On behalf of everyone at Lara Edwards Dressage, I would like to say a big thank you for the continued support from my sponsors.
please contact us.
Itchy Horse Company – Tablets and Boett Rugs – Sponsor
Itchy Horse Company Ltd was formed not only to supply the best solutions but also to offer expertise and advice with no obligation, as we fully understand the distress caused by this condition to carer/owner and horse.
We have extensive experience with Sweet-Itch, owning three horses with the condition, and also having many years as manager of The National Sweet-Itch Centre giving help and advice.
Bio-Plus Capsules, Boett Blankets and Hoods can all be purchased online.
I cannot explain how amazing these have been with three of my horses, from dreading the summer to now being able to control the horses itching (tails on hay racks, necks on fences etc!!) the tablets given weekly have completely stopped with sweet itch problem I was facing with the horses (And a pony) and the rugs just manage the problem and stop them from wanting to rug anymore. Thank you so much for your support and help it really is appreciated.
Find them on facebook – @itchyhorse. Itchy horse company
Baileys Horse Feeds – Sponsor
I am very proud to say all my horses are fed and brought up on Baileys horse feeds from my Stallions to youngstock, the fantastic condition and trainable attitudes is down to getting the correct diet for all of the horses.
In this modern world of big multi national corporations, Baileys Horse Feeds remains quite unique in being family owned and run since its inception in 1982. There are two generations working to progress equine nutrition in the 21st century plus other couples and siblings throughout the factory and office-based teams. What’s important about so many of the people behind the Baileys brand is that they are true horse men and women, with many of them not just owning horses but actively competing, racing and breeding them. This means that we’re familiar with the practicalities of keeping and feeding horses, we know the challenges our customers face and we understand their needs.
Science & Technology
Just because we’re “horsey”, it doesn’t mean we don’t keep up with the times – our nutrition team, led by Liz Bulbrook BSc (Hons), constantly review the latest scientific research, into feed technology and equine nutrition, and apply relevant developments to our product range. Baileys has a working partnership with Progressive Nutrition, Iowa, USA, headed by leading American equine nutritionist, Don Kapper which gives Baileys access to the extensive research that he and Progressive are undertaking and offers the potential for further innovations across our range. We are also proud to include Alltech naturally produced feed additives which are backed by years of research and proven to bring real nutritional benefits. With our continuous investment in production technology too, the “science behind Baileys” truly is of the highest calibre.
Friendly, Practical Support
With the wealth of knowledge and experience behind Baileys’ products, it’s hardly surprising they are so effective and so well respected. Our team of nutritionists is also available to offer no obligation, practical advice and to help you explore all your feeding options. They can be contacted during office hours by phone or email, certainly won’t advocate change for the sake of it and may simply reassure you that you are doing the right thing. For friendly, practical advice, the Baileys team are hard to beat and, as well as answering your calls and emails, spend many hours on the road visiting yards or giving talks to riding and pony clubs.
Please see their webpage for more information or contact me for an advice or experiences I have had myself.
Equiform Nutrition – Sponsor
lara uses stay calm on a selection of her competition horses. It is a liquid feed supplement formulated to provide a calming effect on horses and ponies that display nervous and temperamental behaviour. It is ideal for competition horses that may become stressed when competing and travelling, and is also effective in many other situations where the horse may become anxious.
Stay-Calm is designed for horses of all ages, breeds and disciplines, and can be used in conjunction with other Equiform supplements with confidence to reduce stress at times of excitement and anticipation.
To achieve a calming effect Equiform have formulated a product containing magnesium, Vitamin B1,B2 and B3. The addition of Vitamin E also helps maintain a healthy nervous system. Tryptophan has also been added as it is naturally occurring in the horses’ body and acts as a calming agent. To complete the formulation, key natural flower remedies have been included.
Instructions For Use
It is best to allow around 3 days for Stay-Calm liquid to take effect before a stressful period is expected. Stay Calm should be fed to horses at a level of 60ml per day & ponies 30ml per day. It may be beneficial to feed 90ml during the 1st 5 days; the level of Stay Calm fed may be reduced gradually over time depending upon the level of stress and the behaviour of the horse.
See www.equiformnutrition.co.uk for more info or find them on facebook @equiformnutrition
FMBs Therapy Systems – Activo Med Combi Pro Rug and Leg Wraps – Sponsor
Lara uses this rug and leg wraps on all her horses, even the youngsters to help with suppleness and more importantly relaxation. The Activo-Med range includes equine therapy systems, rugs, leg wraps, light therapy systems, water treadmills, spas and solariums suitable for horses, riders and their dogs. The Impulse line systems consists of cyclonic massage, pulsed electromagnetic, light therapy and cold therapy and can be used to improve suppleness and flexibility pre and post exercise, soft tissue problems, arthritis and for rehabilitation after injury. The Aqua line range includes equine water treadmills, spas, dry treadmills, vibrating floor, weigh scales and solariums suitable for improved fitness, strength and recovery. Buy New, Hire or Buy Reconditioned are the key options to allow you and your horse ‘feel the difference’ that pulse magnetic therapy creates.
Activo-Med Combi Pro Rug
Leading the way in equine therapy systems, a highly effective system combining pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) with cyclonic massage covering the horse from poll to tail, including the shoulder and thigh areas. Whether you use the rug to support performance or as part of rehabilitation, it couldn’t be easier to use – just select a pre-set programme and the rug does the rest. As an extra benefit, the control box also operates other Activo-Med equipment such as leg wraps and light therapy clusters, pens and pads.
Activo-Med Leg Wraps
Activo-Med leg wraps are supplied in pairs and are available with pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy, massage therapy or a combination of the two.
The control box and battery is attached to the surcingle provided. Leg wrap cables are plugged into the control box which is supplied with pre-set programs and settings, but these can be adjusted to suit the horses requirements.
The leg wraps can be bought as a ‘system’ which includes a control box, battery and charger or they can be bought as components if you already own an Activo-Med rug, as they will run off the same control box.
See www.fmbs.co.uk for more information or find them on facebook @FMBsTherapySystems
Nikki Moxon Riding Boots – Sponsor
Supplier of top quality riding boots including Petrie, Konigs and Cavello. Nikki offers a bespoke service all in the comfort of her own home. She stocks hundreds of pairs so you can always take a pair away rather than having to wait to 8/12 weeks normal for bespoke boots. Due to Nikki’s competitive nature she also is the best price on any boots you will find in any of the shops or online stores around. All of my training and competition boots are now supplied by Nikki.
Contact her on facebook @nikki.m.equestrian
Excel Veterinary Physiotherapy – Sponsor
Bodyguard and Felix are exceptionally lucky to be sponsored by Jess and her team at Excel Vet Physio so recieve monthly treatments and exercises helping to reduce and eliminate injury caused by the stresses of life as a top class dressage horse.
Excel vet physio provides a mobile physiotherapy service for all different types of animals. I work closely with veterinary practices, farriers, saddlers, trainers and dentists in and around Lincolnshire making sure each individual animal gets the ultimate care package.
New mobile equipment , makes it easy to travel to clients homes or different practices to administer and treat a variety of cases working around owners day to day commitments and making the experience as stress free as possible for the animals.
See www.excelveterinaryphysio.co.uk or visit facebook @excelvetphysio
Mojo Europe – Sponsor
MOJO Europe have offered Lara sponsorship in the form of the fantastic new Performance Wristbands and Velcro Straps for the horses (the results from tests are amazing) that are embedded with holographic technology that has been used by elite athletes for years. Now, this technology is available for the rest of us! Cyden Cadans wears his on his headcollar and bridle, and all Laras horses now competing wearing their MOJO’s.
The holographic discs used in MOJO energetic wristbands are programmed to work with your body’s natural frequencies to get the most out of yourself. Wristbands are available in different size in a variety of colour combinations. MOJO bands are REVERSIBLE and COMPLETELY WATERPROOF.
For more information on these wristbands or equine patches please contact Lara as she now has a variety of these to sell and can demonstrate the effects of these to you.
If you suffer with arthritis or general aches and pains these can be considerably reduced or even removed with these bands.
“Seeing and Trying is Believing.”
Alltech LifeForce Elite – Sponsor
Lara is very pleased to have accepted sponsorship from World Equestrian Games sponsor Alltech and is already noticing the benefits of feeding LifeForce Elite to all her horses.
Lifeforce Elite is specially designed for competition horses and those faced with stressful situations. It supports a healthy immune system, increases the availability of antioxidants and creates a healthy digestive environment.
The Lifeforce Range from Alltech has been tailored to meet the needs of horses at every stage of life from the early developmental stages as a foal, through the demands of competition, and well into retirement.
The Range consists of three all-natural, daily nutritional supplements backed by more than 30 years of Alltech’s scientifically-proven, fully traceable technologies, containing cutting-edge ingredients that fully comply with competition standards, where consistency and safety are a top priority.
If you would like more information on this product or any other of their products please contact Lara or visit the Alltech website.
VIP Pad –
With the well-being and performance of our horses in mind, we looked at the available gel pad products on the market and thought we could do better! We discovered Akton® Polymer as our raw material; a renowned viscoelastic polymer that has been rigorously tested worldwide in 40 years of human grade, peer reviewed, research. It is universally trusted in human clinical and sporting settings for its superior pressure relieving, impact and sheer force reducing qualities.
Every horse deserves to be a VIP!
the very important pad is unique
- Superior textured structure gives high tensile strength, the key to maintaining shape under extreme and prolonged compression
- Soft, flexible and seamless with no pressure causing trims
- Moulds to your horses back like a low profile second skin
- A thin film gullet eliminates pressure on the horse’s spine
- Only 8mm thick so does not alter your saddle fit
- Bobbles increase surface area, alleviating pressure points and evenly distributing weight
- Non-sticky, does not cause friction or pluck hair when removed
Made from Akton® Polymer, a renowned viscoelastic polymer
- Rigorously tested worldwide in 40 years of scientific research
- Universally trusted in human clinical and sporting settings for its superior pressure relieving, impact and sheer force reducing qualities
- Draws and disperses heat from the horses back, regulating temperature
- Hypoallergenic, easily cleanable and does not support bacterial growth
Le Jabot & Stock Company – Friends
Lara and her team of horses are very kindly sponsored by Le Jabot & Stock company. Jane has an artistic flair that many can only dream of, each and everyone of her neck wraps and capes are individual yet always very eye catching. All of the work contained within this site is designed and made by Jane personally, her ideas and inspiration come from producing and showing top class hunters and show cobs over the past three decades, coupled with a keen eye for ladies fashion.
If you are unable to see anything that fits your particular taste, Jane can design and make something for that special occasion whether it be an equestrian stock, individual fashion accessory or as a practical item of clothing to keep warm when walking the dogs.
Ben Salsbury Designs – Friends
For all your saddle racks, bridle racks in a stunning oak, more info coming soon contact Ben on 07725 615613 or email email@example.com
PM Equestrian – Friends
PM Equestrian Ltd are a UK distributor for Antares saddles and accessories, Parlanti Roma bespoke riding boots and Alessandro Albanese clothing.
See photos of all Lara’s hats as they are all supplied by PM Equestrian and see him on facebook
Roy Midwood, Equine Physiotherapist – Sponsor
Physiotherapy Clinics – Roy Midwood who also treats Olympic standard event horses and top racehorses.
He will treat Humans, Horses and Dogs.
His results are amazing.
Vets recommend him.
Robertson Horsetraining – Friends
Guy’s methods of training have been strongly influenced through his travels around the world and by studying some of the world’s great trainers including Martin Black, Pat Parelli, Craig Cameron, Clinton Anderson, Buck Brannaman, Bill and Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt.
Guy believes that in order to learn horses must have confidence and respect for their handlers. Guys methods focus on gaining control over a horses movement using ground work techniques to soften supple and control the horse.
Once this control is gained and a foundation established he then builds on this further developing and increasing the level of control he has both on the ground and then under saddle.
Although Guy’s techniques are constantly evolving, as he seeks to improve and refine them, the principles of his programme remain the same as he seeks to work with horses in a way that they can understand and provide an environment where they can learn effectively.
Guy seeks to continually learn and study and believes he has learned something from every horse he has ever worked with.
Childeric Saddles – Friends
Lara now rides all her horses in Childeric Saddles – having tried one on her stallion Cadans the difference and freedom she felt for not only herself but the horse resulted in her swapping all the Stallions saddles. If you would like to try a Childeric or sit in one, no obligation at all to buy one please contact Lara.
In 2000 Tricia agreed to become the distributor for the UK and set up Tricia Bracegirdle Limited, trading as TB Saddles and Childéric UK. Tricia Bracegirdle is director of TB Saddles and senior specialist saddle technician with Luc Childéric Saddles. Luc’s range is an established favourite throughout Europe and America.
Tricia, a former event rider, is not only approved by Luc to fit and sell saddles in the UK but has added design input from her own wide experience. Tricia understands how horses and riders work. Her in-depth knowledge and ability to relate to any rider at any level means she can give a unique service. “When you’re trying or buying a Childéric saddle, you’re getting a part of me,” she says. “My clients range from happy amateur to Olympian. I’m passionate about achieving the best for every partnership.”
Whether you have a firm idea of what you want for you and your horse, have problems to solve or are simply looking for the best, she can help. And if you have no idea where to go, Tricia can put you on the right road.
Find out more on the Childeric Saddles Facebook Page