Team GBR’s horses may not be flying out to the World Equestrian Games (WEG) until mid September, but their feed is on its way.
This week, supplies of HorseHage — which has supplied the British equestrian team since 1984 — was loaded into containers and has set off for Kentucky.
The team at Fox Feeds Ltd in Hertfordshire, a regional licensed HorseHage producer, pitched in to load a container with High Fibre HorseHage and Rygrass. It will be now be shipped out to the US in advance of the Team GB horses’ arrival.
British World Class performance director Will Connell said: “We are very grateful to Marksway HorseHage for their support of Team GBR.
“Their product is used by many of our team horses and having the continuity of high-quality dust free forage available in the USA will be of a great performance benefit.”
The majority of the horses — one each for endurance and reining, the dressage, eventing, showjumping para-equestrian and vaulting — will fly to the US from Leige in Belgium between 16 and 27 September.
The remainder of the reining horses have left or are about to leave for the US.
The World Equestrian Games runs from 25 September until 10 October and Horse & Hound is the only British publication who will be in attendance and reporting ‘live’ from Kentucky