Monday, 31 October 2011

Equestrian Christmas Gifts are on their way

Gearing up for Christmas - see our equestrian clothing, accessories and horsey gift range!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Men's Slate Show Jacket, better than half price!

Sorry, you missed it!
Last 2 sizes, 44" & 46" chest, Men's In-Vent Show Jacket by Equetech:
  • In-Vent embroidered logo to single breast pocket
  • two concealed zip pockets
  • plush velvet collar.
Made from durable polyester with teflon coating for a showerproof finish.

Original RRP £143.94, previous selling price £119.95

NOW ONLY £50! When they're gone ...

Order from our online shop today, www.sherwoodequestrian.co.uk

Friday, 29 July 2011

2012 Olympic Equestrian Events

Just a year to go ... These are the only Olympic sport events where men and women compete against each other on equal terms and where humans and animals compete together.

Venue: Greenwich Park

Eventing
Dates: Saturday 28 July – Tuesday 31 July
Featuring: dressage, cross-country and a dramatic jumping finale - an all-round test of Equestrian skill.

Dressage
Dates: Thursday 2 August – Thursday 9 August
Dressage events test the horse and rider's discipline and elegance as well as athletic prowess.

Jumping
Dates: Saturday 4 – Wednesday 8 August
Jumping includes navigation of a short course with precision, speed and perfect technique. Obstacles on a course may include parallel rails, triple bars, water jumps and simulated stone walls. Jumping was the first Equestrian event to be included in an Olympic Games competition.

At the Olympic Games, horses must be at least age 8 to compete in Dressage and Eventing, and age 9 or more for the Jumping event.

Those of us who haven't got tickets will at least be able to enjoy TV coverage!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Have you seen our 'Specials'?


NORFOLK LONG LEATHER BOOTS
Save £10.00! 
Beautifully crafted long leather riding boots made from fine quality soft leather with leather linings, full length rear zips with press studs closures and stylish dressage cut tops. Now £102.33 in our internet shop.

Other special offers include:
  • Men's InVent Show Jacket, only £50.00
  • Naf-Off products
  • Midge-Off
  • D-Itch
While stocks last.
Sept 2011 update: SORRY, BOOTS NOW SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Diet and Supplements - horses for courses!

For centuries, horses thrived on natural supplements such as herbs and minerals then, almost 200 years ago, an 'equine tonic' was launched, starting a whole new industry.

Healthy horses with a good diet and exercise regime may not require specific attention but if you know your horse, you will know when it's under par. Some natural herbal remedies may give a boost when needed. Here are a few natural supplements that are commonly found:

  • Nettles are rich in vitamin C, iron, sodium, protein and fibre. They may be helpful to horses with poor circulation, arthritis or rheumatism.
  • Mint aids digestion, it's menthol is a useful anti-bacterium and anti-parasitic.
  • Meadowsweet is an antacid that can relieve acid indigestion and treat diarrhoea. It is also an anti-inflammatory and pain-killer - an equine paracetamol equivalent.
  • Garlic is good for the respiratory system and can reduce blood pressure. It is also useful for pain relief, has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties - and helps to repel flies!
  • Seaweed is an excellent source of multi-vitamins.

As always, moderation is key. Seek expert advice before changing your horse's routine.

horse care products

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Little Lucky Natty



One of the Sherwood Equestrian team was lucky enough to see this beautiful foal not long after it was born, before the news of it's birth became widespread. For more details click BBC news.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Tips for Horse Rug Care & Repair

  • Wash Horse Rugs Regularly using an anti-bacterial, anti-irritant rug wash.
  • Check for damage to the fabric. Iron-on patches may be used for small repairs; heavy duty blankets may require sewing.
  • If a waterproof layer has been damaged, seek professional advice. Inadequate repairs may trap moisture and be detrimental to your horse's well-being.
  • If surcingles, straps or buckles are damaged, seek professional advice.
  • If necessary, reproof rugs to protect your horse and prolong the use of the rug. To test, drop a teaspoon of water onto the rug's surface - it should form 'beads' or run off but if it is absorbed, it should be water-proofed before the next shower.  

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

MENS & LADIES DRESSAGE JACKETS PRICED TO CLEAR £50!

 
Equetech Dressage Riding Jackets at unbelievable discount. Hurry - limited number of sizes left in stock.

LADIES DRESSAGE TAILS

An elegantly styled dressage jacket with weighted tails at an affordable price.

Made from washable polyester fabric with false waistcoat front.

*** LIMITED STOCKS
*** WAS £102.12
*** NOW ONLY £50 INC. VAT
*** WHILE STOCKS LAST

At the time of writing, sizes 38" and 40" Ladies Jackets are available. For more details and to place your order online, go to Sherwood Equestrian Specials.

MENS IN-VENT SHOW JACKET

Mens In-Vent Show Jacket by Equetech, with one breast pocket, two front pockets with concealed zips and plush velvet collar.

Made from durable polyester with teflon coating for a showerproof finish.

*** LIMITED STOCKS
*** WAS £119.95
*** NOW ONLY £50 INC. VAT
*** WHILE STOCKS LAST

At the time of writing, sizes 44" and 46" Mens Jackets are available. For more details and to place your order online, go to Sherwood Equestrian Specials.

Go grab yourself a bargain!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Checklist for Pony Club

Listed below are the main items for Pony Camp Weeks but there may be others depending on the individual Schools.

Camp List for Rider
  • Hat
  • Beige Jodhpurs and jodhpur clips
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Tweed hacking jacket and hanger
  • Black or brown jodhpur boots
  • Riding Gloves
  • Hairnet for girls with long hair
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • T-Shirts
Camp Kit List for Pony
  • Hay Net
  • Grooming Kit - body brush, curry comb, dandy brush, hoof pick, hoof oil.
  • Fly Spray
  • Sweatscraper
  • Saddle and Bridle
  • Numnah (must be black, brown, white or navy & follow the contour of the saddle)
  • Tack cleaning Kit
  • Boots/side reins/daisy reins if required.
  • Polo Bandages x 4 (fleece bandages)
  • Head Collar and spare rope
  • Free standing saddle rack

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Revisiting Corks Creak

You may remember our friends at Corks Creak?

Corks Creak tailor-make sporting breaks in beautiful locations. Take a look at their comprehensive website, dream a while, then contact them to discuss your perfect sporting or relaxing break.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Equestrian Trade Fair, NEC, this month

BETA International is the world’s leading trade fair for the equestrian, country clothing and pet product markets. This year, it takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 20 to 22 February.

An attraction on the opening day of the show is "An Audience with Martin Clunes and Monty Roberts" featuring TV's "Doc Martin" and the "Horsepower" horse whisperer as they address issues such as "Is it cool for modern man to love his horse?"

Monday, 31 January 2011

Ladies Dressage Tails, Reduced

ladies' dressage tails
Equestrian sports are steeped in tradition and Dressage riders need to adhere to the dress code.

As a strictly governed sport, Dressage riders have a number of rules to follow regarding how they dress and behave.

Dressage is judged subjectively, therefore correct turnout conveying the right impression are important.

For Dressage competitions, riders will wear white breeches, worn with a belt and complemented with a white shirt and a stock tie with a small pin, worn under the Dressage Coat.

Dressage Coats are usually solid black with metal buttons, traditionally a long jacket and a colour vest or vest points at the front of the waist is usual. Gloves are generally white.

The ladies' dressage tails shown here are currently on offer at Sherwood Equestrian's on-line shop.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

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