HorseHage & Mollichaff Helpline – 01803 527274

Talking HorseHage & Mollichaff at Your Riding Club

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

We have a wealth of experience in equine feeding and one of our team 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, which include high fibre forages, chaffs and complete feeds, and how they can benefit different types of horses and ponies including those prone to laminitis. In addition they will provide free samples of Mollichaff and a raffle prize.

To book a talk for your group, please call the HorseHage & Mollichaff Helpline on 01803 527274.

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Cherry’s The Choice For Fussy Feeder, Brogan!

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Lakeside Brogan, a 17.2hh grey Irish Sports Horse is a fussy feeder and his owner, Lydia Goodband from Dorset, was struggling to find a feed that he really enjoyed.

Seventeen-year-old Brogan is ridden up to six times a week when in full work and Lydia enjoys competing at show jumping and eventing with him. He is turned out all the time during the summer months but is stabled at night over the winter.

She first heard about Mollichaff ShowShine, which is flavoured with cherry and very appetising, when she helped out on the HorseHage trade stand at the Badminton Horse Trials and took a couple of samples home for Brogan to try.

Said Lydia: “He absolutely loved it so I have kept him on it and he has stayed in beautiful condition and, as well as being a great feed to keep his fibre levels up, it also helps to top up his energy levels a little.”

Mollichaff ShowShine
Mollichaff ShowShine is a high oil chaff and is formulated to provide ultimate show condition. It is flavoured with cherry to give it a delicious taste so is ideal for picky eaters. Many feed manufacturers add flavourings to their products to make them more appetising and when formulating Mollichaff ShowShine, cherry flavouring was chosen following the results published from Kentucky Equine Research* which conducted a preference test on horses to evaluate if the rate of intake of oats could be influenced by the addition of fruit flavours.  The four flavours tested were apple, cherry, teaberry and citrus and it was the cherry flavour that had the greatest influence on palatability.

Made from the highest quality oat straw that has been chopped and dust extracted, Mollichaff ShowShine is naturally high in fibre and contains a unique coating which combines high levels of soya oil with a light dressing of molasses. This gives extra bloom to the coat and that added condition required by some horses and ponies. Limestone is 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.

*M.A.P. Kennedy, T. Currier, J.Glowaky and J.D. Pagan Kentucky Equine Research, Inc., Versailles, KY.

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Emma Alcorn Chosen as HorseHage & Mollichaff’s New Brand Ambassador

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We are delighted to announce that we have selected young rider, Emma Alcorn, from Northamptonshire as our new Brand Ambassador.

To celebrate the launch of our sponsorship of British Riding Clubs (BRC) Intermediate Winter Championships, 16-year-old Emma was chosen from dozens of entries of amateur riders to represent our brands for 12 months.

Her prize includes £500 worth of HorseHage and Mollichaff products, a branded jacket, saddlecloth and rug and a regular blog spot on the HorseHage and Mollichaff website.

Emma is an enthusiastic member of Bozeat Riding Club and has been riding since she was eight years old. Her main competition pony is Mac’s Boy (Mac), a 14.2hh, six-year-old Connemara gelding who she brought over from Ireland as a rising four-year-old and backed and produced herself.

The pair compete mainly in show-jumping up to 1.10m but have also participated in eventing and cross-country. In January of this year they were placed fifth individually and tenth as a team nationally in the BRC Junior Novice Winter 80 Show Jumping Championships.

Said Kelly Bellham, Chairperson at Bozeat Riding Club: “Emma has been a member of Bozeat Riding Club from its formation and it has been amazing to see her and Mac’s Boy progress. She is a very talented young lady and is a valued junior member of our riding club. I look forward to supporting and watching them both grow even more but most importantly, having fun together.”

Said Chris Tar, of HorseHage: “We are delighted to have Emma on board to represent our brands for the coming year and to be able to reinforce our support of British Riding Clubs. These local clubs are wonderful organisations and provide the starting point for many young riders competing in equestrian disciplines.”

Following a feed assessment from one of HorseHage’s equine feed advisers, Mac will enjoy HorseHage High Fibre forage which is dust-free – a vital requirement for any horse or pony, but especially those competing – and is also low in sugar, starch and energy. He will also be fed on Mollichaff HoofKind Complete – a complete fibre-based concentrate feed which is also low in starch and sugar and high in fibre. It does not contain any cereals and, when fed at the recommended levels, can be used as the sole bucket feed alongside good quality forage.

Said Emma: “Being chosen as the Brand Ambassador for HorseHage and Mollichaff has been a dream come true for me and I am thrilled to have this amazing opportunity. I have a real passion for the products and look forward to representing them when out and about competing, and also online via social media.”

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HorseHage & Mollichaff Sponsors British Riding Clubs Intermediate Winter Championships 2020


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We are delighted to announce that HorseHage & Mollichaff will be the new sponsor for the British Riding Clubs (BRC) Intermediate Winter Championships 2020.

The championships will take place on Friday 24 to Sunday 26 April 2020, at Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Slapton, Buckinghamshire.

We are delighted to be able to support British Riding Clubs (BRC) through this sponsorship and recognise the importance of this organisation to the grass roots rider. We look forward to working with the team at BRC over the coming three years.

The championship classes will be split over three days, for teams and individuals, including both senior and junior riders.

Friday will include mixed junior and senior 100cm and 110cm show jumping and Novice to Advanced Medium level dressage.

Saturday will include senior 90cm show jumping and Prelim to Elementary level dressage.

Sunday will include junior 90cm show jumping and Prelim to Elementary dressage.

The area qualifiers will get underway in October 2019 throughout the UK, with approximately 550 junior and senior riders qualifying for these championships. Further information on heights, course requirements and horse and rider eligibility can be found in the BRC Handbook.

“We are delighted to be working with HorseHage & Mollichaff for the next three years at BRC Intermediate Winter Championships. These championships are now proving extremely popular with our members, with such a wide range of dressage and show jumping classes, appealing to riders competing at the higher levels.” said Rachael Hollely-Thompson, BRC Manager.

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An Enduring Shine from Mollichaff for Marco Fresco

Fiona Wright and Harley (Marco-Fresco)

Whatever discipline we choose to partake in, we always want our horses and ponies to look their best. Mollichaff ShowShine could be just what your equine needs.

Marco Fresco (or Harley, as he is known at home) is a 15-year-old Arab/KWPN gelding owned by Fiona Wright who is based in Dorset. Fiona and Harley enjoying taking part in endurance and during his first year of competing, Harley achieved the title of Wessex Novice Champion. Since then they have participated in a range of graded endurance rides (GERs).

To be a successful participant in endurance, Harley needs to be fit and healthy as well as having an excellent immune system.

Said Fiona: “He enjoys himself enormously on his rides and really seems to enjoy life.”

Harley has been on Mollichaff ShowShine for the eight years that he has been owned by Fiona.

Said Fiona: “I looked for a feed which I thought he would love to eat but also that contained all the ingredients required for health and vitality. He never leaves a scrap of food and licks the bucket clean twice a day. People are always commenting how well he looks and he receives compliments wherever he travels. He literally shines with health!”

A high-oil chaff for ultimate coat shine, Mollichaff ShowShine is cherry-flavoured, providing a delicious taste and smell to ensure it is highly palatable to even the fussiest of eaters.

Mollichaff ShowShine

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 added condition, it contains a unique coating which combines high levels of soya oil with a light coating of molasses. Limestone is also added to provide additional calcium for healthy growth and strong bones.

Mollichaff ShowShine will add extra fibre to hard feeds, and can be mixed with concentrates to prolong feeding time and help maintain a healthy digestive system by stimulating the production of saliva. The extra fibre helps prevent horses and ponies from bolting down their feed and reduces boredom while they are 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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