February Update from Clare Blaskey

2011 proved to be an incredible year for Blue Chip and 2012 looks to be even better. Blue Chip re-launched the entire balancer range and 2011 saw CarrotCalm and AppleCalm syringes being launched, which have had fantastic results. 2012 will see some more innovative products to help keep all our horses happy and healthy, so watch this space! The Blue Chip horses had a great 2011 with I’m Blue Chip Too (Glen) qualifying for The Veteran Horse Society and Dodson & Horrell Show Championships at Olympia, London. It was an amazing experience to ride in the magnificent arena and Glen put on an outstanding performance to become Reserve Ridden Veteran Champion. My Large riding horse, (Jools) also had a fantastic season in 2011. He started the season by winning the Novice Riding Horse and Championships at Hambleton county show and won his first ever dressage test, he then went on to win The Best Trained show horse at the National Championships. Our racehorse ‘Come on Blue Chip’ (Nero) had an incredible season in 2011 with 2 wins at Wolverhampton and a 3rd at Newmarket. Nero’s first time out in 2012 saw him coming 2nd at Lingfield, only being beaten by a head. His trainer Paul D’arcy is very pleased with him, so look out for him in 2012. 2012 started with Jools winning a novice dressage test at Fieldhouse and Glen competing in the Novice to Music Freestyle dressage regional finals at Addington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Clare Blaskey & ‘I’m Blue Chip Too’ In the Sheffield Telegraph

Blue Chip Owner/Director Clare Blaskey and Glen were featured in The Sheffield Telegraph yesterday (January 26th 2012) for their fantastic achievement of Reserve Champion at Olympia. . Read the article in full below: . . . . . When he’s not competing he goes by the name of Glen but come showtime it’s all change to ‘I’m Blue Chip Too.’ We’re talking a 17-year-old champion veteran show horse who really enjoyed the bright lights of London after being name Reserve Champion in the ridden section of The Veteran Horse Society and Dodson & Horrell Championships at Olympia. Out of 1,800 entrants only 11 in hand and 15 ridden horses qualified for a place at the championships. He did, of course, did have a little help(!) from his devoted Sheffield owner/rider Clare Blaskey. “I’m Blue Chip Too was so excited when he entered the huge floodlit arena ,” said Clare, “I could feel his heart thumping but he soon settled and behaved impeccably to get exactly the same mark as the champion. We were thrilled when he got reserve champion.” Clare and ‘Glen’ are now in training for the dressage arena finals have qualified in the Novice to Music Freestyle....

Clare Blaskey Wins Reserve Champion At Olympia 2011

Our champion veteran has just made his first appearance at Olympia. ‘I’m Blue Chip Too’ thoroughly enjoyed his trip to London and was so excited when entering the huge floodlit arena, but behaved impeccably to get the same mark as the champion. We were so thrilled when he got reserve champion, with all the Blue Chip team there to watch. He was ridden by Blue Chip’s founder Clare Blaskey who’s children and grandchildren were all there to watch....

Double Win For Blue Chip Feed Owner Clare Blaskey

Blue Chip Feed Owner/Director Clare Blaskey featured in the Sheffield Star newspaper celebrating a double win with her horses, Blue Chip Forever and I’m Blue Chip Too.   Read the story below.     A pair of horses owned by Sheffield business woman have galloped to success in two shows. Clare Blaskey’s five-year-old horse Blue Chip Forever took home first prize in the best-trained category at the British Showhorse National Championships, held at Addington in Buckinghamshire. Clare – who runs a horse feed company based on Ecclesall Road – rode the horse. In winning the coveted rosette, Blue Chip Forever stepped into the horseshoes of his older stablemate, I’m Blue Chip Too. Clare, who lives in Matlock, donated her prize money to Rosalind Fifield, who rode in the best-trained category in fancy dress to raise money for research into muscular dystrophy.His 16-year-old pal wasn’t to be outdone, picking up the champion veteran award at the Bowes show in County Durham. Watch Clare’s spectacular win at the British Showhorse National Championships with ‘Blue Chip Forever’ below. . . ....

Claire Purkiss

My name is Claire, I am 39 years old and I work for Blue Chip as their Accounts Manager. I have been doing small business accounts since I was 18 years old, because my favourite subject at school was maths. I have had horses and ponies for many years; from the age of 8 years old I had a pony called Rupert.  He was quite well known around Sheffield as he taught many young girls to ride and jump; he was a character as he used to let himself in from the field if it was raining and on many occasions we would go to a show and he wouldn’t go back in the box! I used to ride at the local pony club,MayfieldValleyat Lodge moor.  For many years I was in the pony gymkhana team, and also the show jumping team. I enjoyed show jumping and cross country for many years up until I had my children, Edward 13 and George 12 years old. Sadly my last Horse O’Malley died when I was 30, and I never bought another.  He was such a lovely kind horse; I never found another who I felt could ever match up to his beautiful temperament, and fantastic thrilling...