Becci Harrold: Training the Young Event Horse

Becci Harrold: Training the Young Event Horse

Derbyshire based event rider and Blue Chip Sponsored Rider, Becci Harrold has been sharing her top tips on how to prepare a young event horse for their first season. She is currently bringing on her own youngster, Shannondale Goldie, who is coming on leaps and bounds due to a well planned training regime and a balanced diet provided by Blue Chip Pro. Check out her latest tips and to find out more about Becci, follow her on Facebook at @BecciHarroldEventing  ...
Top Training Tips from Kate Lewis!

Top Training Tips from Kate Lewis!

Blue Chip Sponsored Rider and rising star of the Show Jumping world, Kate Lewis gives us her top training tips that she uses when bringing on a young horse. Watch our latest video with Kate here, and you can follow her on her Instagram page at @blobthecob and keep up to date with the Blue Chip Team...
Blue Chip Continues Sponsorship of Pony Newcomers!

Blue Chip Continues Sponsorship of Pony Newcomers!

This year will see leaders in modern equine nutrition, Blue Chip Feed, celebrate their 19th consecutive year of sponsorship of the British Showjumping Pony Newcomers Championship. This announcement marks Blue Chip as one of the sport’s longest standing sponsors. The popular Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship Series is for registered ponies in JD and JC that have not won a total of 500 points and they are to be ridden by Junior Members. Starters travel all over the country in their quest to pick up one of the coveted qualification spots for the Championship Final, which will once again take place during Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham’s Genting Arena (4th – 8th October 2017). Sheffield based Blue Chip have a feed balancer suitable for any showjumping horse or pony, and each of the balancers contain digestive aids, a comprehensive hoof supplement, a respiratory formula, nucleotides, antioxidants and oils. Blue Chip also extends their support to all British Showjumping members via an exclusive 10% discount on all online orders placed with Blue Chip. Clare Blaskey, founder of Blue Chip, commented “Blue Chip love sponsoring the Pony Newcomers and the class has helped so many young riders on their way to future stardom. Blue Chip have also been pleased to sponsor various Pony Newcomers finalists who have then gone on to represent their country on the international circuit.” Maria Haig, Head of Communications at British Showjumping, added “We feel extremely fortunate to have had Blue Chip support the Pony Newcomers Championship for nearly two decades. They have always been terrific advocates of the sport and during their time as sponsors, we have seen a...
Win a Year of Sponsorship with Blue Chip Feed!

Win a Year of Sponsorship with Blue Chip Feed!

Leaders in modern equine nutrition, Blue Chip Feed, are once again offering the chance to win a year of sponsorship to one lucky Junior and one lucky Senior rider who are competing at the 2017 Blue Chip Winter Showjumping Championships. This incredible sponsorship opportunity will see each winner receive their choice of Blue Chip Feed Balancer and supplement for one horse for one year as well as a selection of Blue Chip clothing for both horse and rider and the knowledge of the Blue Chip Nutritional Advisors to use at their disposal, totalling over £1000 in value throughout the course of the year. Last year saw Tahnia Jordan-Jones win the Junior sponsorship which was open to riders under the age of 16 and since winning her sponsorship, her ponies have thrived on Blue Chip Pro, which she chose as her feed balancer of choice. Tahnia has claimed titles and placings at The Horse of the Year Show, the Liverpool International Horse Show and the English Home Pony International to name but a few, and is set for great things as she moves up a height class throughout the 2017 season. Kate Lewis won the Senior sponsorship in a landslide victory thanks not only to her riding ability, but also to the support of her large social media following who continue to follow her progress as she embarks upon a successful show jumping career. Kate says that since winning the sponsorship and using the Blue Chip products on her horses she has noticed that their stamina has improved and they are more focussed in their work. She says ‘I have...
David Morris: Moving On

David Morris: Moving On

David has has to make some hard decisions since the start of the year and has been in touch to tell us how his dressage career is starting to take off since he made them… Selling Bam Bam  I made one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make at the end of December of last year. I always thought of owning Bam Bam forever, but I had to come to the harsh reality that my ambitions in dressage were maybe bigger than Bam’s capabilities, but I also wanted to give someone else the opportunity to have what I had with him. Bam taught me everything; we shared amazing times together and he gave me the confidence when I needed it the most. He was patient when I was learning and he looked after me and made me feel like we could do anything! He tried his hardest in everything we did together and I will always hold a special place in my heart for him, so I knew that I needed to find him a 5 star home. I keep in close contact with his lovely new owner and they are both getting on brilliantly. He is happy which means I am happy as that is all I ever wanted for him. January Blues  January came around and I decided that a trip down to The Talland school of Equitation in Cirencester to have some lessons was just what I needed after an emotional few weeks. I was lucky enough and honoured to have a lesson with the amazing Pammy Hutton herself and ride her very...
Kayal Hits a Homerun!

Kayal Hits a Homerun!

Nathalie Kayal was on top form at Myerscough Premier League in Lancashire (1 – 5 March 2017), winning not one but two Prix St Georges level classes, in addition to Saturday’s Inter I Freestyle. The 33-year-old from Beaconsfield dominated Friday’s Fairfax Saddles Prix St Georges with two assured performances on her lovely horses. Her ride for the top spot was the 12-year-old bay DHI Homerun (pictured) who scored 70.61% and, not to be outdone, DHI Bravo did himself proud too. The KWPN grey was awarded 69.69%, less than one percent adrift of his stable mate to achieve second place in the high class field. Continuing her winning ways, on Saturday Nathalie won two FEI Freestyle tests with both her geldings on plus-73% scores. She partnered DHI Bravo, the 2016 Magic PSG Freestyle reserve champion, to win the PSG Freestyle and with DHI Homerun she pocketed the Inter I Freestyle. Nathalie Kayal, feeds Blue Chip Pro to her horses to give them the winning edge. Specifically formulated with the competition horse in mind, Blue Chip Pro incorporates blood building formula, RedjuvenateTM, into the whole-cereal and molasses free formulation to work in synergy with Nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA, to increase red blood cell production, improve fitness, stamina and recovery rates. Blue Chip Pro contains a pro and prebiotic based quadruple action digestive supplement to promote efficiency of nutrient absorption, as well as specifically balanced levels of vitamins, minerals and nutrients alongside dedicated hoof and respiratory supplements to keep your horse in optimum health and performing at their best For more information, click here to find out about Blue Chip...