Abbey England View the website
Abbey England are one of the market leaders amongst equestrian wholesale suppliers. They supply saddlers, harness and rug makers, and are well known for their extensive range of bits. Abbey England offer a top quality selection of riding and driving bits which are made of high quality metal and quality checked individually. With more than 350 horse bit designs to offer retailers, Abbey England is at the forefront of the bit sector.
All Mike’s ponies are bitted by Abbey England with their British-made quality driving bits, and the company have sponsored the team since 2012.
GAIN Horse Feeds View the website
Gain Horse Feeds is the equine feed brand of the leading global performance nutrition and ingredients group, Glanbia plc. Nutrition, quality and performance are the cornerstones on which GAIN Horse Feeds has been built and with over 30 years’ experience, their feeds are now fed to some of the top performing horses in the world with regular export to European destinations and the Middle East. GAIN pride themselves on using only the highest quality ingredients.
All Mike’s ponies are fed on Gain Opti Care Balancer and they look fantastic!
British Carriagedriving View the website
There are over 30 driving clubs spread around the country, affiliated to British Carriagedriving. These clubs organise training sessions, fun events and BC competitions throughout the year. BC competitions usually run outdoors during the Spring/Summer months.
Indoor Horse Driving Trials (IHDT) View the website
The IHDT run indoor competitions throughout the Autumn/Winter months, culminating at the Indoor Championships at Keysoe at the end of March. Based on horse driving trials, indoor competitions are a full event in a few hours in the comfort and convenience of an indoor arena.
Chester Horse Driving Trials Group View the website
CHDTG are our local club. Throughout the winter the club runs indoor competitions at Reaseheath, Cheshire and Northop, Flintshire. Each competition runs both Keysoe qualifiers and club classes in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Ashbrook Equine Hospital View the website
Based in Cheshire, Ashbrook are our wonderful local vets who have been great supporters of Mike and the ponies over the years.
New Barn Livery View the website
Owned by Pamela Rigby (BHSII), New Barn is our local equestrian venue offering a range of facilities and services. The superb 60×20 covered arena is perfect for driving on, and we train here regularly. New Barn is also the venue for Young Driver clinics organised by Mike and Louise.
DHI Performance Horses View the website
Jo Wright-Graham of DHI has been involved with Team Warford for several years. Under her tutelage Mike’s dressage has improved greatly, and he has lessons regularly. Jo has also been instrumental in Blackie and Brownie’s dressage success with Anna riding, helping them to the Trailblazers Finals twice as well as many wins at local level. She is always encouraging and supportive of our ponies, proving that size really doesn’t matter!