Bliss Bedding Blog

New Stockist!

We are pleased to announce that Milford Animal Feeds is now a stockist of Bliss Bedding. Milford Animal Feeds has recently opened in Bakewell and stocks a range of equine, poultry, small animal and farm feeds including Just Feeds. For further information please contact Milford Animal Feedson 01629 812539 or email milfordfeeds@aol.co.uk

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Busy Times, Exciting Competitions and Visiting our Sponsored Riders

Firstly, we hope that you have noticed our new website design?! We are really pleased with the final outcome and would highly recommend Hotshot Creative, a local based company in Ashbourne, for any of your website or design enquires- Thankyou Hotshot Creative! http://www.hotshotcreative.co.uk/

Competition Time

We have joined forces with Equine Speedskip for our latest competition; the lovely people have given us three Equine Speedskips to give away! The winners will be drawn on 1st March so hurry and enter!

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Visiting Bliss Retailers

The office has been so busy since Christmas that I have not had time to update our blog, although we have been catching up with our sponsored riders and our customers recently. Last night I enjoyed being part of an open evening at Equine Mania where myself and Caroline from Baileys Horse Feeds gave what we hope was an entertaining talk about both the respective products and companies that we work for.

Sponsored Riders Update

One of the perks of my job is to meet and work alongside some very talented riders who we sponsor, and this month I have managed to visit both Ruth Edge and Maddy Moffett’s yards to have a chat with them about their aims and ambitions for 2013:

Ruth Edge

I last visited Ruth Edge when she had just moved into her new yard at Foston and couldn’t believe the transformation that has taken place since then. The yard looks fantastic, with a new ménage and horse walker (and stables with lovely beds of Bliss); Team Edge has been very busy! Ruth has got a hectic season planned so we look forward to watching her throughout the year and wish her great success! Ruth is extremely positive about the upcoming season- “Thanks to our new location we have an exciting team of horses for the 2013 season and we are looking forward to see how the 2013 season unfolds.”

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 Maddy Moffett

I regularly visit Maddy’s yard as she has the somewhat undesirable task of getting myself and my huge Irish Draught tank ‘Blue’ into shape. After our latest schooling session (when I was the colour of a postbox!) we managed to have a chat about Maddy’s plans for 2013- “I want to continue to help others reach their aims and ambitions with their horses, and also hope to improve myself with regular training.”

Maddy has a new addition to her yard called Harley- “Harley will be five this year, and is a liver chestnut, 16.3hh, gelding. He is Irish bred by Harlequin du Carel. He is very ‘green’ still, but seems to enjoy work and is coming along nicely. I am bringing him on slowly as he is a little weak at the moment and needs to strengthen up before a lot is asked of him, so is hacking out with his nanny ‘William’, who is fabulous at helping young horses settle and get used to strange sights, sounds and traffic! He is doing a bit in the school too learning the basics, but is yet to jump – hopefully we will give that a go very soon! We will start taking him to friends’ arenas soon to get him used to going out and about, but there is no fixed time scale for anything at the moment. My personal aims are to start competing Harley, possibly in age classes if he progresses well enough. I am also hoping to find another horse to bring on alongside him. I will be competing some other horses at the start of the season, and am looking forward to that.”

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Harley when he first arrived at Maddy’s yard

I am looking forward to see how Maddy and Harley get on this season and wish them the best of luck!

To contact Maddy please visit http://www.bigginhallequestrian.co.uk/about.html

Contact Us

If you have any enquiries about Bliss Bedding, we are always happy to help. Simply contact us on

T: 01335 310202 or email blissbedding@gmail.com

I promise not to leave it so long next time!

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Help Needed for Local Charity ‘Cavendish Bridge Equestrian Centre’

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Disaster struck for Dawn Marie Webster, owner of Cavendish Bridge Riding Centre, when she awoke to find her stable yard covered in 4ft of water this week. She found her 37 horses stood in 2 1/2 ft of water in their stables and quickly made plans to evacuate the yard thanks to helpful neighbours and friends in the surrounding area. Everything at the stable yard was drenched or submerged in water, including the feed and bedding.

The paddocks and menage is still submerged

It is still visible where the water came flooding into the stables

Cavendish Bridge Equestrian Centre is a registered charity who organise riding for the disabled. We have donated bales of Bliss Bedding for the stables along with some feed from our sister company ‘Just Feeds’ to help towards getting this local charity back on track. If anybody can help by making a donation please contact Dawn 07801318523, any help would be gratefully received. Dawn was overwhelmed by people’s generosity and expressed how kind people had been in helping her out in such a difficult situation.

Dawn is desperate to bring her horses back home to the yard, but alongside all of this, she is also holding a charity event over the weekend! We send our best wishes to Dawn, her staff and the horses at Cavendish Bridge and hope that they are all home, safe and dry again soon.

http://www.cavendishbridgeequestrian.co.uk/


Just Feeds

Here at Bliss we are proud to announce the launch of our new feed range ‘Just Feeds’.

Just horse and pony feeds are a whole new range of healthy, high in fibre feeds made from natural ingredients without any additives. Just is a feed range designed with the horse’s natural diet in mind, a horse or pony’s natural instinct is to forage and graze and their digestive systems function best when allowed to do so.

Our intention is to strip back to a natural, healthy feeding programme, designed to encourage a healthy digestive system and content horse or pony. Just Feeds comprises of natural forage without any additives or molasses and is suitable for all horses and ponies regardless of their age, size, weight or performance level. Just Feeds offers all horses a high fibre, low calorie natural diet.

Feed your horse or pony Just the way nature intended.

For more information visit our brand new website http://justfeeds.co.uk


Meet Prize Winner Sarah Sweeney

It was a dismal and wet weather, but despite this I had a lovely morning delivering the fantastic prize of a pallet of Bliss bedding to prize winner Sarah Sweeney. I met Sarah along with her Welsh Section D ‘Picasso’ and super cute 10hh Welsh x Shetland pony ‘Gizmo’- I was very tempted to load Gizmo in my van as he was absolutely fluffy and gorgeous! Sarah keeps both of her horses at a small private yard, where Picasso and Gizmo are stabled next to each other and have a little window to sniff and exchange conversations about how comfy their new beds are!!

Sarah has been riding since she was eight years old and enjoys all riding activities on Picasso whom she has owned for four years, Gizmo is fourteen years old and he is quite happy to fulfill the role of super cute companion. Sarah was very pleased with her stash of bedding- “I am thrilled! I never win anything! Picasso and Gizmo are lucky boys as they will be snoozing on Bliss bedding all Winter. Thankyou to the team at Bliss!”

I think that Sarah’s horses are going to enjoy a cosy Winter and will be very content with their new bedding, especially after Picasso happily knelt down for a good old roll in Bliss as soon as we let him into his stable!

Congratulations to Sarah, we will be running another competition soon so keep checking out our website and Facebook page.