Get set for the competition season with Artemis!

Posted on March 17, 2023 Categories: Uncategorized Tags: , , ,

Despite a slightly rude last hurrah for winter last week with snow all over the UK and the brand-new eventing season being disrupted, spring has officially arrived and competition circuit will soon be ramping up. With so much to look forward to and the anticipation of all the fun to come, we thought we would give our followers and customers a helping hand by putting together a checklist of all the ways you can get set for the season ahead – with a little help from our brands, of course… Let’s get started!

Fitness and training

It’s so important to ensure your horse is fit enough to tackle the challenges of a competition, and that’s not just their ability to canter around a cross-country course or tackle a course of show jumps and still have energy at the end. A strong core and topline means they are able to react when you ask them to and stay balanced over a twisty or challenging course.

The EquiAmi Lunge Aid is an excellent tool to help your horse develop a strong core and topline with a short, effective workout that’s ideal for days when you’re pushed for time. This unique and patented design puts the horse in a self-centering loop that encourages them to carry themselves correctly and accept contact without fixing them in place with pressure.

It’s not just your horse who needs to be fit to have the best chance of competition success – it’s you too! If you’re hoping to hit the gym or pound the pavements this spring, the Mountain Horse Airflow Sneakers are the ideal choice. The mesh upper will keep your feet well ventilated while the cushioning outsole and shock absorbing insole will ensure you stay comfortable no matter how fast you run or high you jump.

Getting you and your horse kitted out

Our mantra at Artemis Equestrian is that we only stock products that reflect our values. That means they have to be crafted from high quality, technical materials, and equine equipment must put horse comfort first. The companies that make them must have an eye on sustainability and their eco credentials. Here are our top picks from our horse and rider wear collections for your training and competitions this year:

Sedelogic saddle pads

 Did you know that a saddle pad exists which not only offers better shock absorption and pressure distribution than gel pads but also lets the skin under the saddle breath AND you can pop it in the washing machine? Check out the full collection of Sedelogic pads, including close contact and options, and learn why you’ll never choose anything else for your horse again!

Elevator Equestrian bridles

British brand Elevator launched four new bridle designs last year that are the latest evolution of the very first anatomical bridle in existence. The four new designs are innovative takes on the flash, drop, grackle and double bridles, all designed to prevent pressure on the delicate and sensitive structures of a horse’s face. What’s more, all Elevator bridles are designed in England from beautiful Sedgwick leather. You could even pair your new Elevator bridle with a Fager bit from our collection for the ultimate comfort combo when it comes to communication with your horse…

The Stierna Storm Rain Coat

Designed to keep you dry and just the right temperature no matter how many spring showers blow through, this is the perfect coat for training and popping in the lory for big days out. The Stierna Storm Rain Coat is crafted from recycled materials, has stretch for free movement and is windproof, waterproof and breathable to keep you comfortable.

Agaso breeches in new colours

If you’ve never tried Agaso’s amazing breeches, make sure 2023 is the year you give them a spin. The collection is crafted from a clever fabric called Meryl Actifit that’s soft to touch, supportive, water resistant and highly technical. There are several new colours and styles to choose from this season including a stunning teal blue or flattering denim breeches in black or blue. We also stock the Agaso’s superb competition breeches in white or beige if you’re looking for a new lucky pair for this season!

This is just a snapshot of all the amazing horse and rider products we stock here at Artemis, so make sure you take a really good look around the shop. We offer several buy now, pay later options with Klarna so you can spread the cost and make it all a little kinder on your bank balance. Whatever your equestrian aims this spring and summer, the Artemis team hopes you enjoy every single moment!