Posted: 19th March 2024 | Back to news feed



We had such an amazing time at The National Equine Show 2024 earlier this month! What a pleasure it was to spend time with the brilliant businesses that were with us in The Yard Supplement Pavilion, to facilitate some awesome speaker slots and Live Zone chats and to meet so many passionate visitors.

‘I would like to extend a huge thank you and congratulations to Liz and her team at Raccoon for another busy, vibrant and exciting National Equine Show and for their ongoing support and facilitation of The Yard Supplement Pavilion.’ said Amanda Watson, Managing Director at The Equestrian Index.

‘The Pavilion enables us to offer yard owners and managers a dedicated B2B networking space and face to face access to the businesses that are keen to work with them across a multitude of areas critical to their business success. The Pavilion hosted more businesses at this event, and we are excited to say it looks set to be even bigger in 2025!’

‘We will continue to highlight industry challenges and encourage much needed discussion on both the Skills Stage and in the new 360 Live Zone, which we absolutely loved being part of this year – what a great space to get down to the nitty gritty. A big thank you must go to Dr David Marlin (Animalweb), Lucy Katan (BGA/EEA) and the Careers Panel with Eleni Randle (The Equestrian Planning Consultancy), Annabel Holmes (The Equine Ecologist), Rebecca Stojak (Geldards), Anna Bruce (Salute Equestrian) and Katie Clarke (Lite My Ride) who all inspired us on The Skills Stage, and to Jared Hindley (Jelka) and Claire Shand (Westgate Labs) for joining me in two thought provoking discussions in The Live Zone.’  



‘We come away exhausted and with very little voice left but with an invigorated passion for standing up for the things we believe in, doing the right thing by the industry and its participants, listening, being generous, supporting others and having fun...when you combine all these elements amazing things really can happen…and they happen at The National Equine Show.’

If you came by the Pavilion, you will have noticed the awesome Giveaway that we had going on thanks to the generosity of our Pavilion exhibitors.

The Hamper included:

  • Jelka Group - a pallet of mud mats
  • Bedmax - a voucher for 10 bags of Strawmax bedding
  • Harlow Timber Group - a planter
  • Dr David Marlin – a years membership to the site
  • The Perfect Fit Saddle Fitting Kit – Saddle fitting kit
  • Litemyride – Jacket and headlamp beanie
  • Geldards – Prosecco and water bottle (presumably for rehydrating!)
  • Livery Live - The Complete App For Equine Yard Management – Gin and chocolates
  • Salute Equestrian Ltd – Lucky socks and a Click & Connect neck Strap money off voucher

The draw has now been done and the lucky winner has been informed - sorry if you didn't get the phone call, but thank you so much for participating if you did!

We can't wait to see you all again next year!

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