June is upon us and we still can't believe we are almost half way through the year of 2020? Despite the current situation in which we find ourselves, we are battling on here at R&R Country, and we have some great news to report on... Let's begin.
Hooray... We're Reopening Very Soon
Following the government advice, we are excited to announce that we are planning on fully reopening both of our stores on the 15th June 2020!
It is important to note, safety is our top priority, and we will be adhering to all the government guidelines and precautionary measures to ensure our premises are as safe and secure as they can be.
We also want to advise people to continue using the click and collect service where they can and shop online to maintain social distancing.
Riding hat & body armour fittings will be available from 15th June and we will have strict procedures in place to ensure the safety of staff members and customers - this will mean using PPE equipment.
Unfortunately, we will not be opening up the fitting rooms just yet, we hope you understand our reasoning behind this decision...
Our saddle fitting service is also due to restart from 11th June - our in-house saddle fitter will be adhering to BETA guidelines to ensure the safety of all parties involved.
We want to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support during these challenging times, and we cannot wait to welcome you back in-store!
Until then, please remember that our feed barns are open for all your essential products and we are still operating online too!
We are well aware that you will all be excited to return back to in-store shopping, however we need to stress the importance of maintaining social distancing and following our guidelines. If you can order online, please do so (remember delivery is free on orders over £40) or choose our convenient click and collect service therefore only coming in-store if absolutely necessary for the time being.
We would like you all to realise that shopping can't return back to normal just yet, we must be sensible and adhere to all the government guidelines to ensure everyone is kept safe.
Lockdown Is Lifting - Are You Riding More?
As we are sure you're all aware, from today, the government have advised that we can now meet 6 people, so long as it's outside and adhering to social distancing regulations, that are not part of your household.
This may mean that some of us start meeting friends to ride out and exercise together. It is important to remember that if your horse has had some time off during lockdown, you introduce them back into work slowly to avoid any injury. It is also a good idea to have a well stocked first aid kit, just in case.
Introducing the new Fairfax & Favor Brancaster sandals - the perfect asset to any summer outfit. These delicate sandals feature a statement tassel zip, a classic gold shield emblem and a 2cm heel.
Matchy matchy outfits loading... Great news! You can now get your little ones matching Mini LeMieux outfits that correspond perfectly with the adult garments. Dressed head to toe in Mini LeMieux, your little rider and pony are sure to turn heads at the yard.
Also available in mint green... Which colour do you prefer?
Have you heard? We are now proud stockists of Toggi's new clothing range, 'Toggi Sport'!
The Toggi Sport collection offers optimal performance pieces for equestrians of all abilities. Every finishing touch and fabric composition has been designed to enhance the wearer experience.
Win, Win, Win
Have you seen our recent Leovet competition? This competition is perfect for horse owners looking to beat the pesky flies this summer. Take to our social media page and follow the instructions to be in with a chance of winning either the Power Phaser Spray or the Tam Tam Spray.
Entries close on 20th June 2020 at 12 noon - good luck!
Guest Blogger Ian Returns
Ian Pycock is here with another instalment of his adventures with Rosco. Quarantine has provided Ian with plenty of time to start on Rosco's rehabilitation work, and it seems as though there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Could your four-legged friend be June's Horse Of The Month #HOTM. Each month we are choosing one of your horses to be R&R Country's 'The Horse Of The Month' - not only will you be featured on our social media page, you will also be in our monthly newsletter!
Sound good to you? Head over to our Facebook page to submit your photo - we can't wait to see all the pretty ponies and handsome horses.
Summer Worming Schedule
Now that Spring has well and truly sprung, it's time to turn our attention to a targeted Spring and Summer worming program.
The two main internal parasites of concern at this time of year are Tapeworm and Small Redworm.
Fully qualified staff are on hand at both stores and ready to advise, prescribe and answer any questions you may have about worming and testing at this time of year. Tapeworm saliva tests, faecal egg count kits and a full range of wormers are available to purchase in store and online.
The weather is heating up and the BBQs have made their reappearance over the weekend, however did you know that heat can be harmful to your dog in numerous ways.
We have a selection of dog products and accessories to help with the rising temperatures - take a look here.
Make sure you read our latest blog on how to keep you dog safe and happy in the heat!