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Bert Sheffield Selected For Canadian Para Team for FEI World Equestrian Games 2018

Bert Sheffield
Lincolnshire-based para-equestrian rider, Roberta (Bert) Sheffield, who is sponsored by HorseHage, has been selected onto the Canadian Para-Dressage team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) 2018.

This prestigious competition, which is held every four years, will take place from 11th – 23rd September in Tryon, North Carolina, USA and is one of the biggest events in the global sporting calendar combining eight FEI equestrian disciplines.

37-year-old Bert will be riding the wonderful 16-year-old PRE-approved breeding stallion, Bailaor XXXIII (or Buddy as he’s known at home) owned by Morgan Equine and will be competing at Grade III classification.

Bert gained the ride on Bailaor in September 2017 and the pair made their international debut in June this year at the CPEDI3* competition in Somma Lombardo, Italy, winning all three of their tests. They followed on from this at the CPEDI3* at Hartpury with qualifying scores which ensured their place on the Canadian team.

Said a delighted Bert: “I’m so excited to be able to represent Canada at what will be my third major Games. HorseHage is integral to the way I manage my horses. I believe in keeping them in as horse-friendly way as possible. High forage, individually tailored diets are part of this approach and I am very grateful for their support over the years.”

For further information on feeding your horse or pony, please call the HorseHage Helpline on 01803 527257 or visit www.horsehage.co.uk

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HorseHage Heading for The States!

Heading to the States
Supplies of High Fibre, Ryegrass and Timothy HorseHage are heading out to the United States to be used by the British equestrian teams at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™.

This prestigious competition takes place every four years and this year will be held in  Tryon, North Carolina over thirteen days, from September 11th – 23rd. It is one of the biggest sporting events in the world with the schedule including the FEI  disciplines of jumping, dressage, para-equestrian dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting and reining.

HorseHage is proud to be the official supplier of bagged forage to the British equestrian teams for the World Equestrian Games in 2018 and this dust-free product has been supplied to them since 1984, offering a healthy, consistent alternative to hay or big bale haylage. It is free from any chemical additives, mould inhibitors, flavourings, molasses or inoculants and has a lower sugar level than hay. It is available in four different types, offering a choice of energy and protein levels, so there is a variety to suit all horses and ponies, including those prone to laminitis.

Said Chris Tar of HorseHage: “We are very proud to be able to support our British riders and wish them all the very best and we look forward to seeing them flying the flag for Great Britain over in America in this exciting competition.”

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Rosie Howard and Galloping Acrobatics Join Team HorseHage & Mollichaff.

Rosie Howard and Galloping Acrobatics

Former British vaulting team member, Rosie Howard, and her team of horses who appear as ‘Galloping Acrobatics’ at shows and events around the country have secured sponsorship from HorseHage and Mollichaff.

The horses are being provided with High Fibre HorseHage – a dust-free bagged forage which is low in starch and energy and high in fibre, and will also be fed on Mollichaff HoofKind Complete during the winter months.

Rosie Howard and Galloping Acrobatics

Following her retirement from international vaulting competitions in 2004, Rosie continued to work in alternative equestrianism by riding for the Devil’s Horsemen and then Jive Pony. Along with her vaulting expertise and a degree in Equine and Human Sports Science, this gave Rosie a wealth of experience as a stunt rider and performer and she went on to create her own entertainment act, Galloping Acrobatics, in 2012 which she describes as ‘equestrian razzle dazzle!’

Her team of horses consists of two Warmblood Cross geldings, Tinker and Casper, who both currently appear in her shows  and she is also bringing on two eye-catching Austrian Noriker geldings, Max and Moritz, who will eventually join the troupe. All the horses were bought as youngsters and Rosie has trained them herself. She is also a Level Two Equestrian Vaulting Coach and between shows she continues to teach vaulting to people from all walks of life and of all abilities. Galloping Acrobatics shows the amazing bond and trust between the horses and Rosie and her fellow team members, Helen and Imogen, and provides an unforgettable show for all ages.

Said Rosie: “HorseHage is the perfect choice for all my horses as they are on a forage-based diet. HorseHage is dust-free which is really important for my horses’ performance and is highly digestible. They love it and it’s really easy to use when we’re travelling up and down the country to shows. I can store it outside too, if I need to. Because they are good doers, forage is all they require in the summer, particularly the Norikers.”

“During the winter months when the weather is colder, Tinker will need a few more calories but I still prefer a fibre-based diet for them compared to cereals as it’s much more natural and so Mollichaff HoofKind Complete will work well for them. It’s a complete feed so I don’t need to provide anything else other than HorseHage.”

Mollichaff HoofKind Complete is made from a balanced blend of oat straw, alfalfa, fibre pellets with soya oil and biotin and contains all the vitamins and minerals a horse requires as long as it is fed at the recommended levels. It’s low in starch and sugar and provides a low level but high quality protein and is suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis.

Rosie Howard and Galloping Acrobatics

Said Chris Tar of HorseHage: “We are delighted to be able to support Rosie and her team with HorseHage and Mollichaff and are very impressed with the relationship she has with her horses and the positive way in which she trains them. She is a great ambassador for both vaulting and liberty training.”

To find out where you can see Rosie and Galloping Acrobatics in action, please visit her Facebook page ‘Galloping Acrobatics’.

Rocky Gleams In The Ring With Mollichaff ShowShine!

Rocky shows his shine!

Looking to add a little extra shine to your horse or pony’s coat this show season?

Benvarden Rach Two (or Rocky, as he is known at home) is a 15hh, ten-year-old Irish Sports Horse x Connemara owned by Emily Ashcroft.

He is fed on Mollichaff ShowShine – a high oil chaff for ultimate show condition. It is flavoured with cherry to give it a delicious taste and smell, making it highly palatable to even the fussiest of feeders. It is made from the highest quality oat straw which has been chopped and dust-extracted and contains a unique coating made from high levels of soya oil with a light dressing of molasses to give added condition and a bloom to the coat.

It is high in fibre and contains added limestone to provide additional calcium for strong bones and healthy growth.

Said Emily, “I chose Mollichaff ShowShine for Rocky as the cherry flavour really appealed to me as Rocky used to be very fussy, especially with chaff. He always licks the bowl clean now when he has ShowShine and the amazing smell also makes feed preparation time a little more enjoyable for me!”

Emily enjoys doing a little bit of everything with Rocky, from dressage to show-jumping, but their main discipline is showing. The pair are currently competing in Intermediate Show Hunter Pony classes at county level.

Mollichaff ShowShine

“The high oil content of Mollichaff ShowShine has given Rocky’s coat a real shine.” adds Emily.

“We always get complimented on how well he looks. I rarely have to use a coat shine spray – his shine is purely down to Mollichaff ShowShine! He also seems to be able to put 100% effort into his work without being fizzy.”

“Mollichaff ShowShine is so affordable and available to purchase from all my local feed shops. Rocky looks amazing and feeding him doesn’t cost me a small fortune!”

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Tiny Teddy Completes First Official Visit With Team Blackberry Supported By Mollichaff Donkey

Teddy at one of his visitsTeddy, a registered Miniature Mediterranean donkey gelding recently became a fully-fledged member of Blackberry Donkeys when he undertook his first official visit last month to a day centre near Stockton-on-Tees.

Teddy was invited to visit the centre’s clients as part of their ‘Dementia Action Week’ and he completely stole the show. Standing at just 22 inches high, his small stature was complemented by his gigantic personality and the clients at the centre were thrilled to meet him.

Said Emma, one of the team members at the centre: “We absolutely loved Teddy and the centre has been buzzing all day talking about him. He definitely made an impact!”

Teddy was awarded with a knitted forget-me-knot to attach to his jacket and was made a ‘Dementia Friend’.

Blackberry Donkeys is based in Hartlepool and is run by 38-year-old Marie Bates. The team consists of Teddy plus four standard donkeys and is licensed to offer donkey rides, meet and greets and educational and donkey assisted therapy visits around the north of England.

Marie is a qualified Primary School Practitioner, NVQ Playwork and Horse Care Assessor as well as being a riding instructor with RDA experience so is well equipped to offer a very professional service.

Teddy visiting the day care centreSaid Marie: “Teddy is already becoming a real favourite within the team as he has such a super personality. He loves people and is a bit of an attention seeker so taking part in donkey assisted activities is a perfect career for him.”

Teddy is fed on Mollichaff Donkey – a highly palatable, complete feed formulated especially for donkeys. It contains a balanced blend of dried grass, fibre pellets, oat straw and soya oil with camomile, mint and lemon balm, along with a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement. It is low in sugar and starch and energy and is suitable for donkeys, mules, horses and ponies that are prone to laminitis. When fed at the recommended levels, it needs no further supplementation other than good quality forage.

Said Marie: “Because Teddy is a young, miniature donkey, I wanted a palatable feed that is low in sugar, starch and energy, whilst providing plenty of fibre plus the vitamins and minerals required for healthy growth, and at a reasonable price. That is why Mollichaff Donkey is my choice of feed for Teddy.”

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