Yeoman Haylage On The Menu For The Show-Jumpers At Hickstead!

Yeoman Haylage are delighted to be selling their pure ryegrass haylage to Falcon Equine Feeds from West Chiltingdon, Pulborough in West Sussex who supply the All England Show-Jumping Course at Hickstead with their horse feed. New for 2020, Yeoman Haylage can be bought by competitors and visitors to Hickstead. This is something Yeoman Haylage are proud of especially when past Hickstead Derby winners were fed on it. One such Derby winner who was fuelled by the pure ryegrass top quality product that Yeoman Haylage have developed something of a reputation for was Loughnatousa WB who won the famous Hickstead Derby, not once, but twice!

Trained by Bernice Cuthbert from Oxfordshire and owned by Patricia Brown, this former showjumping hero, Loughnatousa WB, who is sadly no longer alive and who stood at an imposing 17.1hh, not only did he win the coveted 2015 Hickstead Derby with Irish rider Trevor Breen in the saddle, he notched up a Derby double in 2013 with Paul Beecher on board.

Loughnatousa WB was described as being the ultimate ‘powerhouse’ by racehorse trainer, show hunter judge and former showjumping trainer Bryan Smart who said he was all muscle and full of power through his hindquarters. “To have won two Hickstead Derbys with different jockeys, shows he was built for the job” said Bryan.

Amongst other important victories, Loughnatousa WB was equal first in the ‘Puissance’ at the Horse of the Year Show in 2012, jumping the world famous wall at a height over which neither he nor his rider could see over.

To find out more about Falcon Equine Feeds, Hickstead and Yeoman Haylage, just click on the blue links at the top of this post and you will go straight to their websites.

I have been feeding all my top event horses on John’s haylage. The bales are a user-friendly size particularly when we are packing and staying away at three day events. The horses thrive on it, look great and are performing well. The haylage gives them the right energy and nutrition.

Kitty King – Member of the World Class Performance Programme and currently ranked 19th in the British eventing rankings and the 4th highest ranked British woman.