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Royal Highland Show 2015 Blog

Here’s the second of our show blogs for 2015. This one is written by Karen Howarth from our Equine Sales Team. Karen is based at Friendship Estates Ltd in South Yorkshire – our licensed producer for the North of England, Scotland and Wales.

“It was my first visit to the Royal Highland Show and everyone I had spoken to about it had told me what a great show it is, so I was looking forward to arriving!

Setting Up Day

“Wednesday was ‘Setting Up Day’ and having set off early I arranged to meet Kate, our sales representative for the South East, who flew up to Edinburgh in style, walking into the show ground from the airport. The runway seemed to be situated right next to our stand and we had fantastic views of planes taking off over the showground!

Work in progress

“Thursday, unfortunately, was cold and dull but this did not deter the visitors making it a busy day on the stand. It was a credit to the show to talk to so many people who had travelled such long distances to compete, including many from Ireland who told us they were regular visitors.

The finished trade stand

“Friday and Saturday gradually grew busier, especially on Saturday afternoon when we had a respite from the weather and the sun came out, improving conditions greatly.

“The show jumping ring opposite the stand provided a wide variety of classes and attracted large crowds while the main ring was the stage for showing classes for everything from Shetlands to Shires and sheep to Charolais cattle.

“We started extra early on Sunday to enable us to park near the stand so we would be ready to pack away at the end of the show. The early start gave Kate and myself time to take advantage of the breakfast bar and have a quick look round before another busy day on the stand, meeting many of our Scottish stockists as well as end users.

Mollichaff on the stand

“As the show came to an end we said our goodbyes to those we had met, both old and new, Kate went off to catch her plane back home and I set off back to Yorkshire.

“We would like to thank the RHS for including us and hope to see you next year.”

 

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Gleam in the Show Ring with Mollichaff ShowShine!

Mollichaff ShowShine

MAKE sure your horse looks his best for the summer show season by feeding MolliChaff ShowShine from HorseHage – a high-oil chaff for ultimate show shine.

MolliChaff ShowShine is a cherry-flavoured feed providing a delicious taste and smell to ensure it is highly palatable for even the fussiest of eaters.

It is made from the highest quality oat straw that has been chopped and dust extracted, and it is naturally high in fibre.

To give extra bloom to the coat and that added condition required for show horses and ponies, or poor doers, Mollichaff ShowShine contains a unique coating which combines high levels of soya oil with low sugar molasses. Limestone is also added to provide additional calcium for healthy growth and stronger bones.

Mollichaff ShowShine will add extra fibre to hard feeds, and can be mixed with concentrates to prolong feeding time and aid digestion by stimulating the production of saliva. The extra fibre helps prevent bolting and reduces boredom while your horse is stabled. It can also be used in place of hard feed if fed alongside an all-purpose vitamin and mineral supplement or feed balancer.

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Talking HorseHage & Mollichaff at Your Organisation

Hacking

These days we have so much information at our finger tips on our computers, smartphones and tablets, but nothing beats a face to face presentation with a real person to whom you can ask questions.

Our sales team has a wealth of experience in equine knowledge and would be very happy to come to your riding club or equestrian organisation, free of charge, to talk to you about basic equine nutrition and hopefully provide answers to any feeding queries you may have.

They can also tell you about the different products in our HorseHage and Mollichaff ranges and how they can benefit different types of horses and ponies. We produce forage, chaffs and complete feeds.

We will also bring along free Mollichaff samples to give out as well as a raffle prize.

To book a talk for your group, please call the HorseHage Helpline on 01803 527257 or email sales@horsehage.co.uk

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HorseHage Supports British Showjumping National Championships and Stoneleigh Horse Show

BSJ ChampsWe are proud to announce that we will be supplying forage to the British Showjumping (BS) National Championships and Stoneleigh Horse Show this year as the show’s ‘Official Forage Supplier’.

Our high quality, dust-free bagged forage will be available to all horses and ponies competing at the show which takes place at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh in Warwickshire on 11th – 16th August.

HorseHage is available in four varieties –High Fibre, Timothy, Ryegrass and Alfalfa, offering a choice suitable for all types of horses and ponies, including laminitics.

It has BETA FEMAS NOPS certification, is consistent and comes with a 100% quality guarantee. It contains no additives, preservatives, mould inhibitors or inoculants and is lower in sugar than most hays.

A Royal Warrant was awarded to HorseHage in 1983 after Her Majesty the Queen’s horse, Burmese, was fed HorseHage when suffering from a respiratory problem. He is one of tens of thousands of horses and ponies, from Shetlands to Thoroughbreds, that have benefited from this dust-free, natural product.

HorseHage is a great forage choice, both for at home and travelling to shows. It is packed into highly compressed bales for easy handling and storage. There is no wastage and horses relish the taste. No soaking is necessary and it splits easily into wedges for netting up, making your life easier and enabling you to feed it with confidence.

Said Chris Tar of HorseHage, “We are very happy to be on board supporting these important Championships and hope it offers an opportunity for more horses and ponies to benefit from HorseHage’s dust-free properties.”

Helena Pettit, managing director of Grandstand Media Ltd who organise the show, says “We are thrilled to welcome HorseHage as the Official Forage Supplier’ at the British Showjumping National Championships and Stoneleigh Horse Show. With their renowned quality HorseHage they are a fantastic company to deliver all forage requirements at the show”.

As the ‘Official Forage Supplier’ for the British Showjumping National Championships and Stoneleigh Horse Show, HorseHage will offer competitors the opportunity to purchase required forage for their horses at the Show. Forage can be pre-purchased at the time of entry or purchased onsite.

For more information on the British Showjumping National Championship and Stoneleigh Horse Show please visit www.bsnationalchampionships.co.uk or call 02477 712 110.

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Latest Blog from Spencer Roe – 23rd May 2015

For the last six weeks I’ve been spending a lot of time competing in France going to a few 3* shows before heading to the Nations Cup competition in La Baule. Here’s what I’ve been up to since my last blog…

Hardelot

Jess and I headed out early on a Wednesday morning for Hardelot in France; it’s only about an hour from Calais so we managed to get there early in the afternoon. The show went well for us; Con-Artist came 2nd in the 1.35m on the first day and Wonder Why was unlucky in the Grand Prix just having the double of ditches down. My stallion, Chaccomo Agostini, jumped in his first 1.50m class finishing on 4 faults. He’s looking really promising for the future.

Le Touquet

We then had a couple of weeks at home before crossing the channel again for Le Touquet. I took Con-Artist into his first Derby competition here to see how he would cope with that type of course. He took to it brilliantly having no problems with the lake, going straight through it and we finished in 9th place. I think he has the makings of a derby horse.

La Baule

Spencer Roe

From Le Touquet we headed to La Baule. This was my first Nations Cup competition of the year and I was hoping it would all go well. It couldn’t have gone much better for us!

Spencer Roe

Friday saw a great win for us in the Furusiyya Nations Cup, the first time Team GB have ever won at La Baule and my team mates all jumped great rounds. Wonder Why and I jumped perfect in the first round, our second round wasn’t as good, we just had the penultimate fence down in round two, but you also get to learn when you’re making mistakes, and it was my mistake, not my horse’s.  It was a great start for us both though and I hope we can continue to be a successful as last year.

Spencer Roe and the waiting for the presentation

Con-Artist jumped his second Derby competition here, continuing on from how well he went in Le Touquet. He just had a foot in the water and the penultimate fence down. He’s taken to the derby classes so well that I’ve entered him into the Speed Derby at Hickstead this year.

Spencer Roe and the team on the podium

The show finished off with the Longines Grand Prix in which I jumped Wonder Why, he went amazingly jumping a clear in the first round. We finished 9th in the end having had a couple of fences in the jump off.

Next Time…

By now you will have heard that I have been selected onto another Nations Cup squad, this time in St Gallen, Switzerland. We’ll also be jumping at a 3* in Bourg En Brasse on the way. So while everyone else is chilling out this Bank Holiday Monday we’ll be loading up our lorry with Wonder Why, Chaccomo Agostini and Con-Artist and heading off for the ferry again. It’s good thing I love my job!

Until next time.

Spencer

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