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Dengie’s New Fibre Feed

HealthyTummyHealthy Tummy is a new complete fibre feed from Dengie, created from the finest home-grown alfalfa and then blended with ingredients to promote optimal digestive health.  Alfalfa has long been recognised as a natural buffer to acidity in the horse’s gut and should form the foundation of the feed ration for those that are suffering from ulcers or have had them in the past, or as a preventative for others whose owners are concerned about the possible occurrence of ulcers.

In addition to alfalfa, Healthy Tummy includes oregano, cinnamon and ginger, which are believed to be powerful antioxidants, as well as improving palatability. Protexin In-Feed Formula, with prebiotics and live yeast, have been included to aid fibre digestion further, along with a high specification of vitamins and minerals – including biotin – and a light coating of soya oil for slow-release energy and coat shine.

Dengie senior nutritionist Katie Williams, MSc (Dist), further explains the thoughts behind the development of this product: “There is a lot of evidence to show that low-fibre diets contribute to gastric ulcers, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that the stresses of many horses’ lifestyles, even those in light work, are also contributing to the problem. Healthy Tummy has been designed so that you can enjoy spending time with your horse doing fun and exciting things, without worrying that you could be compromising their health.”

Research shows that about 40 per cent of leisure horses, 60 per cent of competition horses and 90 per cent of racehorses could be affected by Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. Feeding a high-fibre diet can play an important role in helping to reduce ulcer recurrence.  Patrick Martin, BSc Agric, BVSc, MRCVS, a partner at Blaircourt Equine Veterinary Clinic, endorses the research findings: “Ulcers are not just a problem in racehorses. An increasing number of vet practices now have long enough endoscopes to view the horse’s stomach, enabling us easily to detect this hidden threat. I recommend high-fibre diets regularly and frequently ask owners to consider whether they really need to use cereal-based feeds. Many horses and ponies in light work could easily be on fibre-only diets, which would greatly enhance their gut health.”

Healthy Tummy is nutritionally complete, so it can be fed alone to horses at rest or those in light work. For those in moderate to hard work, it can be fed alongside balancers and supplements to meet higher nutritional requirements and cereal-based feeds if more energy is needed.  Available in 15kg bales, Healthy Tummy has an RRP of £10.99
For further information on the role of a high-fibre diet in helping to reduce the risk of gastric ulcers or to contact the Dengie Feedline, log on to, email or telephone 0845 345 5115

Closing date for entries – 25th February 2013

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Win an Equitie Multipack from Moorland Rider- three to be won!

Equitie Photo PinkMoorland Rider is giving away three Equitie Multipacks, with each containing five Equities.  The Equitie is a simple but effective horse tether, which provides that all important breakable link between horse and solid object. It’s made from strong rubber to allow a little give but, should the horse panic and pull back, it will break apart, snapping at the point that the plastic clip is attached. This then releases the horse and helps prevent the situation from escalating.  Equitie is easy to use. Just fasten the rubber loop in place with the plastic clip. It can be moved, can be used indoors or outdoors, and is great for the yard, stable, lorry or trailer.

Equitie is available in single or multipacks, where one Equitie has a RRP of £3.95, and a multipack costs £17.50.  To learn more about Moorland Rider see, email or call 01782 397796

Closing date for entries – 25th February 2013

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Win a holiday with Orchard Farm Riding Holidays

Enjoying the beach - Orchard FarmWin a 3-night midweek break in October or November 2013. The holiday home is 4* for up to 8 people and we will offer places for 2 horses, extra can be accommodated but will be charged for. Closing date August 25th 2013

Orchard Farm lodge is just perfect for a family holiday or a large group of friends, 2 miles from the beach, 7 miles from Skegness yet benefiting from great views towards the Lincolnshire Wolds.  The accommodation is so spacious, it carries a 4* rating for 8 people but can easily accommodate far more. Even large groups will feel totally relaxed and not under each other’s feet. With a kitchen diner, separate dining room, lounge with leather seating for 9, not to mention a tranquil conservatory. All the rooms have their own character, some with antique furniture, contemporary leather sofas, period features and/or wooden floors.

From the Guest Book:
“WOW! Lovely place and lovely people, thank you, will be back!”
“Fantastic time had by all! Great house and horse accommodation, friendly reception, would love to come back next year”
“So, so pleased with house, facilities etc, cannot fault it. Will definitely be back next year, thank you!”
Had a fantastic time, beach was amazing, lessons were fantastic! Love the house, we’ll be back”

Why you’ll have a great horse riding holiday at Orchard Farm…
* Only 2 miles from a fantastic, horse friendly beach.
* Luxury 4* spacious accommodation from just £10 pppn (based on
* 8 sharing), can easily accommodate groups of 14.
* A great base for your holiday in the village of Hogsthorpe, with
* 2 pubs, a restaurant and only 2 miles from Chapel St Leonards.
* 7 miles from Skegness, great for the whole family.
* Camping/tents welcome from just £10 per night.

Association of British Riding Schools ranked Orchard Farm Equestrian 2nd in the U.K in equitation 2011.
Lessons, hacks, beach rides and day rides from as little as £16 per hour.
Pony Club approved, jumping evenings, gymkhana games and pony days held regularly.
British Horse Society registered instructor.
Great facilities, 35mx65m outdoor all-weather jumping arena, 45m indoor school.
British Horse Society approved holidays with your horse.
Bring your horse on holiday from just £15 pn, including stable, full use of facilities, private feed/tack room and individual turn-
out paddocks.Free lorry parking for house guests.

Holidays with your own horse, bring your horse on holiday!

We offer a range of horse accommodation and livery services whether you stay with us or find your own accommodation. When you bring your horse on holiday we want your horse to be as comfortable as you, so we offer individual turnout paddocks and large stables for just £15 per night, to include full use of our extensive facilities, and of course being only 2 miles from the beach along quiet country lanes and bridleways is the ideal base for your holiday.  One the best in the country, the beach at Chapel St Leonards and Sutton-on-Sea is just perfect for your riding experience. Bring your own horse on holiday to enjoy a truly exhilarating ride together, with firm sands and low tides it will be a ride neither of you will ever forget. What’s more there are no time restrictions, morning or night, the beach is yours to enjoy. If you’re not a horse owner just book one of our excellent value packages and experience the beach on one of our school horses. With an experienced escort and a sharp yet safe school horse we know you’ll have an unbelievable time!

Lorries are parked free of charge if sleeping in our holiday home, if you are using your lorry to sleep in, a small charge of £10pn applies. Tents from £10 per night.

Closing date for entries – 25th August 2013

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