Champion continues sponsorship

We are delighted to be continuing the sponsorship of The British Horse Society​ National Riding Schools Championships for 2018. It is a great opportunity for non horse owners of all ages and ability to show their skills at dressage, jumping and stable management.
See all of the upcoming qualifier dates HERE
#BuiltonSafety #ChampionEquestrian

Chepstow Winner

Congratulations to Beth Eckley our winner of the Chepstow Race Day, including the opportunity to meet Wocket Woy and The Producer and be presented with a new Champion Ti22 body protector and Ventair Deluxe Helmet. Unfortunately Beth can’t join us on Sunday but another lucky winner can, Fiona Badu and her son Jack, a budding young jockey in the making.
We look forward to welcoming them to Chepstow racecourse on Sunday where they will get to watch some fantastic racing, including the Champion feature race PLUS they will get to meet Wocket Woy and The Producer in the parade ring after the first race.
If you would like to watch some fantastic racing this weekend click here for more information.

WIN a Day at Chepstow Races and more

Enjoy a great day Chepstow Racecourse Jump Season Opener Sunday 15th October with a friend and the chance to meet the fantastic Wocket Woy & The Pwoducer PLUS get fitted with a NEW Champion Ti22 Body Protector and Champion Ventair Deluxe Helmet.

Head over to our Facebook page for your chance to WIN

Champion Chepstow Competition Terms & Conditions

This is a competition is for one person to win two tickets to Chepstow Racecourse for the Jump Season Opener on Sunday 15th October 2017, plus the chance to meet Wocket Woy and The Pwoducer and get fitted with a Champion Ti22 Body Protector and Champion Ventair Deluxe Helmet.

-To enter you must

1 – Like the Champion Facebook page

2- Like the Champion Competition Post

3 – Comment why you would like to win

-Everyone who has liked the Champion page, and like and commented on the Campion competition Facebook post will be entered into a prize draw. Only one entry per person. The winner will be selected by an unbiased member of the marketing team.

-The Prize Draw will be on Thursday 12th October 2017 at 10:00am BST where the winner will be selected at random. The winner will be announced on the Champion Facebook page. The winner will also be contacted via Facebook. If the winner does not respond or doesn’t accept the prize within 24 hours the prize will be forfeited and the prize may be redrawn at the discretion of the marketing team. No cash or other substitute will be given in the place of the prize.   There is no purchase necessary to enter or win and any purchase from Champion will not increase your chances of winning.

Champion reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify this competition, or any part of it, at any given time. This is determined by and is at Champion’s sole discretion.

-By participating, Entrants release Champion from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by their participation in this competition.

-Champion are not responsible for any costs incurred by the winner

-Use of Winner’s Name, likeness, etc.: On entering this competition, the winner agrees and consents, without further authorisation, compensation or remuneration of any kind, the use of his/her name, photo, and/or likeness and answers submitted, in any and all advertising, promotion and other publicity conducted in any form or media and with no limits in time (including any time after this feature is no longer in effect).

-This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook

*Products maybe substituted for products of equal value if required

 

Champion supporting Pony Club Pony Race Days

Lovely to receive such wonderful feedback from a recent winner of the Champion Pony Race Day at Wolverhampton Racecourse.
“I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for your generous sponsorship of the Pony Club Race Days with your Champion Hat Voucher. My son was lucky enough to win a hat voucher the other day and this totally made his day! Lewis has been pony racing for the past three years and this is the first time he has won a voucher and it couldn’t of happened at a better time as his old helmet is getting a little tight now!”
#ChampionEquestrian #BuiltonSafety

Success for brand ambassador

Congratulations to brand ambassador Kitty King Eventing on her success at Osberton International Horse Trials with Snow Wind finishing 2nd in the CCI* and Drewmain Firefly who finished 3rd in the 6yo Championships.
#ChampionRider #BuiltonSafety

Spotted out Eventing

Great to see Flora Young Eventing enjoying her Ventair Deluxe and Ti22 body protector! If your heading out this weekend, don’t forget to tag us with #ChampionEquestrian on your adventure!
#BuiltonSafety #ChampionRider

Win with Champion

Participating Champion Stockists

Retailer Address Website Contact No.
WM McIvor and Son Standard Way Industrial Estate Darlington Road Northallerton North Yorkshire DL6 2XE https://www.wmmcivorandson.com/ 01609 780500
Rideaway (York) Stillington Road Sutton on Forest York YO61 1EH https://www.rideawaystore.com/en-UK/ 01347 810443
New Century Saddlery Holy Cross Farm Pesspool Lane Haswell Durham DH6 2AL https://en-gb.facebook.com/newcentury.saddlery/ 0191 526 2407
Millwheel Tack Shop Moss End Garden Village Moss End Garden Centre https://en-gb.facebook.com/The-Millwheel-Tack-Shop-and-GG-Feeds-205214719506878/ 01344 486059
Ingatestone Saddlery Centre Main Road Margaretting Ingatestone CM4 0ES http://www.ingatestonesaddlery.co.uk/ 01277 353723
Wadswick Country Store Manor Farm Wadswick Box Wiltshire SN13 8JB https://wadswick.co.uk/ 01225 810700
WFS Country Burford Road Minster Lovell Witney Oxon OX29 0RB https://www.wfscountryshop.co.uk/ 01993 704263
Oldwick Saddlery Oldwick Farm West Stoke Road Lavant Chichester PO18 9AA http://www.oldwicksaddlery.co.uk/ 01243 527415
Hornsea Animal Feeds Hornsea Farm Bran End Stebbing Dunmow CM6 3RU http://www.hornseaanimalfeeds.co.uk/ 01371 856999
TC Tack Show and Online retailer – check website for October dates http://www.horsesense-online.co.uk/shows.php 07811 774967
Jods Galore 73 Bell Street Henley on Thames Oxford RG9 2BD https://en-gb.facebook.com/Jods-galore-184353305030921/ 01491 576125
The Equine Warehouse (Lewes) 7 Malling Industrial Estate Brooks Road Lewes BN7 2BY http://www.the-equine-warehouse.com/ 01273 483399
Hertford Horse Bits Shop 13 Dicker Mill Hertford Herts SG13 7AE http://www.hertfordhorsebits.co.uk/ 01992 551258
Derby Equestrian Store Unit 2b Derby Arms Road Epsom Downs Surrey KT18 5LE https://en-gb.facebook.com/derbyequestrianstore/ 01372 720316
Highfield Equestrian Unit 6 Home Farm Main Road Milford Stafford ST17 0UW http://www.onlineforequine.co.uk/our-store 01785 472221
Dash Equestrian Unit 4b Heol Mostyn Village Farm Industrial Estate Pyle CF33 6BJ https://dashequestrian.co.uk/ 01656 743003
New Hunt Horses Newhunt Farm Newent Lane Huntley GL19 3HH https://en-gb.facebook.com/New-Hunt-Horses-157803640956767/ 01452 830441
Hacks Country 21-22 Prideaux Close Tamar Industrial Estate Saltash PL12 6LD http://www.hackscountry.net/ 01752 842151
Barnstaple Equestrian Horsey Shopping Unit 7 Coxleigh Barton Nr Shirwell Barnstaple EX31 4JL https://www.barnstapleequestriansupplies.co.uk/ 01271 850278
Oxhouse Country Store Unit 1 Churnet Valley Court Dovefields Industrial Estate Uttoxeter ST14 8HU https://www.oxhouse.co.uk/ 01889 562343
Carenza Clobber The Vine Stanton Nr Broadway WR12 7NE http://www.cotswoldsriding.co.uk/equestrian-equipment-and-accessories 01386 584666
Earlswood Equine Earlswood Lakes Craft Centre Manor Farm Wood Lane Earlswood B94 5JH http://www.earlswoodequine.co.uk/ 01564 700223
The Tack Shop (Kingswinford) 16a Oak Lane Kingswinford West Midlands DY6 7JS https://www.thetackshopkingswinford.co.uk/ 01384 294151
Acre House Denbigh Unit 2 Spencer Trading Estate Denbigh Denbighshire LL16 5TQ http://www.acrehouseequestrian.co.uk/riding-equipment 01745 816628
The Stables Saddlery Painsbrook Farm Hadnall Shrewsbury Shorpshire SY4 4BA https://stablessaddlery.co.uk/ 01939 211021
Cornish Saddlery Unit 9 Water-Ma-Trout Industrial Estate Helston Cornwall TR13 0LW http://www.cornishsaddlery.com/ 01326 554133
Eland Lodge Equestrian Draycott in the Clay Sudbury Ashbourne DE6 5HD https://www.elandlodge.com/ 01283 575856
Nags Essentials Ltd Unit 19 Horsley Fields Kings Lynn PE30 5DD https://www.nagsessentials.co.uk/ 01553 776897
Equestriana Unit 1 29 Wood Street Machin Business Centre Ashby De La Zouch LE65 1EL http://www.equestrianaashby.co.uk/ 01530 412222
The Bridleway and Gauntley Country Store Laneham Road Dunhan on Trent Newark Notts NG22 0UW http://www.thebridleway.co.uk/ 01777 228040
Highgate Country Store Highgate Farm Over Road Willingham Cambridge CB24 5EU http://www.highgatecountrystore.co.uk/ 01954 260798
Millside Equestrian and Country Southwell Road Thurgarton NG14 7GP http://www.millsidecountrystore.com/ 01636 831111
H Gladwell and Son Gladwells Pet and Country Store Copdock Mill Copdock Ipswitch IP8 3LA http://www.copdockmill.co.uk/Country-Stores.shtml 01473 731117
Broadland Country Sports The Granary Staithe Road Martham Great Yarmouth NR29 4PT http://www.broadlandcountrysports.co.uk/ 01493 748924
Clarkes of Walsham High Street Walsham-Le-Willows Bury St Edmond IP31 3BA http://www.clarkesofwalsham.co.uk/ 01359 259259
The Clothes Horse Unit 2 Queniborough Industrial Estate 1487 Melton Road Queniborough Leicester LE7 3FP http://www.theclotheshorse.co.uk/ 0116 2609801
Apollo Saddlery Paulls Farm Leire Lane Ashby Parva Lutterworth LE17 5HR https://en-gb.facebook.com/Apollo-Saddlery-79694937740/ 01455 202223
Orchard Equestrian Unit 18 Westlink Business Park Clondrinagh Ennis Road Limerick Eire https://www.orchardequestrian.com/ 00353 61 582230
Obrien’s Saddlery Country Clothing Ltd 10 South Main Street Bandon Co.Cork Eire http://obrienssaddlery.com/ 00353 238 843237
Old Mill Saddlery 110 Larne Road Ballycarry Carrickfergus Co Antrim BT38 9JN http://www.saddlery.biz/ 0289 3353268

The diary of a Cornish Eventer – Life just doesn’t get any quieter!

My life just doesn’t seem to get any quieter! Although when does horses and quiet go in the same sentence?! I end one week thinking next week will be better but by the time Monday comes round again I’ve already got every evening booked up. I still end up like a mad woman rushing here, there and everywhere… at least I can never complain that I’m bored!

Sprite is now back in work feeling great and keen as ever. Despite getting her checked over and thinking she was better, I was still not happy with how she was feeling once I upped the workload. I was really struggling to put my finger on it as she wasn’t hopping lame just a bit sensitive at times. Desperate to get her back to normal I took her to Kenwyn Vets where she showed she was only 1/10th lame on the lunge. She was nerved blocked from the fetlock down, which resulted her going lame on the other leg. X-rays were taken while we waited for the second nerve block to take effect and I couldn’t believe how good they were. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t know much when it comes to x-rays but the vet and my farrier were quite impressed, not what you would expect a 22 year old’s to look like. After further investigation Sprite seemed to have a couple of deep corns that were a bit infected and bruised feet, bless her no wonder she felt uncomfortable!

Sprite now has different shoes to help relieve pressure points and give overall more support. I’m aiming to get out to some dressage over the winter and I’m hoping to look into dressage to music, if anyone has any hints and tips please send them my way as I’m not really sure where to start?!

Lola has been super busy this summer and I’m pleased to say that my aim of becoming more consistent across all 3 phases is getting there – slowly but surely! We been working really hard having lessons with our fab instructor Fiona. Fiona has seen Lola since she was 4 and she definitely knows her quirks just as well as I do. Can’t thank her enough for all her help over the years!! I’ve also been having regular jumping lessons with Fred Scala at a great new venue down here in Cornwall know as Pendarves Equestrian Centre. There is always a course built so it’s great for practicing the ‘competition’ feel.

Lola and I have had some really great results so far and now only have a few events left of the season 🙁. We travelled all the way (4 and half hours!) to Wiltshire for West Wilts BE where we had a calm dressage but the show-jumping demons came back to haunt us unfortunately. We then went out on the XC and flew around clear inside the time. I have put it down as an educational day!! We all have them don’t we?

Only a few days later we then went to Launceston for their unaffiliated event. This is where we had been a few weeks earlier for their BE and gain our first BE double clear and finished 8th (so no pressure!). At the BE event it was boiling hot and the ground quite firm, well what a contrast, this time it was like a bog and very deep going. Lola did a lovely test for a score of 28, we had just the one down show-jumping which given the ground conditions I was super pleased with.  Yet again she did another amazing clear XC and resulted in us taking the win!! Yay!!

More recently we headed to another personal favourite – Trebrough Hill BE. It is located on the edge of Exmoor and on a gorgeous sunny day like we had the views are just breath-taking… you can even see Wales! Lola did another nice relaxed test to scored 32.5. We then also got a CLEAR showjumping… Whoop! I was feeling ‘slightly’ nervous before XC as half way round the course you had to go back past the warm up  on one side and the start on the other, I was concerned that Lola was going to nap but golly no chance she flew from start to finished ears pricked giving me such a buzz! We stormed round clear inside the time and finished in 9th.

I also have a big introduction to make to you all… Millie!! If you haven’t already seen her, she is our new springer spaniel puppy! She is adorable, mental and such a little character. She will be a gun dog by winter and eventing dog by summer 😉 Can’t wait to take her on overnight trips 😊

Like I said we have a few more events of the season with Pontispool looming this weekend. It’s such a pressure when you only have one horse, you feel like you have to make every time really count as we don’t do many but we can so easily forget it’s just a hobby and to enjoy it!! I had a timehop come up recently of a status I had shared about Lola – “I successfully rode Lola up the road on my own today” and to think now she gives me ‘the buzz’ out on XC!! We’ve come a long way!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend

Love

Emily, Sprite & Lola