Our sponsored rider Amber Major tells us about her recent selection for the Nottingham Trent University Rider Development Squad.
Says Amber: “The squad receive free training from some of the best Midlands-area trainers including Sam York (BE U18 trainer and BE accredited coach, BHSI, Senior Lecturer ), Kirsty Hardstaff, Liz Taylor and Andrew Fletcher (4* eventing dressage judge). We’ve also just been lucky enough to have a lesson with Irish Olympic event rider Jonty Evans.
“It all goes to support riders that can use the extra coaching and expertise to further their ridden education alongside their Equine course at Nottingham Trent University. The group of five are a fantastic team and we all get along very well with the horses abilities complimenting each other.
“Personally what I get out of the Rider academy sessions is being able to take away information from both a rider and coaching point of view and the sessions are educational for both of my event horses.
“The consistency of the training helps me keep on top of my riding and provides constructive exercises to take away and work on by myself so that I make sure every time I ride I’m achieving small goals.
“I plan to complete my coaching certificates through the Pony Club before taking my A test after passing my AH with distinction in September 2016. I’d then like to progress to take my BHSAI exam to enable me to teach.
“With my horses the academy is improving both my ability and my horses simultaneously and in 2017 I hope to aim to qualify for the Pony Club Championships again, take my younger horse to the Retrained Racehorse eventing championships at BE100 level and move my more experienced horse up to Advanced level.
“The groundwork and education through winter and added advice from experienced trainers will hopefully set me up well for my next season and I’m grateful to the staff at NTU for all their hard work in enabling this scheme to run and for selecting me.”
Ex-racehorse Dave, belonging to Stephanie Firth is one of the many horses to benefit from Equerry Conditioning Mash.
“I got Dave five-months ago, he is an ex-racehorse and had been turned away for the winter and was very thin, with a very dull coat when I got him. I have been feeding him your Equerry Conditioning Mash which he absolutely loves and the difference in him is amazing, he has put weight on and his coat is so shiny I barely need to brush him.
“I think one of the reasons he does so well on the Conditioning Mash is its really palatable for the horses and they can digest it properly. I also like the fact it’s economical to feed as a little goes a long way, its non-heating which is great as the one thing Dave doesn’t need yet is more energy. I won’t be changing from this feed any time soon.”
Ollie owned by Carole MacDonald has gained weight and his skin and coat are now glossy and healthy since feeding Equerry Conditioning Mash.
Said Carole: “Equerry Conditioning Mash is such a great feed that I have half the yard on it now! When I contacted the Equerry nutrition team about Ollie’s feed they were so helpful.”
We are always delighted to hear from customers when products from the Equerry range have made such a difference so when Eileen Melvin wrote in and sent us this stunning photograph it made our day.
Said Eileen: “Equerry Conditioning Mash has turned this boy around, from an underweight thoroughbred that was too excitable on any other conditioning feed, to a well filled out, sane and sensible horse, I wouldn’t feed anything else to him.”
Each month the team at Equerry Horse Feeds run a great competition on facebook – the Equerry Horse of the Month!
Winner of the November Equerry Horse of the month…
Su Woodcock and five-year-old miniature Shetland stallion, Foldhouse Little Lord Valentine, AKA Frank the Beast known to his friends.
Could your horse be Equerry Horse of the Month?
All you have to do is visit the facebook page for a chance to win a bag of Equerry of your choice.
Here’s what to do:-
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Equerry Horse of the Month. Send a photo, some info about your horse and what you feed & why…
2. Comment on the Facebook post with the product you would like to win and don’t forget to Like & Share the post.
Entries close December 31, 2016.
Equerry Horse Feeds sponsored event rider, Bonnie Fishburn has been on great form this season and to mark her success received a host of awards recently.
Heading to the Tushingham & District Riding Club awards evening, Bonnie was overwhelmed with the many awards her and the horses received.
Said Bonnie: “Elfie and I were second in the 75cm Show Jumping and first in the 80cm Combined Training. Then Florence and I were second in the Novice Dressage, second in the 105cm jumping and first in the Elementary Dressage.
“To add to the evening, we also took runner up in the Senior Dressage and also won the Senior Club Overall Champion for 2016.
“A very good night and completely unexpected.”