Sprenger’s slimmer alternative
Due to demand Sprenger has introduced new 12mm versions of its Novocontact bradoon and HO Weymouth bits.
With many horses having less room in their mouths to accommodate thick bits, especially in double bridles, the need for streamline models was recognised by the leading bit manufacturer.
Committed to safety and comfort of the horse, Sprenger undertook intensive research to ensure that these new slimmer versions wouldn't break under pressure. Both bits are manufactured using Sprenger's unique Sensogan material to give a more delicate and sophisticated connection to the horse.
- Novocontact. Its unique oval shape design widens the contact area of the mouthpiece on the horse's tongue, without putting pressure on the palate. Ideal for horses with sensitive mouths.
- HO Weymouth. Its slanting mouthpiece and a smooth, rounded port is angled forward to give even distribution of pressure on the tongue. Suitable for horses that dislike tongue pressure.
Novocontact bradoon from RRP £95 and, Ho Weymouth from RRP £265.
Eilbergs saddle up for retailer yard day
More than 50 retailers joined Zebra Products for a technical presentation and riding demonstration by Michael and Maria Eilberg at their yard in Redditch on Wednesday 30 September.
Zebra riders clean up at the Nationals
Zebra Products' sponsored riders stole the limelight at the LeMieux National Dressage Championships (17 – 20 September 2015).
Charlotte Dujardin, sponsored by Equipe, Konigs and Sprenger, picked up five wins including the Young Horse Championship, Medium Open and Grand Prix Freestyle (onboard Barolo) – and went on to be crowned National Champion.
Meanwhile the Eilberg siblings, supported by Amerigo, Vererdus and Sprenger, took the Supreme title with Michael riding Woodlander Farouche, pipping his sister, Maria and Hermione Black's Royal Concert, to the post. Michael also claimed the top spot in the Intermediate II Championship riding Half Moon Dynasty.