Get Set and Ready to Ride with Carrots!

Posted: 24/04/2014

Get set and ready to ride like a star with the fabulous Cross Country Themed Knee High Socks from Carrots! The groovy socks are offered in three different striking colours to allow fun and funky equestrians to make a sock statement this season! The Cross Country Theme Socks from Carrots... Read More

Dust-off this season with Nedz!

Posted: 24/04/2014

Summer time brings with it the dawning of the competition season for many equestrians with warmer, brighter weather providing more opportunities to get ‘out and about’ with our horses or ponies. However, the last thing horse owners’ need when they are ‘upping the ante’ on their equine’s workload is for the... Read More

Save on back scans this summer with VTI!

Posted: 24/04/2014

Veterinary Thermal Imaging (VTI) is focusing on equine back health this summer with its team of thermographers across the UK offering back scans for just £20, and back and saddle scans for £40…subject to at least five horses being booked at one venue on the same day. This is a saving... Read More

Turn Down the Heat!

Posted: 23/04/2014

The competition horse is an athlete, requiring specialist management and optimum nutrition. But feeding the ‘fizzy’ or excitable competition equine can be considerably more challenging, and many owners struggle with how to offer the essential nutrients their horse needs whilst also avoiding a ‘hot’ temperament. Every horse owner will be able... Read More

Take a Ride on the Wild Side!

Posted: 23/04/2014

Carrots Equestrian prides themselves on their original, stylish and fun designs and the brand new Leopard Print Riding Hat Cover certainly fits the bill! The fashionable Leopard Print Hat Cover is sure to make its wearer stand out from the crowd whether out hacking, schooling or on a cross country ride.... Read More

Alltech Become the Equine Hero to Equine Charities

Posted: 23/04/2014

When the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games begin in Normandy this summer the equine superstars competing with their riders will be some off the best cared for horses in the world. They will have their every need catered for, from the best veterinary care to a diet scientifically tailored to meet the... Read More

Entrepreneur Ellie’s scholarship to dream career

Posted: 23/04/2014

Hartpury graduate Eloise Caisley is one step closer to her dream career after being awarded a prestigious scholarship to help fund her new business. The Equine Business Management graduate, who currently works at Colne Saddlery, will open the doors of her new business, Eloise Leather Design, in June after beating hundreds... Read More


Posted: 23/04/2014

Alison Mason is the new agent for Griffin NuuMed covering northern England, Scotland and Ireland. She set up her own agency, Elite Equine Products in January 2014 and in addition to NuuMed, represents John Whitaker Saddles and Accedemia Italiana Clothing. "With eight years previous field sales experience in the equestrian and... Read More

Breeding Future Champions

Posted: 22/04/2014

As well as competing, dressage rider and Cyden Stallions owner Lara Dyson has a passion for breeding and is hoping to produce some quality homebred dressage horses by her wonderful stallions. Much to Lara’s delight, stallion Cyden Cadans M who is by the popular dressage stallion Sir Donnerhall, has already sired two... Read More

New Summer Parelli Courses Coming to a Venue Near You!

Posted: 22/04/2014

Are you looking to really bond with your horse and have an amazing partnership many can only dream of? How would you like your horse to be calm, smart, brave and athletic? All this and more can be achieved with the Parelli programme. The UK Parelli team are delighted to announce... Read More

Successful South West Parelli Team Tour

Posted: 16/04/2014

The South West Parelli Instructor Team held a very successful demonstration at Bicton College, proving both fun and informative. The event provided the ideal opportunity to find out more about the Parelli programme and how it can benefit both you and your horse. Instructors included 4* Parelli Professionals Alison Jones and... Read More

WOW Saddles: Proven to reduce pressure

Posted: 15/04/2014

A recent study carried out by Dundee university has independently verified that Flair - The air flocking system gives 26% less pressure on your horses back than wool flocking! The research undertook to measure the forces on the horse and the rider. By using one horse and six riders using... Read More

Sprenger Comfort Roller Spurs – 2014

Posted: 15/04/2014

Sprenger Spurs are made from the finest stainless steel and come in a variety of styles to suit the rider and horse. As we come into the competition season these Sprenger Ultra Fit Extra Grip Spurs are an ideal addition to your competition wardrobe. They are encased in a hard rubber which... Read More

Quirky Quilts from Cavallo

Posted: 15/04/2014

Taking a leaf from the catwalks – Cavallo has introduced a fabulous new quilted, short jacket BACCARA for Spring 2014. A modern take on the classic English country quilted jacket – Cavallo have turned it into a Euro must have. Bright statement colours make this a fun, young fashion essential. Lightweight with... Read More

Gel-ously comes in tubs! Equimins launch new hoof gel

Posted: 15/04/2014

Equimins are delighted to welcome a new product to their hoof range- Hoof Moisturising Gel…ideal for competition season and day to day use. “This is the first gel product to join our hoof range,” says David Willey, MD at Equimins. “It’s a real two in one product as it helps hooves... Read More

Lydia Takes The HAYGAIN Hay Steamers Diamond Final

Posted: 15/04/2014

Lydia Parrott and Pipsqueek T were crowned HAYGAIN Hay Steamer Diamond Champions at the Blue Chip Championships, held at Hartpury Arena, Gloucestershire. Based in Staffordshire, 18-year-old Lydia, secured first place after a very speedy jump-off with the talented bay. The HAYGAIN Hay Steamers Diamond Championship was aimed specifically at riders outside the top... Read More

Hannah Biggs : successful birthday weekend at Winter Champs

Posted: 15/04/2014

It was a victorious weekend for International rider Hannah Biggs and her connections at the NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships (9th-13th April) with great results to celebrate as well as her birthday on the Sunday. Hannah and her Don Schufro gelding ‘Don Caledonia’ (stable name ‘Archie’) rode an incredible test... Read More

Time to travel!

Posted: 11/04/2014

With spring in full swing many equestrians are enjoying the opportunity to get their horses and ponies ‘out and about’, either to shows, sponsored rides or lessons. The horse is a trickle feeder, designed to eat small amounts of forage almost continually and long periods of transit can limit our equine’s... Read More

Beat The Itch before it starts & get 20% off in store during May

Posted: 11/04/2014

The UK has seen one of the mildest winters for many years teamed with the wettest conditions on record. As we move into early spring these conditions are starting to see the premature emergence of the midges and biting insects that create so much suffering for horses that suffer from midge... Read More

May Is The Ideal Time To Head West with Ranch Rider!

Posted: 09/04/2014

May is one of the busiest months on the western ranch calendar, which makes this time of year an exciting time to travel. Ranch Rider covers 13 US states and three Canadian provinces, the tour operator offering stays at historic cattle ranches through to luxury properties where guests can still... Read More

Carbon Gel XPro Tendon Boot - The ultimate in horse protection

Posted: 09/04/2014

The Carbon Gel XPro boots from Veredus are an anatomically-shaped boot that provides greater freedom of movement at the knee and fetlock. Its unique shape guarantees the maximum comfort and perfect positioning on the horse's limb. The shell consists of two distinct parts with different density and rigidity. The main shell is... Read More

Garlic Horslyx backed up by research

Posted: 08/04/2014

Results from two separate studies at Aberystwyth University have shown that when fed continuously, Garlic Horslyx can reduce the number of flies landing on horses (when fed for a minimum period of two weeks). The first research study shows that feeding Garlic Horslyx would be expected to reduce the irritation from... Read More

Kate Negus Saddlery introduces 3 new Grand Prix bridles!

Posted: 07/04/2014

Kate Negus Saddlery is delighted to welcome three new bridles to its Grand Prix range…all with luxurious leather linings. All three bridles are made from top quality English leather and feature the padded, shaped Grand Prix headpiece as standard. This recently modified component has a wider surface area than most padded... Read More

TopSpec Sponsor Young Rider Dressage Championships

Posted: 07/04/2014

North Yorkshire based horse feed company, TopSpec, will be this year’s sponsors of the Young Rider Dressage Championships at the Sheepgate BYRDS U25 Championships. Held at Sheepgate Equestrian Centre in Lincolnshire, the event runs over six days with the Young Rider Championships taking place on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th August... Read More

Weighty matters for less active Equines - TopSpec Q & A

Posted: 07/04/2014

My 15.2hh bay gelding, Jerry is now 20-years-old but still prone to carrying too much weight. He can also come out of the stable a bit stiff. Is there anything you can suggest regards feeding and his general routine? Melanie Jones Answer – TopSpec Veterinary Nutritionist, Anna Welch BVSc, BSc, MRCVS answers: Many... Read More

Huge Success for BRC Winter Champs

Posted: 04/04/2014

WITH more competitors than ever before, two glorious days of sunshine and keenly fought show jumping and dressage sections, this year’s British Riding Clubs Winter Championships was one of the best ever. Held at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire, teams from all over the country travelled to this excellent venue to take... Read More

Harry Hall Draycott Jacket

Posted: 02/04/2014

Stylish, durable and practical, the Harry Hall Draycott Jacket is an ideal choice for cooler spring days. This superb jacket performs at every level and has a two way zip, making it an excellent choice for when in the saddle. The Harry Hall Draycott is a waterproof jacket with taped seams for those... Read More

Demonstrations and Learning with the East Anglian Savvy Team

Posted: 02/04/2014

JOIN in the fun and games this summer with the East Anglian Savvy Team as they host a series of Parelli Natural Horsemanship Demonstrations. The team will be out in force holding demonstrations at a number of events including Essex Show, Suffolk Show and the Royal Norfolk Show. There will also... Read More

Breeches That Perform!

Posted: 02/04/2014

We all know how being around horses and ponies it is easy to be perfectly clean one minute only to then look decidedly dishevelled the next! The Caldene 4 Tech Breeches are the ideal choice for all occasions thanks to the Teflon coated stain-resistant easy-care fabric and stretch knit material. Self knee patches... Read More

Competition Season Style

Posted: 02/04/2014

Whether in the showjumping or dressage arena, the Caldene Waterton Show Jacket is the perfect choice this season. Providing the ultimate in style and elegance the jacket provides a superb fit with two rear vents, two flap pockets and a velvet collar adding that extra detail and finish. An excellent choice when it... Read More

New Avante Fly Mesh Combo from Masta

Posted: 01/04/2014

The new Avante Fly Mesh Combo rug from Masta offers the ultimate in protection against both flies and summer showers! Providing the best of both worlds this combination rug includes a 600 denier waterproof and breathable section along the top line protect from showers and a fly mesh lower section to protect... Read More

New Tottie Chelsea Lightweight Turnout Rug

Posted: 01/04/2014

Tottie has launched the new Chelsea Lightweight Turnout Rug - ideal as the weather heads for sunnier days and warmer evenings. The rug is both waterproof and breathable, and has no filling, making it the perfect choice as the sun shines but you still want your horse or pony to be protected... Read More

New Carnival Pony Fly Mesh Rug From Cottage Craft

Posted: 01/04/2014

Keep your pony free of flies this summer with the New Carnival Pony Fly Mesh rug from Cottage Craft. The new summer range features the fly mesh sheet is made from soft polyester mesh material to keep your horse comfortable and cool. It includes a fixed integral neck cover, anti-rub chest... Read More

Arena Eventing Proves Ever Popular with Riders

Posted: 01/04/2014

The Grub’s Arena Eventing series has proved a popular hit at Northcote Stud Equestrian Centre in Lancashire. The final event in the series saw the sun shining and competitors turned out in force to support the event and brush up on their eventing technique in the arena. The series is aimed... Read More

Not Just a Winter Boot – A Boot for Life

Posted: 01/04/2014

Do you enjoy walking the dogs, gardening, fishing or being down at the stables? The Frostline boots from Grub’s are designed for whatever you enjoy in life no matter what the weather is like. Designed to be great all year round with their unique Super-Dri lining and advanced 5.0 thermal engineering, the... Read More

Interesting Things to Do During The FEI Alltech WEG 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014

So, you have bought your tickets, made your travel arrangements and booked your accommodation but what else is there to do in Normandy during your trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games? When tickets first went on sale back in November they were available in packs combining tickets for multiple... Read More

Style Tips from Caldene at Badminton

Posted: 01/04/2014

Spring is here and what better way to get the sunny weather off to a flying start than with a new wardrobe from classic British brand Caldene – at Badminton Horse Trials – stand 31. Running from May 7 to 11, the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials are one of the highlights... Read More

Summer Rugs from British Eventing

Posted: 01/04/2014

Looking for super smart, sophisticated summer rugs that encompass the very best materials. Providing excellent quality and simply a ‘must have’ this season, the British Eventing range from includes a luxurious show rug, versatile fleece rug, and practical summer sheet. With its navy binding and red, white and blue cord piping the... Read More

The Smartbunker - Now Dragon Proof!

Posted: 01/04/2014

The Smartbunker launch an offer to Stop Heat or Eat Crisis after their appearance on the Dragons Den last Night on RTE television. The Smartbunker is a Multi purpose bunker designed for Wood Pellets, Animal Feed, Coal and Grit. The inventor, Niall Greenan first came up with the idea to help out... Read More

A Headcollar with a Difference!

Posted: 31/03/2014

The new Candy Stripe Headcollar from Cottage Craft will certainly have your horse or pony standing out from the crowd. This high quality headcollar has extra fleece padding on the noseband and headpiece for extra comfort. Both the noseband and the headpiece are specially shaped to fit the contours of the head and... Read More

Protexin Equine Premium launch their 2014 Bursary Award

Posted: 28/03/2014

Protexin are committed to supporting Riding Club members across the UK which is why in 2012 they set up the Protexin Equine Premium Bursary Award. After successful South West and South East campaigns which have seen 6 riders awarded with £200 each, they are now going National! In 2014 there will be... Read More

Live streaming now available with FilmMe!

Posted: 27/03/2014

FilmMe, the amazing camera system that’s changing the way riders train, now has a live streaming option, allowing instant feedback to be given during a schooling session. The system captures video footage without the need for a cameraman - the rider presses ‘go’ on the small, waterproof wristband…and the intelligent system... Read More

Is your horse lacking in show condition?

Posted: 27/03/2014

Here TopSpec Veterinary Nutritionist, Anna Welch BVSc, BSc, MRCVS provides advice on steps to get ready for the Spring shows. Most show horses do best when fed all the forage that they can eat and therefore, for those lacking in condition, hay or haylage should be provided ad-lib. This is a... Read More

Kentucky Horsewear launches new Fetlock Boot

Posted: 27/03/2014

Kentucky Horsewear has taken another step forward in design for fetlock protection with the launch of the Kentucky Moonboot. The small, ultra light boot marries together the latest in technical materials with an emphasis on protection, comfort and freedom of movement, without compromising on style. As showjumping courses become increasingly more... Read More

New Audio Download Available from Sound Schooling

Posted: 27/03/2014

Following on from the popular first lesson in the Mark Butler Foundation Series, ‘Simple Steps to a Better Position’, Sound Schooling is pleased to present the second of this download series ‘Introducing the Seat, Leg and Rein Aids’. This ridden audio download focuses on the way the rider can influence the... Read More


Posted: 27/03/2014


Leather or Synthetic? Master Saddlers Q & A

Posted: 27/03/2014

Question: I’m looking into buying a saddle for my new horse and have seen that there are now lots of synthetic saddles around, should I buy synthetic or a traditional leather saddle? Answer: The Society of Master Saddlers replies: First of all think about the purpose of the saddle, if you are... Read More

The New Solare Jump Saddle from Black Country Saddles

Posted: 27/03/2014

Black Country Saddles are proud to introduce you to the new Solare Jump Saddle - ideal for those riders looking for a quality saddle and the latest innovations. Made with vintage leather, the Solare offers excellent value for money with the saddle combining cutting edge design and technology providing riders of... Read More

Caring for your Tack

Posted: 27/03/2014

Making sure your saddle and bridle is looked after properly will, in the long run, save you money. Here John Hartley of Black Country Saddles provides advice on caring for your saddle and bridle. When maintaining a used bridleclean your bridle regularly according to how often it is used. It... Read More

Enhance your horse’s colour for true shine!

Posted: 27/03/2014

The competition season is swiftly approaching for many equestrian competitors so getting that ‘perfect shine’ on our horse or pony’s coat becomes significantly more paramount! As we finally wave goodbye to winter and embrace the spring and summer months, Wahl have a few ‘tricks of the trade’ to help your horse... Read More

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