Summer so far has felt more like a parody of British weather than anything else, but the seemingly constant deluge hasn’t put a damper on Absorbine’s sponsored riders and their show season. Despite an unseasonable amount of mud – who thought we’d be worrying about mud fever in June?! – the Derby Meeting at Hickstead rolled merrily along, with horses, hounds, and dogged enthusiasts braving the elements for a fantastic week of competition.
Jo Bates had a great week, with Lady Benton-Jones’ classy Gallifrey SWS coming fourth in the CHAPS Non-Native Open Ridden Qualifier, and Suzannah Welby’s Elusive taking the Large Hack HOYS Qualifier and placing second in the Supreme Hack Championship.
|Jo Bates and Elusive. Photo by Spidge Event Photography.|
Jayne Ross left no stone unturned, taking the Supreme Cob Championship and the Lightweight Cob HOYS Qualifier aboard the McCourt’s Cob in Hood, the Small Show Hunter HOYS Qualifier aboard Dianne Stennett’s Hello Dolly, and the Supreme Riding Horse Championship and Small Riding Horse HOYS Qualifier aboard Dianne Stennett’s Casino.
Tackling a pile of muddy laundry after a big show is the last thing anyone wants to think about, but our newly-launched Leather Therapy line will lighten the load considerably. With products available for rugs, numnahs, clothing, and even leather (yes, really – thank us later!), you can chuck your horse’s gear in the washing machine and have one less thing to worry about. Ask for the Leather Therapy range at your local tack shop or country supply store.
Well done to Jo and Jayne from the team at Absorbine UK, and fingers crossed for some summer sun!