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BETA 2016

Katie and Eilidh are just back from BETA 2016. It started with an early flight to Birmingham at 7am on a tiny little plane on one of the windiest mornings!!! We made it after a very bumpy journey and it was lovely to meet up with everyone down there. We spotted a couple new items to add to our exisiting range so we are very excited for their arrival and hope you guys will be too!!!

A delayed flight home allowed time to browse DutyFree too Smile We landed at 8.30 back to wet, windy Edinburgh!

Eilidh is back in the office getting ready for a very big event we are holding on Saturday 13th Feb which I will tell you all about soon!!

Katie and Jonothan are off to Paul Hayler lessons this afternoon with Calli and Enzo - and yes there is an indoor!!!!!!

Happy New Year 2016!!!!

What a year we have had! :) Firstly I would like to thank you all for your custom and loyalty the past year - we couldn't do it without you all!! Smile

Our last blog post was written in March as after March we were crazy busy with in the shop and away with our show unit to shows all weekend.

The Eventing shows were a great sucess this year however the weather wasn't as kind as previous year and we had a of wet, windy weather Cry

It was still lovely to see all the competitors that we meet on the show unit that we don't see in the shop as much.

Our 3 major shows this year were Bolesworth CSI **** in Chester, Blair Castle FEI European Championships and The British Dressage National Championships in Stonleigh. 3 absolutely brilliant shows and we love doing them - they are hard work but great fun!

The British Dressage Championships signified the end of the 2015 show season for us and the start of in store events!

We held a DeNiro open day of the 3rd October with the lovely Vic from FearnsFarm which was a really succesful day. It is a brilliant opportunity to view lots of different DeNiro boots and the details you can add to them. Vic was kept really busy doing all the measuring and hopefully everyone is happy with their boots. Katie and I ordered ourselves a pair too and here are some photos :) These are the Polo Boot in Brown Leather with contrast stitch and brown lucidi leather on straps and contrast heel! I am in love <3

Next up was Black Friday and the end of November. We also included our 'special christmas event' with this day too. Hope you all managed to find lots of bargains and some great Christmas Presents!!

Then it was into December and full steam ahead with Christmas Shoppers - the 23rd was a very popular day for worried husbands rushing in to find the perfect gift for the better half which I think we helped them with ok!! Hopefully there were lots of smiling faces on Christmas Day!!

Now we are into Jan 16 and I can't believe how quick 2015 went! Our Winter Sale continues online and in store http://www.equikro.com/autumn-winter-2015 with up to 50% off top brands such as Kingsland, Pikeur, Equiline etc :) :)

I will right a separate blog to update you on the horses at home! Cool

NEW IN - KEP Smart Helmet

Have you ever wanted a KEP but not able/willing to pay the price tag for some of the models?

KEP have now brought out a new helmet - The Smart Helmet. It has all the features of the other KEP models but with a cheaper price tag.

          Junior Sizes 55cm and under - £275      Adult Sizes 56cm and above - £295

This helmet is available in both black and navy so no matter what colour your competition outfit is you will be able to buy a hat that suits Cool

All KEP SMART helmets are equipped with flexible peak, air circulation system, 5 connection point straps and inner removale and washable padding.
Like all KEP Italia riding helmets, the KEP SMART passes the tests to obtain five international safety certifications and is thus homologated worldwide.

http://equikro.com/kep-smart-helmets-size-55-and-below 

Quiet month for the Pogbie Ponies!

September has been pretty quiet for the horses at Pogbie. Katie and I were away for a week with the trade stand at the National Dressage Championships which was a great show! Really well run and lovely to meet new and regular customers! 

One of our riders Matt Frost had a fab show and some really good results - it was great watching all the riders warm up and ride their tests. It's amazing how much you can learn from just watching!

We were inspired and ready to get back on the horses and get them going after their mini break however we got home early Monday morning exhausted and had to unpack and organise the shop for our Annual Warehouse Sale so not much time for riding :( 

The sale was a great sucess and I hope everybody managed to find a bargain or 2 and enjoyed riding RoboCob - he proved to be very popular!!!

The horses are all in work now and going well, hopefully we will get out to some shows at the end of the month!!

Winter Collections have arrived!!

The shop is looking fab at the moment - full of the Winter Ranges from Anky, Kingsland, Pikeur, Lauria Garelli, Esperado, Horze and many more. 

Anky have some beautifully bright colours this winter - cycalem, shocking pink, shocking blue and lot's more. See the range here

http://equikro.com/spring-summer-anky-2014 

We have some lovely pieces from Pikeur - a practical waterproof 3/4 coat - ideal for riding, teaching and spectating! 

http://equikro.com/pikeur-talita-34-length-coat

See the whole Pikeur AW14 Collection Here - http://equikro.com/spring-summer-pikeur-2014

We also have many super items for your horse as well as yourself!! 

This absolutely brilliant rug from Horze Avalanche Combo has some great features as well as a great price :)

One of the features that I paticulary like is that it eliminates the gap at the neck that you normally see with combo rugs so it will stop the cold wind getting down into the rug therefore keep your horse extra cosy on those colder days.

http://equikro.com/horze-avalanche-combo-heavy-weight-rug

Find the rest of the Horze AW14 Collection Here- http://equikro.com/horze-and-b-vertigo

Anky AW14 Arrival!

Stunning new colours for Autumn Winter. From Pinks to blues , to browns, to grey there is definitely a colour to suit your 4 legged friend.

Bandages - http://equikro.com/anky-bandages-aw14

Saddle Pads - http://equikro.com/anky-saddle-pad-aw14

And even more exciting news is that we are now offering these as a matching set for a discounted price! 

£67.50 for pad and bandages available here - http://equikro.com/anky-saddle-pad-and-bandages-aw14-offer

Nearly the end of Summer :(

We are just back from Blair Castle Horse Trials. A very tiring but enjoyable 4 days and the weather even held up pretty much - only a few showers. It was lovely to see everyone - Nicola and Jonathon both had horses there jumping over the weekend with some great results!

Blair is the mark of our last big event for the season :( We have the British Dressage National Championships in September however we use the shedding there so no truck this time!!

We have been doing lots of Spring Summer 2015 buying and we have some pretty stunning items coming in. I can't wait already!!

Spooks has been selling so quick that we are trying to re order items so if you want anything - buy now!!! 

http://equikro.com/spooks-autumnwinter-2014

The horses at home have had a lovely easy month of holidays whilst we have been busy working hard! They now are back in work ready for the Pet Plan Championships next weekend. We haven't had the best preparation but we are off on Friday for the weekend and it will be a great experience for them all. Katie is taking a young horse which will be for sale soon - he is such a lovely horse. Joey is doing Novice Open, Calli Elem Open and Tiamo Med Rest fingers crossed they all remember what to do in the arena Cool

A month already since the last blog!

Can't believe how time flies. The end of June was just as busy for us - Nicky was down at Hutton BE Event which was a great sucess. Then it was time for a more local show - Hopetoun International 4 day show. It made a change being somewhere nice and local as we could nip back to the shop and grab more stock. The weather stayed kind and everybody seemed to have a great time - we are looking forward to next year :)

A few days gap between Hopetoun and The Cabin Sunshine tour was quicky taken up. I was away on holiday which was great to get some sunshine and Nicky caught up on the paperwork!! Nicky had a lovely time at The Cabin and enjoyed catching up with everyone again. We are back up there 1st, 2nd and 3rd of August for the BD Summer Regionals. We will also have the Petrie Boot Configurator with us and measuring equipment so be sure to pop in to see us and take a look Smile Nicola McArthur has just got her pair and they are stunning 

All horses are happy and going well at home. Now back out and competing Calli, Joey and Tiamo were brilliant. All focused and listening we were really pleased. Calli and Joey both won one of their classes and 2nd in the others. Tiamo came 2nd in Medium 75 after about 5 rider errors!! We are currently looking for a new home for Tiamo - he has the most lovely temperment and his flying changes and canter piris are getting more established each day. I will be so sad to see him go but fingers crossed I will find a lovely home for him.

Next stop for the show unit with SNEC for the British Dressage Competition. Lot's of entries so looking forward to a busy day!!

Katie is taking a young horse out for his first competition along with Joey and Calli. Zak is also making a return to the dressage arena - all excitingLaughing

Hope you all have a great weekend and perhaps see some of you at SNEC!

Shows Shows and more Shows

Sorry that we have not written a blog since the beginning of May but it has been crazy busy here! Nicky and the show unit have been at a show every weekend so the week is spent changing/re stocking truck and the shop! Nicky and Ali are just back from Bolesworth Internation ShowJumping Show. The sun was shining all weekend and they had a great time. One of our riders Nicola McArthur was down competing with her horses too and had a fab time - pictures to follow. Bolesworth was a slight change for us as most of the other shows since May have been Eventing and our next one is Hutton Horse Trials this weekend and then the biggie Hopetoun which we are lookng forward too :)

Jonathon Lough will be competing 2 of his horses - Enzo and Trinky at Hopetoun too so it is great to see our riders competing at the shows we are at too!

Some of you may remember seeing updates about Jonathons young horse Reedy - well he has been sold to a lovely new home and we wish them the best of luck! Here is a photo of the new baby horse , he is just a bit handsome!! 

Equikro's Highland is progressing well and has been out to a couple of local shows to see what everything is all about! Not long till he will be home being a grown up :)

Exciting news for the shop - We are now stocking Equiline and it is going so well. The products are amazing and such great quality that is has been flying out!! These are my favourites I must admit the http://equikro.com/equiline-rio-jumpgp-saddle-cloth and http://equikro.com/equiline-rio-ear-net are just amazing. 

Lots of shows and lots of new stock!

April and May have been exceptionally busy for us here at Equikro. We have been getting deliveries of new stock and top ups every other day, getting the show unit ready for shows and competing!!

Some very exciting news which you may have already heard is, we are now proud to be sponsoring Nicola MacArthur!! Smile She has a great string of Show Jumpers out competing this year and we wish her the best of luck with them all! We are looking forward to seeing her ride in her fully customised Petrie Jumping boots that Nic created using our in store Petrie Boot Configuator. Please call us to find out more or see us at a show!

The horses at home have been going well and Calli has ran through a few Mediums at Morris EC last month. Katie managed to keep him together (just!!) and now knows what is needed to be worked on for next time! Amor also moved up a level and gained points towards his Elementary qualification. Tiamo and I got a PB on Friday night in our medium and we managed no freestyle flying changes!! Foot in Mouth

It was Joey and Reedy (who is for sale) turn at SNEC on Saturday in the prelims. Both acted really grown up and with good % and comments Katie was really pleased. 

One of our other riders Jonathon has also been out for the start of the eventing season with his 2 - Trinket and Enzo. Their next outing is Floors in a couple of weeks so fingers crossed for them - He may even be wearing his new KEP Event Hat Foot in Mouth

Nicky is off with the show unit to Ayr Show this weekend. We have just finished getting the unit ready and it is packed with great offers! Especially breeches if anyone is looking for some bargainous breeches!!