Equestrian Blog

News and thoughts from around the equestrian community

New VAT reduced prices online now

On 24 November, Alistair Darling announced a cut in VAT from 17.5% to 15% effective from 1 December 2008. We are keen to pass this reduction on to our customers as soon as possible, so instead of waiting till Monday, we have already applied this reduction to all our vatable products and adjusted ou... [More]

Winter Coats and Riding Jackets

Winter is definitely here and we are all reaching for our warmest winter coats. Equestrian activities place some specific demands on the outer wear you choose. There are a variety of quilted or waterproof coats designed for the equestrian market, and all of them will help to keep you warm and comfor... [More]

Eventing's Wind Of Change

Thirteen years ago, Will Carling made national headlines and became (albeit temporarily) stripped of the captaincy of England’s rugby union team when he famously referred to the board in charge of his sport as “57 old farts”.  Since then, the phrase has stuck in the English language as a shorthand f... [More]

Horse Turnouts and Stable Rugs

Many horse owners will want to put a rug on their horse at some point over winter. The type of horse rug chosen depends on many factors ranging from the temperature and weather conditions, a horse's lifestyle, his age and what breeding he is. When shopping for a rug you may be surprised by the vast ... [More]

Ready for Lift-Off!

As our new Cannock Superstore nears its much anticipated-opening date, I've decided to add some pictures. If you're getting ready to visit, we're looking forward to seeing you! The front of the Superstore, with impressive illuminated sign! Store Manager Adrian Chapman and his team prepare for the... [More]

Feeling the Crunch?

There's been so much talked about 'The Credit Crunch' this year, it seems almost mandatory that we should all be suffering from it. Some people have even gone as far as pinpointing exactly when it began, as if we could all agree that this was the point in time at which we all began to feel less well... [More]