We’re so proud that Equine Products UK supplements, tonics and healthcare products are used by leading breeders, riders and trainers to ensure their horses are in the best possible health to do the job they need to. But how much do you know about our wonderful sponsored riders, who help us spread the word far and wide online and at events, ensuring more people can learn about our products? That’s why for this month’s blog we thought we’d introduce you to some of the gang! They’re back out competing (finally!) and are having some great successes after all those months of uncertainty.
First up is three-day eventer Caroline Powell, who has represented New Zealand at two Olympic Games and two World Equestrian Games and is now based in sunny Suffolk. Caroline is probably best known for her partnership with the gorgeous grey Lenamore, a partnership who won Burghley Horse Trials in 2010, and has completed Badminton Horse Trials a whopping 15 times!
Secondly, we’re introducing you to Emma Hyslop-Webb, a British three-day eventer based near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. Formerly juggling her equestrian activities with a high-flying corporate career, Emma is now a full-time professional rider and made her Badminton debut in 2019 – definitely one to watch!
Next we say hello to larger than life British three-day eventer Ben Hobday! A very popular rider with a huge fan base following him from event to event, Ben shot to fame with his ‘V8 Supercob’ Mulry’s Error. Mulry (now retired) was a Clydesdale-cross who competed at the highest level of the sport with Ben. Ben also runs his business Shadow Sports Horses alongside his eventing career.
Now we’ll take a look at our stable of high-class showjumpers, starting with Irish showjumper Richard Howley who, alongside his international career, runs the competition, sales and stud yard HK Horses in Weatherby along with Morgan Kent. Richard has already hit the road since lockdown has lifted, competing in the 2* Grand Prix in Opglabbeek in Belgium.
Finally, we say hello to showjumper Holly Smith, who is based in Leicestershire and competes up to 5* level, making her Nations Cup debut in 2104. Holly also produces and sells showjumpers, runs a small sports horse breeding operation and teaches clients too. Holly has also returned to international competition since lockdown has lifted, taking several horses out to St. Tropez for some sunshine jumping!
Make sure you keep an eye out for our brilliant sponsored riders if you’re out competing or attending an event over the summer – here’s hoping they continue to have plenty of success after such a long wait to get going.