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Introducing Lara Edwards Dressage

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017 by Heather Dodd

Dressage rider Lara Dyson is delighted to announce the launch of Lara Edwards Dressage. Having been married for two years to her wonderful and supportive husband, Gary, and having enjoyed a lovely year with their daughter, Annabelle the time felt right to rebrand to reflect the change in circumstances.

This development comes at the start of a very exciting year for Lara as the first of her home-bred foals from her own breeding programme begin training ahead of the start of their careers competing. All the foals have been bred using Lara’s own KWPN -Approved Stallions.

The change also reflects the improvements in Lara’s ability to train and produce her homebreds and her own horses now she has moved to the state of the art facility at home.

With her breeding programme now a few years down the line, Lara is spending much of her time bringing the first of her homebred horses into work, and is thoroughly enjoying seeing their progression into dressage stars of the future.

Lara said: “The time felt right due to getting married, giving birth to Annabelle and the first of my homebreds reaching the stage at which they are ready to start their education and training to hopefully one day become my future stars”.

“In the future, I will be concentrating on producing the youngstock I have bred rather than adding more stallions with Annabelle now being with me a lot of the time. It just feels right to take a slight change of direction and with my past experience of training young horses.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed training Felix who I jointly owned with Tracey and Laura Milner, which has seen us produce some fantastic results. As soon as I sit on a horse I know if I will enjoy the training and if it will be worth it or not”.

In recent years Lara has risen through the ranks, representing her country on three occasions with her KWPN-Approved stallion Bodyguard Moorland, an achievement that is testament to her hard work and dedication as well as the excellent training she received from Rhett Bird.

Lara hopes to continue this success in the future to further raise the profile of Lara Edwards Dressage.

For further information contact Lara Edwards on 07920 452739, visit or ‘Like’ the Lara Edwards Facebook page.

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Lifeforce helps Minnie to Winning Form

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017 by Heather Dodd

Sixteen-year-old Amy Charlton and her KWPN mare Minnie have formed a winning partnership, but life hasn’t always been so easy for the talented mare.

By Amy’s own admission, Minnie has a natural will to work, however she can be quite sensitive and is easily stressed, not a great combination for a competition horse.

In the two years that Minnie has been a part of the Charlton family her anxiety has meant she can present with classic signs of digestive discomfort, such as irritability which has in the past affected her performance. Minnie (15), especially struggled with changes to her routine, including going to events.

Minnie lives at home with Amy and her family, and competes in showjumping, dressage and eventing. Amy’s Mum, Sally has previously worked in the animal feed industry for 20 years specialising in vitamin and mineral nutrition, and is now a registered McTimoney Animal Practitioner working with horses and dogs.

With Sally’s experience in nutrition she was acutely aware of the connection between stress and the health of a horse’s digestive system, so she decided to try Minnie on Lifeforce Formula, the supplement from Alltech.

Both Sally and Amy were delighted with the results: “Since feeding Lifeforce we have noticed a big difference in Minnie’s digestion which in turn has meant that not only her attitude at home and events has changed but her performance when competing.”

2017 has been a winning year for Amy and Minnie, now her digestive issues have been helped with the Lifeforce Formula. At the beginning of the year the pair competed at the Pony Club Dengie Championships in the Intermediate Dressage.

Their most recent achievement was winning the Pony Club Intermediate Area Showjumping to gain their ticket to the National Championships, held at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire.

This was Amy and Minnie’s first experience of jumping competitively over a 1.10m course, and although they were not in the ribbons after sadly rolling a couple of poles, they were incredibly proud of their performance and the way that Minnie jumped and handled the electric atmosphere at a big competition.

Back in the dressage arena the pair will head to the NSEA National Championships in October after qualifying in the Novice and Elementary sections.

“I would definitely recommend Lifeforce to anyone with a horse that can be easily stressed which then has a knock on effect on their digestive health,” added Sally.

Lifeforce Formula from Alltech is specially designed horses in moderate activity and breeding horses by supporting their immune function.

Additionally the supplement helps support the reproductive system of mares and stallions, while supporting fermentation of feeds and forages in the caecum, enabling your horse to extract the maximum nutrients from all feed sources.

A 5kg tub of Lifeforce Formula retails at £90, for a three month supply.

For further information please visit or telephone 01780 764512

Amy and Minnie were winners of the Pony Club Intermediate Area Showjumping. Amy Charlton and Minnie, who have qualified for the NSEA Championships in both the Novice and Intermediate Sections. Formula Tub Alltech logo_167_K (2)

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