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Dallas Burston Polo Club raise over £14,000 for charity during annual Ladies Day

Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Sasha Melia

Ladies Day is a yearly event held at Dallas Burston Polo Club that aims to encourage the attendance of female fans of Polo. This year’s proceedings saw a record breaking 600+ attendees enjoying the festivities and over £14,000 raised for The UK Sepsis Trust and The Prince’s Trust.

A proud tradition on the equestrian calendar, Ladies Day events continue to grow in popularity across the UK, especially at establishments like Dallas Burston Polo Club where membership is offered but not essential; everyone is welcome and many events taking place over the course of the season are offered free for the public to attend. This year’s Ladies Day saw 6 games of excellent polo contested, live entertainment across the 600-acre sites first class facilities and a celebratory after-party.

The new Cloud Pavilion, built as part of a decade long £122m expansion plan, welcomed members of the public for the first time on the day and featured a performance from Roy Hemmings of ‘The Drifters’ fame. Guests received gift-bags, donated by Love Leamington, with treats from Davenports, Seeds of Italy, CoverFX, Clements & Church and Schweppes.

The charity raffle, which raised the incredible amount of over £14,000, offered some incredible prizes to guests including private tours of Highgrove Gardens, Selfridges shopping sprees, stays at the 5* luxury hotel The Lygon Arms and hospitality packages to see the likes of Paul Young and Justin Timberlake live in concert.

Major Richard Carney MBE says everybody at Dallas Burston Polo Club looks forward to hosting Ladies Day each year, “This event continues to evolve and grow in popularity and scale” he said, “We are always delighted to hold Ladies Day and would like to say a massive thank you to all the guests who attended and helped raise over £14,000 for the Sepsis Trust and the Prince’s Trust. A big thank you also to the sponsors, associates and charities for their continued involvement with the Club.”

Undoubtedly one of the most glamourous days of the Polo season, Ladies Day regularly attracts celebrity attention and attendance. This year was no different with visitors including author and influencer Sharon Lowe, Winner of BBC One’s ‘The Apprentice’ James White, Live24Seven Owner Katie McPhilimey, DIY SOS host Nick Knowles and founder of the Intelligent Strategic Partnership and Group Chief Operating Officer of SME International, Ajay Mahan.

Ladies Day is just one of the unique events taking place over the course of the polo season for the public to enjoy. New attractions in recent times at Dallas Burston Polo Club have included camel polo, fun-fairs and university polo tournaments. Picnicking around the pitches can be as affordable or luxurious as a visitor desires, with many attendees visiting the grounds simply to enjoy the stunning setting and first-class facilities on offer.

The multiple award-winning Dallas Burston Polo Club, Pride of Stratford Business of the Year 2018, features Europe’s largest all-weather SuperArena® for equestrian events, six polo grounds, a colonial Clubhouse, wedding venues, the IXL Events Centre and The Millstone Hare – a £2.4m Olde English styled pub with state-of-the-art facilities and incredible views over the grounds.

To keep informed of the latest events coming up at Dallas Burston Polo Club, visit www.dbpoloclub.com

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BETA feed assurance scheme hits its 10 products milestone

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Sasha Melia

The British Equestrian Trade Association feed assurance scheme set up in 2016 to help owners identify feeds suitable for horses and ponies prone to equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) now has 10 products on its books.

British Horse Feeds’ Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet and Saracen Horse Feeds’ Competition Fit Balancer and Re-Leve are the very latest products to have passed the scheme’s stringent three-stage application process, which includes the examination of ingredients, labelling, marketing claims and independent laboratory analysis.

Both companies are now entitled to feature the distinctive feed approval mark – a red BETA logo with the wording “Suitable for equines prone to gastric ulcers as part of a balanced diet” – on these products’ packaging.

Will I’Anson, of British Horse Feeds, said: “We are delighted that our two highly innovative products have been awarded this feed assurance mark. Indeed, they are the first quick-soaking beet and mash feeds to be included in it. The scheme is a major step forward in identifying products that support a reduction in the incidence of EGUS and we are very pleased that both our leading horse feeds have met the strict criteria set out by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate and BETA.”

Michael Bacon, sales and marketing director of Saracen Horse Feeds, said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to add the BETA feed assurance mark to these two products in the Saracen range. It really reaffirms the world-class research that is behind them and reassures owners that they are choosing the correct products for their horses.”

The BETA feed approval mark was developed by BETA in consultation with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate. It was introduced following the move by regulatory organisations to permit the term “prone to” only when referring to laminitis – excluding other equine conditions such as gastric ulcers, where feeding also plays a key role in its management.

All feeds submitted for approval must fall into one of two categories: A – a compound complementary feed that provides a balanced diet when fed at a rate stated by the manufacturer; B – feedstuff typically advised to help manage horses prone to EGUS, including chopped or high-fibre feeds and sugar beet, or alternative energy sources to cereals such as high-oil concentrates. Nutritional supplements are excluded from the scheme.

“We are extremely pleased that companies have continued to recognised the tremendous opportunities that the approval scheme offers them – and delighted to welcome products from British Horse Feeds and Saracen Horse Feeds,” added BETA executive director Claire Williams. “This feed approval mark really helps riders with the management and welfare of their horses and provides greater confidence when buying feed products. We can see that it plays an important role in not only supporting the welfare of horses and ponies prone to gastric ulcers, but also in raising awareness of this painful condition.”

The BETA feed assurance scheme also includes Baileys Horse Feeds’ Ease & Excel and No 19 Performance Balancer, Dengie Horse Feeds’ Healthy Tummy and Alfa A Oil, Mars Horsecare’s Winergy Equilibrium Growth and Spillers’ Alfalfa Pro.

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