Sponsors and Supporters
We would like to thank everyone whom sponsors and supports Dark Endurance
Kindly supported by Wessex Equine, an dedicated, experienced and professional equine practice with friendly and personal support and services.
In endurance having a fit and healthy horse is the number one priority, with horses getting checked by a veterinarian at the start and end of the completion and around a minimum of every 40km or so in larger completions to ensure the horse is fit to continue. For example, during the course of a 160km competition, the health and welfare of a horse is checked no less than ten times by a panel of qualified veterinarians. This means that having a vet that you can speak to and discuss what may seem to be even a minor issue, such as a fly bite in the wrong place, is of huge importance.
From new born foals to Team GBR endurance horses having top veterinary support whether just to check over a horse, rehabilitate from an injury or an emergency. Over the years we cannot thank Wessex Equine enough for their expertise, professionalism, care and support.
When in the saddle from 1-2 hours to 12+ hours it is a huge importance to have a saddle that fits the horse well and is comfortable for the rider. With some FEI CEI 1* and 2* rides a rider may have to weigh a minimum of 70kg including their saddle, this increases to a minimum of 75kg in a FEI CEI 3* 160km ride. This means that when a rider such as myself that does not weigh 75kg with my saddle, I have to then carry extra weight, we chose to use weight cloths. So having saddles that fit the horse, even with extra weight, are comfortable and secure (important when the horse is very fit and fresh) for the rider is a huge asset. I have used Strad saddles for over 12 years on a variety of horses to achieve some fantastic results.
In endurance having a fit and healthy horse is the number one priority, with an event such as a 160km competition, the health and welfare of a horse is checked throughout by a panel of qualified veterinarians. This includes the horses back, so having a happy horse and a well-fitting saddle is extremely important. All of the Dark Endurance horses enjoy using these saddles.
Kindly supported by TopSpec feed, ensuring our horses get comprehensive and balanced nutrition.
In endurance it is very important to ensure your horse has a balanced diet that suits them and they enjoy. Having a fit and healthy horse is the number one priority, with an event such as a 160km competition, the health and welfare of a horse is checked throughout by a panel of qualified veterinarians.
Other Useful Links
Endurance GB is the society for endurance riding in Great Britain.
The FEI is the international federation for many different equine sports.
David Saunders Photography is an event photographer whom takes photographs at many endurance events.
AGC Photography is an event photographer whom takes photographs at many endurance events.