Recommended suppliers and services

Horse1st is happy to recommend those suppliers and services we have found to trust and respect. Primarily we are looking at the specialist or small businesses that cannot easily be sourced from the horse press. You will know of others, and between us we can create a directory of high-quality equine resources across the Uk and beyond. There is no charge for inclusion in this directory but Horse1st reserves the right to refuse entry without giving a reason.

Anatomy & physiology and biomechanics courses

Equinenergy, c/o Writtle College, Essex. Visit www.equinenergy.com or telephone 01526 351381 

Bespoke saddle makers

Lovatt & Ricketts, Clifford House, 10-14 Butts Road, Walsall, West Midlands  WS4 2AR. Telephone 01922 630740. E-mail landrsaddles@ntmailzone.co.uk, arabiansaddles@ntmailzone.co.uk.Web: www.landrsaddles.com, www.arabiansaddles.com.

Bitting Analyst

Joanne Mitchell (Shropshire, Staffs, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancs). Tel: 07818 587250, email bespoke.equus@gmail.com

Coaches/Instructors

Carolyn Rowe (Leics) - dressage/eventing - 07702 292817

Thea Maxfield (Beds, Bucks, Herts, Northants) - dressage & equine behaviour - 07817 877896, email theamaxfield@hotmail.co.uk

Endo-parasite Screening

Equine Endo: Sandy Robertson (Lincs) - faecal worm egg counts, mobile screening, etc - 07967 660655, email info@equnieendo.co.uk

Equine Complementary Therapy Course

Jo Rose (Oxford, Somerset & Sussex) - Telephone 01273 299611 or 07989 505264, email joroseholistic@yahoo.co.uk, visit www.rose-therapy.co.uk.

Equine Dentists

Andrea Fear (Midlands) 07812 105199

Julian Wilcox (West Midlands & Wales) 07973 788020

Equine Masseuses

Equine McTimoney Chiropracters

Jane Howe (formerly Baker) (West & South Midlands) 07836 799037 & 01386 881978

Bronwen Hurley (Midlands) 01926 640386

Equine Muscle Lymphatic Drainage

Heather Powell (Midlands) 0121 447 7873 or visit www.equinemld.com

Rebecca Blenntoft (Midlands) 07715 499944

Equine Muscle Release Therapists (EMRT)

Leslie Bayley (East Midlands & East Anglia) 07774 226204

Jacky Clarke (Hereford/Shropshire/Cheshire, Welsh Borders) 07888 764387

Sue Connolly (Midlands) 07737 396842 email at sueconnolly.emrt@virgin.net or vist www.muscletherapyforhorses.co.uk

Karen Eastham (North West) 07811 254175 or visit www.connectionthroughhorses.co.uk

Julian Gaze (Midlands) 07973 402096

Gillian O'Brien (Ireland) 00 353 862 566039

Sahajo Southey (Scotland) 07712 760247 www.true-being.com

Equine Osteopathy

Equine Podiatry

Equine Veterinary Practices

Chris Colles, Ratley Equine Hospital, Edgehill, Banbury, Oxon OX15 6DT. Tel. 01295 670501 or visit www.avonvalevets.co.uk.

Durham Equine Practice, High Croft Farm House, Thornley, Durham DH6 3HS. Tel. 07702 948840 or visit www.durhamequine.co.uk.

Jacek Bobkiewicz, Consultant Surgeon to Woodlands Equine Services, Woodlands, Lambourn, Bersk. Tel. 07817 393186, Practice 01488 73733 or email jbokiewicz@hotmail.com.

Farriers

Russell Deering

Holistic Equitation Centres

Holistic Equitation Centre, Grange Farm, Preston Capes, Daventry, Northants NN11 3TQ. Tel. 01327 361700. Website: www.holisticequitation.co.uk

Holistic Vets

Chris Day, Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre, Chunham House, Stanford in the Vale, Oxon, SN7 8NQ. Tel no. 01367 710324, website www.alternativevet.org.uk.

Natural Flower Therapist

Linda Bullen (Cornwall). www.power-of-flowers.co.uk  or on 01566 782431.

Rehabilitation

Thea Maxfield, Crown Barn, Fringford, Bicester, Oxon OX27 8RQ. Tel 07817 877896 or email theamaxfield@hotmail.co.uk

Saddle & Tack Retailers

Norton & Newby, Wheatley, Oxon. 01494 676583

Supplements & Herbal Treatments

Roger Hatch at Trinity Consultants on 01243 551766, 01534 862256 or email:  www.justbespoke.com