Blue Chip offer Sponsorship for Show Jumping Riders
Blue Chip are delighted to announce that they are looking for two show jumping riders to join their elite team, which includes Beth Vernon and Jodie Crawford along with last year’s winners Tracy Newman and Ellen Churchill.
When Nikki Collins isn’t busy working as Trade Sales Manager for Spillers she’s diligently keeping her homebred mare Tilly fit for eventing. This year her dedication has paid off as she has qualified for the prestigious Mitsubishi Motors Cup (formerly Badminton Grassroots Championships). She attributes her passion and determination to her inspiring, horse loving Mum, who sadly lost her battle against bowel cancer in 2014.
Saracen Horse Feeds Welcomes Phoebe Peters as New Brand Ambassador
Saracen Horse Feeds have announced that Pony European Dressage Champion Phoebe Peters has joined their brand ambassador team. The record breaking teenage dressage rider, based in Gloucestershire, has played an instrumental part of the British Team’s success, becoming Pony European Champions in both 2013 and retaining her title in 2015 with her Saracen fed Danish bred gelding SL Lucci. The undisputed champions recently returned from Malmo having broken two world records and winning 3 gold medals with scores reaching +85%.
McCash’s Country Store wins Spillers essentials competition
McCash’s Country Store in Perth, Scotland has been declared the winner of a keenly battled competition to celebrate the launch of the new Spillers essentials range. They have bagged themselves £500 worth of shopping vouchers in the process.
Rowen Barbary are looking for 2 riders to join the Rowen Barbary Team for the 2015/16 season, this sponsorship is open to riders of all ages that need support to help them achieve their goals.
Rowen Barbary feel it is important to support riders who are passionate about the brand and have experience using Rowen Barbary products, this will give you the opportunity to join a growing team of equestrian enthusiasts who are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of their horse or pony. So if you are passionate about equine nutrition and are regularly competing, at any level across any equine discipline, then Rowen Barbary are inviting you to apply to join the team.
Hemp horse bedding firm Aubiose Ltd have announced the sponsorship of two riders for the first time.
Hampshire based grassroots eventer Nicki Strong and Kent based professional showjumper and producer Biba McCaul will be flying the flag as ambassadors for Aubiose throughout 2015.
Aubiose UK Sales Manager, Sparsholt College graduate Juliette Connor said; “Over the past year sales have been really picking up as more people are experiencing the benefits and spreading the word. Supporting our two chosen riders seemed a great way of giving them a leg up in achieving their equestrian goals this year, as well as helping to raise even more awareness of our product.
Avoiding Laminitis…by Dr Tom Shurlock of British Horse Feeds
There is an increasing understanding of the underlying causes behind laminitis. Currently it is thought that there may be a seasonal hormone dysfunction – possibly induced by an underlying problem such as Cushing’s or IR – which helps explain why only a proportion of horses may succumb, but succumb during spring and autumn when grazing is potentially dangerous.
Horse Owners Needed for Ground-Breaking Equine Grass Sickness Vaccine Trial
As the high risk season for Equine Grass Sickness fast approaches the Animal Health Trust, one of the UK’s leading veterinary charities, is urging horse owners to take part in the second year of its ground-breaking nationwide EGS vaccine trial.
A debilitating and often fatal disease affecting horses, ponies and donkeys, Equine Grass Sickness (EGS) occurs predominantly in Europe, with Britain experiencing the highest incidence worldwide. In 2014, 59 cases of EGS were reported through the EGS Surveillance Scheme, but it is likely that this represents only a fraction of cases occurring annually throughout Britain.
The Celebrity Talk Area at Burghley Horse Trials sponsored by NAF is a “must see” area for spectators and riders alike, hosting talks from both high profiled riders to television presenters to members of the Equestrian Industry. NAF wanted to give one lucky person the opportunity to have a memento of the event so in 2014 NAF asked that each individual who went onto the stage could sign the NAF Burghley Brolly.
Latest studies reveal that one in three horses and ponies is now overweight.
Dengie senior nutritionist KATIE WILLIAMS, MSc (Dist), looks at those most at risk and what we can do to help them slim down.
We meet lots of overweight horses at Dengie yard clinics, so it was no surprise to find that two recently published papers reveal that about 30% of the equine population is obese.
Although this figure is shocking, it often takes an episode of ill-health – such as laminitis – for some owners to sit up and actually do something about their horse’s weight.
In one study, Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Equine Obesity in Great Britain Based on Owner-Reported Body Condition Scores, by Charlotte Robbins, nearly 16% of horses and ponies were reported to have a history of laminitis – a much higher figure than the 7% previously shown in the 2005 BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) study.