Respiratory problems are equally as common during the warmer months as they are in winter, and it is not just your horse that can be affected by an unhealthy environment. Consider the time you spend in the stable – throwing up bedding and inhaling the surrounding air - don’t you and your horse both deserve to be breathing cleanly?
Ammonia and dust can both contribute to respiratory problems. COPD (previously known as RAO) can be aggravated and lead to much discomfort for your horse, whilst irritated asthma, coughs and colds can be very unpleasant for yourself.
Mucking out is unfortunately an occupational hazard when looking after horses, but breathing in harmful odours needn’t be and there are several ways that chopped straw bedding Belvoir Bed
helps ensure this.
Step 1, absorbency! Belvoir Bed
is exceptionally absorbent due to its short fibres, which enable it to soak up large quantities of urine quickly; this means there is a reduced risk of harmful ammonia levels in the environment.
Step 2, dust extraction! With a brand new, state of the art dust extraction process, Belvoir Bed
is virtually dust free, meaning dangerous moulds and spores are practically eradicated!
Step 3, added extras! Belvoir Bed
uses a natural, organic formulation containing Lemongrass, which is a non-toxic and non-irritant plant offering a pleasant lemon smell without the potency of citronella. The formula also has powerful anti-fungal and antiseptic properties making it ideal for all yards, especially larger establishments, to help keep viruses at bay, as well as helping keep equines content and free from pesky insects and flies.
Having used Belvoir Bed
for several months, Gemma Dale has been thoroughly impressed by the product. “I've used most types of bedding and Belvoir Bed
is by far the best,” she says. “I have asthma and it isn't irritating to me, or the horses and smells lovely. The stables look clean and tidy and I have a few youngsters that have been known to eat other bedding, but that isn’t the case with Belvoir Bed
With prices from £4.90 + vat, Belvoir Bed
is quick rotting, easy to muck out and comfortable for your horse. Belvoir Bed can only be ordered direct enabling prices to be kept to an absolute minimum.
Posted on 1 March 2012 | 2:37 pm
Strapped for cash but still want the best for your horse? Belvoir Bed could be your answer! As Belvoir Bed only sells to customers direct it enables prices to be kept to an absolute minimum, and with prices starting at just £4.90 (excluding vat) you can have fantastic bedding at a fraction of the cost!
Though initially it may not seem financially viable to purchase a pallet of bedding at one time the considerable savings mean that long term you can be saving almost 20% of your bedding costs per year. Every penny saved is a penny earned, and with stabled hours on the increase over the winter and the average price of shavings being over £7 it’s the perfect time to try something different!
Belvoir Bed is a simple way to save money and retain quality this winter and after the last few years of snow filled winters, can you risk being stuck without bedding or having to pay over the odds at the feed merchant?
Based on 4 bales to set up and an average of one bale per week, Belvoir Bed can cost you as little as £322 for the year including VAT. When compared to the cost of an average bale of shavings that would be a saving of at least £70! Times that by ten for a bigger yard and you could be looking at saving £700!
Not only is Belvoir bed cost effective, it is also quick rotting and easy to muck out and with its unique natural treatment of lemongrass and cade oil, the cosy bedding provides antibacterial and antifungal properties ensuring your horse’s stable is as hygienic as possible. The state of the art dust extraction process renders Belvoir Bed almost dust free and is ideal for performance horses or those suffering from respiratory conditions. For more information tel: 01772 877 897 or visit: www.belvoirbed.co.uk
Posted on 5 December 2011 | 9:04 am
Belvoir Bed is fast becoming one of the most popular bedding products to use on yards across the country and this isn’t solely due to an economical aspect. Using Belvoir Bed ensures peace of mind that horses are stabled in the most hygienic environment possible and thanks to the inclusion of a new and improved natural formula, the benefits just got better!
Belvoir Bed is made from a mix of wheat and rape straw, which works together to provide exceptionally absorbent bedding in traditional form. The raw material is passed through a state of the art dust extraction process to produce a clean and virtually dust free bedding which is ideal for performance horses and those suffering from respiratory problems.
Belvoir Bed has now re-formulated its existing treatment, which uses a natural, organic formulation to give ‘added extras’ and enhance the benefits of the cosy, traditional bedding. The principle ingredients are Lemongrass - a non-toxic and non-irritant plant offering a pleasant lemon smell without the potency of citronella - and Cade Oil, which helps retain this fresh aroma.
Both ingredients combine together to offer antiseptic, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal properties which helps repel insects, fight against bacteria and reduce moulds and spores. This exclusive formula is ideal for all yards especially larger establishments to help keep viruses at bay – such as flu and strangles - and can help keep equines content and free from insects and flies.
Belvoir Bed is quick rotting, easy to muck out and comfortable for your horse. Prices start at £4.90 + vat, Belvoir Bed can only be ordered direct enabling prices to be kept to an absolute minimum. To find out more information tel: 01254 677 786 or visit: www.belvoirbed.co.uk
Posted on 28 September 2011 | 3:26 pm
As proud sponsors of Blenheim Horse Trials for another consecutive year we are giving one lucky winner the chance to bag themselves a pair of tickets to the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Blenheim Horse Trials on 8 - 10 September 2011.
All you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and day time telephone number and one winner will be picked at random after the closing date.
Entries close on Thursday 25th August. Good luck!
Posted on 16 August 2011 | 7:44 am
With the season well under way, it feels like we spend more time traveling in the lorry than we do at home, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We have had a very busy month and have had lots of encouraging results to report, we took 4 of the horses down to Hickstead at the end of June to do some fine tuning. Maisie and Amber both jumped double clears in the 1m 25, special well done to Amber who did this 2 days running.
Imp also proved he enjoyed the show jumping outing, with a well deserved 13th in the 1m 10 out of a class of 80. Maisie and Imp also jumped double clear in the foxhunter and Columbo didn’t let the side down with a double clear in the 1metre. It’s always good to get them jumping clear at a big event like this with the bigger atmosphere, this helps keep them focused on the fences and not worry about everything else that’s going on around them.
My next event was Eridge, which is lovely and local to us, we were really pleased with Columbo III, who was placed 6th in the BE100 5year old section. An honest boy with so much scope.
We were then home for just a few days and then loaded a total of 7 horses in the lorry and headed for Barbury International. This is a great event which we always look forward to.
For such a big event Columbo III was a star, he settled well and felt ready for the job in hand. For such a young horse he really enjoys his work and came 3rd in the 5yr old young event horse class and has now qualified for Burghley. Romeo Z put in a solid performance in the 2* which placed him 21st and Chaitaigne Filice was 4th in the 2*.
Just Maisie was double clear in the 3* and came 28th out of 130, we were really pleased as the field was full of strong combinations and team horses; she was by far the least experienced. We are really excited about what the future holds for Maisie A special mention has to be made for the lovely Billy Limmerick who did his very first event, he was entered into the 4 year old young event horse at Barbury and didn’t disappoint. He did a great little dressage test and also got a very good 9 for his confirmation. Although not top ten this time round he was such a pleasure to ride and have on as part of the team.
Jasper is due to be rescanned tomorrow, so please keep your fingers and toes crossed. At the moment he is back in light work and seems fine, so we are eager to see what the vet says tomorrow.
Look out for more of Sharon's updates on the Belvoir Bed blog. If you are looking for cost effective bedding visit www.belvoirbed.co.uk
Posted on 14 July 2011 | 9:07 am
Are you sick of smelly summer stables? Is the stench of your clothes and your horse’s rugs an insult to your nasal passages? If you are looking for a product that helps eradicate ammonia and keeps your stable fresh and odour-free, consider Belvoir Bed for a cost effective, natural bedding solution.
By utilising a by-product from the farming industry, straw - a traditional raw material - has been brought in to the 21st century through the use of a modern chopping process.
Belvoir Bed is exceptionally absorbent due to its short fibres, which enable it to soak up large quantities of urine quickly; this means there is a reduced risk of smelly liquid sitting on your bedding and in turn reduces ammonia levels. In addition, the comfortable bedding product is virtually dust free after being passed through a rigorous dust extraction process, ensuring it is safe to use with all horses and ponies, including those suffering from respiratory compromise.
Belvoir Bed uses a natural, organic formulation to add extra benefits to the already effective bedding. The principal ingredient in this formulation is Lemongrass which is a non toxic and non irritant plant offering a pleasant lemon smell without the potency of citronella. On top of this the formula has powerful anti-fungal properties to help reduce moulds and spores, whilst also offering antiseptic benefits to help protect against contagious disease. This carefully created formula makes Belvoir Bed ideal for all yards especially larger establishments to help keep viruses at bay – such as flu and strangles - and can help keep equines content and free from insects and flies.
With prices from £4.90 + vat, Belvoir Bed is quick rotting, easy to muck out and comfortable for your horse. Belvoir Bed can only be ordered direct enabling prices to be kept to an absolute minimum.
Posted on 3 June 2011 | 9:27 am
Summer allergies are becoming more and more common and with some horses simply not being able to stay out in the sunshine once spring has sprung, choosing a bedding that won’t irritate existing problems, or create new ones is imperative.
Belvoir Bed is the perfect solution to helping soothe summer sniffles! Not only is the chopped straw product absorbent and easy to muck out, but it has been put through a vigorous dust extraction process to remove moulds and spores, which if left in the surrounding area, can be potentially fatal to an equine suffering from respiratory compromise.
Belvoir Bed is also treated with an exclusive, natural and organic formula. The principal ingredient in Belvoir Bed’s natural formulation is Lemongrass which is a powerful anti-fungal agent which helps reduce the levels of moulds and spores as well as offering anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties to help protect against contagious diseases and viruses. For horses and ponies with an already weakened immune this is a simple, yet significant step towards helping keep their environment clean, hygienic and safe.
Lemongrass is totally non toxic and non irritant making it the perfect choice for sensitive equines, while the anti-insecticidal properties provide excellent insect repelling properties without the use of citronella or harsh chemicals.
With prices starting at just £4.90 (+ vat) per bale, Belvoir Bed is quick rotting, cost effective and easy to use. Belvoir Bed can only be ordered direct at a minimum quantity of 35 bales. To find out more information tel: 01254 677 786 or visit: www.belvoirbed.co.uk
Posted on 6 April 2011 | 10:01 am
We caught up with dressage rider Gareth Hughes to recap over last year and find out what his plans are for 2011!
"2010 was a very successful year with both the young and advanced Horses," he tells us. "The Major success came with Duvie, who is owned by Ann Newton and myself. He had wins at the Festival of the Horse - Inter 1 Freestyle Champion; Somerford PL, Hickstead PL winner; Winner of all Small Tour Classes at Hickstead International; National Champion Inter 1 Freestyle and 2 silver medals at Samuer International in France."
"In 2011 I am aiming both Classic Sandman who is owned by myself and my wife Rebecca, and Duvie for Grand Prix with the Olympics next year in mind," he goes on to tell us. "Also I have some very Talented young horses coming through. Timlie, who is owned by Ann Newton and myself, is a dutch warmblood standing 18.2hh, is aimed for Prix St George. Cruise, owned by Ann Newton and myself, who is a German 7 year old, is aimed for Advanced Med, hoping to be Small Tour next year. Classic Briolinca, owned by Classic Dressage, myself and my wife is a 5 year old dutch warmblood and she will be aimed for the Young Horse Classes."
So a busy year coming up for Gareth! We would like to wish him every success for 2011.
Posted on 8 February 2011 | 1:21 pm
The horses all had at least a month off this winter as they had a heavy campaign this season. We have been so lucky with the indoor schools as I've been carrying on as normal whilst no one else can ride! I have competed at several British Dressage competitions and won the last 2 classes with Azeb with 75% and 73% which is very promising for next year. I have been having lessons with Joao Charlesworth (jumping) and the horses are jumping fantastically. I am continuing my lessons with Anna Ross Davies who is so inspirational!
I have been mucking out over christmas and the Belvoir bedding is so easy to use! We can get them mucked out in no time, highly recommend it!! No excuses for slow mucking out! I am currently preparing to go to Barocca in March for the CCI 1 and 2 star which should be exciting! I will keep you posted on how 2011 is going! Happy New Year to everyone!
Posted on 4 January 2011 | 8:43 am
Keeping a tight rein on purse strings is a high priority this year and by only selling to customers direct, Belvoir Bed can offer huge savings. It may not seem financially viable to buy a whole pallet of bedding at one time, however when you work out the savings involved – can you really afford not to?
With the average price of a bale of shavings being in excess of £7, now is a perfect time to look at alternative bedding products. Belvoir Bed is a mix of chopped wheat and rape straw offering absorbency that rivals wood based products – and an easy, traditional and extremely cost effective bedding method.
With prices starting at just £5.75 (including vat) per bale, based on the average horse’s requirements of 4 bales to set up an initial bed and 1 bale per week to top up, using Belvoir Bed costs around £322 per year. Using the same quantity of shavings would cost £392 for the year – already providing customers with bill of £70 more. By using Belvoir Bed you could have saved yourself nearly 18% of the total cost per year, the equivalent of 12 bales of Belvoir Bed, effectively 3 months of bedding!
For larger yards the savings will be even more obvious. As an example, a yard with 10 horses would have a bedding bill of around £3,920 per year based on the average cost of £7 per bale of shavings. With Belvoir Bed that cost is reduced to £3,220 – a saving of £700! For this reason, amongst others, Belvoir Bed is used by professional yards around the country including event rider Sharon Hunt and dressage riders Gareth and Rebecca Hughes.
Apart from the obvious cost benefits, Belvoir Bed rots down within 2 – 3 months minimising muck heap removal costs, as well as being quick and easy to muck out making it generally more efficient. The natural lemongrass treatment offers anti bacterial and anti fungal properties to maintain a healthy environment and the vigorous dust extraction process makes it ideal for horses with a compromised respiratory system.
Posted on 25 October 2010 | 5:58 pm
Due to popular demand Belvoir Bed is now available to buy in smaller quantities enabling all horse owners to benefit from the cost effective, easy to use chopped straw bedding.
Used and favoured by top international riders, including event rider Sharon Hunt and dressage riders Rebecca and Gareth Hughes, Belvoir Bed starts at just £4.90 per bale and is now available to buy direct in single pallets.
One pallet contains 35 bales, enough to last one horse approximately 6 months, and buying in bulk enables yards and single horse owners to save pounds on their bedding costs over the winter.
Yards already using Belvoir Bed have found it speeds up mucking out and reduces muck heap size. Sharon Hunt’s head groom, Sophie Smith, now finds mucking out a doddle! “Belvoir Bed is dust free, easy to use, quick to muck out, always smells nice and very economical," she says.
Contact us to find out more!
Posted on 1 October 2010 | 1:15 pm
Belvoir Bed is committed to supporting equestrianism, including event rider Sharon Hunt and competitions such as Blenheim and The Royal Festival of the Horse. Now they have ventured in to the world of dressage with their recently announced partnership with international dressage couple, Rebecca and Gareth Hughes.
After purchasing Belvoir Bed, Rebecca reported excellent feedback having put the product through its paces and both she and Gareth are now officially endorsing the chopped straw bedding.
Rebecca Hughes, who is the resident trainer at Classic Dressage, runs the yard in Buckinghamshire and specialises in training young horses. Having represented Great Britain several times, recent successes include placings at Hartpury, Hickstead and Hansbeke at the Belgium Internationals on Felicity Scott's Shining Light. Rebecca was won over the bedding when she first began using it. “Belvoir Bed is a first choice for equestrian bedding; it’s easy to use, economical and provides a comfortable, biodegradable method of bedding your horse.”
Gareth Hughes, runs Aspen Grove Dressage in Oxon alongside business partner Ann Newton and is currently campaigning a string of horses across the levels both on the national and international circuit. He has now been converted to Belvoir Bed after a slightly sceptical start. “I have always been a shavings and straw person and never tried anything different. However Belvoir Bed stays deeper, is easier to clean and produces a lot less waste. It takes less bedding to produce a deep bed. It works really well for us, it’s very comfortable for the Horses and gives a secure bed for them! We are very happy with it.”
Posted on 17 August 2010 | 1:05 pm
Congratulations to Sarah Dunphy, Mrs Humphries, Debbie Wyman and Tracey Collinson who all won a pair of tickets to the Festival of the Horse. Well done and we hope you enjoy your visit to the show!
Posted on 5 July 2010 | 10:38 am
CONGRATULATIONS to our sponsored rider, Sharon Hunt, who has won Luhmulen 4* teamed with the fantastic Tankers Town!
Posted on 21 June 2010 | 2:34 pm
As bedding suppliers to the brand new equestrian event, The Royal Festival of the Horse, held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on the 9th, 10th and 11th July, we are able to offer four lucky winners a pair of tickets to what promises to be a spectacular equestrian event. Simply email your name, address and contact details to email@example.com and the winners will be picked at random on friday 25th June. Good luck!
Posted on 17 June 2010 | 5:03 pm
Our sponsored rider, Sharon Hunt, has had a busy, and successful time of it recently. She took a lorry full of horses to Nurstead where the young horses won a BE 100 section and came 4th and 5th and Bambi came 7th in her first Novice. Then it was off to Hambleden where Impulsive won the BE 100 Open, and in the BE 100 Opposition Express was 2nd and Cavalier Bertie 4th.
Chatsworth was good for Sharon, Bambi was 8th in the Novice and Tankers Town had his biggest win so far in the CIC 3*. Brigstock saw Azeb coming 5th in the Intermediate while Romeo Z was 7th.
As it always is in eventing - there are ups and downs and at Badminton Sharon jumped the wrong side of a flag so decided to pull up sadly after a good dressage test, saving Tankers Town for another day.
Look out for more updates but you can read more about Sharon's world on her blog http://sharonhunt.wordpress.com/
Posted on 28 May 2010 | 7:08 am
Belvoir Bed is proud to announce, for the third year in a row, that they will be supporting the prestigious Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials by providing bedding for the event.
Held on 9th – 12th September within the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, the anticipated event promises an action packed weekend crammed full of some of the biggest names in the sport and undoubtedly some top class riding. Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials represents the quality and traditional values that Belvoir Bed stand for, making it the perfect event for the British bedding manufacturer to partner.
Belvoir Bed will be providing bedding for all the stables during the four days. Made from a combination of chopped wheat and rape straw, Belvoir Bed combines traditional benefits with modern advances to provide a superior bedding product which rivals competitors on the market.
Keep an eye on the website for exclusive online competitions to win Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials tickets. Fore more information about Blenheim Horse Trials visit: www.blenheim-horse.co.uk
Posted on 4 May 2010 | 4:46 pm
The new show, held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire 9th – 11th July will be a celebration of everything equestrian including freestyle dressage to music, Express Eventing, top class show jumping and the only Parelli demonstration to take place in the UK this year.
Having received fantastic feedback in previous years after supporting events such as the Royal Show, and Blenheim, Belvoir Bed will be the official bedding supplier and provide product for all competitors that stable on site at the Festival.
Belvoir Bed is a mix of chopped wheat and rapeseed straw which provides an exceptionally absorbent, hygienic, dust extracted and easy to use bedding already chosen by professional riders including Olympic rider Sharon Hunt and dressage rider Rebecca Hughes.
Spectators can expect to see leading riders from all disciplines including top British show jumper Ben Maher and the legendary dressage master Edward Gal. For more information about the Festival and to book tickets online visit www.royalfestivalofthehorse.co.uk or call 0844 581 1400
Posted on 26 April 2010 | 11:43 am
Sharon is now settled in to her lovely new yard in Kent and so far the season is going really well. Jasper (Tankers Town) won the advanced at Belton and is going to Badminton so watch this space for her results after this weekend! Sharon's other advanced horse, Kenny, was 9th at Burnham Market and 4th at Belton and is now going to Chatsworth and Bramham.
Sharon's intermediate horses are also going well, Red Amber won at Belton and the young horses are going fantastically. Hot of the press, Silbato won yesterday (Sunday 25th April) at Nurstead in the BE100 and has been in the top 10 in all his outings so far. Cavalier Bertie did his first event at Munstead and has been in the top 5 in all his outings. Her new ride, Bambi, is very exciting. She was placed in two BE100's and has just upgraded to Novice and came 7th at Nurstead.
Keep an eye on the website for more news on Sharon and how her season is progressing.
Posted on 26 April 2010 | 11:03 am
Suffolk based Sharon Hunt has now upped sticks and relocated to her new base at Bedgebury Equestrian Centre in Goudhurst, Kent. The move comes in a bid to move in to a more accessible area where Sharon can continue to produce her yard of 16 horses and have more direct access to local competitions.
Having been supported by Belvoir Bed for the past year, Sharon is pleased that she can remain safe in the knowledge that her horses will be settling in safely to their new environments. “The cost of moving yards is vast,” she says. “Having the support of Belvoir Bed means that not only am I sure that my horses will be comfortable in their new location but because of how good value Belvoir Bed is, setting up 16 beds from scratch is costing me as little as possible.”
Belvoir Bed is a combination of chopped wheat and rape straw and offers a biodegradable, cost effective and absorbent alternative to conventional bedding types. The natural formula used to coat the bedding contains Lemon Grass which is effective at reducing bacteria and offering a pleasant aroma.
Belvoir Bed starts at just £4.90 a bale + vat and is only available to purchase direct. For more information tel: 01772 877 897 or visit: www.belvoirbed.co.uk
Posted on 18 March 2010 | 12:47 pm
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