Friday, December 6, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Whether it’s for riding, around the yard, a country walk, festival or out and about shopping, we have Hunter styles to suit all. This blog focuses on our “Original Collection”.
“The Original Collection”
Hunter Original boots have been handcrafted since 1956. Hunter uses the highest quality rubber and individually tailors and assembles each boot from 28 parts. This detailing ensures a better, more comfortable fitting welly which offers durability, support and timeless country style. The Original wellies feature the Hunter logo, branded buckle and an orthopaedic fit. A Gloss finish version is also available in the Original Tall wellies.
All the great features and style of the Original Tall welly, but with a 3mm neoprene lining to provide warmth and enhance comfort for the wearer. Ideal for those colder months.
Original Colour Block…
With the same fantastic features as the Original Tall, the colour block wellies are perfectly on trend right now. These wellies have the perfect combination of the matt black Original Tall boot but with the added gloss finish top.
Original Adjustable and Back Adjustable…
The Original Adjustable and Back Adjustable wellies both combine the classic look and style of the Original Tall. They also offer an expandable concealed side or back gusset, allowing a more generous fit and flexibility around the calf area. Again these wellies provide an orthopaedic fit for all round comfort and are also available in a gloss version.
Hunter Original Short wellies present a shorter version of the iconic tall wellington boot and provide the same great features as the Original Tall. The shorter length makes these wellies easy to slip on and off, making them ideal for gardening, a walk in the country or for out and about. The Original short is available in a matt finish or in gloss finish.
The Huntress welly is based on the Original, but has been designed slightly shorter in the leg to prevent pinching at the rear of the knee. The Huntress also features a wider calf to provide a wide instep which aids easy foot entry.
Hunters For Kids…
The comfort of the Hunter Original, Original Neoprene and Original Gloss are also available in children’s sizes. Featuring an orthopaedic fit ensures that little feet are well catered for, ankles are supported and even the knee heights are designed to the variety of heights amongst children. Kids Original Hunters feature reflective strips down the back of the wellies for added visibility and safety.
Kids First Classic…
Kids First wellies are designed for toddlers, perfect for keeping little feet dry so they can enjoy jumping in puddles or playing in the snow.
Personalise and accessorise your Hunter wellies with our wide selection of colours and different styles of Hunter welly socks.
Look out for our next blog on "Hunter Fashion and Leather Footwear" coming very soon…
Posted by Stephanie Mann at 5:29 PM
Friday, October 25, 2013
Naylors Equestrian would like to say a huge congratulations to Connie Gill, the winner of our sponsored class at this year’s Horse of the Year Show, the Naylors Equestrian 138cm Championship.
Horse of the Year Show always proves to be a must see event within the equestrian calendar and is held annually at Birmingham’s NEC. This year did not disappoint, celebrating the shows 65th anniversary, Naylors Equestrian was proud to be a sponsor and align ourselves with such a fantastic equestrian world renowned show.
Connie Gill who is only 10 years old, won our 138cm championship class with her 12 year old pony Dycott Masterman. After being the last to go into the jump off, Connie then went on to win the class by over a second. The 138cm championship is a national show jumping class open to riders no older than 14 years, riding ponies no bigger than 138cm and with fences up to 1.25 metres.
Connie, who is based in Northallerton in Yorkshire is the niece of professional show jumper Paul Barker and the grand-daughter of David Boston Barker, both former HOYS winners and David was also part of the British Olympic team in 1964. It was success all round again for the Gill family this year as Connie’s brother Alex also competed at Horse of the Year Show winning the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers class.
Posted by Stephanie Mann at 5:06 PM
Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Naylors Equestrian Big weekend took place on the 28th & 29th September in our 10,000 square foot equestrian and country wear superstore based in Lancashire. The weekend was a great success and a fantastic day out for all.
On arrival the Equi-Trek horseboxes created the wow factor displaying their Endeavour Elite and Victory Five Excel models. Walking into the store you were greeted by Naylors friendly mascot Harvey the Horse, who was a hit with both the children and also surprisingly the adults just as much. Inside the store product specialists and our staff were on hand to offer advice on our latest products and offers and the Neue Schule bitting team were here providing individual bitting guidance for customers.
The Naylors Big Weekend offered the chance for Naylors customers to meet equestrian celebrities including show jumper Geoff Billington, dressage rider Maria Eilberg, Working hunter rider and trainer Louise Bell and team Weatherbeeta rider Sophie Wells MBE, who also brought along her very impressive Olympic medals. The celebrities offered their advice, gave out autographs and our customers had the opportunity to have their photo taken with these famous faces.
Other activities included a name the horse teddy competition and a grand prize raffle on both days, with some fantastic prizes including Hunter wellies, rugs from Weatherbeeta, Masta and Mark Todd, riding hats from Champion and Charles Owen, Horseware Ice-Vibe boots, a Neue Schule bit, Ariat boots, as well as the incredible opportunity to win a lesson with either Maria Eilberg or Louise Bell. All funds raised from these activities have been donated to our two chosen charities, Redwings Horse Sanctuary and local charity Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary.
We would like to thank all our customers for their support at our first open weekend and for raising £616 to help support the fantastic work and services that our selected charities provide.
See all the photos and catch up with all the action from the Naylors Equestrian Big Weekend on Naylors Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NaylorsOnline.
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Posted by Stephanie Mann at 12:16 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013
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In the 21st century Horseware Ireland now as a company are well known for designing and making a variety of rugs, which cater for horses of all shapes and sizes. Horseware’s key policy of ‘innovation not imitation’ means you can guarantee that Horseware rugs are unique and up to date with the latest technologies when it comes to keeping your horse warm, dry and comfortable.
There are four main individual collections of rugs which make up the Horseware rug collection they are: Rambo®, Rhino, Amigo® and Mio.
The Rambo® Collection is the original range first produced by Horseware. By designing this particular rug, Horseware have been able to assess and improve the rugs which have led to the development of the other collections available from Horseware. The Rambo® rugs offer breathability, waterproofing, secure surcingles and V front closures to all the turnout rugs where durability is of the upmost importance
The Rhino Collection is the toughest and strongest turnout rug Horseware has to offer. The Rhino collection features barrier technology with three core principles:
- Toughness on the outside – The tough polypropylene outer shell is 50% to 100% stronger than the coated polyester used on in the majority of turnout rugs so you have a rug that is light but strong.
- Waterproof Barrier Technology in the middle – The Aqua-Trans™ coating is applied to the barrier layer. Even if the outer fabric is damaged, the inner waterproof and breathable barrier remains intact.
- Comfort on the inside – Underneath the barrier fabric is the insulation, a thermo bonded fibre fill which will trap warm air around your horse to keep him warm.
The Amigo® Collection sits in the middle range of Horseware’s offering and enables owners to provide optimum protection for their horse without breaking the bank. The Amigo® Collection consists of medium weight and heavy weight rugs with standard, combo or detachable hoods. The Amigo® rugs are breathable, waterproof and are part of the range offering the V front closure system and liner system.
The Mio Collection makes up the basic end of the Horseware rug range, which means that if you’re looking for an affordable, simple, yet smart and effective rug, the Mio collection is for you. There has been no compromise on quality of the rugs in the Mio range which still offers breathable, waterproof and comfortable rugs for your horse whether it’s a stable or turnout rug that you need.
Horseware has now introduced the new Vari-Layer™ system. The Vari-Layer™ system has been created after research has shown that in a standard rug, 80% of heat loss is concentrated in 40% of surface area.
This realisation led to the introduction of the Vari-Layer™ system into the Horseware rugs range. The layering of compression resistant fibre to targeted areas can increase thermal values by 30% and reduce weight by 20%.
The Vari-Layer™ increases fibre coverage across the back and hips to decrease heat loss. This layering of fibre allows the rug to wrap more closely around the horse, trapping heat with less weight in the overall rug. The effect of gravity compression on the rug fill is lessened and the rug stays fuller for longer.
Liner SystemThe Horseware liner can be attached to most Horseware rugs. The liner attaches via a Velcro loop attachment around the neck which clips on to the back corner of the outer rug and prevents the liner from slipping. The rug liner is a simple system, which helps to give your rug superior insulation properties without needing two separate rugs and can be easily washed at home in a domestic washing machine.
Buy Horseware Rugs
You can buy Horseware rugs from the extensive range available at Naylors Equestrian, both in store and online.
Posted by Naylors at 5:21 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The seasons are changing and rug-less days are coming to an end. Whether you've got a fine Thoroughbred or a chunky hairy Native, a stable rug is an essential part of your horse wardrobe and here at Naylors Equestrian we have provided a general guide to stable rugs to help you make the right decision on how to keep your horse warm and cosy in the stable whatever the season.
It is important that any rug fits your horse correctly; a badly fitting stable rug can be just as dangerous as a badly fitting turnout rug. Your horse is going to lie down and more than likely roll in his stable so it is important that you fit your new stable rug correctly; just because your horse is in the stable and not running round the field does not mean he is less likely to get caught up in straps that are too long or stand on a rug that is too big. Check out our previous blog article for a general guide to fitting rugs.
|A WeatherBeeta Channel Quilt 210D|
Standard Neck, Extra Lightweight Stable Rug
Stable Rugs come in a variety of different weights, from a simple fleece to a heavy weight 400g combo rug so it is important to know which one will suit your horse. Some horses are naturally warm and have a tendency to overheat, whereas others feel the slightest cold and will quickly drop condition if not rugged up properly. A horse that is too hot under his rug can be just as uncomfortable and distressed as one that is too cold; horses do have a fur coat so, although you may have 3 fleeces and a coat on, it does not necessarily mean that your horse needs all four of his quilted rugs on!
A quick way to tell if your horse is warm enough under his rug is to put your hand down the neck, if he feels toasty warm then he's clearly warm enough, but if he feels cold to the touch perhaps another layer or a thicker rug is needed. Putting your hand on the girth area (just behind the horse's elbow) or on his loins (the area behind the saddle) will also give a good indication as to whether he is warm or not. Feeling the base of the ears can also be a good tip but remember, if your horse has had his head out over the stable door all afternoon in the cold wind, his ears are likely to be cold and this is no reflection on his body warmth!
Stable rugs come in a variety of different weights to suit different seasons and needs:
· Lightweight stable rugs, fleeces and coolers are ideal for those chilly spring and autumn days, mild winter days or for chunky, hairy good doers that just need a layer to help keep the chill off in winter. Lightweight rugs are also ideal for layering under heavier rugs for those freezing cold days and nights in the depths of winter.
· Medium weight stable rugs are ideal for general winter weather and can be layered up with a lightweight stable rug or fleece for added warmth.
· Heavyweight stable rugs are for the dark depths of winter and for horses that are clipped or those that particularly feel the cold.
· Under rugs are specially designed to fit underneath other rugs as an extra layer without providing unnecessary bulk for the horse.
As with all rugs, there are a variety of styles to choose from:
· Standard neck rugs cover the horse's body and fit to just in front of the withers.
· High neck rugs fit to half way up the horse's neck and provide an extra bit of warmth without covering the whole neck.
· Combo/Full neck rugs cover the horse from tail to ears and are ideal for fully clipped horses or those that particularly feel the cold.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Welcome to our first feature on rugs! Everything you need to know on rug size and fitting.
Horse rugsA horse rug is a staple part of most horse's wardrobes and a correctly fitting rug is essential to provide the desired protection for your horse while keeping them comfortable and safe. An ill-fitting rug can be a danger to your horse and can often do more harm than good so, whether it's a rug to keep your horse warm and dry in the winter, fly-free in the summer or cool after exercise, here at Naylors Equestrian we have provided a general size and fitting guide to give you piece of mind that your horse is happy, comfortable and feeling fabulous in his rug!
Measuring your horse
Horse rugs are sized in feet and inches with 3” increments. To measure your horse for a rug, use a soft tape measure and measure horizontally from the centre of the chest to the end of the rump. Alternatively, if you already have a good fitting rug, you could lay the rug out flat and measure from the centre of the chest to the end of the rug.
To measure your horse for a rug with European sizing (cm) measure from the withers, across the back to the top of the tail.
To go up or go down a size?
If your horse is in between sizes it is generally better to go bigger rather than smaller unless your horse is particularly petite or narrow chested. When choosing a rug for your horse, the build and shape of the horse should be taken into consideration; a wide and chunky horse may need to go up a size in order to accommodate for their width, a very narrow and fine horse may need to go down a size and a horse with large shoulders may need a gusset for freedom of movement.
Fitting a horse rug
So, you've measured your horse, taken his build into consideration and bought a fabulous new rug...now you need to make sure it fits. When trying a new rug on your horse it is best to try on over a clean cotton sheet, this will prevent the rug getting dirty in case you need to return it and exchange it for a different size.
· The front of the rug should sit approximately 2-4 inches in front of the withers so it doesn't apply unnecessary pressure or rub and cause sores. You should also be able to fit your hand down the front of the rug; if not, it is too tight and will restrict your horse's movement.
· The rug should reach to the top of the tail when the horse is in grazing position with his head down. If the rug doesn't reach the top of the tail it is too small and won't provide the necessary protection for you horse; this is especially important with a turnout rug as horses turn their backs to bad weather and you don't want your horse getting a cold and wet rump! If the rug hangs down beyond your horse's tail then it is too big and could cause injury.
· Belly surcingles should be adjusted to allow a hand's width between your horse's belly and the straps. If the straps are too long your horse could get his legs trapped and cause an injury to himself or damage the rug. If the straps are too short they could rub his belly and restrict his ability to lie down and roll.
· Leg straps should be adjusted to allow a hand's width between the straps and your horse’s thigh. To correctly fasten leg straps you should fasten one around the horse's leg and then loop the other strap through the first before fastening, this ensures the rug stays in place no matter how much your horse rolls and prevents the rug for blowing up over your horse's back in the wind. If the straps are too long your horse could get his legs caught and cause himself an injury, if they are too short they may rub and restrict movement.
· Some rugs offer a filet string rather than leg straps, it is important that this is fastened securely as it will help to hold the rug in place when your horse rolls and lies down and will also prevent the rug from blowing up over his back in the wind.
We stock a wide range of horse rugs online and in-store. Please contact us if you need any advice.
Watch out for our next rug feature coming soon!