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 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.