Houghton Country News

July monthly offers 06/07/2021

Monthly Offers: July 2021

This month we have some great offers for you, your horse and your dog! Treat the whole family this July with discounts on Shires, PS of Sweden, Wahl and Cooper & Co. 10% off PS of Sweden Ombre Saddlepads and Fly Hoods The PS of Sweden Ombre range features a gradual colour change effect to give an incredibly stylish and eye-catching look. Ombre saddlepads are available in both dressage and jump shapes and are anatomically designed for comfort with elegant velvet piping around the edge. The Ombre colourway shifts from... Read More

Kate Sanderson at Winter Regionals 2021 25/06/2021

Kate Sanderson is off to the Nationals!

We caught up with Kate Sanderson, one of Houghton Country sponsored riders for 2021 and she had some great news to share with us! “We’re off to the Nationals! What a rollercoaster of a few weeks! May signalled the start of the rescheduled BD Winter Area Festivals. First up was Northallerton Areas with Elle in the Elementary Bronze and Medium Bronze, and Dram just in the Elementary Bronze.  Dram (Hillgarth Golden Opportunity) was up first, and it would also be one of his first times riding in a double bridle.... Read More

Shires Zeb Tek Fly Rug on a horse in a field 17/06/2021

Shires Zeb Tek Fly Rug Review

Choosing the right fly rug for your horse can be an incredibly hard decision! There are so many styles available and lots to think about when it comes to choosing which fly sheet is ideal for your horse (or the weather!). Our fly protection series features lots of advice on the best fly products to see you through the summer months, as well as product reviews from our customers with honest advice on the products they love. This week it’s the turn of the Shires Zeb Tek Fly Rug. We... Read More

June monthly offers banner with Horseware clothing and Innocent Hound dog treats highlighted 04/06/2021

Monthly Offers: June 2021

10% off brand new Horseware clothing! Our seasonal Horseware clothing range is always fantastic value for money, but this June it’s even more of a bargain! We’re offering an extra 10% off the Horseware Spring/Summer 21 collection so whether you need a new base layer, hoodie or jacket take a look at the stunning range from Horseware. Offer ends 30th June, don’t miss out! Here’s a few of our favourite styles: Horseware Aveen Tech Short Sleeve Half Zip Top Horseware Flamboro Hoodie Horseware Rainbow Reflective Jacket 10% off Animalife, Leovet... Read More

Mare being fed Gastri Aid 31/05/2021

NAF Gastri Aid Product Review

Deciding whether to feed a supplement and choosing what to feed can be an absolute minefield! We’re committed to bringing you honest feedback on the products we sell so you can see if they’ll be right for your horse or pony. This month we bring you a review of NAF Gastri Aid which was developed by leading veterinary nutritionists to provide daily protection and maintenance to the gut. Hayley has been feeding Gastri Aid for around three years now and shares her thoughts below in our NAF Gastri Aid review.... Read More

Shires Velociti Grackle Bridle 26/05/2021

Shires Velociti Grackle Bridle Review

The Shires Velociti range features premium, elegant and sleek bridles at exceptionally good prices. Designed to offer enhanced comfort for your horse with anti-shock padding and rubber reins included. We asked one of our sponsored riders, Kate Sanderson, to try out this bridle and see whether it’s as good as it looks! Read on for her full review of the Shires Velociti Grackle Bridle. How long have you been using this Shires bridle for? Around a year Why did you choose the Velociti Bridle? I was after a smart grackle... Read More

Absorbine ShowSheen Hair Polish 24/05/2021

Absorbine ShowSheen Hair Polish Review

It’s show preparation week here at Houghton country where we look at some of our favourite products to get you and your horse ready for the show ring or your next competition. We know everyone has their own routines and tricks to get a perfectly turned out horse so we spoke to one of our sponsored riders, Martha, to see what her favorite show prep product was and why. She chose Absorbine ShowSheen, read on to see why it’s a must to add to your grooming kit too! How long... Read More

Shires fine mesh fly mask with nose and ears 21/05/2021

Shires Fly Mask Review

We know flies can be an absolute menace for you and your horse during the summer, which is why we’ve created a fly protection series on our blog to give you the best advice possible for keeping flies at bay. We’ve also asked our customers for their feedback on some of our most popular fly products, including fly repellents and fly rugs to help you find the best products for your horse when flies are around. If you’re looking for something to keep the flies away from your horse’s eyes... Read More

Two horses in Horseware fly rugs grazing in field 19/05/2021

Protecting Your Horse From Flies

There’s lots to love about the summer months – lighter nights, warm weather, less mud (hopefully!) and lots of opportunity for fresh air for you and your horse. Unfortunately summer also brings with it flies, which can quickly make both you and your horse’s life a misery! Flies are not only incredibly annoying as they buzz around you and your horse but they also bite, suck blood and feed on fluid around your horse’s eyes and nostrils. Why do I need to protect my horse from flies? Flies carry bacteria... Read More

Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent 17/05/2021

Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent Review

We’re continuing our fly protection blog series with a review of the very popular Barrier Super Plus Fly Spray. Choosing the right fly spray can feel like a bit of a minefield and what works for one horse doesn’t always work for another. We’ve asked our customers for some feedback on their fly purchases to help you pick the best products for you and your horse. Today it’s the turn of Barrier Super Plus Fly Spray, and you can also check out our Power Phaser Fly Spray review as well... Read More