Dengie Fed Pony Wins Healthiest Body Condition Score Award at Royal International Horse Show
‘Rushfield Honey Bee’, who is fed Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free, wins The Horse Trust’s Healthiest Body Condition Award in the BSPS Heritage Mountain and Moorland Open Lead Rein Class at the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead on Thursday 28th July 2022.
Lizzie Finlayson-Briant’s 7 year old Dartmoor pony, who was ridden superbly by Freddie Finlayson-Briant and led by his trainer Gayle Holder, was proudly awarded the prestigious Horse Trust’s Healthiest Body Condition Award, an award presented to a pony in the class that is a healthy fat score and not overweight.
“Winning this award was the highlight for me”, explained owner Lizzie, who recently did a webinar with Dengie on ‘Feeding the Native Pony; From breeding to Showing’. “Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free combined with regular exercise helps to keep my ponies fit and a healthy weight. Keeping them at a healthy fat score is top of our priority list but can be challenging especially with natives. Winning this superb accolade is reward for all the hard work that Freddie puts in, I couldn’t be prouder.”
“At Dengie our research sadly demonstrates that there is still a significant proportion of the equine population that is overweight” explains Katie Williams, M.Sc. (Dist) R Nutr, Technical & Product Development Manager at Dengie Horse Feeds. “Many factors contribute to the problem but this brilliant initiative from The Horse Trust rewards those who produce show horses and ponies at a healthy weight”.
Rushfield Honey Bee is fed Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free, a low calorie, sugar and starch high fibre feed with a light oil coating for healthy skin and a lovely showring shine which clearly worked in this case! It is the perfect feed for achieving the balance between health and results.
For more information about Dengie’s Healthy Hooves Molasses Free or for help and advice on all aspects of feeding call the Dengie Feedline: 01621 841188 or complete our Feed Advice Form.
You can watch the webinar on Feeding the Native Pony; From Breeding to Showing on Dengie’s YouTube Channel