Alice Reins Awarded Alltech Equine Hero Award

September 19 2014   Ι   Author: Comments Off on Alice Reins Awarded Alltech Equine Hero Award

Jacqui & Alice Edwards of Alice Reins win Alltech Equine Hero Award

Alice Reins founder Jacqui Edwards has won the Alltech Equine Hero Award

I cannot put into words how I felt when my friend of many years Michele Gaskin sent me a message on Facebook asking me to call her because she had some very exciting news for me. I called Michele only to be told that she had nominated me as her Equine Hero!  Michele wrote a story about me and my daughter Alice who rides with one functional hand.  This is the story which Michele sent in which made the final 3 in the judging process.  It was then down to the general public to place their votes and WE WON the Alltech Equine Hero Award. How fantastic!

Alltech has just hosted the World Equestrian Games in Normandy and are a global company, this award means so much as it helps us spread the word of Alice Reins so that we can help more people to ride. Click here for Alice Reins testimonials.

Alltech Equine Hero Award

August’s public vote has now closed.
Congratulations to our August Alltech Equine Hero Award winner Jacqui Edwards! Michele Gaskin from the United Kingdom has nominated Jacqui Edwards as her Equine hero! Michele explains that Jacqui is an inspirational and dedicated mother to her daughter Alice.Alice is passionate about horses and it has always been her dream to be able to ride a horse. Unfortunately this was difficult for Alice as she was born with only one functioning hand. Nonetheless Jacqui was determined to get her daughter riding the way she wanted to, and designed a type of rein which Alice would be able to use. This special set of reins helped Alice to achieve her dream of riding a pony and allowed her to go on to win lots of local pony events!

After seeing the success of her rein design, Jacqui decided that she wanted to help more people and set up a company called Alice Reins. Through this company she sells her special reins for those with lesser grip, such as people suffering from arthritis, those who have had a stroke, or even people who have carpal tunnel or other similar ailments!

Michele finishes by explaining that she “feels that Jacqui is an inspiration and has given much hope and happiness to others through her clever thinking of how to overcome the obstacles faced for those wishing to ride who have disabilities”. This is why Jacqui Edwards is Michele’s Equine Hero!

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Alice Reins Gives Confidence To A Young Girl With One Functional Hand

August 24 2014   Ι   Author: Comments Off on Alice Reins Gives Confidence To A Young Girl With One Functional Hand

Lucy riding with one functional hand using Alice ReinsWe were contacted by a lovely lady called Joanne Hodge who told me about her lovely daughter Lucy.  Lucy is very similar to my daughter Alice and she has just one functional hand on her left.  Lucy could not grip with her right hand. Joanne called me to tell me all about Lucy and the difficulties she had.

Lucy had lost her confidence when riding as she was unable to control her pony and so became more and more frustrated not being able to ride as others did.  Joanne and I discussed the width and length Lucy would need her reins and I assured Joanne that they would really make a difference to Lucy and her riding.  Lucy’s Alice Reins were made and sent to her.


This is what Lucy had to say:

“I’m Lucy and I am 12 years old I started riding when I was at the age of 10. I was very stressed and felt unsafe with my side reins tied together using a flash until my Mam discovered Alice Reins so I give them a go. Now I can do everything I can even do jumps now I’m a lot happier and much more confident. I have better control of Paddy.

Thank you Alice Reins 
From Lucy xxx “

Lucy’s confidence has soared since riding with her Alice Reins her Mum Joanne had this to say:

“These reins are fantastic they have given Lucy the confidence she needed thank you Alice reins xx”

“Gorgeous lucy is a confident rider thanks to her Alice Reins :)) xx”


We are thrilled to have been able to help Lucy and make such a difference to her riding life. Could we help you too?

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Key Features

  • Enables disabled riders of all ages and ability to be able to ride more efficiently, safely and with confidence.

  • Design can be adapted to meet individual specific requirements and needs.

  • Available in 3 widths and 4 lengths, shorter pony length, pony length, cob length and horse and in Black or Brown colours.

  • Invaluable for riders with lesser grip due to Arthritis, Stroke, Carpal Tunnel and generally weak arm muscles.

  • Can be used for all 3 disciplines and also on the hunting field.

  • Will attach to any bridle and are fully adjustable to fit any pony/horse.

  • Excellent teaching aid for all riders of all ages and ability encouraging correct feel of contact in walk, trot and canter.

  • Provides greater control for the strong pony/horse and extremely difficult for pony/horse to pull the reins through the riders' hands.

  • With your hands in the correct position, enables you to concentrate more easily on your position in the saddle.