Just a quick email as it’s late and we were up at the crack of dawn to go across the Severn Bridge. However, the early start was worth it at our first event of 2014 with 67km completed at Forest of Dean with Prince Meliodas. Mel stood in for Charlie, who had kicked himself in the field so pulled a sick note (his leg is fine now the event is over), however given Mel may do 120km over three days at the Golden Horse Shoe in May, the hills of the forest will set up both of our fitness for the following months ahead.
I just wanted to tell you that we had a very successful weekend at the Scottish Regional dressage championships, and between the two Blue Chip sponsored horses, we have qualified for 4 classes at the Winter Championships, being held at Hartpury in April! MFS Caliana has qualified for The Blue Chip Novice Open, the Novice […] The post Jennifer Johnston Update appeared first on Blue Chip Feed | Horse Supplements & Horse Feed Balancers.
I was full of optimism for our trip to the SW Winter Regionals. Ronald had finally learnt to do a half-decent medium trot and we’d scored 70% in our last BD outingThe preparation was difficult due to the high winds and storms but we battled on and rode when it was safe (sometimes it really wasn’t possible to take the horses out of their stables). We went to the Grange Equestrian Centre a few days before our trip up to have a last run through of our tests and freestyles with the help of David Reddan. The horses were so well behaved with all the banging and crashing going on outside.
Native ponies are built to withstand the rugged cold weather and scarce grazing conditions; they are strong, durable and maintain their condition in times when food is limited. With domestication we have now brought these ponies out of the wild and into the show ring, taking them into an environment that is completely the opposite to their natural habitat. This can lead to many nutritional problems, particularly excess condition as these ponies are often provided a surplus of feed. Feeding Native ponies can be a balancing act between ensuring they are receiving all the nutrients they require to perform to the best of their ability without encouraging weight gain. Blue Chip understands that this can be a difficult task for...
Australian eventing superstar Ben Leahy is leaving behind sunny Australia to pursue his career on the European eventing circuit. Ben first had a taste of life in the UK when he spent six months training with International Event Rider, Harry Meade (son of three time Olympic Gold Medallist and two time World Champion, Richard Meade) and has now decided to make the move permanent.