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Winter feeding top tips for competition horses

Winter feeding top tips for competition horses As horses become stabled for extended periods of time, and are clipped out for competition, you may find excitable behaviour becomes more prevalent. Feeding a low starch, whole cereal free diet can help curb extra enthusiasm. Balancers tend to be low in starch and sugar, and free from whole cereal, using oils and fibre as a form of slow release energy. All Blue Chip balancers are molasses free, helping to curb fizzy behaviour. If your horse has daily turnout, it’s still likely the grass will need supplementing with hay/haylage at this time of year, further supported by a balancer to make sure they continue to receive their daily needs of protein, vitamins, minerals...

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Blue Chip Championships 2020

76 DAYS TO GO until the 2020 Blue Chip Champs! The Blue Chip Winter Show Jumping Championship show organisers are pleased to announce that the Championship Finals will once again be held at the impressive Hartpury Arena in Gloucestershire. They will be held from Wednesday 1st April – Sunday 5th April and a show timetable is now available! Click here for the Blue Chip Champs timetable The Championships will include a full schedule of competitions in both the indoor Championship Arena and the outdoor all weather arena.

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#BlueChipGoesGreen Refills Launch!

What are Super Concentrated Balancers? Blue Chip have used the most advanced manufacturing processes to develop a functional range of super concentrated, nutrient dense, pelleted balancers. The super concentrated range contains everything you have come to expect from a Blue Chip balancer including; probiotics, nucleotides, vitamins, minerals and nutrients, alongside full hoof and respiratory supplements. Each super concentrated balancer is functional, containing its own specifically formulated ingredients. A reduced daily feeding rate allows a limited intake of sugar and starch levels, perfect for good doers and those prone to weight gain, without compromising your horse’s nutritional intake. What’s in the range? Calming – 3 powerful natural calmers; magnesium, chamomile and L-tryptophan Ulsa-Cool – Beta glucans to protect the stomach lining and...

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Winter Weight Loss - A hot topic in a cold season

Winter weight loss - FOR THE GOOD of your overweight pony or horse The British Equestrian Veterinary Association's (BEVA) ethics and welfare committee reported earlier this year that approximately 1/2 of all UK horses are overweight. Further research from The Royal Veterinary College states as many as 70% of native breeds are obese. Horses have evolved to lose weight in the winter, but modern horse care practices can lead to halting this natural regulation, with horses then entering the spring months carrying more weight than they should.  Do we hinder winter weight loss? Over rugging those who are unclipped Over feeding high calorie high sugar and high starch diets Not recognising a healthy weight for our horses Not keeping regular records of general weight...

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National Quadrille CHAMPIONS 2019 - Sister Act at the Moulin Rouge

"We acted, we sang, we danced and we laughed... ALOT! Taking the win was just the icing on the cake to what has been another epic weekend. Feel so very lucky to ride with these lovely ladies and their gorgeous ponies." Emily Dunstan tells us more about the British Riding Clubs Saddles Direct Quadrille Final 2019 below.  So what is Quadrille? Emily explains "For anyone not quite sure what quadrille is, it's a team of 4 horses and riders who choose a theme and perform dressage to music, although it is not necessarily judged on what dressage moves you ride." How is it judged? 40% is based on your turnout of the horses, your costume idea on how fitting it is...

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