Support Show Pony Team
team of young pony riders has received sponsorship from one of the
leaders in equine physiotherapy.
show ponies which saw plenty of success in the ring in 2002 are
to be sponsored by Equissage, the leading equine massage experts.
Farrell of Gatwick Show Ponies said: "We are delighted to be
sponsored by Equissage, their support is a real boost for the team."
of the stable's biggest winners is the 13hh Show Hunter Pony - Hindleap
Sweet William who captured a number of major championships last
year and is ridden by Charlie Sale.
Sweet William - ridden by Charlie Sale.
family-run business currently has 12 ponies at its yard at Ifield
Wood, close to Gatwick airport. Six ponies are being prepared for
the show ring this season with a 15hh ex-racehorse, millimetre,
making her debut at the South of England Spring show.
Millimetre who won in France was bought from Ascot Bloodsales at
the beginning of January and is being retrained as a riding horse.
Along with the ponies she is being aimed at the Horse of the Year
Show and Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead.
we started using the Equissage system on Millimetre she is definitely
more calm and supple" says Emily Curtis who is retraining her.
with so many ponies to get ready for the ring and when exercising,
the system is a boon to help warm them up. After using it on them
for just 20 minutes, they feel able to do some serious work."
Equissage pad gives a deep cyclodial massage to the whole horse
and due to the unique action of the therapy, the pad actively improves
circulation, eases and tones muscles, and promotes lymphatic drainage.
Smith-Bingham of Equissage, who also sponsor the World Number One
event rider William Fox-Pitt, said: "We are delighted to be
involved in showing which is a new departure for us. We wish the
Gatwick Show Ponies lots of success in the coming season."
further information visit www.equissage.co.uk