British Dressage Recognises Alice Reins And Approves Able Bodied Dispensation!!

November 2 2014   Ι   Author: Comments Off on British Dressage Recognises Alice Reins And Approves Able Bodied Dispensation!!

British Dressage Recognises Alice Reins And Approves Able Bodied Dispensation!



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British Dressage Recognises Alice Reins And Approves Able Bodied Dispensation!

We were very excited to hear the news that one of our Alice Reins riders who suffers with Arthritis  has had her  Dispensation Approved by British Dressage to use them in Able Bodied Competition!

Very many congratulations to Hayley, we are looking forward to seeing some pictures of her using her Alice Reins in British Dressage able bodied competition.

Hayley contacted us as she suffers from Arthritis and at that point we were not aware that her aim was to apply for dispensation to BD.  It wasn’t until Hayley received her reins and sent us an email expressing how much she loved them that she told us she was applying for dispensation.

Hello Jacqui

Thank you for the reins, I have enjoyed using them and they have been very useful to help with my problem.  I have also recommended them to my therapist so that she can suggest them to other riders.  I will take pictures or video for you when I have someone to hand to help.

The design is the best I have come across by far, they are better than those with a single loop as the rider can adjust rein length and they adjust well at the bottom so this does not interfere with the hands or rub the horses neck.

I am really pleased to have found a product that works and is made by someone who is passionate about it and wants it to work to help others.

I will keep you posted on my progress as I have put in for BD dispensation to be allowed to use these reins during competition so fingers crossed.

 Thank You

Hayley xx

Alice ReinsA short while later Hayley emailed us again telling us that her horse had sadly suffered a check ligament injury and her reins were not being used but the good news being that


Hayley expressed that this news is fantastic as British Dressage has recognised a need!

We were thrilled and so we thought we would ask Hayley if she wouldn’t mind telling us how she went about applying and she very kindly provided us with the following information……Thank you Hayley!


First you will need to contact the para officer at BD – Friederike Von.Voigts-Rhetz.  She will then send over the application form and a list of BD physiotherapists.

Second you will need to make an appointment with one of the listed physios to complete the grading process (there is a cost to this), you will also need a medical certificate to confirm your condition from your doctor (your doctor will also charge for this).

 Third the application, medical certificate and grading certificate then need to be sent to BD for the committee to decide whether they will give the dispensation.


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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!!

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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.