Thursday, April 14, 2011

April's Prize - New and Improved ShowSheen

For April's Absorbine Sponsored Best Turned Out Class, the winner will receive a bottle of New and Improved ShowSheen - Now With Silk Proteins & Continuous Spray.

This great new product is enriched with pro-vitamins and silk proteins to nourish the coat and shine and strengthen haie to perfection. It makes coats smooth and sleek, and it accentuates body tone and definition. ShowSheen repels dust, dirt and stains, keeping your horse cleaner for longer. It's perfect for shows as not only does it produce the finest show ring shine - it now comes as a Finishing Mist in a 15oz non-aerosol spray. ShowSheen Finishing mist has a continuous, quiet sprayer that won't spook your horse. It even sprays upside down!

Finishing Mist 444ml, RRP £12.38

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

March Best Turned Out Class Winner Announced

Erin Shaw's Monsoon is the winner of this Month's Absorbine Sponsored (PSO) Best Turned Out Class In the March Best Turned Out Class, the standard was exceptionally high. The judges had a really tough job to pick the winner out of an astounding 28 entries. Online Photo-Shows (PSO)are clearly going from strength to strength. Although its not hard to see why. The classes are well organised, the prizes are great and there are constant news updates for competitors on the PSO Facebook page. Monsoon looked beautifully turned out and is a worthy winner of a huge PSO rosette and bottle of SuperPoo from Absorbine. Erin, a Tactical Records Officer for Virgin Atlantic has owned the 7 year old 14.3hh Monsoon for nearly five years. Monsoon is a part-bred New Forest pony and it is pure chance that Erin came to own her. Erin says "I wasn't really looking for a horse, but I was browsing Horsequest one day, and there was Monsoon's advert, so I emailed for more information - the more pictures I saw, the more I liked her, so two days later I made the 2 hour journey to see her after work as I was worried that someone might get there before me!" Erin is very glad to have found PSO as Monsoon injured her tendon last September and it has taken a long time for her to recover, it looks as though she will miss most of the summer shows. So PSO is great as it still allows them to compete. Erin hopes to be back competing at showing and dressage once Monsoon is back to full fitness. Last season before Monsoon injured her tendon, they did a couple of County Shows and also had some good scores at Prelim Dressage. As soon as Monsoon is better the plan is to pick up where they left off, and aim for some HOYS qualifiers next year and move up a level in dressage.

Erin says "Monsoon is happiest when covered in mud and poo! So it generally takes 2 shampoos to get her show clean". Hopefully the bottle of SuperPoo will come in handy! Erin also uses Absorbine's ShowSheen and RefreshMint which she uses pretty much daily in the summer. No wonder Monsoon looks so lovely when she goes to a show. Good luck to Erin and Monsoon for PSO and hope the dressage and showing goes well too.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Hooflex All Natural Dressing

W.F Young, Inc, manufacturers of the Absorbine range of horse care products have launched the new and improved Hooflex All Natural Dressing in the UK.

Hooflex All Natural Dressing uses only herbal ingredients to stimulate circulation and support hoof growth. It's the first all-natural alternative made with ingredients known to help promote shiny, healthy hooves. The product contains no petroleum distillates - only all-natural vegetable oils, and penetrates fast with no greasy residue. Hooflex All Natural Dressing can be used to enhance the natural hoof colour without artificial chemicals or dyes, making it ideal for native ponies, coloured horses and others that require a more natureal look.

The six active natural ingredients it contains are; Tea Tree Oil, Avocado Oil and Arnica, which help promote strong, healthy hoof growth when the horse is barefoot or shod. Lanolin, Soybean and Castor Oils act to deep condition the hoof and highlight the natural shine.

Hooflex All Natural Dressing was created for people that desire a natural approach to horsemanship, and is ideal to maintain hoof moisture balance for horses that are kept barefoot.

Hooflex All Natural Dressing will soon be available in a handy 148ml quiet spray applicator for quick and easy use. It will be really convenient at shows! For now its available in an 887ml container with brush in cap. RRP £23.40

Absorbine Products are widely available through major UK retailers.

Early Success For Team Bardo

Jayne Webber and Carol Bardo took their talented team of horses to the British Show Horse Association Southern Spring Show at Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre. This show held on the 26th March was the first 'proper' show of the season for Carol and Jayne so the pressure was on to do well!

It turned out to be a spectacularly successful day, with four horses qualifying for the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead. Cobs Darcey Bustle and The Keystone Cob both won their respective classes and then went on to be Champion and Reserve Champion Cobs. Berkeley Square and Comberton Clancy went on to do exactly the same in the Riding Horse class.

The success continued on into the novice classes, with the team winning two of the three classes. Pillowtalk won the Novice Hack class and Hannah Pavlova took the Novice Cob class before going on to be overall Novice Champion and then finally Reserve Supreme of the show. Comberton Clancy went one better and came in Supreme Champion of the show!

A great start to the season!