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Snuggy Hoods sponsor Mary King

We are proud to have been “dressing” Mary’s horses for 8 years – since we encouraged her to try a Turn Out Hood some years ago at Olympia Horse Show.

Mary King with King Soloman III wearing his Turn Out HoodMary King with King Soloman III wearing his Turn Out HoodShe is such a wonderful ambassador to the Equestrian World having represented GB at 5 Olympic Games, 1992-2008 – winning Silver and a Bronze medal with her team. She has won two gold and one silver medal in the World Equestrian Games team eventing and four team gold medals at the European Eventing Championships along with one bronze and one silver medal in the individual event. Nationally, she was the British Open Champion in 1990, 1991 & 1996 and won the CCI four star Badminton Horse Trials in 1992 & 2000, and the CCI four star Burghley Horse Trials in 1996. And this year she won a fantastic 1st and 2nd at the Rolex Kentucky 3 day event!
We wish both Mary and her daughter Emily (following in her mothers’ footsteps) all the best for the future! Snuggy Hoods will continue their support of them both!

What Mary says about Snuggy Hoods:
"Snuggy Hoods have given back all those hours spent scrubbing mud off with their fantastic turnout hoods - giving me more time to ride, train and compete. Snuggy Hoods are both fun and practical, the fleece sheep print always makes me smile and I know all my horses especially King Solomon are laughing when it comes to those chilly winter months with their cosy fleece Snuggy Hoods!"

Snuggy Hoods sponsor Lynn Russell

Lynn RussellLynn RussellA name synonymous with the show ring and mostly with Cobs! Lynn has been linked with Snuggy Hoods for almost 6 years, constantly helping with product development, testing new products and offering help with design. Lynn has over 20 years competing at top level showing and has won numerous prestigious titles over the years at some of the UK ’s biggest equestrian shows including Royal Windsor, the Royal International and HOYS. Lynn is constantly involved in passing on her top tips and advice and tuition is available upon request. She runs "Showing Masterclasses" throughout the year along with Charity Tack Sales to which you can bring and buy quality second hand tack and other kit. Take a look at her website www.topcobs.com for more information.

Snuggy Hoods sponsor Team Harvey

Team HarveyProfessional Showing Team are based in Hertfordshire producing top class show ponies and horses with a reputation for working hard, and playing hard too!

Team Harvey have won all top titles, most recently standing Mini Show Pony Champion with Barkway Magic Moments at HOYS 2012 and reserve Champion with Barkway Precocious.

Snuggy Hoods are delighted to sponsor Team Harvey and are proud to say our products are used and valued on some of the best show horses and ponies around!

Snuggy Hoods sponsor Para Dressage Rider Natalie Povey

Natalie PoveyNatalie is a para equestrian dressage rider who is based in Wrexham, North Wales. She has been a member of the World Class Para Equestrian Dressage Development Program since 2007. Coming from a non horsy background Natalie has only been involved with horses since first starting to ride at the age of fifteen when it was suggested by her physio, she started riding at a local Riding for the Disabled Association Group and her career went from there. To date Natalie has represented Great Britain at eight international para equestrian dressage competitions as well as competing nationally and regularly qualifying for each of the para dressage championships. Her ultimate goal is to compete at the Paralympic games as well as World and European Championships.

Broadgrove StudSnuggy Hoods – proud to sponsor Ann and Po Fowler and Peter Thomas of Broadgrove stud.

Snuggy Hoods is delighted to announce an alliance with Ann and Po Fowler and Peter Thomas of Broadgrove Stud. This family business near Bristol, breed, produce and show riding ponies with great success.

Ann is also a well respected BSPS judge, who has judged at the Horse of the Year Show and in Australia. Their homebred pony Broadgrove Chatterbox won the ‘Cuddy at Horse of the Year Show 2004’ and then won the coveted ‘Pony of the Year’ at both RIHS and HOYS in 2005. She qualified for the Cuddy as a broodmare in 2010.

Their homebred pony Broadgrove Springtime won the Show Pony title at The Horse of the Year show in 2011. Broadgrove Only You won the coveted title in 2012.

This is a family operation which has found success through hard work and a good eye....and good taste of course - their beautiful ponies wear our fabulous products! If you would like a profile or feature on this talented team please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Snuggy Hoods sponsor Jenna Saunders

Jenna SaundersJenna SaundersIn 2011, Snuggy Hoods received a call from Jenna Saunders – at the same time, Director Becky Godfrey-Faussett was looking at a photo of Parkdene Music Man in the Horse and Hound.

We were thrilled to agree to sponsor Jenna and her coloured horses.

Jenna is the proud owner of 3-year-old Parkdene Music Man and 3-year-old filly Solaris Dwenqua. Both horses have had fabulous success so far with Music Man – Calvin being placed 9th at the Horse of the Year show this year!!!! At the BSPA Champs this year, Dwenqua took Supreme Champion – well done those horses!! As you see from the pictures, Snuggy hoods definitely make Jennas load a little lighter when keeping them clean.

Looking forward to another successful year next year!

Snuggy Hoods sponsor Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence

Snuggy Hoods sponsor Lizzie Briant

Lizzie Briant

Snuggy Hoods sponsor Jo Bates

Jo BatesJo was born into a competitive equestrian family and, as she grew up, she never wanted to do anything else but ride.

From a successful start in the show ring on ponies produced by her mother, she took up dressage when she was 12, and went on to become one of the top young riders in GB in 1977 and 1978 and Junior Dressage Champion in 1978.

On leaving school, Jo trained with some of the best known horsemen and women in the business, including Ernst Bachinger (at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna), Jennie Loriston Clarke and Iris Kellet, gaining a grounding that has stood her in very good stead.

She then joined Broadstone Stud producing dressage and show horses, finally taking over as Joint Manager.

At Broadstone Jo had some notable successes, including championships at HOYS and RIHS as well as competing at top level in dressage.

When the stud was disbanded in 2003, Jo set up her own training and competition yard, building up a loyal clientele as well as continuing to achieve championship success in the show ring.

Snuggy Hoods sponsor the 2012 NPS Supreme Dressage Final and Olympic Year International Team Challenge

Snuggy Hoods is delighted to announce sponsorship of the 2012 NPS Supreme Dressage Final and Olympic year International Team Challenge. It takes place on April 14th and 15th at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre.

Snuggy Hoods is also sponsoring the Mini (twelve and under) BD Novice Test Championship and NPS Mini team competing in the International Challenge.

The 2012 Championships & International Challenge are welcoming 14 young riders from Australia plus teams of riders from Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as from across the UK, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands.

This event will encourage young people to share their experiences with ponies and make global friendships. The Australians are already planning a return trip for NPS members in 2014.

Snuggy Hoods is delighted to support our young riders striving for success – who knows we may see some stars of the future!

Snuggy Hoods Junior Show Rider Personality of the Year

Millie Wonnacott

Millie WonnacottMillie is successful in WHP, SHP and SP this year.

Age: 13

Stable Jockey for Ann Fowler's very successful Broadgrove show ponies as well as producing very successful Working Hunter Ponies from her Devon home. Major Achievement: Childrens Riding Pony of the Year Champion at HOYS 2010 with Broadgrove Springtime, many successes with the 138cn Broadgrove Jester and in 2011 at the BSPS Summer Championships was Supreme Four Year Old Champion, Restricted Champion, Blue Division Show Pony Champion overall Show Pony Champion, Supreme at the 2009 BSPS Winter Champions with her Nursery Stakes pony Firefly and a winner plus good wins in 2010 & 2011 with her 133cm ride My Blue Eyed Boy II