Come Visit us at the Badminton Horse Trials from Thursday 2nd May - Monday 6th May. For more information visit our shows page.
Laura Kraut’s superb horse Cedric showed what a star he was recently, by being a lynchpin in the winning Nations Cup team at Wellington.
However, Laura told us how Hoof First had come to his rescue at the beginning of December.
While competing at the Paris Gucci Masters on Dec1st, Cedric sustained damage to his hoof and coronet band.
The vets were certain this would take several weeks to heal.
However, Laura, a long time user of Horse First products knew that Hoof First could improve the healing time.
The use of Hoof First in Cedric’s feed every day, meant that
Laura was back out competing at Olympia just 20 days later.
Laura took these pictures, and sent them to us with the note -
“These photos don’t lie, they show that Hoof First works”
The trade shows of 2013 started at AETA in Philadelphia where Paddy was delighted to meet up with existing customers and gain a lot of new customers.
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HORSE FIRST are in the middle of expanding our office space with two new offices for sales and marketing along with a meeting/board room! We hope to have them up and running by the end of May. Watch our new space, photos to follow in next month's issue.
HORSE FIRST are now the product of choice in the number 1 thoroughbred training stables in Japan. The top Japanese trainer Mr Hideaki Fujiwara has been using HORSE FIRST products for the last two years and says 'it's easy with HORSE FIRST products, you can see them working right in front of your eyes. The horses look great, are performing very well and most importantly are recovering brilliantly after racing.
The Omega D Oil is really fantastic, we see great improvements in performances with it!'
HORSE FIRST are now packing Exselent E in a 1kg tub. Aimed at working with people's monthly budget and giving potential users a chance to try this very successful product which aids muscle performance and development. Fantastic results can be seen within a few days of starting. 1kg lasts 30 days.
The cancellation of this year's Badminton Horse Trials came as a huge disappointment to all concerned. We were especially disappointed for all our sponsored riders and users who have been so focused and geared up for it. Local rider and Olympic Team hopeful, Jane Doherty told us of her disappointment as she was hoping to gain some vital points towards Olympic selection. Her horses are in prime condition ready for Tatts!
Another of our Happy HORSE FIRST users, James Robinson, and his horse Comanche were terribly disappointed at the news of the cancellation as he and Comanche were going for a record tenth completion! James said that 'Comanche had never been better having only been schooling on the night before the news when he had been like a jumping machine'
HORSE FIRST will again be sponsoring and attending Tattersalls 3 star event 31st May-3rd Jun this year. We are having a HORSE FIRST fence and trade stand in the shopping village and are delighted to support Tatts in any way we can in running this very successful flagship event in Ireland.
With the cancellation of Badminton and this being an Olympic year Tatts is destined to be a hugely important event for many international riders in their preparation. As usual we'll be tweeting and face booking keeping our fans up to speed with all the news and craic.
Royal Windsor HORSE SHOW is around again and this year promises to be a special event as it includes the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The International Carriage Driving Grand Prix is a massive attraction with competitors from all over the world competing at the highest level.
Among those at the top of this sport are Barry Capstick and Sarah Howe. We wish them and all competing at this great event well.
The international feel continues as horses from over the world come to Windsor to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Included in the line up are; Magnificent Dancing Marwaris of India, Carosello di Carabinieri from Italy, The Royal Cavalry of Oman, The Chilean Huasos, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, The New South Wales
Mounted Police and The Kremlin Equestrian Riding School.
A real exciting time is promised and a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all these horses in one place. And yes, HORSE FIRST will be there keeping you all up to speed.
Among the many international showjumpers taking part in the weekend's classes will be Michael Whitaker with his Grand Prix horse Aimi on Sunday afternoon. RWHS is the place to be for horse lovers showing classes, jumping and the excitement of the Pony Club games.
James Robinson and Comanche make final preparations for their record breaking tenth visit to Badminton. James is delighted with the way Comanche is looking and feeling. HORSE FIRST supplements have played a vital part in this build up and Comanche now 19 shows of the health and exuberance of many half his age.
From the HORSE FIRST range James has been using My Joints , B Well, Omega D Oil and Heavy Sweat and is thrilled with the results. James explained "there are so many things that can go wrong when getting a horse ready to compete and when you find a supplement range like HORSE FIRST that works don't change it.
With HORSE FIRST, I have a complete range of supplements which are packed with high levels of active ingredients and the difference is so noticeable.
When asked about their bond "Comanche enjoys the cross country phase most and has been 5th in dressage and completed in the top four" James continued "Badminton is a special place and there is a real thrill as you ride out of the stable yard and this year it will be even more special."
Paddy Hughes from HORSE FIRST said " We are delighted to have been involved with James over the past years and we are especially excited this year as James and Comanche make their record tenth appearance. Comanche is a true War Horse."
We have decided to highlight some of the success stories of the month from our very Happy HORSE FIRST Users.
Laura Kraut and her team had a fantastic winter in Florida winning the leading rider FTI consulting Challenge held over the 12 week event.
Scott Brash and his team enjoyed great success in Florida also winning Laura Kraut and her team had a fantastic winter in Florida winning the leading rider FTI consulting Challenge many classes on Whiskey Mac and Inter Toy Z. He finished the tour with a $200,000 win on Santos on the last night!