Safe and Stylish
Part of Dublin’s new helmet collection, the Chevron is a lightweight model designed with both comfort and safety in mind. It features an easy-to-use dial system to ensure proper fit and an adjustable clip and quick-release buckle for added security. The Chevron’s low-profile and matte outer finish make it an attractive and affordable choice for both schooling and showing in different disciplines. The helmet is ASTM F1163-15/SEI-certified and available in black, dark gray, navy or purple; sizes small–large; $59.99; www.dublinclothing.com.
An eventing saddle built for competitive advantage, the forward-cut, monoflap Bates Advanta ® is engineered to provide an ultra-close connection. Its low-profile SynergyPanel includes protective cushioning and shock absorption to reduce pressure on the horse’s back, while the witherfreedom design affords full-range movement over fences. The seat’s “sweet spot” reportedly enhances the degree of contact and offers a seamless transition to the leg. Other features include FlexiContourbloc technology and ergonomic stirrup bars for optimal rider position. Available in classic black, classic brown or Havana brown/classic black; sizes 16.5, 17 or 17.5 inches; $3,595; www.batessaddles.com.
Horseware’s Amigo Evolution is a fly sheet that utilizes color technology to deter insects that pester horses. Since most insects cannot perceive the colors orange and aqua, they will avoid landing on a horse that is wearing garments in those colors. Fashioned from a lightweight polyester net that is absorbent and boasts sun-reflecting properties, this fly sheet is also the first to include Horseware’s disc-front closure system. In addition, it features three straight belly surcingles, leg arches and an integrated neck. Available in aqua with orange and aqua; sizes 60–84 inches; $130; www.horseware.com.
New from Equine Healthcare International: veterinarian-developed EQUI+Focus, a unique magnesium-free paste created to support a horse’s mental focus and concentration without dulling his athletic performance. EQUI+Focus contains a proprietary amino-acid-complex formula designed to work naturally with your horse’s system to reduce stress and ensure maximum comfort without causing excessive acid production. Dosage is one tube the night before an event and one the morning of the competition. At press time, none of the ingredients in EQUI+Focus were listed as prohibited substances by the USEF, making this a “show-safe” supplement; $21.95; www.ehi-us.com.