Sam Watson Prepping for the Europeans

Written by Sam Watson on 20 August 2013

Sam Watson Prepping for the Europeans

It’s the week before the European Eventing Championships in Malmö and Eventing Ireland has announced its team. Connolly’s RED MILLS are proud to team up as nutritional partners with three members of the squad - Sam Watson, Elizabeth Power and Austin O’Connor. The squad in full is -

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Nutrients Without the Calories

Written by Sabrina Barnwell MVB MRCVS on 16 August 2013

Nutrients Without the Calories

I realise it is very late in the year, but… yes my two old dears have just foaled. I probably have the youngest foals in the country.

Rescued from the jaws of eminent death the two mares came to me late in the breeding season last year. After a barrage of thinly veiled threats from me they duly went in foal within 24 hours of each other.

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The Young Breeder Championships and The SuperLeague Winner

Written by Nia O'Malley on 30 July 2013

First of all, well done to our Young Breeders team! The Irish Sport Horse Studbook Young Breeders team, sponsored by Connolly’s RED MILLS, put in an excellent effort at this year’s WBFSH International Young Breeders Championships. The Championships were held on the 12th and 13th of July in Sweden. The Irish Sport Horse Studbook teams were awarded Overall Reserve Champions, second only to the Holstein Studbook team!

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It’s Hot Out There!

Written by Catherine Rudenko on 16 July 2013

It’s Hot Out There!

This beautiful hot weather is something we are all enjoying, but it does make exercise that bit harder for our horses and effects their need for electrolytes.

Electrolytes are minerals that are dissolved in body fluids. They are vital for a wide range of body functions such as regulation of all body fluid levels into and out of the cells, nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction, as well as pumping of the heart, movement of food and water through the gut and the filtering of waste products through the kidney and liver.

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Badminton Update from Sam Watson

Written by Sam Watson on 30 May 2013

Badminton Update from Sam Watson

There’s absolutely no doubt that Badminton is the biggest event in the World. 150,000 people turned up on cross country day and, as a rider, performing on a stage of this magnitude is what the sport is all about.

We travelled George (Horseware Bushman) through the night to get there. He’s crossed the Irish Sea about fifty times at this stage so it doesn’t take anything out of him, and the journey is really as short as it gets taking just ten hours from door to door.

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Ballindenisk Update from Sam Watson

Written by Sam Watson on 23 May 2013

Ballindenisk Update from Sam Watson

Welcome to the first of my 2013 International Eventing updates, brought to you by Connolly’s RED MILLS. The international calendar kicked-off on home soil at Ballindenisk (19th – 22nd April) and we brought three of our top horses to contest three different international classes: Imperial Sky (CIC*), Horseware Lukeswell (CCI**) and Horseware Bushman (CIC***).

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Keeping It Cool

Written by Catherine Rudenko on 09 May 2013

Keeping It Cool

It's all about it keeping it cool. Lots of horses get a bit wound up and find it hard to relax, especially at competitions. One way of helping keep horses cool and collected is to choose the right source of energy for them. All horses require energy for everyday functions and interactions in the body and for additional exercise. There are many sources of energy or calories for horses. Energy for horses is known as Mega Joules of Digestible Energy (MJDE).

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Sammy the Stallion Gets a New Lease of Life

Written by Catherine Rudenko on 30 April 2013

Sammy the Stallion Gets a New Lease of Life

We recently had a customer contact us asking to speak to one of our nutritionists for advice on feeding an underweight stallion who arrived in bad shape. In November, he was 435kg and looked like skin and bones

"Sammy is a 10 year old thoroughbred stallion who came in with poor body condition and needed to build muscle and body condition. We used Horse Care 14 cubes, Gro-Care Balancer and beet pulp to bring him back to health."

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Mare’s Milk - What’s in It?

Written by Catherine Rudenko on 16 April 2013

Mare’s Milk - What’s in It?

The colostrum or ‘first milk’ plays an important role in the development of the foal. Colostrum makes up the first 1.5 - 2.0 litres of milk, and is generated during the last month of lactation. It contains key antibodies, also known as immunoglobulin’s that are essential for developing the foal’s immune system. Mare’s milk will have on average, 26 grams of protein, 19 grams of fat and 61 grams of lactose per litre. It also provides hormones, enzymes and growth factors.

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