May 16 2015
Nominated at Mercury Business Awards
Alice and I were thrilled to find out that not only had we been nominated and put forward for an award at the Mercury Business Awards. We were nominated by Michelle Jones at Ketchup Marketing, who designed our website and helped launch Alice Reins. We were also shortlisted and invited to attend the award dinner.
How wonderful! Both Alice and I were both excited and nervous as this was the very first event of this nature we had ever attended.
We savoured every moment of it and thoroughly enjoyed a first class 3 course meal.
It soon came around for the presentation of our category. All nominees for this were showcased and I remember thinking where did they get the footage! Melvyn Prior of BBC Radio Lincolnshire was our host and when it was announced that the WINNER of Business Innovation 2015 was….ALICE REINS! We were totally shocked!
The whole evening was amazing and overwhelming. We felt very honoured to have received this award and would like to thank all who were involved from the bottom of our hearts. There were some other amazing winners on the evening, and we were up against some really tough competition. This made winning even better!
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December 12 2014
Alice Reins Helps 11 Year Old Boy With One Hand
I received an email from a lovely lady called Amanda. Amanda told me that she has an 11 year old son called Jack who had been riding for 2 years already.
Jack had done very well, using a wrist adaption where his reins, once knotted, sat in. He found it difficult to hold his reins in the conventional way because he didn’t have enough strength in his hand.
Like Alice, Jack had a toe to hand transfer so now has a functional thumb with his other fingers remaining rigid. Amanda had seen our article in Reach Magazine. Reach is a wonderful charity organisation who help children with upper limb deficiencies of whom we all belong to.
Amanda showed the article to the instructor at the stables where Jack rides and they thought Alice Reins were a great idea. They asked how they attach to the horses bit as they would often leave reins on a horse for the next rider. I explained that anyone could ride with Alice Reins and it would be fine to leave the reins on for the next person.
I was asked how Alice Reins would work and so asked Amanda to show Jack our Facebook page. It contains videos and photos of Alice doing various pony activities and Jack would have a good idea of how Alice rides with her reins. This was really good for Jack as they are both similar.
Like Alice, Jack didn’t like change but his Mum Amanda thought that Alice Reins would help his riding much more and give him more flexibility.
We decided between us that Jack would benefit with 3 loops on both reins, a 5/8″ width and pony length standard as Jack was riding a 14.2hh cob. This is what Amanda had to say when Jack rode with his Alice Reins for the first time:
They are great thanks so much.Got the reins yesterday, Jack had his lesson today, did really well with them, we will take some pics next week and hopefully video !!!
Amanda and Jack xxx
We are over the moon that Alice Reins have helped this young man, could they help you or someone you know too?
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