Monday, December 20, 2010

Win a Day with Jayne Webber

Showing World Website in association with Absorbine, December Competition

When it comes to top turnout, leading show horse producer Jayne Webber and the team at Carol Bardo's Moor Farm certainly know how to get top results.

The lucky winner of this valuable competition is Jodie Southern.

Jodie wins a fabulous complete make-over for her and her horse with top show producer Jayne Webber. Jayne and her team will offer helpful advice on plaiting and trimming and the most appropriate tack and clothing for the type of horse.

She will get to meet the equine stars of the yard such as the Philanderer and the Humdinger.

Finally Jodie also wins an Absorbine goody bag full of Absorbine's top notch products for use throughout the season.

With around 28 horses to prepare and compete in the height of the season, including hunters, hacks, riding horses, coloureds and cobs, Carol and Jayne use only the best grooming products from Absorbine which include, Showsheen - the world's number one coat polish and detangler, ShowClean - whitening and brightening shampoo, Superpoo - conditioning shampoo and SuperShine - quick drying, high gloss hoof polish.

"Absorbine grooming products are excellent and we have used them for many years - they are effective, produce outstanding results, and are economical - which is vital when you have a lot of horses to keep clean! With so many greys and coloureds on the yard, the ShowClean whitening and brightening shampoo is invaluable", says Carol.

Two runners up will receive Absorbine goody bags and showing tips from Carol and Jayne.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Absorbine VetLin in The Telegraph

Follow this link to read all about our Absorbine Jnr liniment product in The Telegraph. Cursed by chronic back pain, Robin Millward found salvation in the contents of our trademark orange bottle!

Although Absorbine Jnr is not available in the UK yet, we do have VetLin for horses - which has a very similar formula and we hear that it is regularly used by riders. We always knew horse products are great for people - I know several women who use ShowSheen Detangler on their own mane as well as Absorbine VetLin in their baths!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sussex Lusitanos at the Golega Fair, Portugal

Golega, Portugal has been home to the Golega horse fair since the 18th century. Thousands of people gather here every November to experience the fantastic atmosphere and share their love and appreciation of the Lusitano. Our sponsored riders, Sherene and Leila Rahmatallah, of Sussex Lusitanos, were there with their competition mares, both pure-bred Lusitanos, thirteen-year-old Quota and seven-year-old Xanaia. Read all about it in this post written by Leila.

"The fair takes place each November in a sleepy town called Golega, just 1.5 hours north east of Lisbon, and for two weeks this town really comes alive! It's full of horses in every nook and cranny and has a big sand track, where horses parade by day and night. Inside this track is a large central arena where equestrian displays and competitions take place throughout the day and in the evening.
Temporary restaurants and bars pop up all over the town and the smell of roasted chestnuts fills the air, just adding to the magical atmosphere here. Every year we organise a large group trip of British people to see the fair. We also took two other purebred Lusitanos that were bred in Ifold to the Golega fair - both geldings (Quejaz, a thirteen-year-old and Acaso, a five-year-old). Both by our successful stud stallions, Quejaz is by Caju and Acaso is by Numerario - both stallions stand in Ifold, West Sussex.

The horses were in Portugal for two weeks and, as the weather was warm, we used both SuperPoo and ShowClean on our mares to keep their coats in top condition. We also used Hooflex to keep their hooves moist and supple, as it was quite dry out there. During November the flies can still be quite bad for the horses so the surfaces of  their premises were sprayed with UltraShield to keep the bugs away. On Acaso and Quejaz, I used ShowSheen Moisturising Detangler Gel on their tails to keep them smooth and silky as they were plaited and left down whereas our mares were plaited and tied up in a knot (similar to polo). Every day when they were prepared and tacked up, I finished them off with ShowSheen spray on their coats and they looked very smart. Many people commented on the turnout - we rode in traditional dress and often rode around as a group - 4 ladies which looked very smart.

Golega horse fair is a special event for us. For 17 years we have taken our own Lusitanos to put forward a British representation out there. We very much look forward to the fair every year-it is a place where you see the true Lusitano horse within a very special atmosphere!"
For more information on Sussex Lusitanos visit the website
Credits to: Emma Taylor, Nina Rahmatallah, Luis Rodrigues, Louise Kelly.