RED MILLS SPECIAL: Royal Windsor Horse Show Preview

May 3, 2024 | Episode Type: Event Preview

We bring you an in-depth preview of the Royal Windsor Horse Show which has one of the most exciting field strengths we have seen in the season so far. Dive into the excitement with Sam and Charlotte as they discuss some of the strongest combinations in the world as they gear up to compete in Windsor. Some household names are returning to the 5* level for the first time in 2024 in the lead-up to the Olympic Games this summer which will make this year's edition of the Royal Windsor Horse Show one not to be missed!   Sponsors: Connolly's RED MILLS are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here.   ******Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. 🎙️ Your Hosts: Meet Charlotte Smet and Sam Watson, the EquiRatings team, who spend their time deep in number-crunching for new insights on the equestrian world.

Cooley Farm: 100 Wins & Counting…

January 18, 2024

Richard and Georgina started Cooley Farm in 2004 sourcing, producing, and selling top-quality horses. Since then many of the world’s best riders and owners have become regular clients. Cooley Farm runs its business in Glenealy producing select young jumpers and eventers. Richard attends all the major jumper shows, events and sales throughout Ireland identifying talented young horses and following the progress of proven campaigners. Throughout his years in the industry, Richard has developed unrivaled connections that allow him to source horses from all over the world.

RED MILLS Special: Mexico Review & World Cup Finals Preview

April 19, 2024

We bring you an in-depth review of the Mexico Longines Global Champions Tour and an exciting look into the Riyadh World Cup Finals, halfway through the championship!
Dive into the excitement with Sam and Charlotte as they recap standout performances, like Nicola Philippaerts' and H&M Luna van't Ruytershof superb victory and the successes of the South-American riders. Don’t miss the expert predictions and insider insights as we gear up for the final day of World Cup Finals in Riyadh

Grassroots Show: Young Horse, Big Dreams

April 19, 2024

Dive into strategies for introducing young equines to eventing, balancing training and experience, and tailoring approaches to individual horse personalities. Sam Watson shares wisdom on nurturing confidence and readiness, emphasizing positive experiences over perfection. Whether you're aiming for personal milestones or dreaming big, this episode helps you cultivate your young horse's potential.

RED MILLS Special: LGCT Miami Review and Mexico Preview

April 12, 2024

We bring you an in-depth review of the Miami Beach Longines Global Champions Tour and a riveting preview of the next showdown in Mexico City! Dive into the excitement with Sam and Charlotte as they recap standout performances, like Michael Duffy’s victory with Claptonn Mouche and Malin’s remarkable consistency with Indiana. Don’t miss the expert predictions and insider insights as we gear up for the third leg of the tour in Mexico, where the stakes are high and the competition fierce.

The Feed Room: Designing Your New Feed Room

April 5, 2024 | Episode Type: RED MILLS Feed Room

Spike is back in the Feed Room with Louise Jones, Expert Nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, to talk through what you should and shouldn't have in your feed room, along with some key hygiene tips to help you prevent a positive drug test.

RED MILLS Special: LGCT Miami Preview

April 4, 2024

Dive into the stunning beachside setting of Miami, where the world's top show jumpers compete against the backdrop of sun, sea, and sand. Hear about the challenges and triumphs of past events, including dramatic weather impacts and arena rebuilds. We spotlight Katrin Eckermann and Cala Mandia, aiming for a hat trick win, and delve into the strategies that make Miami a unique stop on the Longines Global Champions Tour.

Olympics Special: Sydney Part 2

Insights from Mike Etherington-Smith, the mastermind behind the cross-country courses at the Sydney Olympic Games. He offers a riveting behind-the-scenes look into the monumental task of transforming a neglected piece of land, riddled with challenges, into a world-class equestrian venue. We also hear from Andrew Hoy, who recounts his experience at his home Olympics in Sydney, winning team gold and individual silver in his 5th Olympics. He reflects on how the Sydney Games compared to his other Olympic experiences and what it was like riding in 2 separate competitions for the team and individual medals. If you haven't already check out part 1 featuring: Jean Mitchell shares her journey and the evolution of eventing. Her insights as a member of the Ground Jury provide a unique perspective on the Sydney Games' success in capturing the spirit of the Olympics. Kate Green brings to life the electric atmosphere of Sydney, painting a vivid picture of a nation where sport is revered, and the Olympics are a pinnacle of achievement. Her recounting of the logistical challenges and the triumphs of reporting in the early days of the Internet adds a layer of authenticity and nostalgia to our understanding of the 2000 Games.

Olympics Special: Sydney Part 1

March 11, 2024 | Episode Type: Event Review

We are thrilled to introduce our Olympic Special documentary series to celebrate the Olympic year. This series takes you on a journey through the history and evolution of the Olympic Games, spotlighting the monumental achievements and the intimate, behind-the-scenes stories that have shaped the world's premier sporting event.
Our first episode takes us back to the iconic Sydney Olympics of 2000, a celebration of sporting excellence that set a new benchmark for Olympic hospitality and organization. We have exclusive interviews with Jean Mitchell, an influential figure in Irish eventing and member of the Ground Jury at the Sydney Games, and Kate Green, a Journalist who covered five Olympic Games, Mike Etherington-Smith, the mastermind behind the cross-country courses at the Sydney Olympic Games and Andrew Hoy who won Team Gold and Individual Silver at his home games. Of course, we chatted a lot and couldn't keep it to one show so this is part 1 featuring: Jean Mitchell shares her journey and the evolution of eventing. Her insights as a member of the Ground Jury provide a unique perspective on the Sydney Games' success in capturing the spirit of the Olympics. Kate Green brings to life the electric atmosphere of Sydney, painting a vivid picture of a nation where sport is revered, and the Olympics are a pinnacle of achievement. Her recounting of the logistical challenges and the triumphs of reporting in the early days of the Internet adds a layer of authenticity and nostalgia to our understanding of the 2000 Games. Part 2 is just 1 click away!

Red Mills Special: Sam & Sparks’ Championship Stories

February 23, 2024 | Episode Type: RED MILLS Special

Dive into the extraordinary journey of Sam & Sparks Watson
From the thrill of the Olympic Games to the camaraderie of World Championships, this power couple shares their unforgettable experiences across 10 championships together. Listen as they reveal how their unique partnership, both on and off the field, has navigated the highs and lows of competitive eventing, showcasing the strength, dedication, and love that makes them a formidable team. Tune in to discover how Sam & Sparks have transformed challenges into cherished memories. Don't miss this inspiring episode that celebrates their journey, their achievements, and the unbreakable bond they share.

RED MILLS Feed Room Classics: Common Feeding Conundrums

January 5, 2024 | Episode Type: Nutrition

As we start to get our horses ready for the season we thought we would take you back to February 2022 to answer some of your feeding questions. Are you wondering what to feed your horse that has just come back into work? Is your horse a hot/lively horse? Our own Spike the Vet and Connolly's RED MILLS' Nia O'Malley have the answers, as they guide you through different nutritional scenarios to ensure your horse is in tip-top condition. If you are interested in any of the products mentioned in this show please click on the links below: Horse Care Ultra Cubes Horse Care 10/14 Cubes Horse Care 10/14 Mix PerformaCare Balancer

RED MILLS Special: Austin O’Connor Post Maryland

November 27, 2024 | Episode Type: Event Review

After his amazing victory at Maryland Austin O'Connor joins Nicole to relive the 5 Star win and chat through why they chose to go to the US. He also looks back at his Badminton success and what makes Colorado Blue so special.

Nutrition Hub – Back to Basics: Understanding Feed Ingredients

November 9, 2023 | Episode Type: Nutrition Hub

Looking at the ingredients lists on the back of the bag can be confusing! Here, we explain what ingredients we use, and what nutrients they provide your horse with.

RED MILLS Feed Room #5 Microbiome In Your Horse

October 27, 2023 | Episode Type: Nutrition

Spike is back in the Feed Room with Louise Jones, a nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, and Finbar Mulligan, the professor of Nutrition at the University College Dublin School, to talk through what Microbiomes are and how they affect your horse. Guests: Louise Jones: In 1999, Louise qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science, during which she specialised in breeding science and went on to graduate with an MSc in Equine Science in 2000. She is also one of only a handful of registered equine nutritionists in the UK. She has an extensive understanding of stud, clinical and performance horse nutrition, and has worked with trainers and breeders in the UK, Continental Europe, and the Middle East. Finbar Mulligan: He has worked in ruminant nutrition research since 1996. Originally he worked on the development of the Irish Net Energy System, which forms the basis on which we now feed ruminants in Ireland. He has researched extensively in the areas of negative energy balance, metabolic status and subacute ruminal acidosis, publishing approximately 70 scientific publications. His research interests include equine nutrition, development of high output grazing systems for milk production, dairy herd health and the prevention of production diseases by nutrition, nutrition and metabolic status of the early lactation cow, nutrition and fertility, nutrition in the dry period and protein metabolism of dairy cattle.

RED MILLS Feed Room #4 Stomach Ulcers

September 11, 2023 | Episode Type: RED MILLS Feed Room

 Spike the Vet and Connolly's RED MILLS' Rebecca Watson are here to give advice on feeding a horse with stomach ulcers and the best way to approach treatment. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.

RED MILLS Special: Lisgarvan Review

August 30, 2023 | Episode Type: Event Review

After a fantastic weekend in Ireland Nicole catches up with Laura Collett to hear all about her time at Lisgarvan and her plans for the rest of the year. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts.

RED MILLS Feed Room Classics: Common Feeding Conundrums

July 24, 2023 | Episode Type: Nutrition

In today's Classics, Spike takes us back to February 2022 to answer some of your feeding questions. Are you wondering what to feed your horse that has just come back into work? Is your horse a hot/lively horse? Our own Spike the Vet and Connolly's RED MILLS' Nia O'Malley have the answers, as they guide you through different nutritional scenarios to ensure your horse is in tip-top condition. If you are interested in any of the products mentioned in this show please click on the links below: Horse Care Ultra Cubes Horse Care 10/14 Cubes Horse Care 10/14 Mix PerformaCare Balancer If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts.

RED MILLS Special: Millstreet Review

June 7, 2023 | Episode Type: Event Review

Sam and Diarm are here to review all that unfolded at Millstreet. They chat through who bagged Olympic qualification, the winners of the 4* classes and the key stories from the weekend. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts.

RED MILLS Special: Millstreet Preview

May 31, 2023 | Episode Type: Event Preview

Nicole, Diarm and Sam are here to talk you through the competitors they think will make their mark in Millstreet in both the 4*L and 4*S. Nicole also chats with Tom Rowland, after his long journey to Millstreet, to hear more about his 2 rides. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts.

RED MILLS Feed Room Q&A #2

May 22, 2023 | Episode Type: RED MILLS Feed Room

Spike is back in the Feed Room with Louise Jones, a nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, answering all your questions from feeding a hot horse to gaining topline. Connolly's RED MILLS are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.