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Belstane are the distributors of world class brands and products for horse and rider, including Pikeur, Eskadron, Samshield, Rok and Myler just to name a few. They also distribute into gardening, fishing and shooting markets.
With the support of Belstane I know that my horses and I will always look smart and feel comfortable; so all I have to do is ride my test! The quality of all the products is outstanding, they are reliable and innovative. I know that the products have been made to the highest standard of safety and performance whilst maintaining a stylish image.
I am one of the Olympic and Paralympic ambassadors EDF Energy along with Ellie Simmons, Victoria Pendleton and a few others. We help to inspire schoolchildren, firms and individuals across Britain as well as changing our own lives to include compost bins, sharing lifts with team-mates and doing our washing less.
I have enjoyed doing motivational speeches both within EDF Energy and on behalf of them and have had some amazing feedback. I attended the National Nuclear Annual Dinner with over 1150 guests where people had the opportunity to have pictures taken with me and the Vancouver and Beijing Olympic Torch’s.
I was also the special guest the launch of the new sponsorship of the EDF Energy London Eye at the London Debating Chambers, I was invited to motivate the employees and get them excited about this years Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Sainsbury’s were the official sponsor of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and therefore support many Paralympic athletes throughout the country. They are committed to promoting a healthier, active lifestyle for all, regarless of ability, and supporting the values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality upon which the Paralympic Movement was founded.
They used their sponsorship of the London 2012 Paralympic Games to engage the colleagues who work for them and the communities they serve to make a lasting difference to attitudes towards disability in the UK and create poppotunities for change in disabled peoples lives.
I love what Sainsbury’s stand for and their principles; whenever I walk into a store I cannot fault any of the employees, they are all so helpful and happy, its like a big family. I love working with Region 26 (West London), we have great fun, they are always so welcoming and supportive of my sport.
JP and Bam Bam are also massive fan’s of Sainsbury’s apple’s and carrots that they kindly put aside for him, he won’t eat anybody else’s!
Saracen Horse Feeds is a division of the William Lillico Group of companies, which is an independent family-owned business with more than 150 years of experience in manufacturing animal feeds. Their feeds reflect the latest advances in nutritional research, continuing their investment in new manufacturing technology and advanced procedures in quality control. This ensures that when you feed your horse a Saracen diet, you will be offering the very best in nutritional care.
At Saracen, they realise how confusing it can be for you, as an owner, trying to decide which feed you should choose from the vast range of products available to you in the market today. To help you find solutions to your feeding problems, they are always ready to talk to you on their helpline, and they offer their FeedCheck service. They always want to make sure the horse, rider and owner are happy and the horse is receiving the best nutrition possible.
Supplements are kept to a minimum as Saracen Horse Feeds contain all of the vitamins and minerals that are required for a balanced diet.
As a family we have used Saracen for many years and I believe in the products 100%. As a disabled rider safety is paramount but performance cannot be compromised, my horses are competed on the World Stage and I want to promote that Saracen feeds have hugely contributed to our success and safety.
The help I have recieved from Saracen has been invaluable, they have such a depth of knowledge and know exactly what i want from my horses, therefore I am getting 110% from my horses at all times.
The Equine System:
The Cyclo-ssage Pro Equine Therapy System offers more than horse massage or equine massage therapy. It’s a whole body therapy for your horse that is easy to operate, versatile and effective in improving a number of common horse ailments and problems, including kissing spine, joint mobility, colic, muscle tension and discomfort just to name a few.
It is simple to operate, whisper-quiet in operation, and comfortable for your horse or pony to wear, it is the ultimate in drug-free, effective and non-invasive therapy for your horse. The system looks good, works well and delivers benefits whether in the yard, in the stable or at an event. In addition, the Cyclo-ssage Pro Equine can be used to aid recovery from illness and boost performance.
The Personal System:
Cyclo-ssage is a unique system developed to provide convenient and effective relief from a variety of conditions and symptoms, by combining two proven methods, cycloid massage and far infrared heat therapy.
The Pro Personal Therapy System is an easy to use, portable, medical product, manufactured to the highest standards in Germany exclusively for Cyclo-ssage, based here in the UK. It offers the ultimate relaxing experience for everyone, whether for general relaxation or relief from common health and lifestyle conditions such as arthritis, back pain or poor circulation.
I asked Sean for a demo of the Cyclo-ssage rug at Hartpury International in 2012 as I really thought it would help JPs back. Because I always do sitting trot without stirrups it puts a lot of strain on JPs back and as a result we spend a fortune on physio for him. The rug made such a huge difference after one go at the competition I had to take it home.
I now use it every day on all of my horses, including my retired ones! I use it both before and after I ride as a warm-up and cool-down. I cannot believe the difference it has made to all of my horses – and they LOVE it!!
The personal system is used by every member of my family for all different reasons. Before using it I used to have terrible circulation in my legs, I got tired very quickly and I had terrible bad backs. By using the system for 15-30 mins at least once a day I feel energised, I can walk for a little longer and my legs are no longer blue! Also on nights that I can’t sleep, I lie on the bed and it totally relaxes my body ready for a good nights sleep.
The World Class Performance Programme is based on a “no compromise approach” and has the sole aim of winning medals on the World stage. It exists to provide Britain’s elite riders with the best preparation to represent Equestrian Team GBR at World, European, Olympic and Paralympic level in the four Olympic / Paralympic disciplines of Eventing, Dressage, Show Jumping and Para-Equestrian Dressage.
I have been on the World Class Performance Programme since the October 2011. Before this I was part of the World Class Development Programme since it stared and was even part of the pilot year in 2001.
World Class have made such a difference to me as an athlete and have nurtured me into a World Class rider. They have given me opportunities that I never would have had the chance to experience such as training in Germany with a top International Para Coach.
World Class with the help from Lottery funding have helped towards my training, psychology, nutrition, strength and conditioning, sports science, PR, physio, vet’s etc to give me the best chance of becoming a Paralympian.
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Hillingdon supports talented young athletes and awards them with Gold Bursaries to provide support to represent Great Britain in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, sports specific World Championships or similar international events.
The London Borough of Hillingdon awarded me the Gold Bursary 2009 and 2013. This has been such a huge help I cannot thank them enough. The funding originally enabled me to move one step closer to my Paralympic dream and now towards Rio in 2016.
It has also raised my profile and hopefully encouraged people to get into equestrian sports, whether they be disabled, or able-bodied.
I also have been involved with local sports centres in the Borough including the opening of the Uxbridge Sport and Leisure Complex with Mayor Boris Johnson.
Website Design Ltd is an integrated agency, they are able to pool their knowledge and experience to consult with all shapes and sizes of businesses on digital strategy, web development, brand and design. They always listening to what their customer wants.
I am probably the worst person to deal with anything to do with websites or computers – I have no idea! With WDL I can call or email them with ideas or things that need changing, they are so understanding and helpful and always complete the work so quickly. They come up with fresh new ideas and designs which I love!
Andrews Bowen Ltd design, manufacture and install a comprehensive range of riding surfaces, for arena, competition and racing establishments, alongside their range of arena management equipment and arena improvement fibres.
Clients can select an option, or take advantage of their comprehensive design, supply and installation packages. All projects no matter how small or large; receive the Andrews Bowen commitment, attention to detail and aftercare service.
Leading the way in surface development, Andrews Bowen is at the forefront of cutting edge technology for surfaces and impact absorption with sound ecological values. These values have made Andrews Bowen the surface of choice for many championship events that include FEI and Olympic and Paralympic disciples.
Our unique Equaflow equestrian water recycling and management system has a multitude of uses in our highly demanding greener society, and they have recently added their new exciting stabling range. Andrews Bowen products are designed and built by riders and are installed around the world.
Andrews Bowen gave my home arena a much needed top-up! After riding on the surface at the Paralympic 2012 Games I could feel such a difference in JP, he had a spring to his step.
Because I have an outdoor arena at home, drainage is really important for us but with Andrews Bowen I really do not have to worry about flooding. The special fibres that they use are amazing, my arena is the same come rain or sine! Plus I get to ride on my Gold Medal winning surface every day – It doesn’t get much better than that!
Don Harry Saddlery produce bespoke quality bridle work and beautiful crystal brow bands. Each product is hand stitched using english leather made to measure either you or your horse. The collection includes: bridles, head collars, belts, brow bands, hand bags, dog collars. Don Harry use gorgeous swarovski crystals and pearls to customise each item to your specification.
Don Harry produce the most stunning saddlery I have ever seen. Raphaellas craftsmanship is outstanding, she uses the best leather and no job is too big or too small. My bridles are made specifically to both JP and Bam Bam after trying lots of options we combined a few ideas to come up with a bridle that suits their individual needs.
What initially drew me to Don Harry was their gorgeous brow bands. Stunning really is an understatement, especially when you can co-ordinate with a matching belt! The leatherwork finishes off my overall look, its classy and understated but has that “dressage bling” to stand out from the crowd.
With more than 70 years of combined experience as Master Saddlers, Rob Cullen and John Hartley have made the name of Black Country Saddles synonymous with innovation and quality throughout the equestrian world.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of saddle manufacture allows them to produce a range that can be fitted to all types of horses. Their saddlemakers work closely with the saddle fitters to ensure the best possible combination of fit for both horse and rider.
Black Country are committed to providing you with the best possible product available. They have declined the mass production demands and remain with tradition continuing to use and source quality British materials, from the initial stages of the wood laminated Spring Trees complete with 10 year guarantee to 100% wool flocking, English leathers and skilled craftsmanship, found at the benches of their factory in Walsall, England.
Being a disabled rider I need a saddle that is totally adapted to mine and my horses needs. Black country saddles are the comfiest saddles I have ever sat in but allow my horses ultimate freedom to move underneath me.
Rob and John are dedicated to making you and your horse the perfect saddle. They are innovative and have come up with a special seat for me to help prevent ‘bounce’. They are very open and listen to the riders needs but never forget the horses comfort.
Verdo horse bedding is a wood pellet bedding that is exceptionally absorbent; when the bed is wet it will remain in a localised patch meaning that removal can be as simple as lifting it away with a shovel. It won’t run as you may have experienced with traditional bedding options meaning that the affected area will be compact and manageable, saving you time and money. The natural resins and oils that remain in the wood help to combat ammonia, so you will even have a pleasant pine scent to greet you rather than the smells we are all used to!
Due to the heat treatment involved in the manufacture of pellets, Verdo horse bedding is hygienically clean, dust free, and additive and allergen free. They only use locally sourced virgin timber so can guarantee a uniform, all-natural product that your horse will love!
Having previously used a wood pellet bedding on the yard, we were already familiar with this type of bedding, however Verdo Horse Bedding has excelled our expectations in terms of performance. It’s virtually dust free and the absorbent qualities are fantastic, meaning we are using far less bedding than before.
Because it also comes in pellet form, it doesn’t take up masses of space or weight in the lorry, which makes it ideal for using in the lorry or for stabling overnight. It also reduces our muck heap by over half and so we do not waste as much bedding as we would with shavings or straw.
Golly Galoshes Gaiters help keep your horse or pony’s boots or bandages clean and dry whatever the weather. Whether you are schooling in the arena, cross-country schooling or hacking out, Golly Galoshes Gaiters help keep your boots and bandages in great condition and free from sand, dust, dirt, mud, debris and water!
They come in a range of great colours from classic Black or White through to reflective Orange and Yellow and are fully machine washable, but can easily be hosed off after use and hung up to dry.
They are a really innovative product; so easy to put on and useful for so many purposes they are an absolute must have for any rider. I always used to dread getting white bandages wrecked on the way to an arena for work or prize giving; but now I can put my Golly Galoshes on and my bandages stay white!
My role as part of Team Visa ran from 2007-2009 and was an amazing opportunity. Visa recognised and supported young athletes in their preparations for potential involvement in Olympic and Paralympic Games. I was one of 16 UK athletes to be involved in the programme that were chosen by Dame Tanni Grey Thompson and Sir Steve Redgrave, who also acted as mentors.
Visa helped me in all aspects of my life, both individually and as an athlete. They gave me experiences that I will never forget and friends that will stay with me forever. Visa helped me raise the profile of Para Equestrian sport by giving me opportunities such as:
Participating in ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ alongside Tanni, which I managed to win! (Goodness knows how!!!!!)
I appeared as part of a fashion shoot for the Sunday Times Style Magazine, bringing British athletes together with British Designers. I was wearing an iconic Giles Deacon dress that represented my sport as it was very regal, elegant and eye-catching, very much the same as horses.
I attended the Beijing send off party for all the Athletes attending the Olympics and Paralympics and also the hand over ceremony from Beijing to London 2012 outside Buckingham Palace. I met so many outstanding athletes such as Michael Phelps, Rebecca Adlington, Chris Hoy etc.
I lead school assemblies, informing children about life as an Athlete, how to look after their money, how to get into sport and lots of motivational talks.
I attended corporate events for Visa such as their Royal Bank of Scotland Weekend where I did a signing and spoke to many bankers and Directors about Visa, myself and the opportunity. Also Visa was involved in the Liberal Democrat’s Political Party Conference, Visa’s Question of Sport Dinner, where banks and Visa competed with Sue Barker as the host.
Team Visa developed into Team 2012 in 2010 and now all athletes under World Class squads benefit from Visa who support each Governing body directly rather than a select 16.
Crescent was established in 1990 as an independent family business. With depots in Ruislip, Hillingdon and Uxbridge, Crescent offers a huge range of building and DIY products to both Trade and Retail customers.
Crescent was of huge assistance whilst we were building our stable yard and have done a superb job. Proprietor Les White and his wife Paula have been family friends for many years and I am extremely grateful for their support.
To visit Crescent: http://www.crescentbs.com/index.html