Alltech Have Written A Press Release For Alice Reins After Equine Hero Award Win!

October 13 2014   Ι   Author: Comments Off on Alltech Have Written A Press Release For Alice Reins After Equine Hero Award Win!

Alltech have written a press release for Alice Reins following Jacqui Edwards’ recent Equine Hero award win! This was sent to UK magazines….we are now awaiting the results!

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Press Release

Innovative Rein Design Makes Jacqui Edwards an Alltech Equine Hero

Jacqui Edwards of Stamford Lincolnshire is the latest winner of Alltech’s global search for equine heroes. The second winner in the past three months to come from the UK.

Voted for by fans from all over the world, of the Equine Hero facebook page, the UK is proving itself to be a country of true horse lovers.

Michele Gaskin nominated Jacqui Edwards as her Equine Hero. She describes Jacqui as 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 has 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.

“Jacqui is an inspiration and has given much hope and happiness to others through her clever thinking of how to overcome the obstacles faced by those wishing to ride who have disabilities. This is why Jacqui Edwards is my Equine Hero!”  said Michele.

Jacqui had this to say of her nomination: “I was absolutely thrilled to be announced the winner of Alltech’s latest Equine Hero Award. I had no idea that I had been nominated and was only told when I had been selected into the final 3. I was overwhelmed and speechless!”

“My daughter Alice still uses her Alice Reins eight years on and could not ride the way she does without them. Since setting up the business – Alice Reins Ltd – 5 months ago, I have been amazed at the comments and testimonials received. I am so passionate about what I do and to see smiles on our riders’ faces is just priceless. I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to everyone that voted for me.”

If you know someone like Jacqui, that goes above and beyond to help and inspire others, nominate your equine hero at


For further information please contact Jacqueline Spouge at TSM on (01724) 784600.

A big thank you to Alltech for writing such a lovely Press Release.

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Alice Reins Give Confidence And Helps A Little Girl With Tiny Hands To Ride!!

September 30 2014   Ι   Author: Comments Off on Alice Reins Give Confidence And Helps A Little Girl With Tiny Hands To Ride!!

Alice Reins Give Confidence to Young Rider

We received an enquiry from a lovely lady called Kate Stewart asking if Alice Reins could help her little girl Alexa to ride her pony Snoopy. Kate and I discussed the problems Alexa had when she rides. The problem was that Alexa’s hands hadn’t fully developed and that her hands were very small.  This caused Alexa to have grip issues and although she was already riding to a rather good standard for her age, this issue was stopping Alexa progressing onto other disciplines like show jumping etc.

Alice Reins Give Confidence to Alexa

After Kate’s initial email enquiry we had a telephone conversation.  Kate had been looking around for solutions to help Alexa and was talking with her instructor who had suggested Reinbows. Reinbows are a great product but would only attach onto rubber reins and were too thick for Alexa’s little hands and she found it difficult to grasp.

We make Alice Reins in 1/2″ width and so when Kate came back to me I suggested these to her.

It turned out that Kate, her husband Glen and Alexa were coming to my hometown of Stamford for a day out at the famous Burghley Horse Trials.  Perfect! We arranged to meet up and it was wonderful to actually meet Alexa in person.  My daughter Alice found great pleasure showing Alexa how she held her own Alice Reins and then Alexa held a pair of sample Alice Reins to see what she thought. Immediately Alexa found her “own way” of negotiating the loops even without having a pony attached to them!

We decided between us all that Alexa needed pony length short which would put her in good stead for riding her pony Snoopy and also riding bigger ponies as she grows.

Alexa rode with her Alice Reins for the first time and this is what her Mum Kate sent in after the event….

Well, she loves them!!! Played about to get them to the right length (think this clip was from when we had them too long!) and she had a great ride.
Thank you again

Thank you. She was jumping (small jumps) this morning without the reins so now she’s got them …..Watch out world!Alice Reins Give Confidence to Alexa

How wonderful to hear. We are looking very much forward to watching Alexa progress through the ranks and build in confidence, watch this space!

Below is the video clip that Kate sent in of Alexa and her adorable pony Snoopy!

Go Alexa!!

Thank you for reading our blog we hope you found it interesting and useful. It’s great to see Alice Reins give confidence to young riders.

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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.