Mighty Murphy and Chelsea Clarke

My 27 year old pony Murphy and I  have been together as a combination for the past 4 years, engaging in many activities such as Pony Club, Showing and Eventing, doing lot of Cross country jumping! Last year Murphy and I competed in the Equestrian Australia Interschool National Championships in Toowoomba, Queensland.  It was a very long ... Read More
Mighty Murphy and Chelsea Clarke

My 27 year old pony Murphy and I  have been together as a combination for the past 4 years, engaging in many activities such as Pony Club, Showing and Eventing, doing lot of Cross country jumping!

Last year Murphy and I competed in the Equestrian Australia Interschool National Championships in Toowoomba, Queensland.  It was a very long trip, as we live in Adelaide, but we had a very successful campaign placing 3rd overall in the EvA 80cm and 3rd overall in the Primary Show Horse – Working Hunter.

It was a very tough campaign to qualify for the Eventing as we had to compete in 6 qualifying events overall.

Murphy and I were going well initially, however by the 4th consecutive event I felt he just wasn’t right – he didn’t have his usual spring in his step.  We started the competition when i began to notice that something was wrong. After completing the dressage phase I warmed him up for show jumping, but we decided to retire him as we were quite worried about his sudden change.

When we returned home we had him checked by the vets and all was okay; it was suggested by the blood test results that he was just tired.  We rested him for two weeks and during this period a friend recommended that I read up on the Rose-Hip Vital Equine.  I thought it sounded good, so I purchased some and we started Murphy on it straight away.

The results were amazing.  Murphy was back to his old self in no time and we were back on schedule for our selection campaign!!

We competed at the Interschool State Championships in Dressage, Show Jumping, Combined Training and Working Hunter and we won all four events.  We were awarded the State Primary Champion.  Murphy was amazing.

Having Murphy on a daily maintenance dose, and then increasing as recommended leading up to competition made all the difference in his health and wellbeing, and overall performance.

Thank you Rose-Hip Vital Pty Ltd for making such an amazing product. Mighty Murphy has remained ‘mighty’ because of Rose-Hip Vital Equine !!!

 

Image Credit to Equus Australia Photography



1/31
Gary Lung, Grand Prix Dressage Rider & Coach

For some time I’ve been looking for a product to give Chester (GB Winchester) assistance in his general joint health and wellbeing. A number of my students have suggested that I look into a product called Rose-Hip Vital®. These students have had success with this product with horses that suffer lameness or stiffness through “ringbone” ... Read More
Gary Lung, Grand Prix Dressage Rider & Coach

For some time I’ve been looking for a product to give Chester (GB Winchester) assistance in his general joint health and wellbeing.

A number of my students have suggested that I look into a product called Rose-Hip Vital®. These students have had success with this product with horses that suffer lameness or stiffness through “ringbone” and “joint degeneration”. That success means that they are now competing their horses in competitions and handling all the training their horses are receiving.

I decided to see what all the excitement was about and rang to speak to Justin from Rose-Hip Vital®. I explained that Chester was sound and not suffering any lameness but with all the Grand Prix training he was undergoing, I felt he needed something to assist in his recovery. Justin explained in detail how this product does much more than help maintain healthy joints. It’s anti-inflammatory qualities help with systemic inflammation which helps to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain associated with a wide variety of conditions. He shared stories and examples of a number of performance horses at national and international level which have had success after taking this product.  He suggested I trial the product for a month and report back with my feedback. After discussing the benefits of using this product, he asked about myself. Did I feel any stiffness, do I feel any soreness? It was like he read my mind. While he was previously explaining about the product, I can’t help but think what can it do for us humans. Training and riding horses is physical and there are a lot of demand put on our joints and muscles.

After a month of Chester and myself taking Rose-Hip Vital®, I found Chester much more consistent in his approach to his work. No longer did I find him lazy and lacking in motivation one day and then enthusiastic and keen the next.  I think Rose-Hip Vital® made him feel better whether its because it reduced joint pain and soreness or whether it enabled him to recover quicker. Whichever it may be, I have found a positive result.

With myself, I have found a huge difference. No longer do I take 30 minutes to get going in the morning or feel like I need a soaking bath in the evening. Similar to other equestrian riders and trainers, I have part of my body that wears quicker than other parts. Mine is my lower back with a bulging disc and spine bone degeneration. I no longer use pain killers.

With the success and difference I felt, I introduced my mother to the Rose-Hip Vital® Joint Health capsules. My mother had a hip replacement last year and as a result of the operation, her right leg is shorter than the left. Consistently walking unevenly has given her sore ankles and she has suffered sleepless nights from the pain. I am pleased to report that my mother is now pain free and she speaks highly about the product and what it has done for her.

Overall, success from each party and as much as this product has had positive results, I love that Rose-Hip Vital is a natural plant-based anti-inflammatory, it helps to maintain healthy joints, it improves general health and it improves performance.



2/31
Roger Fitzhardinge - Dressage Specialist Rider, Coach and Physiotherapist

Having led a seriously sporting life from a young age and being competitive by nature, my body has had it’s share of gruelling times. Being a Physiotherapist I know the problems with joints and ageing, wear and tear, it’s inevitable and especially when an active sporting lifestyle has been a way of life. More to ... Read More
Roger Fitzhardinge – Dressage Specialist Rider, Coach and Physiotherapist

Having led a seriously sporting life from a young age and being competitive by nature, my body has had it’s share of gruelling times. Being a Physiotherapist I know the problems with joints and ageing, wear and tear, it’s inevitable and especially when an active sporting lifestyle has been a way of life. More to the point is that I am still wanting to be active and competitive. My joints ache but I ignore them or take anti inflammatories. I have tried many different joint formulas and can say that I have never found any benefit and It wasn’t from the lack of trying.

I was asked for some photos to use in an advertising campaign for Rose Hip Vital. I had a meeting to discus the pictures needed and found out a little about Rose Hip Vital. ( here we go another one of those natural therapies !!!) Now being skeptical about additives for horses etc I was not prepared to use it. It wasn’t free and how can you tell in an equine athlete. I then said if it worked on people then I would consider it of benefit to horses. I did start the Rose Hip Vital and despite my ho hum attitude I have been truly blown away with the result.

I can not tell enough people the difference it has made to my life. I am fitter, thinner and healthier and my joint pain is without doubt minimised. I am on no other medication at all and I can absolutely say that Rose Hip Vital has changed my life.

I can get out of bed and walk straight down the stairs with out any problem which I haven’t done for years. My wrists and thumbs no longer hurt and I have not run a step for years and the other day I had to hurry to get somewhere and I ran without thinking and when I got there a bit puffed !! I realised what I had just done. There is no question at all, that Rose Hip Vital is an amazing additive to my life and I will not go a day without it.  I have to say that above all I have not felt so fit and healthy for years and I have not changed a thing. I simply feel better and have less joint pain so I am able to do more and so the wheel goes around.  I feel fantastic and of course this all leads to a better mind set and positive outlook. My life is all good and whats more so many people have asked how come I look fitter and healthier and that I am riding better. The answer is obvious! It’s exciting.

Of course my horses are both on RoseHip Vital and Weltsohn who 15 months ago sustained a serious stifle injury that required surgery and the prognosis from top vets here in Australia and America gave him little hope. 12 months later he became sound and I was able to start working him gently and this was the time I was trying Rose Hip Vital and believed it helped so Sonny started. Its been three months and he looks fantastic. He has bloomed from a hairy no muscled unathletic looking dressage horse who was a Grand Prix Athlete 15 months ago. He is healthy and shiny and back to being his excitable self. Above all he is having no problem with his joint at all and the scans and Xrays are remarkable. I attribute his lucky break to great vet attention and prompt and appropriate treatment and above all rest. I never thought he would come sound and nor did most vets.  He did and now Rose Hip Vital is helping keep him on track.  Never believed I would ride another Grand Prix test on him and he travelled to Melbourne for his first competition and was Fantastic. Totally healthy and placed mid field. His luck was that he developed a foot abscess and I had to withdraw. His stifle is perfect and his health is the best ever. He is absolutely as he was prior to the injury. I am sure Roes Hip Vital is working.

It’s a wonderful product and I swear by it for me and my horses.



3/31
Louise Curran, Dressage Specialist

I’m a dressage rider whose passion for the sport is currently somewhat greater than her ability.  I’m working on the ability part but, as a “mature” rider (at least in body if not in outlook) I find that the day to day demands of keeping two dressage horses in work, combined with time at my ... Read More
Louise Curran, Dressage Specialist

I’m a dressage rider whose passion for the sport is currently somewhat greater than her ability.  I’m working on the ability part but, as a “mature” rider (at least in body if not in outlook) I find that the day to day demands of keeping two dressage horses in work, combined with time at my desk and days on my feet in my professional life as a consultant and trainer mean that the body sometimes just doesn’t feel up to the demands I make on it.  I’m committed to putting the work in but with a body aching and hurting in very inconvenient places (back, hips, shoulders, and pretty much everything connected to them), it can be a struggle.  Up to now, my routine pre-ride was to pop enough ibuprofen to deal with the pain and to hell with the consequences afterward.  Riding is my passion, and my release, and no pain was going to stop me doing what I love!

About four months ago, one day while working at my desk, Roger Fitzhardinge popped up on my computer, (I suspect I was live streaming a dressage event while I was supposedly working) extolling the virtues of Rose-Hip Vital.  He sounded very convincing but it all seemed just a bit too good to be true.   However, my interest was piqued and I started to research Rose-Hip Vital; the more I found out, the more interested I became until I finally succumbed and bought a bottle of the Rose-Hip Vital with GOPO capsules to try out.

At this point I should note that I’m a dreadful skeptic when it comes to supplements for either me or for my horses and while I really hoped that the claims about Rose-Hip Vital would be true, I was still very skeptical.

Not only were all the claims I’d read true, I’m actually tempted to say that they were understating the benefits!  I’ve been amazed and delighted at the affect it’s had.  No more ibuprofen – I now have a body that can do what I want it to do easily and without pain.  For the first time in years I can get serious about fitness (I can run again – I don’t like it but I can do it!) and instead of feeling like a crippled octogenarian after riding two horses, I could now happily ride another one.

The next logical step was to consider that my two 13 year old dressage horses, who work hard and are starting to train some of the higher level movements, might be feeling just like I was.  If I felt so much better, how good would it be if they could feel the same?  So, they were the next guinea pigs and both started on Rose-Hip Vital in early April.

As noted on the packaging, it took around 4 weeks at the loading dose to make a discernible difference but by week four both horses were moving more freely, felt more supple and were generally happier in their work.

We’re now three months down the track and I’m thrilled to say that the improvement has continued.  Jed, my 16hh chestnut warmblood with a great work ethic, is finding the movements we’re working on much easier and is starting to perform them with some competence when the rider sorts herself out and gives the right aids.  Gandalf, my 16.2hh grey warmblood with a chequered history, is the happiest I’ve seen him.  From a horse who would hardly move when he came to me two years ago, I now have a happy athlete who is proving to have some real talent and is happier to work harder.  He’s a complete nut in the paddock and it’s a joy to see a horse galloping and bucking just for the sheer pleasure of it.  If he decided to display his exuberance that way while I was riding, I might not be quite so enthusiastic; thankfully he’s a gentleman under saddle!

Perhaps the most exciting thing is that Rose-Hip Vital Equine has meant that our training, which has always been two steps forward, one, two or even three steps back, is now moving inexorably forward without the setbacks of stiffness and soreness for any of us.  Sure, there are times when my muscles are screaming out after a couple of intense rides and I’m sure that both horses are the same but that’s just a case of fitness and building the right muscle function and capability to cope with the work.  Muscles can be managed relatively easily.

While my main focus has been on the mobility enhancing properties of Rose-Hip Vital, I’ve also noticed an effect in terms of general health benefits for both my horses.  Their coats are gleaming and have come back in better than ever before after being clipped this year and they generally look a picture of health and wellbeing.

I’d love to say that I look younger and more glamorous and gorgeous than ever before but Rose-Hip Vital is a natural anti-inflammatory, nutritional supplement for joint health and general wellbeing, not a miracle powder!

Thank goodness I overcame my skepticism and gave Rose-Hip Vital a go – I’m fitter and feel great, my horses are fitter and obviously happier in the paddock and at work and we’re all set to get out there again and start competing again after a two year break.  Now that’s a scary thought!



4/31
Shanon Mckimmie, Grand Prix Dressage Rider

I want to tell you what a wonderful product Rose-Hip Vital is and how much it’s changed my Grand Prix horse Ambassi! He has never felt so good in the whole time I’ve owned him (since he was a 4yo). I now have my whole team of competition horses on it, my 4yo that came 3rd ... Read More
Shanon Mckimmie, Grand Prix Dressage Rider

I want to tell you what a wonderful product Rose-Hip Vital is and how much it’s changed my Grand Prix horse Ambassi! He has never felt so good in the whole time I’ve owned him (since he was a 4yo). I now have my whole team of competition horses on it, my 4yo that came 3rd at Dressage With The Stars this year then my 5yo young gun that’s just been imported out here and ready to take on the young horse classes and my 8yo Advanced Prix St George stallion. I cannot speak more highly of the product!

I started Ambassi on it as more of a preventative, he has never had any joint issues thankfully! But does have some stiffness at the beginning of my ride. I have tried all the typical joint formulas from Technyflex to Cosequine and everything in between including injectable methods. Nothing and I mean nothing has given me any results like the RHV has, he truly feels a million bucks!

I’ve been using it for about 6 months now and I think the reason for trying it was that RHV has such a great name in the equestrian industry that it was my logical next option to try! I feed it to my team for joint health and general wellbeing as it is extremely important in dressage (or any performance ) horses, all my horses are thankfully very sound but each having different small issues or inflammation here and there and I thought with such a cracking result in Ambassi why not have the whole team on it! I also have quite a large client base in which I’ve converted many of my clients to RHV with as much success as I’ve had!



5/31
Jodie Newall, Grand Prix Dressage Rider

May 2014 I have been competing in Dressage for more than twelve years, and in that time I have campaigned a range of horses, including three at Grand Prix level.  Over the last few years I have maintained 5-6 horses in work whilst undertaking study and now my profession – I spend a lot of ... Read More
Jodie Newall, Grand Prix Dressage Rider

May 2014

I have been competing in Dressage for more than twelve years, and in that time I have campaigned a range of horses, including three at Grand Prix level.  Over the last few years I have maintained 5-6 horses in work whilst undertaking study and now my profession – I spend a lot of time each day in the saddle, but also a large amount of time sitting in the car or behind a desk.  As a younger (more stupid) rider, I have also found myself riding horses that were more exuberant than most.  As a result, I’ve been dealing with back pain for a long time.  I was on scholarship with the ACT Academy of Sport for four years – weekly physio sessions, and ultimately expensive scans, failed to diagnose or treat the pain.  Strength and conditioning work at the gym several times per week also made little impact; often making it worse.  Since coming off scholarship I dragged myself to physio when things got unbearable, but aside from that, I just got on with it (though apparently my family put up with a bit of whingeing too).  In late 2013 my back flared up, so I was once again at physio, every competition I rode with my back taped and all I could smell was Dencorub.  I was thinking that I’m 26 years old and this shouldn’t be happening!

I’ve now been taking the human version of Rose-Hip Vital for the last six weeks.  While I still have a minor pinching, the burning ache is gone and I have to say, I haven’t been to the physio nor had to have my back taped since I’ve been taking the product.  Where before, if I saw something on the ground, I had to make a conscious decision whether it was worth the pain to bend down and pick it up, or whether it could stay there. It took a while for me to realise that I was suddenly picking things up without thought.  I have more energy which is not surprising seeing as I’m no longer in a fog of pain.  I have made plans to go and train in Europe, something that I wasn’t confident my back would cope well with before now.  I can safely say that I’m very impressed and I’m relieved to have found something that works for me.

As far as Rose-Hip Vital Equine goes, I’ve always been extremely sceptical of most oral supplements on the market.  Most of the time, these products only have anecdotal evidence of their success – nothing quantitative or scientific.  Given the impact that the product has had on me, I’m prepared to use the equine version as a maintenance supplement for my horses.  Neither Jive Matrix or Danse Avec Moi had any significant issues, so their response has not been the same emphatic one that I’ve seen in myself, however they are both moving more freely and consistently.  The horses don’t mind the taste either.  I like the fact that it is a natural product, particularly in this day and age as we start to discover the ill-effects of synthetic substances.  Of course, competing at major competitions I need a product that does not contain prohibited ingredients, and once again Rose-Hip Vital ticks the box.  So, as an athlete, I couldn’t speak more highly of the product and its contribution to my wellbeing and my equestrian objectives.

February 2015

My second horse, and first at FEI level, was Bridgford Princess, a Stockhorse Thoroughbred cross. She isn’t the most conventional dressage mount – a little bit bum-high and pretty hot, but together we made various State and National Young Rider Squads and she gave me an insight into the top levels of the sport.

Unfortunately, she also gave me an insight into trying to manage difficult soundness issues.  Ultimately, we decided to retire Prinnie far before her time, but she taught me so much and the least she deserved was a wonderful retirement at home with loads of grass and my first horse Czar as her companion.  They’d been very happy munching away in the back paddocks of the farm, but she was progressively getting worse – crotchety and visibly lame in the right front leg.  This had been an ongoing issue and had had significant veterinary attention over a number of years.  Czar, at 29, was far more sound than her at 24.  I was giving her a well-reputed oral joint supplement which had little to no effect.  After the results for myself with Rose-Hip Vital With GOPO, I decided to try her on Rose-Hip Vital Equine.  The first video was taken on 12 November 2014 when she was still on the other product, which she’d been getting for about six months – there’s not much footage but I was taking it on a camera phone and just for our records.  She stopped that product and started on the RHVE on …… and the second video was taken on 5 February 2015.  I wish RHVE had been available back when I was competing her – I have to say I’m thrilled that for a senior citizen my precious girl is looking comfortable again (so much so she went gallivanting around the paddock rather than be caught for the second video!).  These results also justify why I am glad to have my competition horses maintained on RHVE.



6/31
Libby Hulin, Dressage Specialist

April 2015 RHVE was recommended by a close friend who couldn’t speak more highly of the positive effect it had on her horse. Moscow is currently 18 years old and a grand prix trained warmblood gelding. I wanted to maintain his performance and support his health whilst I had the opportunity to compete with him. ... Read More
Libby Hulin, Dressage Specialist

April 2015

RHVE was recommended by a close friend who couldn’t speak more highly of the positive effect it had on her horse. Moscow is currently 18 years old and a grand prix trained warmblood gelding. I wanted to maintain his performance and support his health whilst I had the opportunity to compete with him. Moscow had been semi-retired for a little while before I commenced riding him and I felt with his age I wanted to help his joints and muscles as much as possible and needed to find that ‘one’ supplement that would assist his joints and prevent inflammation and those niggling minor problems that can occur in the older horse.  Reading about RHVE, testimonials and actual stories I knew it was a proven supplement.

After a month of Moscow being on RHVE I noticed an improvement in his demeanor. In fact many people commented on how good he looks, his coat is shinier and looking healthier.  It also improved his recovery time after a competition, he feels less stiff after a few days off. RHVE had a huge impact on Moscow when travelling to Boneo Park CDI in Melbourne and Dressage with Altitude in Orange earlier this year.  I doubled his dose a week before and continued this for 5 days once returning home knowing a big journey was on the horizon. He tolerated the travelling very well, was happy and settled and I believe our results confirm the benefits RHVE. RHVE is the only supplement Moscow is on and has ever been on and I strongly believe it is keeping Moscow fit and healthy. Moscow performed and felt great for the whole duration for both competitions and have RHVE to thank for that. Moscow absolutely loves his RHVE, and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a joint supplement.

At home I also have my very first horse my parents purchased for me when I was 12 a spotless Appaloosa part Quarter Horse “Colonial Black Douglas”. He is currently 12 years old and a very laid back type of gentlemen who loves attention. I trained ‘Douglas’ to Advanced level ready for PSG before colic surgery in 2013. The vets saved his life and removed a 3.3kg enterolith from his large intestine. The surgery really knocked him around and lost some of his spark. Unfortunately due to an extended recovery time we found Douglas didn’t come back into work 100% he wasn’t completely sound. After X-rays we found a small spur on his knee which explained the swelling and the slight unsoundness. I started him on RHVE and after a month the swelling from his knee was completely gone and he is sound. I do look forward to bringing him back into work soon.

My mum has started on Rose-Hip Vital aswell, mum is a keen sewer and loves making quilts. Mum sews most nights in her spare time, hand sewing and machine sewing. Rose-Hip has helped the joints in her fingers and has kept them agile for the fiddly parts of hand sewing. Mum is now recommending her sewing friends the benefits of Rose-Hip Vital.

March 2016

As one door closes another one opens

My equine companion and good friend Moscow has retired. The last two years together have been eventful, exciting and the best years of my life. I have been able to take him to the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Caboolture in Queensland and copious trips to Sydney. Moscow has taught me the ropes in FEI and has broadened my horizons and knowledge that I can now pass on to my young horses.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to call him my friend and I cannot thank Adam Vellere and Ken Hosking enough for allowing me into his life. I was given the ride on Moscow at the end of 2013 after my horse suffered colic surgery.

We forged a strong bond together and were successful at being selected on the NSW and National Youth Development Squads and we have achieved great success together.

Moscow started on RHVE in 2014 and I attribute a lot of our success to this product. It helped with travelling, recovery time but more importantly Moscow seemed happier and the improvement in his coat was amazing. I found despite his age he could maintain his workload and training, and always thrived on RHVE. I thank RHVE for being a part of my team with Moscow and look forward to their continued support as I now move onto the younger generations.



7/31
Sydney Evans, Dressage Specialist

April 2014 My name’s Sydney, I’m 16 and I have been riding for 14 years and competing EFA Dressage for over 6 years. I am currently on the NSW Youth Development Squad and am incredibly lucky to be sponsored by Rose-Hip Vital Equine and Horseland Terrey Hills. I started riding when I was just 2 ... Read More
Sydney Evans, Dressage Specialist

April 2014

My name’s Sydney, I’m 16 and I have been riding for 14 years and competing EFA Dressage for over 6 years. I am currently on the NSW Youth Development Squad and am incredibly lucky to be sponsored by Rose-Hip Vital Equine and Horseland Terrey Hills.

I started riding when I was just 2 years old, coming from a horse experienced family I have always had mum (Rachelle Evans) to teach me all the ins and outs of what I know now. Having this background I was always on horses that grew my confidence and learnt on so I am very grateful for this. I have had some super ponies that have taught me so much and led me to where I currently am.

My main competition pony is ‘Dara Park Tequila Sunrise’ (Sunny). Sunny is an 8 year old Welsh/Arab/Riding pony who I competing medium level and training some advanced movements. We have been training Sunny since he was three years old, so I was privileged to compete in all of the Young pony classes which was an invaluable experience. My coach of 7 years Deirdre stock has contributed to all of sunny’s successes and without her we both wouldn’t be where we are heading now. Sunny has won numerous state and national titles in the past few years but overall he has the biggest heart and personality to match and is such a pleasure to own and have in our lives.

Sunny has been on Rose-Hip Vital about a year now and since he has been on this supplement we have noticed that he has maintained his soundness no matter what surface we have put him on, his coat is immaculate and skin is very healthy, he hasn’t had a cold or cough since he has been on it as well. We feel that it is a huge benefit to have him in rose hip vital equine and is paramount to his future dressage career as I would like to one day compete him at Grand Prix level.

In our horsey clan we also have our family stallion ‘Belcam Geldof’ (Bronson) using rose hip vital equine for approximately 12 months. Bronson is an FEI stallion, training Grand Prix but has had multiple severe tendon injuries, enough to consider retirement.  Since he has be on Rose-Hip vital equine his soundness has not faulted and his overall wellbeing has dramatically improved. Bronson is 18 years old and we feel that this product has given his longevity in his dressage career with the aim to compete at grand prix in the future.

We can’t thank Rose-Hip vital enough for supplying us with such a successful and fantastic product!

September 2014

We started using Rose-Hip Vital Equine a couple of months ago on Belcam Geldof (Bronson – 18) and Dara Park Tequila Sunrise (Sunny – 8) we have seen outstanding results from both horses within such a short time.

Bronson is an FEI stallion that has had some severe suspensory trauma to his legs over the last few years. Since he has been on Rose-hip Vital he moves more elastically and recovers well from hard training sessions and competitions and generally has a lot more energy. He has an amazingly shiny coat and is looking extremely healthy.

Sunny my super pony has never had a severe injury however I felt as a preventative for joint pain or arthritic changes as well as better health I would try him on the Rose-hip Vital, the noticeable changes I have seen is Sunny’s incredible work ethic he never seems to get tired, he also has glossy coat since using Rose-hip Vital.

Both horses also seem to have a higher immunity to colds passing through the stables.

I am so impressed with how helpful the team has been, they have really put my horses first and wanting them to feel the best that they can as well as the ongoing support for me. If you are looking for a joint supplement for you or your horse I couldn’t recommend Rose-Hip Vital Enough!”



8/31
Tori Stuckey, Dressage Specialist

Tori Stuckey competes at a high level in both dressage and showjumping. Her main horse is Mayfield Pzazz, owned by her mother Kerry Mack. Pzazz was Australian Young Horse champion at a 6yo and his health, soundness and welfare are of upmost importance to tori and kerry. “I’m currently competing at grand prix level with ... Read More
Tori Stuckey, Dressage Specialist

Tori Stuckey competes at a high level in both dressage and showjumping. Her main horse is Mayfield Pzazz, owned by her mother Kerry Mack. Pzazz was Australian Young Horse champion at a 6yo and his health, soundness and welfare are of upmost importance to tori and kerry.

“I’m currently competing at grand prix level with Mayfield Pzazz, a well known stallion who has now reached the age of 20. Rose Hip Vital Equine ensures Pzazz and myself are on top of our game. I feel confident riding into the competition arena that Pzazz is ready to give his all, thanks to Rose Hip Vital.”

Tori



9/31
Lizzie Wilson-Fellows, Elite Dressage Rider and Young Horse Specialist

I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine on my competition horses for the past 2 and a half years after finding out about the product at Equitana 2013. I was very impressed with the studies and information they had undertaken to release the product. With so many different supplements available on the market it is ... Read More
Lizzie Wilson-Fellows, Elite Dressage Rider and Young Horse Specialist

I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine on my competition horses for the past 2 and a half years after finding out about the product at Equitana 2013. I was very impressed with the studies and information they had undertaken to release the product.

With so many different supplements available on the market it is sometimes hard to know which is the best and most cost effective to use and the scientific data behind Rose-Hip Vital was very refreshing. I needed a product that would help my horse’s health continue to flourish and I have found this in Rose-Hip Vital. My horse’s coats and joints look a million dollars and their performance results show they are feeling and moving at the best possible level. I feel the product has certainly helped improve their health due to the high quality all natural ingredients and the results certainly have shown this to be the case since starting it.

I have also been very impressed with the results seen by others who have tried the product on a range of horses from the very young through to older horses, the proof is in the pudding so it is definitely worth trialing to enable your horses to give back to you the 100% you give to them.



10/31
Sally Kirkwood, Dressage Specialist & Racehorse Trainer

Our Rose-Hip Vital journey started over 12 months ago when my husband Robert decided to give it a try. Robert use to be an amateur jockey back in the good old days, as well as helping run the family cattle property. All the years of race riding, a few nasty race falls and hard work ... Read More
Sally Kirkwood, Dressage Specialist & Racehorse Trainer

Our Rose-Hip Vital journey started over 12 months ago when my husband Robert decided to give it a try. Robert use to be an amateur jockey back in the good old days, as well as helping run the family cattle property. All the years of race riding, a few nasty race falls and hard work on the property has meant that the “good old days” caught up with him.  14 years ago he had surgery on his spine and over the last 6 years he has had an osteotomy for both knees. I am sure that we have funded many surgeon’s holiday funds!! We still see the neuro surgeon every 6-9 months as our next step is a fusion. Robert may not be as young and active as he once was but he is still riding our own track work every morning and running our cattle property. The neuro surgeon is also happy with how he is travelling and is quite pleased that he hasn’t needed cortisone injections for over 12 months now.

We have had our race horses on Rose-Hip Vital Equine for just over three months and we are very happy with the results we are getting. The majority of the horses that come to us are tried, older horses, and it is no secret that up here in North West Queensland our tracks are dry with harder surfaces. We have no doubt Rose-Hip Vital assists our horses with their joint relief. Seeing as we ride our own track work we are lucky enough to get a real feel for the horses and how they are working and preforming.

If we can help maintain our horse’s health and keep them feeling fit and happy, then surely that gives them every opportunity to put in 100% on race days. We realise that there is no magic wand, however the fact that Robert can tell a major difference between taking it and not is a very big indication that Rose-Hip Vital works.

In this extremely competitive sport of thoroughbred racing, it is important that we have our horses fit, healthy and know that we have given them the best chance possible to go out there and run to the best of their abilities. This is why Rose-Hip Vital will be part of our training program not only for our horses but the trainer as well.



11/31
Dr Ilona Hudson, Noahs Ark Veterinary Services

I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine on both my dressage horses for a few years now. The horses are both Australian Warmbloods doing dressage, the 11yo is competing advanced and the 5yo is competing novice. With the horses being young and having no joint disease I am aware of, it was hard to know ... Read More
Dr Ilona Hudson, Noahs Ark Veterinary Services

I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine on both my dressage horses for a few years now. The horses are both Australian Warmbloods doing dressage, the 11yo is competing advanced and the 5yo is competing novice. With the horses being young and having no joint disease I am aware of, it was hard to know what to expect from the product. I started using Rose-Hip Vital on the recommendation of a very knowledgeable client. I always like to try products on my own animals first before I recommend them to clients.

Another part of my rationale for trying Rose-Hip Vital on my horses is a sort of preventative management for them. I hope to have both of them sound for as long as possible. The most outstanding part of the response I noted in both horses in the 3-4 weeks after I started them on Rose-Hip Vital was a noticeable calming effect which was a bit of a surprise to me. They also both appeared to look really glossy and fat in the months after starting Rose-Hip Vital and I put this down to the effect of bioflavonoids. As I have already said it’s hard to monitor joint effects when I am not aware of any pre-existing disease.

A few years down the track and both horses are still maintained on very minimal feed and both continue to look and feel well and also continue to be sound and perform well. Very recently I have decided to try the product on myself as well because unlike the horses my joints can ache and I’m interested to



12/31
Sharyn Symonds, Dressage Specialist

June 2014 Dear Rose-Hip Vital Equine, Just wanted to say OMG I cannot believe the difference in my horse after just 3 weeks on this product. He has ringbone in his off hind and I manage it with special shoe/pentosan every 6 weeks. We are a competitive level 1 combination in HRCAV (Horse Riding Clubs ... Read More
Sharyn Symonds, Dressage Specialist

June 2014

Dear Rose-Hip Vital Equine, Just wanted to say OMG I cannot believe the difference in my horse after just 3 weeks on this product. He has ringbone in his off hind and I manage it with special shoe/pentosan every 6 weeks. We are a competitive level 1 combination in HRCAV (Horse Riding Clubs Association Victoria) and despite my good management with the above and regular visits from an acupuncturist there was always an element of stiffness to our work. I cannot believe the difference I feel in him in just 3 weeks!! Like riding a totally different horse!!! He was due for his pentosan injection last week and usually by the 6 week mark comes around he feels stiffer than he usually is but not this time. Thank you for a fantastic product and my horse thanks you too!!

October 2014

Tonight as I write this update I am so proud to share with you that Flash (Aldebaran Admeyer) and I have made it into the Saddle Up Top 10 Awards in the discipline of Dressage riding for the HRCAV. (Horse Riding Clubs Association of Victoria). Something that I am certain we would not have achieved without the success that we have experienced using Rose-Hip Vital.  You may recall that Flash has Ringbone and was having 4 weekly pentosan injections.  Well I am so pleased to report that since starting on Rose-Hip vital he has not required any pentosan injections!!  That is almost 6 months now!!!  And to add to that his training schedule is much tougher as we have started to climb the levels and are well onto our way to being an established and competitive Level 1 combination.

Next on the agenda for Flash and is a show!!  Yes a show…..he looks so well and shiny that we have decided to compete next weekend at a HRCAV show in Level 1. After that we have a clinic with Gary Lung (Grand Prix Dressage rider) on the 23rd and 24th of October. Following the clinic we will compete at a 2 day dressage comp on sat & sun 25th/26th Oct.  So being a tough week I will plan to up his Rose-Hip Vital as suggested.

March 2015

Going better than ever 12 months on…….. where does the time go!! Today I walked into the feed room and noticed a date on the whiteboard. That date was written almost 12 months ago and marked the day that I started flash on Rose-Hip Vital Equine!! So with that in mind I thought I’d put pen to paper and give you all an update on how Flash is going.

Over the last few months we have have been training hard to improve our marks and be more competitive at HRCAV level 1 which we pointed up to late last year. This in itself was a huge achievement having started only 18 months prior in level 4. To become more competitive at this level a higher degree of collection is required which means Flash has to carry more weight on his hind legs. This of course worried me at first as it is his off hind that has ringbone in it which is the very reason that flash was first started on Rose-Hip Vital Equine. Well like every other report I have written I am pleased to say that despite having to carry more weight on the affected limb  Flash remains 100% sound with the use of only Rose-Hip Vital Equine!!!

Next on the agenda for Flash and I are the HRCAV Individual championships in 2 weeks time followed by the EV Masters Games at Werribee.

If you see us out and about please come say hello and if you have any questions about Rose-Hip Vital don’t hesitate to ask me. It truly is an amazing product for which Flash & I are very grateful for. Until next time…. happy riding.

December 2015

My journey with Rose-Hip Vital started just over 12 months ago after a friend suggested I should try it on my horse Flash. At the time I was giving him Pentosan every 4-6 weeks to manage his ringbone to try and keep him sound enough to compete. Over 12 months on and he continues to go from strength to strength and is managed now on Rose-Hip Vital alone.

Our partnership together started out 3yrs ago where we competed as a level 4 combination and over time we have worked our way up through the ranks of HRCAV where we now compete at Level 1 and are knocking on the door of advanced!!

It has been an exciting year which has included winning a few championships, gaining our 100 point dressage award and just last weekend we acheived some great scores competing in the Level 1 HRCAV at the Saddleworld Dressage Festival where we placed amongst a strong field of riders. But probably the biggest highlight for me is the fact that my horse has remained sound and continues to give me 100% as we continue on this totally addictive journey that is dressage!!! But it’s not only my horses that benefit from Rose-Hip Vital, the dogs are now all on it after our Kelpie (spike) ruptured his cruciate 12 weeks ago. The vet was keen for me to start him on cartrophen and 4Cyte straight after the operation which included placing titanium bits in his leg to repair it.  Despite the vets advice I chose to use just Rose-Hip Vital and Spike’s recovery has been amazing!!! Even my vet is impressed with just how well he is and how well he recovered!!! He is back to chasing rabbits full speed down the back paddock…….the very thing that ruptured his cruciate in the first place. (Aaaargh!!!!)

It has been a great 12 months with both competition horses going from strength to strength in their training and in competition and we couldn’t have achieved all that we have without Rose-Hip Vital!!

From the horses, to the dogs and to the humans……….over the past 12 months we have all enjoyed the benefits



13/31
Lydia Jackson, Dressage Specialist Rider and Coach

Lydia Jackson is a level 3 Dressage Specialist coach, Level 2 General  Coach and Coach Educator.  She and her husband, Jonathan run the family business, Kingston Agistment and Training Centre approx 15 min from Hobart. Lydia and Jonathan have 3 children, Harry 8, Sabrina 6 and Charlie 3yo. Before children Lydia was a successful Eventing Rider with ... Read More
Lydia Jackson, Dressage Specialist Rider and Coach

Lydia Jackson is a level 3 Dressage Specialist coach, Level 2 General  Coach and Coach Educator.  She and her husband, Jonathan run the family business, Kingston Agistment and Training Centre approx 15 min from Hobart. Lydia and Jonathan have 3 children, Harry 8, Sabrina 6 and Charlie 3yo. Before children Lydia was a successful Eventing Rider with wins and  placings at all major 3DE over Australia and twice a member of the Australian Young Rider Trans Tasman Team.  Lydia was also on the National B Squad for Athens and on the NSW Institute of Sport Squad for a number of years.

Since returning to Hobart a little over 10 years ago she has primarily concentrated on a Dressage Career with success at National level with numerous horses.  She has had success on Snowy River Blackwood and Precizion at Grand Prix and is about to compete GP in a couple of weeks on a homebred and produced horse Splendido.

“Our horse family and human family from Kingston Agistment have been using Rose-Hip Vital since March 2014. My mum Cheryl has noticed a huge improvement in her overall strength and mobility. She is almost lifting the same weights as me in our PT sessions and finds it much easier to get up and down.

My husband Jonathan recently ran a successful Gold Coast marathon with a fairly substantial tendon injury sustained prior to taking Rose-Hip Vital. He completed his training and the marathon on Rose-Hip Vital and is still taking it religiously.

I myself have not visited the chiropractor as much as I have prior to taking rosehip and I have got through winter without a cold or flu. I can honestly say this is the strongest, least tired and healthiest I have felt for a long time. I thought I was just getting old!

We have 2 horses on Rose-Hip Vital.  Snowy River Blackwood who is a successful Grand Prix horse for Di Jenkyn, my mum and myself.  He is retired from competition but is still worked at home and attends the occasional clinic.  He has bloomed on Rose-Hip Vital, his weight is easy to maintain and his coat is shiny and his first trot step is 100% sound.

My almost Grand prix horse is loving his work, is finding the work load easier, he seems fitter and stronger and my coach is impressed each month.

I have a client’s horse currently in work and she has put him on Rose-Hip Vital Equine and the difference is staggering.  Within a week his entire attitude to work changed.  He always had the handbrake on so to speak and if he thought things were a little difficult he would just quit.  He is a happy horse that loves his work and more often than not I am saying “woah’ not GO.

At the recent Tasmanian Dressage Championships in 2016, Lydia’s Clients and Rose-Hip Vital users scooped the pool…..

Preliminary Championship- Malteaser R and Lydia Jackson

Novice Championship- Malteaser R and Lydia Jackson

Elementary Championship- Neversfeld Rommany and Belinda Snooks

Advanced Championship- Just Victory and Alison Watson

Small Tour Championship- Sir Archibald and Meegan Daun

Medium Tour Championship- Splendido and Lydia Jackson

Reserve Medium Tour Championship- Sunbury Lodge Toronto and Miriam Coleman

Para Championship- Kooinda Saint and Catlin Radcliffe

Pony Medium Championship- Elmos Fire and Karina  Lane



14/31
Jessica Howell, Dressage Specialist

After having such a positive outcome on my previous dressage horse I didn’t hesitate putting Don Ravel on Rose-Hip Vital Equine (RHVE) as well as my up and coming young horse, I was very impressed with RHVE and how quickly I saw results in only 2 weeks and more importantly how quickly I noticed an ... Read More
Jessica Howell, Dressage Specialist

After having such a positive outcome on my previous dressage horse I didn’t hesitate putting Don Ravel on Rose-Hip Vital Equine (RHVE) as well as my up and coming young horse, I was very impressed with RHVE and how quickly I saw results in only 2 weeks and more importantly how quickly I noticed an improvement in Ravel’s suppleness and wellbeing .

Don Ravel’s weekly training shows that he is happy, sound and healthy and I love seeing him give 100% in everything I ask of him, particularly with training the higher movements of Dressage. I love seeing how well his body copes with the demands of the sport, each and every time we enter the arena Ravel floruishes mentally and physically. I couldn’t be happier having my horses on such an amazing product that I know and trust.

Thank you
Jess



15/31
Rachael Simmons, Dressage

I’m completely blown away with the results I have had using Rose-Hip Vital Equine. I was introduced to it by Sue Hearn as Remmington started on it before leaving to go overseas to help with the recovery with all the travelling he has had to do. I have a 16 year old Arabian Warmblood Monty ... Read More
Rachael Simmons, Dressage

I’m completely blown away with the results I have had using Rose-Hip Vital Equine.

I was introduced to it by Sue Hearn as Remmington started on it before leaving to go overseas to help with the recovery with all the travelling he has had to do. I have a 16 year old Arabian Warmblood Monty that I had to retire at the age of 10 due to ringbone. Coming into this winter I found he was really struggling in his joints and dragging his back feet when he walked wearing out the toes of his feet which was creating a whole new problem! So I decided to try RHV and within 4 weeks I could see improvement trotting around and starting to move free in the hind legs. Monty now has been on it for 4 months and he’s moving so much better and not wearing out the toes of his feet! But most of all he is sound which is amazing!!

I was so happy with RHV I started my 12 year old Warmblood Avonlea Jivago (Jaffah) who is very nervous anxious and spooky! I have found that it has helped him internally he is not as anxious or spooky! He feels so much stronger, filling out nicely and his coat looks absolutely amazing! It really has helped with his overall health. I highly recommend Rose-Hip Vital Equine and I’m so glad I tried it I couldn’t be happier with my results!!



16/31
Rumple's story (aka APH True Seville)

Rumple (aka APH True Seville) came into my life when I was his travelling groom. At the time he was on the Australian Dressage Squad with Paula Price. Late 2011 I got the opportunity to buy Rumple – at  the time he was 18. He is a beautiful horse, not just to look at but ... Read More
Rumple’s story (aka APH True Seville)

Rumple (aka APH True Seville) came into my life when I was his travelling groom. At the time he was on the Australian Dressage Squad with Paula Price. Late 2011 I got the opportunity to buy Rumple – at  the time he was 18. He is a beautiful horse, not just to look at but also in personality, and very generous. He always gave 110% when we were training and competing. We did our last CDI together when he was 21yrs old. Unfortunately in May 2015 he sustained an injury which has resulted in his retirement. During this past winter he became very stiff in his hindquarters and found it difficult to get moving in the mornings – typical of arthritis which is to be expected in a horse of his age and one that has done as much high performance work as he has. He was prescribed 5mls of bute per day and this did help him, but there was still residual stiffness. So, I decided to try Rosehip Vital. We started November 1 with the loading dose. In 3 weeks there was a noticeable difference and after 4 weeks Rumple was moving normally, even in the mornings. He was perhaps a bit too well and started playing in the paddock – we always use to joke that he thinks he’s 4 years old, and he seems to have returned to this mentality. On December 1 I reduced the dose to the maintenance dose of 1 scoop, and it only took a few days to notice some stiffness return, so I spoke with Justin, who advised that we can return the loading dose with no risk. As you can see from this photo, taken just after Rumple’s 23rd birthday in late November, he is a picture of health and loves life, and this is how I intend to keep him for a long time to come.

I will keep in touch to let you know how we go with the increase back to the loading dose and our journey to keep Rumple as happy and comfortable as possible.

Kind Regards,

Leesa Murray



17/31
Rebecca Williams-O'Brien

I just wanted to thank Louise Curran and the Team at Rose-Hip Vital (RHV) for talking me through the Rose-Hip Vital products. I started my 11yo FEI Lusitano Stallion Asceta D’Atela, my 5yo Hanoverian Warmblood Gelding Hollingrove Dazzler and Myself on the product at the start of December and I’ve seen a great improvement. Asceta ... Read More
Rebecca Williams-O’Brien

I just wanted to thank Louise Curran and the Team at Rose-Hip Vital (RHV) for talking me through the Rose-Hip Vital products. I started my 11yo FEI Lusitano Stallion Asceta D’Atela, my 5yo Hanoverian Warmblood Gelding Hollingrove Dazzler and Myself on the product at the start of December and I’ve seen a great improvement.

Asceta had an injury early 2016 and his training since recovering has been a bit “hit or miss”, 1 day he would be going brilliantly and the next he would be “off”. But after starting RHV at the beginning of December, by the end of December he was sound and having only his usual 1 day off a week. I was very excited to get through a huge 3 day clinic with our Coach to finish off the year and not have Asceta feeling out of sorts.

For Hollingrove Dazzler starting him on RHV was more to do with maintaining a healthy body, assisting in recovery and preventing any problems. I will admit I have noticed he’s recovering a lot quicker between our training sessions, which is great to feel. Usually at day 3 in our training week, he starts to say “No, I don’t want to, can’t be bothered, let me have a day off”, but now he’s a lot more willing to “keep going”.

On a Personal note I started taking RHV Capsules. Training the 2 horses 6 days a week, doing Pilates training 2 times a week and keeping up with a fast paced lifestyle is not easy, so I figured if it’s good for the horses it could help me… and within a week I already felt better. My body just felt so much more rested in the mornings and I had a lot more energy. Even my husband noticed a change and asked if he could start RHV too.

All I’ve ever wanted was to have happy, healthy horses, that love their work. And all I’ve ever wanted within myself was to be able to physically keep up with it all. It’s safe to say that RHV has really helped us all to achieve it.

Thank you Louise and the RHV Team.



18/31
Kate Taylor-Wheat, Grand Prix Dressage Rider

November 2013 Nine weeks ago I started feeding Rose-Hip Vital Equine to my Grand Prix dressage horse, Oscar B. Since then I noticed a marked improvement in Oscar’s suppleness, soundness and wellbeing, with less recovery needed between training sessions. People cannot believe that he is 17. On Oct 5th, Oscar and I were back in ... Read More
Kate Taylor-Wheat, Grand Prix Dressage Rider

November 2013
Nine weeks ago I started feeding Rose-Hip Vital Equine to my Grand Prix dressage horse, Oscar B. Since then I noticed a marked improvement in Oscar’s suppleness, soundness and wellbeing, with less recovery needed between training sessions. People cannot believe that he is 17. On Oct 5th, Oscar and I were back in the Grand Prix arena at our first competition in over 2 years. We both had so much fun and even came home with a win. I have been so impressed with the results on Oscar B that I am now using Rose-Hip Vital Equine on all of my competition horses with great results.

May 2014
Oscar B has now been on Rose-Hip Vital Equine for 7 months. Since the initial improvement in his suppleness and well-being, I have now noticed I can increase work levels in our training sessions and really work hard on movements he has struggled with over the years without the worry of damaging his legs or brain as now he is feeling so fit and strong and loving his work. I’m just so excited to be enjoying our daily training sessions. Oscar has taught me so much our partnership has been 15 years long and I love the enthusiasm he has for work even as he turns 18 this year.

Flowervale Florenz is the young man of my stable but is a big powerful horse. Since being on Rose-Vital Equine, I have noticed improvements in the condition of his coat and feet, along with his suppleness and strength during work. As Florenz’s work level becomes more demanding of him both physically and mentally, I have really noticed how well he is recovering from these sessions each time.

Since seeing my horses and my clients horses flourish on Rose-Hip Vital Equine, I began taking it myself. It’s great to be able to experience what the horses must feel while taking Rose-Hip Vital overall body wellness as well as keeping all those aches and pains at bay. I also put my dog on Rose-Hip Vital Canine. She developed chronic arthritis in her back leg and has been very lame on it for the past couple of years, however after only being on the Rose-Hip for a short period of time, to my amazement she was back to running around with the other dogs again. From horses to dogs to humans Rose-Hip Vital really looks after my whole family.

February 2015
Since retiring Oscar B from the Grand Prix competition arena at the end of 2014, I stopped giving him Rose-Hip Vital Equine and the change was dramatic. He went extremely lame and just looked really sore and uncomfortable. I put him straight back on Rose-Hip Vital and within 4 weeks he was again sound and acting like a 2 year old again in the paddock. I was so relieved to see him happy and healthy again.

World Star is getting stronger and fitter each time we compete, after a great show on Feb 1st World Star won the PSG with a massive 74%! I thought he may be tired the next day but alas he was squealing and leaping in his paddock. It’s great seeing him so happy and feeling fantastic as he has had a bad run over the years with his body.

I have seen so many great results with Rose-Hip Vital in my clients and friends horses, from all kind of issues like muscle soreness, navicular issues, arthritis/joint pain, stiffness, older horses all these horses have improved since starting on Rose-Hip Vital Equine and are in work, happy, healthy and out competing successfully which is fantastic and I just love seeing these results with happy horses and happy riders.



19/31
Sue - Durham Pastoral Company, QLD

I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine for some months now and have been amazed at the positive effect it has had on my horses. Waverley (Wavy) is a 22 year old Cleveland Bay/Australian Stockhorse. She has been suffering from Cushings Disease plus arthritic joints for a couple of years now. With the arthritis she ... Read More
Sue – Durham Pastoral Company, QLD

I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine for some months now and have been amazed at the positive effect it has had on my horses.

Waverley (Wavy) is a 22 year old Cleveland Bay/Australian Stockhorse. She has been suffering from Cushings Disease plus arthritic joints for a couple of years now. With the arthritis she was unable to be ridden and was lethargic and cranky, which is understandable.  Since being on Rose Hip Vital Equine her demeanor has changed dramatically. No longer the old creaking creature that she was. I am now riding her again and she is enjoying every minute. Only problem is that she now thinks that she is a teenager again and piaffes and passages around the paddock. This is just wonderful and I am very grateful to the team at Rose Hip Vital Equine for developing this wonderful product. If it were not for the Cushings, I am sure she would be back to her winning dressage ways!

I started our 2 year old Stockhorse, Domingo, on Rose Hip Vital Equine to try to alleviate his Queensland Itch problem. We had tried everything else, plus rugging even in our hot Queensland weather, to no avail. Since being on Rose Hip he is scratching a lot less and seems much happier in himself.

Needless to say we will be putting our entire polo team on Rose Hip Vital Equine when they come back into work next season.



20/31
Fiona - Glenorie, NSW

I have been using the Rose-Hip Vital Equine on my 15yo, 17hh, Warmblood dressage gelding, Catalina Florimo for approximately 6 months and the results have been quite remarkable. I currently compete him at FEI small tour level. About 5 years ago, when he was at Medium level, he started having soundness issues that vets have ... Read More
Fiona – Glenorie, NSW

I have been using the Rose-Hip Vital Equine on my 15yo, 17hh, Warmblood dressage gelding, Catalina Florimo for approximately 6 months and the results have been quite remarkable. I currently compete him at FEI small tour level. About 5 years ago, when he was at Medium level, he started having soundness issues that vets have not been able to diagnose. I have had some success with chiropractic, massage therapy, ultrasound, etc. and a few long periods of rest, plus I have tried various joint supplements and injectables with variable results. I changed his hoof trimming, which has probably had the most impact, however there continued to be niggling, intermittent soundness issues, that I have not been able to solve. He would be stiff in warm up, and sometimes with a slight unevenness in his trot which was worrying. He would generally warm up out of it, but some days his work would seem laboured, which also concerned me.

I started him on the loading dose of RHV Equine in April 2013. It took 3 weeks before I started noticing any difference, which included less stiffness in his warm up and no sign of unevenness in his trot. I was not prepared to draw any conclusions at this early stage as the unevenness would come and go, however the reduction in stiffness was quite noticeable. We moved to the maintenance dose, however after a week or so he appeared to get “stiff” again. The RHV team suggested putting him back on the loading dose, which I did, and the stiffness dissipated reasonably quickly. I have kept him on the loading dose ever since and occasionally I will give him a “top up” scoop if I am in any doubt, and the results have been quite remarkable. I now have a horse with much more energy and willingness to go, who has been consistently sound for longer than I can remember and is getting much stronger in his work which is showing in our scores. I am so delighted with the outcome, and to know that my long term equine partner appears sound and happy.

What I really like about this product is, not only does it appear to really work, but it is completely natural, vegetarian product (which I am much more comfortable feeding to my horse that the marine or bovine based alternatives), that has a long list of additional health benefits.

Update

I have been using Rose-Hip Vital Equine on my 16yo, 17hh, Warmblood dressage gelding, Catalina Florimo for over a year now and I can only say the results have been consistently remarkable! Some years ago he developed some niggling, intermittent soundness issues, stiffness, unevenness in trot, etc. In addition to spending a lot with vets, I tried a number of joint supplements over time, including Pentosan, without much noticeable effect. So I had this wonderful horse that I loved and had owned since we were both beginners, who was stiff and often uneven in trot, and I was incredibly frustrated about his future.
I sceptically trialled the RHV-E product before market, in April 2013 and I can only say I have been amazed with the results. It took 3 weeks to see a definite difference and I have established that I need to keep Florimo on the loading dose of RHV-E, but in doing so, I feel like I have a young horse again. He is much more willing, happy and consistently sound. I can tell if anyone in our stable leaves the RHV-E out of his feed for any period, as he becomes stiff and slightly uneven in his work. A day or so of topping him up and he is back to full soundness and performance.

It is not the cheapest product on the market, but for this horse it is absolutely worth every penny and I am so grateful for having stumbled across it!



21/31
Ian - Facebook

We have a mix of performance, brood mare, retired and young stock at home. We have recently introduced our two performance horses to your product. My wife’s horse Ego Centrepiece (Artie) is competing at one star level in eventing. He is a 10 year old warmblood and use of Rose-Hip Vital Equine is essentially preventative ... Read More
Ian – Facebook

We have a mix of performance, brood mare, retired and young stock at home. We have recently introduced our two performance horses to your product. My wife’s horse Ego Centrepiece (Artie) is competing at one star level in eventing. He is a 10 year old warmblood and use of Rose-Hip Vital Equine is essentially preventative at this stage and maintenance given eventing can be quite stressful on joints.

My mare competes a bit of dressage and Show Jumping. Garuscha (Woosha) is warmblood but rising 17yo. Given her age she has been taking longer to bounce back from work and getting stiff and sore which results in a bit of jarring in her gait which further effects her performance. For her we introduced Rose-Hip Vital Equine as a repair intervention to stiffness and hopefully maintenance/prevention going forward. At this stage Woosha seems to be have responded with more flexibility in work however biggest improvement is in recovery post work or competition allowing her to back up next day. Artie is the large black warmblood with little white star on forehead, Narelle rides in blue and yellow outfit cross country. She was recently part of Gary Lung clinic featured in The Horse Magazine. Woosha is bay with big white blaze down face and two back white socks.



22/31
Rachel - Cedargrove, QLD

This is Bailey my 6year old QH. Before I started using your product I didn’t think I’d ever ride him again due to many issues. After 3 weeks on Rose-Hip Vital I started him in light work and this pic is from last Sunday at a dressage comp 6 weeks on Rose-Hip 2 x 1st ... Read More
Rachel – Cedargrove, QLD

This is Bailey my 6year old QH. Before I started using your product I didn’t think I’d ever ride him again due to many issues. After 3 weeks on Rose-Hip Vital I started him in light work and this pic is from last Sunday at a dressage comp 6 weeks on Rose-Hip 2 x 1st place and a 2nd place.

Don’t think about trying just try it!!!



23/31
Miriam Coleman, Dressage Specialist

In May 2014 I attended a Rose Hip Vital with GOPO seminar in Hobart. It was organised by my coach Lydia Jackson of Kingston Agistment and Training Centre as she was very excited about this product. I listened intently and I went home with a goody bag including 250 RHV tablets. I am a later ... Read More
Miriam Coleman, Dressage Specialist

In May 2014 I attended a Rose Hip Vital with GOPO seminar in Hobart. It was organised by my coach Lydia Jackson of Kingston Agistment and Training Centre as she was very excited about this product. I listened intently and I went home with a goody bag including 250 RHV tablets. I am a later converter to many new innovations and before I would try RHV on my FEI horse Sunbury Lodge Toronto, I thought I would try RHV on myself first. I took the loading dose and then another month of RHV caplets. I noticed the impact of RHV on my wellbeing when I STOPPED taking them. My energy levels decreased, I injured my calf muscle, my knee joints started protest and I just didn’t feel as well as I did when I was taking them. It took me a few weeks to realise it but when I did I went straight back on to RHV and I haven’t looked back. I have recently run my first half marathon, injury free (I only started training for it in November), my energy levels are back where they need to be and my troublesome knees don’t give me any grief.

In early Dec 2014 I started Sunbury Lodge Toronto (Tiny) on his loading course of RHVE.  By January I already noticed many changes. His coat and skin had improved and his windgalls (he has many being 17 years young) had reduced in size. However the most noticeable change was in his work, in particular the quality of his medium and extended trot has improved immensely.   Sunday we achieved a great result in our new foray into the Medium Tour with a great score in the Inter A, it would have to be our best test ever.  I have no doubt that I can attribute Tiny’s fitness, wellbeing, recovery and general health to the addition of RHVE to his regime.

Thank you RHVE I don’t know where we would be without this great product.



24/31
Sue McDermott, NCAS Coach and Racehorse Owner

It has been 4 months since I purchased my first lot of Rose-Hip Vital Equine. I have also included my family both immediate and extended who have all been taking the human version of the product for the same time. By way of background I have a horse based business, agistment, breeding (warmbloods, and thoroughbreds), ... Read More
Sue McDermott, NCAS Coach and Racehorse Owner

It has been 4 months since I purchased my first lot of Rose-Hip Vital Equine. I have also included my family both immediate and extended who have all been taking the human version of the product for the same time.

By way of background I have a horse based business, agistment, breeding (warmbloods, and thoroughbreds), coaching, and competing both with dressage horses and as a racehorse owner.

I personally have never used a feed additive for my horses, principally because of my clients who feed many and varied feed additive supplements I have never seen one indicator either in their appearance or in their way of going or working to indicate any improvement or benefit or otherwise.

The horses that I put on the product were as follows:

  1. An aged dressage horse with no noticeable soundness issues often tricky to ride and with contact issues at times
  2. A young dressage horse with no soundness issues
  3. An aged show horse with some minor soundness issues
  4. An aged dressage horse with arthritic changes in the knees and hocks
  5. Incumblonde a racehorse mare some ability, has had a consistent skin rash
  6. Deux Foix a horse with ability, some soundness issues
  7. An aged warmblood stallion (northern ariel) arthritic deterioration in the hocks

The results are:

Horse number 1 started in winter as they all did, after 2 weeks there was a considerable change in the horses coat condition it looked like a summer coat. To ride he felt amazing very soft and supple and considerably less issues with the contact.

Horse number 2 similarly his coat bloomed, he did start to feel very well, and I had to reduce his food intake, he is competing successfully with wins at official novice level.

Horse number 3 again the coat improved within a couple of weeks, and watching her being worked she was clearly more comfortable in her action than I had seen previously.

Horse number 4 again the coat condition was the first indicator, she is a horse that is on pentosan, so apart from the healthier appearance I haven’t noticed a difference in her way of going.

Racehorses

Incumblonde has raced successfully to wins and placings during the time she has been on the product, and the rash that she has had for over a year has gone.

Deux Foix has returned to racing for 2 wins and placings.

I am aware of another horse in our trainer’s stables that has had quite a form reversal since commencing on the rosehip vital equine, and has notched up several wins since going on the product. The stallion has struggled in recent years to serve the taller mares, we are part the way through the stud season, and not only does he look magnificent, but he is definitely appears more comfortable bearing weight on his hocks even with the tall mares.

As for the humans all are reporting increased energy and mobility. I believe Rose-Hip Vital Equine does what it says it does, and I will continue to use the product both for the horses and for myself.

Regards

Sue Mcdermott

Ncas coach

Forest Hill Stud



25/31
Adam Vellere, Advanced Prix St George Dressage

Rarity is an 11 year old Warmblood mare, currently competing at Advanced Prix St George Dressage with Adam Vellere. Rarity had a nasty leg injury when she was 7. She got her hind leg stuck in a wire fence. She had many months off and it was a slow recovery. Rarity is also quite a ... Read More
Adam Vellere, Advanced Prix St George Dressage

Rarity is an 11 year old Warmblood mare, currently competing at Advanced Prix St George Dressage with Adam Vellere. Rarity had a nasty leg injury when she was 7. She got her hind leg stuck in a wire fence. She had many months off and it was a slow recovery. Rarity is also quite a ‘moody mare’, she can be very cranky to ride and to handle on the ground.

We have tried many different remedies and products to no avail. I heard about Rose Hip Vital Equine at Equitana, where I had a chat with Justin who gave me some product to try. Within 3 weeks I had really noticed a difference. Rarity has to be stabled at night as she also suffers from the Itch. This results in her hind leg swelling from the old injury, and a snotty nose from the dust. In the 3 weeks she stopped getting the snotty nose and her leg was nowhere near as filled as it used to be.

The longer she has been on Rose Hip Vital Equine, I have noticed that not only has her coat improved and grown back from the Itch, her whole temperament and work ethic has changed. Rarity has gone from a ‘won’t do it’ mare, to a ‘ok let’s do this’ mare. We have been able to take our training up a gear and she feels much more supple and is actually enjoying her work. She is also much much friendlier and her PMT appears to be under control.

Rarity is not on any other supplements other than the Rose hip Vital Equine and I can honestly say that I believe it has worked wonders for her. I have also put my up and coming young horse on the product and my 18 year old Grand Prix horse, Moscow, who has just been picked for the National and State Young Rider squad.

I have even started our 15 year old cattle dog on Rose hip Vital Canine. She was having trouble with the stairs and generally a little bit stiff. She is now much happier and running around with the other puppies.

I recommend Rose Hip Vital Equine to all of my clients and agistees. It’s natural, non-swabbable and above all it works!!

Photo credit: Franz Venhaus



26/31
Katrina Milwood, Dressage Specialist

October 2014 Absolutely loving Rose-Hip Vital. My advanced dressage mare, Danbry Park Delta, no longer gets pentosan, looks incredible and her movement is freer…we can actually see how much it has improved the action in her joints. Delta and I competed at the APDC Champs – Regional Dressage Festival on the 5th October and won ... Read More
Katrina Milwood, Dressage Specialist

October 2014

Absolutely loving Rose-Hip Vital. My advanced dressage mare, Danbry Park Delta, no longer gets pentosan, looks incredible and her movement is freer…we can actually see how much it has improved the action in her joints.

Delta and I competed at the APDC Champs – Regional Dressage Festival on the 5th October and won our division in the mediums, got over all medium champs and won their advanced test. We are more than thrilled. I have no doubt some of this success has to do with the RHV. It has helped Delta in so many ways.

Katrina Milward

November 2015

I am on a high. Today I watched the very first foal I bred do her first Prix St George Dressage test. I am so proud of both Katrina and Delta. Katrina has done at least 98% of this horse’s training right from the very start including breaking her in. It has not been an easy road. Delta went through some pretty interesting issues with competition nerves and they came a nasty buster a few years back that dented both their confidence but today it was all made very worth it. Yes, the test had mistakes, yes both were being very cautious considering the rainy weather and slippery going, even in the deep sand but it is finally done. Delta is officially an FEI level horse. Katrina has some great sponsorship in Sublime Equine Performance Therapy and Rose-Hip Vital Equine, I know for certain both have played a major role in Delta sound and finally being able to keep a calm head at competitions.

Jody Milward

December 2015

It was only 18 months ago that fellow sponsored rider Lizzie Wilson Fellows suggested Rose-Hip Vital Equine for Delta and we haven’t looked back. Even able to take her off Pentosan with amazement at seeing her start to use her hindquarters, in particular her off side hind properly again. Her whole demeanor also changed. Gone was the temperamental, moody mare who was competing Elementary/Medium and in her place a happier, easy going horse who finished this year with Advanced Championships, two starts at Prix St George and showing a lot of talent as a small tour horse. I can’t recommend Rose-Hip Vital any higher…..amazing product. We will also be starting our young horse on it as a preventative.

Katrina Milward



27/31
Dorothea Lungershausen

My vet suggested that I put my two middle-aged dressage mares on Rose-Hip Vital. On X-ray both showed signs of early arthritic changes and we included Rose-Hip Vital as part of an overall management plan. I am very happy that a year later, both horses are sound and happy, both are competing regularly and going ... Read More
Dorothea Lungershausen

My vet suggested that I put my two middle-aged dressage mares on Rose-Hip Vital. On X-ray both showed signs of early arthritic changes and we included Rose-Hip Vital as part of an overall management plan. I am very happy that a year later, both horses are sound and happy, both are competing regularly and going great. They also look amazing.



28/31
Felicia - Callala Bay, NSW

This is Nikshar Nomination or nom to us he is owned by a wonderful friend of mine Nicole. Both Nicole and Nom have represented Australia at many para events with fantastic results. But due to her illness gradually getting worse she is unable to ride him any more. Nom is an 18 year old Dutch ... Read More
Felicia – Callala Bay, NSW

This is Nikshar Nomination or nom to us he is owned by a wonderful friend of mine Nicole. Both Nicole and Nom have represented Australia at many para events with fantastic results. But due to her illness gradually getting worse she is unable to ride him any more. Nom is an 18 year old Dutch warmblood and Nicole has given me a wonderful opportunity to ride and compete him at both dressage and showing.

He had been out of work for a while and it was a gradual process of bringing him back into work and I found him to be quite stiff and ridged in his movements, I had tried a few joint supplements which all worked to an extent but I thought he needed a little more help with his work load increasing. I had heard good results from Rose Hip Vital and decided to give it a go with a bit of help from their team.

The result are fantastic he is remarkably freer in his movement and a lot happier in his work. I would like to thank the Rose-Hip Vital team for all there help, support and patience.



29/31
Millicent Ashton from Acton Park, TAS

I just wanted to give you an update re my 18 yo gelding and Rose-Hip Vital. Absolute difference! Two national and international coaches/riders have said how much freer he looks and his work ethic has completely changed – forward and willing! Much looser and softer, less stiffness and easier to supple and loosen up in ... Read More
Millicent Ashton from Acton Park, TAS

I just wanted to give you an update re my 18 yo gelding and Rose-Hip Vital. Absolute difference! Two national and international coaches/riders have said how much freer he looks and his work ethic has completely changed – forward and willing! Much looser and softer, less stiffness and easier to supple and loosen up in his work. I haven’t had to give him a pentosan injection either as he feels that different! Many thanks and absolutely stoked.

Millie



30/31
Danielle Weymark - Para Dressage Rider

My name is Danielle Weymark, I am a grade 2 para dressage rider. I started my 9 year old mare Champagne on Rose-Hip Vital Equine just after she got diagnosed with degenerative joint disease after suddenly pulling up lame at a competition. I’ve proudly trained Champagne myself and we were preparing for our first ever ... Read More
Danielle Weymark – Para Dressage Rider

My name is Danielle Weymark, I am a grade 2 para dressage rider. I started my 9 year old mare Champagne on Rose-Hip Vital Equine just after she got diagnosed with degenerative joint disease after suddenly pulling up lame at a competition.

I’ve proudly trained Champagne myself and we were preparing for our first ever interstate competition and WEG qualifier. So when I received the bad news that she had to have at least 4 months sitting in the paddock, I was gutted. So at very short notice I borrowed a horse from his generous owner for the event.
When I returned Champagne was galloping around her paddock bucking and leaping. After just 3 weeks on RHVE she was as sound as could be! So we decided to get her checked over by our trusted vet and she was given the all clear to be bought back into work over 3 months early! I was over the moon and now we could start preparing for the second WEG qualifier which was again in VIC. Champagne’s joint handled her first overnight trip with ease and we went on to win the pleasing result of Grade 2 Champions with qualifying scores! I’m so pleased with the results of Rose-Hip Vital Equine! Now I have my horse back and she’s happier and healthier than ever!



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Improve your horse’s joint health and wellbeing

Reduce inflammation, protect cartilage and boost immunity

Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is a plant-based anti- inflammatory and immune system support for your horse’s joint health and general wellbeing. Made from rosehips manufactured with patented processes, Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is scientifically and clinically proven to reduce inflammation, protect cartilage, improve general health and improve performance.

Patented extraction and drying processes isolate and activate the compound GOPO® which has scientifically proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. GOPO® works by stopping excess white blood cells from gathering around inflamed tissue, thereby helping to break the cycle of inflammation and protect cartilage. Rosehip products that do not contain GOPO® have not been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is a plant-based anti- inflammatory and immune system support for your horse’s joint health and general wellbeing. Made from rosehips manufactured with patented processes, Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is scientifically and clinically proven to reduce inflammation, protect cartilage, improve general health and improve performance.

Patented extraction and drying processes isolate and activate the compound GOPO® which has scientifically proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. GOPO® works by stopping excess white blood cells from gathering around inflamed tissue, thereby helping to break the cycle of inflammation and protect cartilage. Rosehip products that do not contain GOPO® have not been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

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    How long will 1.5kg last?
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    Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is used for:
    Joint pain and mobility
    Prevention of joint problems
    Osteoarthritis
    Degenerative joint disease
    Cartilage protection
    Immune system support
    General health and wellbeing
    Recovery after exercise
    Coat quality

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    See results in 3 weeks

    How long will 3kg last?
    90 days including an initial 4 week loading dose or
    120 days on the maintenance dose
    *Calculations based on a 500kg horse

    Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is used for:
    Joint pain and mobility
    Prevention of joint problems
    Osteoarthritis
    Degenerative joint disease
    Cartilage protection
    Immune system support
    General health and wellbeing
    Recovery after exercise
    Coat quality

    Rose-Hip Vital Equine dose not swab and horses LOVE the taste!

    $349.95

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  • Free Shipping Australia wide!

    See results in 3 weeks

    Rose-Hip Vital® Equine is used for:
    Joint pain and mobility
    Prevention of joint problems
    Osteoarthritis
    Degenerative joint disease
    Cartilage protection
    Immune system support
    General health and wellbeing
    Recovery after exercise
    Coat quality

    Rose-Hip Vital Equine dose not swab and horses LOVE the taste!

    Dosage
    Feed 10g per 100kg of bodyweight for the first month then 5g per 100kg of bodyweight thereafter.
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    $349.95

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