Pony Magazine’s Big Day Out

This year we were delighted to be involved once again with Pony Magazine’s Big Day Out. The three sold-out events were held across March and April and were extremely popular. Meet and greets were held in the morning and the afternoon, with the opportunity to also browse the shops and trade stands, while the middle of day involved a fantastic range of demos and performances to suit all equestrian interests.

Dengie stand at Pony Mag Big Day Out

At the Arena UK and Bury Farm events, spectators had the opportunity to have a meet and greet with Dengie supported social media influencer, Georgia, aka Lil Pet Channel, and it was great for us to catch up with her and hear how Percy and Snip are doing on their Dengie diets. Bury Farm also saw a brilliant ridden demo, which went down well with the crowds, from Dengie supported rider, eventer Alicia Wilkinson and her fabulous horse, Pogo. Alicia has regular support and advice from Claire Akers, Dengie’s Performance Horse Nutritionist, to ensure her horses are in top condition to perform at their best. Pogo is fed on Healthy Tummy because he struggles to maintain his weight and he benefits from the added digestive support. Her other horses are currently fed on Alfa-A Molasses Free and Alfa-Beet, alongside a balancer, which she finds is a good combination to help maintain their condition and support performance without making them too fizzy. Fun fact – One of Alicia’s other horses, Rambo, features on our Healthy Tummy bag!

In the trade stand area, it was lovely to work alongside Claire Williams from the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) who was sharing valuable information with the young equestrians about the importance of a correctly fitted riding hat and body protector as well as offering free hat and body protector checks on the day.

Pin the Feed Scoop Game at Pony Mag Big Day Out

On the Dengie stand, we hosted a variation of the classic game, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, with the difference that participants had to get the feed scoop closest to the pony’s mouth for the chance to win a feed bucket full of prizes. We were certainly kept busy with lots of people (both children and their families!) wanting to take part throughout the day at every venue. We also loved helping out with people’s feeding enquiries for their own horses and ponies – if you missed us and would like help with your horse’s diet, do contact us on 01621 841188 or click here to fill out our Feed Advice Form.