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Aurora Eastwood has been playing polo for 25 years. She reached a 1 goal (mixed) and 5 goal (ladies) handicap, and has played all over the world, including Portugal, Belgium, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. She is highly experienced and a respected horsewoman, having brought on and sold horses to/for several 10 goal players over the years. She has played a very high level of polo in the UK and Argentina, and is returning to the polo scene competitively after a break to have children.
I’m 15 years old and always loved riding horses since I was little. I’m currently competing up to and at 1.20 in BSJA (British Showjumping Association)on my 148cm Showjumping pony Ben! Together we have qualified for some top national competitions such as the BS National championships, SCOPE festival, Bluechip winter championships and Pony Club Championships and we are now competing in the HOYS newcomers and fox qualifiers in which we hope to qualify for either the Newcomer or Foxhunter final! We have also recently been selected for the South East Talent programme (BSJA) and the Pony Club Talent Pathway camp.
Ben’s quite a sensitive and excitable pony so can get quite anxious and stressed out. However, on Ecalm he’s so chilled out and relaxed it’s much nicer for both him and me and I think he’s so much calmer and focused when it comes to jumping that we wouldn’t be without it.
Growing up with ‘non-horsey’ parents, my passion for horses remains a mystery to my family. None the less, from the age of seven, I was hooked and have never looked back. I spent the next 8 years falling in love with (and falling off!) riding school ponies. It took me until the age of 15 to convince my parents that this phase wasn’t going away, and we bought Nemo. Nemo and I taught each other everything, from Working Hunter Champion to rosettes in dressage, BSJA and BE, we had a blast. Somewhere along the way, I picked up Mary a 14.1 TBx with more attitude than she knows what to do with. Mary has since had three beautiful foals and inspired a passion for breeding. I have backed, schooled and successfully competed her first two foals and have high hopes for them for the future. Recently, I have moved from owning horses as a passion to building my career around them, taking on a riding school and livery yard.
I was introduced to eCalm during the initial equine trial in 2011, while I was completing my degree in Veterinary Bioscience at Glasgow University. I was seriously impressed by the noticeable calmness it promoted in ‘moody mares’ and have followed its journey ever since. eCalm is certainly something I will feed to both my competition and riding school horses in the future.
I was born into horses as my brother was a top show jumper and I groomed for him for a long time until I realised it’s time to do something for myself.
I started to compete properly from the age of 20 focusing initially on International showjumping. In 2017 I launched my own equestrian business with the objective to bring young horses from just broken through to the 1.45 level.
In the meantime my eight-year-old horse Fantasy carries my main hope of elevation onto the next tier of show jumping. We have enjoyed some good results including a fourth place in the seven-year-old finals at the national championships plus placings in numerous international classes 2017 (bonheiden, Allington , keysoe and Oswestry) and vilamoura several times in 2018.
Fantasy and I also finished sixth at the B and C Championship at the Scope Festival, while also qualifying for the national newcomer masters. More recently I started training with Laura and John Renwick who are top of this sport and their advice and guidance has helped no end.
Fantasy has a heart of gold. She had a year off as a five-year-old through a foot problem so was quite backward for her age, but she has caught up with everything; she is such a trier.
I’m over the moon with this product so much so I have now tried my best 8yo 1.40 horse Fantasy on it as she gets nervous and tense when we enter the arena she always does a poo before we start and can get very sharp and difficult at the technical areas of a course due to this. Since on e calm I’ve noticed no difference in her jump or energy but she now doesn’t poo before we start our rds in the ring and keeps calm and rideable rd a technical course. This product is amazing and I highly recommend im very very proud to be an ambassador for it.
I AM 25 YEARS OLD. ALL MY LIFE I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS OF BREAKING AND SCHOOLING YOUNG HORSES/PONIES AND PRODUCING THEM FOR COMPETITION AND COMPETING THEM, IN BOTH SHOWJUMPING, SHOWING AND DRESSAGE. THE LAST 4 YEARS HAS SEEN ME TAKE OVER THE MAIN ROLE IN THE BUSINESS BEING THE SOLE RIDER.
As junior I was champion at the British Show Pony Society (bsps) championships, and Scottish points winner numerous times on different ponies. I have also been the leading rider of my age group for showing in the UK, and won the individual young judges competition. I am now on the British show horse association (BSHA) judges panel, being one of the youngest to be approved to judge Horse of the Year show (HOYS) and Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) qualifiers. I have competed at both of these prestigious shows on numerous occasions. Winning championships on both horses and ponies. I am on the HorseScotland development squad for showjumping, and I am also a qualified UKCC level 2 coach. I have been placed in the Scottish senior points and I am 2016 Scottish open champion. As a junior I was selected onto the British Young Riders Dressage Squad (BYRDS). Competing over the different disciplines I have been sent horses and ponies from all over the UK to my base in Scotland. I have experience of a variety of horses and ponies, currently my team consists of clyesdales, Irish sports horses, warmbloods, thoroughbreds and native breeds. All ranging from 13hh to 17.2hh.
Competing over the different disciplines I have been sent horses and ponies from all over the UK to my base in Scotland. I have experience of a variety of horses and ponies.
I HAVE BEEN RIDING SINCE I WAS ABOUT 8 YEARS OLD AND ALWAYS RIDDEN A VARIETY OF HORSES. I WORK WITH MY MOTHER IN A FAMILY RUN SHOWJUMPING AND SALES PRODUCTION STABLES. I AM THE SOLE RIDER SO I GET TO RIDE A LOT OF HORSES WHICH WE IMPORT FROM IRELAND. I HAVE COMPETED IN ALL DISCIPLINES BUT NOWADAYS MY PASSION IS SHOWJUMPING. I COMPETE REGULARLY AND HOPE TO HAVE A GOOD SEASON AHEAD WITH MY HORSES.
My Horse, Biscuit, can be very tense at shows and gets to the point she can boil over. She is a sensitive type who sometimes tries too hard. Within a short space of time I found her to relax and work with me more. Shows have been more pleasurable and she is more relaxed and she has gone on to win a leading rider award at Wales and West amateur championships 2016 and this is proof in its self. eCalm is palatable and since she has been on it her droppings have become really shiny. I will definitely be continuing to feed eCalm to Biscuit.
I will definitely be continuing to feed eCalm to Biscuit.
I’ ve been involved with horses all my life and joined the pony club at the age of 4, I have ridden the cheekiest ponies from 10 3 – 13.2 all with the devil in them but such fun PC Mounted Games Qualifier, then rode the amazing Elvis, on numerous occasions we Won at Junior BSJA, the best ever connemera pony Hero who couldn t even jump 70 cm when I got him and I took him up to 1.10, we qualified for the Pony Club Eventing Championship in 2015, 3rd in his arena and again in 2016, Pony Club Tetrathlon Champs 2015 and 2016 team won both years, and competed up to BE 100. With Oscar we Won at BE 90 , 10th BE 100 and this year rode Bruno at the Regional Tetrathlon Champs 10th and National Pony Club Champs 4th.
I have just broken my 3 year old Irish Sport Horse – McCoy, and ride Boogie my very hypo – stress headed 6 year old who has been to a few events this year. Both of them will be out competing in 2018 all being well.
Boogie since being on ecalm has had a much more sensible attitude to life without loosing his sparkle or character. I find he can concentrate better and is happier to please, it certainly has made a remarkable difference.
Hi, my name is Karen Corr and I’m really pleased to be picked as an ambassador for e-Calm. I’m an endurance rider from Lancashire. My husband and I own 4 endurance horses/ponies and keep them at home on our small-holding along with our 3 dogs, small flock of Hebridean sheep and a variety of bantams and turkeys!
Endurance horses need to be calm but have plenty of sustainable energy in order to complete the distances we’re asking them to do which in my case has been up to 80kms in a day or 128kms over 2-days. There are very strict veterinary parameters to meet. The horses are vetted i.e. trotted up to see if they are sound and they need to have a heart rate under 64, before and after every competition plus on rides longer than 64kms they are vetted approximately every 20-40kms. It’s really important that the horses don’t get too excited and expend all their energy in the early stages of the competition. This is where e-Calm has really helped one of my horses. We purchased Charlie, a pure-bred Arab gelding last year and started to do some pleasure rides towards the end of 2017 in order to get him used to being ridden in larger groups of other horses. Initially he was really calm when one of his “mates” accompanied him. However, when he was on his own, he became very tense and anxious and decided he had to catch up to every horse in front of him. We also had problems over winter when going to clinics and competing in unaffiliated dressage – he’d be very tense and anxious and prone to explosive behaviour which meant we spent a lot of our time with all 4 hooves off the ground! I took him everywhere I could in the vain hope that more exposure to different environments would help but it didn’t. Our first endurance competition in 2018 was a nightmare. He completely lost the plot. It wasn’t a pleasant experience for either of us.
I read about e-calm in the Veterinary Times and decided to give it a go. Over the years, I have tried a lot of calmers/remedies on similar type horses to Charlie and can safely say none of them helped. So, I was very sceptical! After 4-6 weeks, Charlie was definitely improving. We managed to score over 70% in an unaffiliated dressage test – previous scores had been in the 50’s! The judge, who had seen us before, stopped me at the end and remarked on how relaxed and attentive he was compared to 3 months previously. Our next endurance competition was great! We both enjoyed ourselves and I had a pony who actually listened and was controllable. Charlie can still get excited, but he will now get on with the job in hand instead of winding himself up into a lather.
I’ve been so impressed that I’ve now got the other horses on it to see how it can benefit them. I’m looking forward to sharing their progress with everyone.
Over the years, I have tried a lot of calmers/remedies on similar type horses to Charlie and can safely say none of them helped. So, I was very sceptical! After 4-6 weeks on eCalm Charlie was definitely improving. We managed to score over 70% in an unaffiliated dressage test – previous scores had been in the 50’s! The judge, who had seen us before, stopped me at the end and remarked on how relaxed and attentive he was compared to 3 months previously.
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