Equine Nutrition Seminar

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Don Kapper, Director of Nutrition and Technical Services for Progressive Nutrition, will be speaking at Whispering Hope Stables on Monday, October 13, 2014. This clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lynn Gomes and Dr. Daniel Lambert from HorseCare Veterinary Services.  Don is an internationally known equine researcher and speaker, and he will be giving a 1-hour clinic on:

Managing Feed and Hay Nutrients: All Ages, Shapes, and Sizes
Determining the Body Condition and Topline Scores for your Horse
Learning what the Feeding Directions on a Feed Tag really mean
Good grass year, Bad hay year! What to expect this fall and winter!

You will walk away from this clinic with a greater awareness of equine nutrition and how to best manage the diet and body shape of your horse.

This clinic is open to the public at no cost.  The clinic will start promptly at 6:30pm and will be followed by a Q&A session.  Reserve your spot by emailing madeline@whisperinghopestables.com or calling our office at (919) 851-6237.


Horse Care & First Aid – Clinic at Whispering Hope Stables

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Dr. Maxwell with Summit Equine Hospital will be at Whispering Hope Stables on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, to provide a 2 hour clinic on the following two topics:

Cuts, Wounds and Swelling – How to Treat and When to Call the Vet

Emergency Handling – How to Handle an Emergency until the Vet Arrives

You will walk away from this clinic with a greater awareness of how to respond to injuries on your horse and how to quickly act in the event of an emergency.   Whether you need to brush up on what you already know or learn how to handle these types of situations for the first time, you can definitely expect to learn something new.

To learn more about Dr. Maxwell and Summit Equine Hospital, please visit: www.summitequinehospitalpc.com/team.html.

There is no cost for this clinic. The clinic will start at 6:00pm. You can reserve your spot by emailing Whispering Hope Stables at madeline@whisperinghopestables.com or by calling our office at (919) 851-6237. We are located at 5237 Theys Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606.

Equine Coggins/Vaccine Clinic

Equine Coggins/Vaccine Clinic

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Saturday, August 16th

9am to 2pm

First come, first served

Location:  Double LL Tack & Feed

Vet:  Dr. Shannon Baker of Hoof & Horn Mobile Vet Services


Coggins – $18

Flu/Rhino – $20

WNV/EWT – $ 32

Equine Rabies – $ 12

Canine Rabies – $ 12

Fecal Egg Count – $20

Health Certificates – $20/group

We will be CLOSED Sunday, June 15th for Father’s Day

We will be CLOSED, Friday, July 4th for Independence Day

Double LL Tack & Feed

1221 NC 55 W

Coats, NC  27521


M,T,Th,F 10am to 7pm

Sa 9am to 4pm

Su 12pm to 4pm

Closed Wednesday


Jim Byrd

Vicky Schiller

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When feeding your horses, what is your biggest concern?

Mine always was: Is it healthy for the horse? Is it making the horse hot? How much does it cost? As a caregiver, trainer and hoof care professional for horses, I was always looking for the ultimate way to feed a horse without breaking the bank. About three years ago I found this feed. I had heard about copra meal from colleagues in England, but could somehow not wrap my mind around it. Then I found CoolStance, tried it and the results were fabulous.

Pure coconut meal gives your horse the energy he needs to perform; you have peace of mind because it is low in non-structural carbohydrates (NSC <11%), but high in digestible protein (20%) and fat (10%). And it is free of chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.
The results I saw in my own horses and those of my clients within a mere 4 weeks led me to become a distributor for CoolStance in the Southern and Central United States. This is a great feed, it is affordable and delivers.

For information please visit www.stanceequine.com and www.coconutforhorses.com or
call 803-647-1200 or e-mail directly claudia@stanceglobal.com

I am looking for resellers in many locations. If you have a barn, own an equine related business, you may be interested in selling CoolStance. This is also an excellent opportunity for farriers and hoof care providers; you really will see better hoof growth when horses are fed CoolStance. And your clients love it when you bring the feed to them.

Equine body workers and veterinarians also carry this feed and recommend it to their clients.
Nothing like you ever fed – everything you wished you had. Give me a call; you’ll be glad you did. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Have a great day!

American Shetland Pony Club American Miniature Horse Registry to hold 2013 Convention in Lexington

Morton, IL (October 30, 2013) — With little equines on their minds, members of The American Shetland Pony Club/American Miniature Horse Registry will meet for their 2013 national convention in Lexington, November 5-10, 2013.



This annual event conducts business for all American Shetland divisions as well as for the following registries: the American Miniature Horse Registry, the American Show Pony Registry and the National Sport Performance Show Pony Registry.   Additionally, business is also reviewed for all member programs – from breeders to youth to amateur to officials – for the entire organization

In addition to the business conducted, the Bluegrass Convention Committee is offering motor coach tours to “Experience the Bluegrass.”  Guide tours of historic sites and local landmarks are part of this special opportunity.

Action items at this year’s meetings include Bylaw updates, rule changes, award presentations, educational clinics, fun activities and more.


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The American Shetland Pony Club, the American Show Pony Registry and The American Miniature Horse Registry are non-profit organizations established to preserve and refine the bloodlines of these small equines and promote the enjoyment of small equines. Recognized as the oldest and most versatile registry in the United States, the American Shetland Pony Club offer a variety of programs for Shetland Pony and Miniature Horse enthusiasts of all ages.  Visit their website at www.shetlandminiature.com or 81-B East Queenwood Road, Morton, IL 61550. (Photo courtesy of Casey McBride)

Vita Flex Congratulates Victory Team Member Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O for Taking Reserve Champion at 2013 US Dressage Festival of Champions


Wellington, FL (October 30, 2013) – Vita Flex, a leading supplier of advanced performance products for horses, is proud of their Victory Team member Caroline Roffman for a strong performance and placing as Reserve Champion riding her own mare, Her Highness O, at the 2013 US Dressage Festival of Champions presented by the Dutta Corp.  Although this year’s festival was cut short due to potentially dangerous weather conditions, Roffman and Her Highness were able to ride before the storms set in to finish first in the Intermediaire I Freestyle test, earning 76.625% which placed them with an overall total of 73.504% for the Reserve Champion win. “Today, Her Highness O finished her career as a small tour horse – winning the I1 Freestyle with a 76% and becoming Reserve National Champion!” Roffman told her FB friends after the win, “The journey she has taken me on has been absolutely unforgettable – from broodmare to here, where we are today as friends and partners.  Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way!” she added. Vita Flex, Contact: Tanner Clark, Brand Manager ph: 602-281-3872  Email: tclark@central.com

Their journey has definitely been exciting. Her Highness O, a 10 year old Hanoverian mare (Hohenstein De x Spa Wild Lady O x Weltmeyer), was a former broodmare before Roffman acquired her and took her to become the 2012 USEF National Developing Horse Prix St Georges Dressage Championship presented by the Dutta Corp and Performance Sales International winner.  Roffman continued to compete this beautiful black mare and totally ruled many of the shows during the 2013 Winter Equestrian Festival, including winning a Team Gold and Individual Bronze at the CDIO Nations Cup in Wellington.  Roffman and Her Highness then traveled to Europe and finished in the 70 percentile at Aachen, which prompted the United States team Chief D’Equipe, Robert Dover to declare, “A star is born.”

The fine line for Roffman and her equestrian partners is teamwork that, as she describes, is when a horse shows brilliance and spirit but is still focused on the rider.  She believes that supplements used during training offers the opportunity for her horses to gain the confidence they need in the ring to remain composed and focused.  Roffman likens her horses’ performance to that of human athletes, where it takes teamwork and the best of everything to stay healthy and put in a top performance.

In fact, Roffman says, “I think it’s a really large part of why I am competitive in the show ring – it’s the management and care of my horses and Vita Flex is a huge part of that, every horse in our barn is on a Vita Flex product.”  One of those products is Accel® Lifetime, a general vitamin and mineral supplement that provides the essential nutrients that horses need to reach this peak level of performance.  Roffman avoids making quick judgments with her show partners and her journey with Her Highness O is a perfect example of this.  When she began working with Her Highness, the mare had only 45 days under saddle in the preceding two and a half years, but Roffman quickly found that she was an up and comer.  Roffman says that Her Highness’s unique character, huge heart and willingness to give 100% all of the time has enabled her to become one of the highest-ranked Intermediaire I-1 dressage horses in the US.  Although the judgment might not be made quickly, Roffman has a knack for finding the “sparkle” that helps a top equine athlete shine.  “I think you can see it.  It’s a presence, just like people, you know, you see one and they stand tall or they have a bright expression in their eye.  I think besides being talented at what they do, that’s a huge part too.”

The Vita Flex Victory Team is comprised of many world-class riders from all disciplines, including dressage riders, Adrienne Lyle and Lisa Wilcox, jumper riders, Lauren Hough, Todd Minikus and Patty Stovel, eventer Jan Byyny, and reiners Bob Avila and Al Dunning. Members of the Vita Flex Victory Team rely on Vita Flex® products and are proud to represent the company. Vita Flex Nutrition offers animal health supplements, antioxidants, electrolytes, joint supplements, performance products, topicals and vitamins and minerals. Vita Flex® products are researched and tested by equine nutritionists and veterinarians and have been relied upon for more than two decades by owners, trainers and top riders.

For more information about Vita Flex Nutrition products, visit their website at www.vitaflex.com or call (800) 848-2359.

Accel and Vita Flex are registered trademarks of Farnam Companies, Inc.