky Mountain area.

Ready to roll on another arena job. September 2014.