Posted on December 12th, 2017

Likit Expands Brand Ambassador Scheme

Likit has announced its latest #teamlikit winners: they include Carrie Munro (Essex), Hayley Young (Northants), Harriet Barron (Herts) and Gracie Tyte (Suffolk).

The annual opportunity to become Likit Brand Ambassadors is open to horse and pony owners of all ages and abilities, with successful candidates each winning a year’s supply of Likit Products, their own blog on the company’s website, a £100 training bursary, and branded kit for themselves and their horse.

Entrants had to create a short video explaining why they and their horse or pony really love Likit Products and what they hope to achieve in the coming year. Two of the winners were selected by the Likit team, with a further selection of their favourite videos going through to public vote on social media.

Brand Manager Lindsay Gall said, “This is the fourth year we have run the competition and we have once again been hugely impressed with the quality of entries and the passion that riders have for the Likit brand. Our previous Brand Ambassadors have done a tremendous job and we look forward to following our new team during the coming year and beyond.

“Likit is a global brand and we are also supporting a number of professional riders from around the world under our new #proteamlikit scheme, which is made up of avid fans of the products and includes up-and-coming British dressage rider, Samantha Wuidart.”

www.likit.co.uk


Posted on December 12th, 2017

Charlotte’s ‘In Fashion’ at Liverpool International Horse Show

With the Liverpool International Horse Show just days away here we catch up with triple Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin about her first visit to the iconic Echo Arena.

What are your plans for competing at the Liverpool International Horse Show?
This year will be the first time I have competed at Liverpool International and I will be bringing the talented eight-year-old En Vogue. It is fantastic that the show has introduced dressage this year with the new Equitop Myoplast Inter 1 Freestyle (Dressage to Music) class, which takes place on the Friday evening performance, December 29.

Your mentor, trainer and great friend Carl Hester is also competing there, should we expect some friendly rivalry?
Of course, that goes without saying. We are massively supportive of each other but when battling it out in the arena, it is everyone for themselves. Carl will be bringing Hawtins Delicato who is another huge talent so there is everything to play for and we can guarantee some great dressage on our 2020 Olympic hopefuls.

Tell us about En Vogue?
“En Vogue is competing at Inter 1 level and is a real star for the future. He can be hot and it has been a challenging journey so far, but getting him out to major competitions is really helping him to grow in confidence and he is just getting better and better. I am really looking forward to experiencing this amazing show with him.”

En Vogue is an eight-year-old by the much-heralded Jazz and one that is a definite contender for British teams with Charlotte.

This year the pair won the Prix St George at Somerford Premier League and took second place in the Inter 1 at the British Dressage National Championships. Charlotte has ridden En Vogue at a number of demonstrations this year and the handsome dark bay is a real crowd-pleaser and has a growing fan base of his own with people commenting on just how impressive the gelding is.

Have you any secrets for success?
There are certainly no shortcuts and it really comes down to determination, hard work, some luck along the way and never giving up on your dreams when it comes to achieving your goals.

How achievable is it for ambitious young riders today?
Both Carl and I have achieved our success through hard work and are always striving to increase our knowledge. Neither of us were handed it on a plate but we have certainly made the most of the opportunities so yes I would encourage young riders to dream big and aim for the top and surround yourself with good trainers. You never stop learning.

What do you think your relationship with Valegro has done for the world of dressage?
Without doubt, dressage is on a whole new level and is recognised by so many more people outside the sport more than it ever has been. The term ‘dancing horses’ came to the fore after London 2012 and to a certain extent helped promote the sport and make it more understandable for the public.

If there is ever a spare moment, what do you enjoy doing to relax and recharge?
Everyone in the team is so busy but we try and plan in short breaks when we can to recharge the batteries. With my fiancée Dean I do try and make time for a quick getaway or a nice meal out when we can. The Malvern Hills are also a great way to spend a few hours walking with the dogs.

Tell us more about the show?
Hospitality at The Liverpool International Horse Show is second to none and makes a fantastic present for great friends and family. Whether on the purpose-built platform at the head of the arena or in one of the VIP boxes – you won’t be disappointed.

This year’s Liverpool International Horse Show will see a host of leading names in action from 29th to 31st December, at The Echo Arena on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.

For further information and to book tickets visit www.liverpoolhorseshow.com

 


Posted on December 12th, 2017

Petplan Equine opens applications for new Ambassadors

Petplan Equine is looking for customers who are role models for responsible horse ownership. In return, the Ambassadors will receive branded clothing and kit as well as £500 towards competition entries and training costs as well as the opportunity to benefit from coaching in their equestrian discipline from top trainers.

Rachael Jayne Barker, current Petplan Equine Ambassador, commented, “Being a Petplan Equine Ambassador inspires you, it pushes you to want to do better, not only in riding and competing, but in the way you own and manage your horses.”

See Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/PetplanEquineUK/videos/1673270102743149/ – applications close on 2 January 2018.


Posted on December 7th, 2017

Turning Your Passion Into Your Career – University Open Day

Your attention might be firmly fixed on Christmas festivities at the moment but come the New Year you may be considering your next career step, and specifically an Equine Degree, so it is well worth planning a visit to a University Open Day.

Writtle University College, who have recently invested £1.5million in equine facilities, will be opening their doors to potential Equine degree students on Wednesday 10th January 2018 so we asked them to answer some frequently asked questions surrounding the event, to find out more about what can you expect from their University Open Day…

 

 

How do I book on?
It’s easy! Simply visit writtle.ac.uk/HE-OpenDay-Application and complete the booking form.

Is the University Open Day right for me?
This event is aimed at people who are looking to go to university and study a degree (or equivalent). If you are looking to study a College-level course or apprenticeship with us then you need to visit a College Information Event. Go to writtle.ac.uk/infoevent for details.

How old do you need to be to start a degree?
Typically you need to be 18 to start university, but there is no upper age limit! We welcome students of all ages and abilities. Speak to us and we will help you find the right course.

Can I bring guests?
Yes. You can book up to two guests online, but you are welcome to bring more.

Who will I meet?
You will have the opportunity to chat to academics from your chosen course, as well as staff from our support teams including finance and learning support.

Will I see student accommodation?
Yes. A student ambassador will take you on a tour of student facilities.

Can I drop in anytime?
The Open Day is a structured event which runs from 11am until 4pm so in order for you to get the most out of the day you will need to arrive by 11am. Please pre-book your space. If you are unable to commit to a full day please email us so we can accommodate you.

What will I be doing at the event?
You will have the opportunity to meet academics and hear all about your chosen course. During the free buffet lunch, mingle with Student Ambassadors and talk to support staff, before touring our subject-specialist facilities.

Is the event free?
Absolutely!

Where do I park?
There is ample free parking on campus, including disabled spaces.

Is lunch included?
Yes. A free buffet lunch is included. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements before your visit via the booking form writtle.ac.uk/HE-OpenDay-Application

Do I have to decide anything on the day?
No. We hope that you’ll leave us inspired and informed about the right course for you. Please remember that the UCAS deadline for university applications is Monday 15th January 2018.

For more information visit www.writtle.ac.uk


Posted on December 7th, 2017

Discover Equine Courses and Apprenticeships – College Info Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may have read in our December/January edition all about Writtle University College’s impressive £1.5million new investment into their equine facilities and this has stoked your interest in finding out more, especially if you are looking to go to college and study a certificate or diploma (or equivalent).

So we asked WUC to tell us more about their forthcoming College Information Event, that is being held on Saturday 13th January 2018, and to answer a number of your questions…

Can I bring guests?
Yes. You can book guests online. To book your place visit writtle.ac.uk/Information-Evening-Application

Who will I meet?
You will have the opportunity to chat to academics from your chosen course, as well as staff from our support teams, including finance and learning support.

Can I drop in anytime?
Yes. Information Events run from 10am until 1pm, meaning that you can drop in and see us at a time that suits you.

How do I book on?
It’s easy! Simply visit writtle.ac.uk/Information-Evening-Application 

What will I be doing?
You will have the chance to speak to teaching staff from your chosen course, as well as our helpful support staff. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have.

Is the event free?
Yes.

Where do I park?
There is ample free parking on campus, including disabled spaces.

Are refreshments included?
Yes. Complimentary refreshments are included. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements before your visit via the booking form writtle.ac.uk/Information-Evening-Application 

At what age can I study a college course at Writtle?
You can study our courses straight from finishing your GCSE’s, or after your 16th birthday.

For more information visit www.writtle.ac.uk

 


Posted on December 7th, 2017

**BREAKING NEWS**

Charlotte Dujardin is now confirmed to compete at Liverpool International Horse Show on Friday evening 29th December with her own En Vogue!

She will be joining Carl Hester in a stellar line up in the Inter 1 Freestyle (7pm performance), and will be available to fans for a signing session before the show starts!

Said Charlotte: “It is just incredible that we have high calibre events such as the Liverpool International Horse Show to compete at in this country. I am really looking forward to riding in the magical atmosphere of the Echo Arena later this month.

“En Vogue is competing at Inter 1 level and is a real star for the future. He can be hot and it has been a challenging journey so far, but getting him out to major competitions is really helping him to grow in confidence and he is just getting better and better. I am really looking forward to experiencing this amazing show with him.”

Book now at www.liverpoolhorseshow.com or call 08448000400


Posted on December 1st, 2017

Abbey England


Posted on December 1st, 2017

Equisafety


Posted on December 1st, 2017

Horsehage


Posted on December 1st, 2017

Horseborne