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British feed company fuels Equestrian Team GBR
The Olympic Games has been Britain's most successful in modern history and Britain's equestrian team has made history of its own with a gold in the team dressage, gold and bronze in the individual dressage, gold in the showjumping and silver in the team three-day event. 
 
And the British theme doesn't end there as British feed company Dodson & Horrell is the official supplier of nutrition to Equestrian Team GBR providing bespoke horse feed and nutritional advice to Team members as they prepared for the London Games. 
 
As well as supporting Equestrian Team GBR, Dodson & Horrell also sponsors two of the riders that competed in this year's Games: Zara Phillips and Richard Davison. 
 
Dodson & Horrell offers it sincerest congratulations to Zara, Olympic silver medallist as part of the Equestrian Eventing team, and Richard, who competed in the individual dressage event. 
 
This was Richard's fourth Olympics - an outstanding achievement for the man who has been riding since the age of five and who has become one of the best known and most successful international dressage riders of all time. 
 
Commenting on his Olympic performance, Richard said: "It was a privilege and an honour to compete at the London Olympics. This was my fourth Olympic Games, well actually fifth including Beijing when I was Team Manager, and yet there was something totally unique about this one. It was the best ever, not only because of our results but because the organisation, the volunteers, the soldiers and the spectators were truly outstanding. I cannot ever imagine a better Olympic Games." 
 
"The venue at Greenwich Park was outstanding and to perform on home soil in front of a home crowd is something l feel very fortunate to have been able to do." 
 
Chris Gordon, Technical Director at Dodson & Horrell, said: "We are immensely proud to be working with Equestrian Team GBR and are delighted to be supporting Zara, Richard and other leading talents." 
 
"Their achievement at the Olympics was fantastic and it is wonderful to see our British Equestrian Team succeeding at such a high level." 
 
Equestrian Team GBR is underpinned by the World Class Programme, enabling future equestrian stars to receive the training and advice they need in order to progress to Senior level competition - giving riders the chance to compete on an Olympic scale. 
 
"We work closely with the vets, physios, trainers and riders who are selected for the Team GBR World Class Programme and offer nutritional advice during squad sessions and yard visits," Chris added. 
 
"We look at the total ration including forage analysis to pinpoint any imbalances or deficiencies and how these can best be corrected, as well as advising on dietary management such as meal size and time of feeding which can be crucial in terms of feed digestibility and therefore performance. 
 
"Having an extensive range of Dodson & Horrell feeds all manufactured to the BETA NOPS standard to avoid the risk of prohibited substances is a great help when making these corrections."

EuroMillionaires help Robbie Mason over the bumps and jumps
The career of young show-jumping talent, Robbie Mason, has been given a boost after being backed by EuroMillions winners Chris and Colin Weir. 
Robbie (14) who had to drop out of Hickstead in July because his pony Little Logic suffered an injury, bounced back to compete for Scotland in the Wales leg of the Pony Internationals at The David Broome Centre, near Chepstow on his other pony Light And Lively and has now been able to purchase two new ponies with funds provided by the Weirs. 
The newly acquired Mosstown Ralph and his second new pony IOP De Concelle went with Robbie to the Scottish leg of the Internationals which was held in Ingliston Equestrian Centre, Bishopton last weekend (August 11-12 ). These two new ponies will now be Robbie's focus and he will attempt to qualify for both the Royal International Show at Hickstead and the Horse of the Year Show, Birmingham over the next two years. 
The donation from the Weirs has also helped Robbie's family purchase a new horse box, with living accommodation and ensures the young rider has the support he needs to get to the top of his sport. 
Robbie, who is from Irvine, has only been riding for the past three years, but is already a regular member of the Scottish team, excelling in a number of Grand Prix events over the past year. 
Robbie's father, Robbie Senior, is thrilled. He said: "Chris and Colin's support has been amazing. We were at a bit of a cross roads. Robbie's pony, Little Logic, is over 30 years old and Robbie really needed to step up to the 148 class. On top of that, when competing far from home, Robbie was literally sleeping in a camp bed in the back of the lorry, such was his desire to take part in an event. 
"We simply would not have managed without Chris and Colin's help. Their donation towards new transport, the ponies and his development has suddenly made Robbie's ambitions to compete internationally and become a top show jumper far more real." 
Robbie is trained by George Babes in Kilmarnock. 
Colin Weir said: "Robbie is such a young talent and we love his determination and dedication. It is important that he continues to get the support and encouragement he deserves and we were delighted to help out."

A green alternative to generators powers Burghley Green Lifestyle Pavilion
An innovative solution to the perennial problem of accessing electricity in remote locations is being used at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials this year. Midlands-based company Off Grid Energy will be powering the Green Lifestyle Pavilion with their Mobile Hybrid Power (MHP) Unit that is able to deliver cost savings through the use of energy generated by both renewable and conventional means.  
 
Managing director of Off Grid Energy, Danny Jones, says: 'If you have a livery yard, stables or indeed a tent in a field where there's no mains electricity available - or it's unreliable - a generator has traditionally been the only option as connection to the Grid can be prohibitively expensive. But we all know the problems with generators; they are noisy, dirty and expensive to run. We've produced a viable solution to generate clean, silent and cost effective energy that significantly reduces CO2.' 
The MHP uses a battery, inverters, solar panels and wind turbines in conjunction with a generator. When it's sunny or windy, power is created via the solar panels and wind turbine to top up the power in the high-capacity battery.  All of the elements combine to provide you with constant power. If the power runs down and is not topped up using these renewable sources, or there's a sudden requirement for a lot of power, the generator is automatically switched on.  It switches off automatically when it's no longer needed which results in considerable fuel savings.  
Off Grid customers that have already installed the equipment in modern stable buildings have recorded a reduction in generator fuel consumption by over 75%. In addition, there is income from government feed in tariff payments and savings from reduced generator servicing costs.  
 
Danny continues: 'It's obvious that a 'Green Lifestyle Pavilion' should not only provide a showcase for products and services that are sustainable and eco-friendly, but also demonstrate those values. As the team at Burghley are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, this seemed a perfect opportunity for them to put their commitment into action.'   
 
The new pavilion run by Just Brilliant Events will bring together a whole new group of exhibitors with innovative natural, organic and eco-friendly products that offer visitors ever more attractive buying choices, together with expert advice ranging from conservation to sustainability.   
 
Jill Button of Just Brilliant Events said: 'We are delighted that Off Grid Energy will be powering the Green Lifestyle Pavilion throughout the event which will considerably reduce our CO2 emissions and help the event to reduce its carbon footprint.' 
 
Visitors to the Pavilion will be able to see the MHP working and visit the Off Grid Energy stand to hear more.  
The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trails take place 30th August - 2nd September 2012 
Media enquiries: Claire salmons 01788 819740, Claire@rbhsalmons.co.uk
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