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Another Year Older? - Blue Chip Senior Feed Balancer

2019 is now upon us, as with a new year, we are approaching another year older.  Horses 14+ years of age have very different dietary needs from their younger herd mates, which means that their diet may need reconsidering when they reach this age marker.  Firstly, ensuing your horse has adequate amounts of fibre in their diet is paramount to ensure healthy digestion. Secondly, you must take condition into consideration when looking at Senior Feed. Typically, older horses find it slightly harder to hold weight so making sure they have a diet which is low in cereals and sugar, but high in protein and oil will help maintain weight. Alternatively if you have a good doer, its important to keep...

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The 12 Days of Blue Chip Christmas!

Every day between now and Christmas, we're giving you the chance to save money and win prizes, with a daily deal across the whole Blue Chip Range.  In the package, you can win Olympia Tickets, Blue Chip merchandise and you can save money across our whole range.  To get exclusive access to these amazing deals, sign up at http://eepurl.com/gaxh2H 

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Should I be feeding a Joint Supplement?

Should I be feeding a joint supplement? An age old question in horse ownership, should I be feeding my horse or pony a joint supplement? And if I am to start supplementing my horse, which supplement should I try and how will I know it is working? It has been demonstrated that Osteoarthritis is responsible for over 60% of lameness in both performance and pleasure horses. It’s true that supplementing for joint issues in horses is often overlooked before issues arise and unfortunately once issues occur, there is nothing that can be done to reverse the breakdown of cartilage and synovial fluid however there are ingredients you can feed which can slow down the degenerative process. Arthritis is still the...

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Jessica Howard takes the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Champion title

Jessica Howard produced a nerveless performance to win the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship on day two of Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham. Almost half of the 24 starters jumped clear, setting up a jump-off that did not disappoint in terms of its intensity and exhilarating speed.   Despite being last to go in the jump-off, Bedfordshire-based Jessica, riding Tinkas Gentleman Jim, kept her composure to clip almost half a second off the previous leader's time set by Lily Freeman-Attwood on Capability Brown.   Courtney Young and Sky VI finished third, with Tatiane Mauree and Horseabout Zizu taking fourth and Lila Bremner, daughter of comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner, securing fifth spot aboard Lapislazuli.   Reflecting on her...

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