The clocks have gone back, there is a chill in the air and the leaves have all turned gorgeous Autumnal shades. It's the perfect time to kick back and relax on an evening and indulge in a bit of retail therapy in the run up to the festive period. We've still got lots to keep you occupied in-store too!
KEEP CALM ON BONFIRE NIGHT
The days, and even weeks, surrounding bonfire night can be stressful if you are a pet owner. Many animals are scared of the loud and sudden noises of fireworks. If you have a horse or dog who is scared of fireworks, we have calmers and top tips that could help.
Click to read our recent blog.
BETA FEED AWARENESS WEEK
9th - 17th November
We are pleased to be supporting BETA's Feed Awareness Week again. We will also be having a Winter Feed Day on Saturday 16th November at the Selby store. We'll have expert feed reps in-store and various offers on feed. Plus, visit us in-store during feed week for your chance to win a year's supply of R&R feed!
Find out more over on our blog.
DOG PORTRAIT DAYS
We recently saw lots of very happy dogs at our Selby Dog Portrait Day.
Next up is our Dog Portrait Day at Melton Mowbray on Saturday 9th November. There are still a few sessions available too, so if you're quick you can still take part!
Book your session here!
WINE TASTING & CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
Thurs 5th December, 5pm-7.30pm
Join us for a relaxed evening at the Selby store with award-winning wine from Spanish brand Caballo Oscuro. Hope Pastures will be here, as well as Lister's Crisps. Katie Bloom will be doing another book signing too!
Click here for more details!
KATIE BLOOM BOOK SIGNING
Thurs 5th December, 5pm-7.30pm
We are delighted that Katie Bloom will be visiting us for another book signing of her compelling new read, Hooves, Muscles & Sweat!
Come down to the Selby store to get your signed copy. This would also make a fabulous gift!
Discover more about the book here.
FAIRFAX & FAVOR EXPLORER BOOT
The explorer boot has been re-imagined and is now more comfortable and sturdy than ever!
The explorer is a practical, country boot that looks fabulous and makes a super-stylish alternative to the traditional welly.
This gorgeous smooth Nubuck leather boot has waterproof technology and comes in Oak or Mahogany. Shop today!
GET DINNER PARTY READY
New in are these stunning hand crafted, engraved, Scottish slate and oak accessories.
Style your country home and impress your guests with placemats, coasters, serving trays and glasses, featuring Highland Cattle, Pheasants and Stags.
Explore the collection today.
FAIRFAX & FAVOR ROCKINGHAM ANKLE BOOT
Also new from Fairfax & Favor is the Rockingham Suede Ankle Boot. This is a Chelsea boot with a Western twist!
It features intricate stitching detail on the toe, a cuban heel, elastic side panels, memory foam insole and fully lined leather interior.
CLIPPER BLADE SHARPENING
Don't forget, on selected dates over winter, RazorSharp will be at the Selby store offering clipper blade sharpening, while you wait! It's just £10 per set. The next date is Saturday 16th November from 10am - 3pm.
If you can't make it on this day, you can still fetch your blades to either store, anytime, as we'll contact you once they are ready to collect again. See all other dates here.
HOPE PASTURES - WALLACE & MAISEY
Hope Pastures have taken ownership of a pair of older horses recently who have had to come into the rescue centre. Wallace and Maisey are two older horses whose owner sadly passed away and so they are now seeking a forever home together to live out their years in comfort and happiness.
Wallace was born in 1994 and He is Thoroughbred type standing at 16.2hh and Maisey was born in 2002, she is a Percheron X and is 16hh. Both horses are sweet-natured and friendly, Maisey is a little more spirited than Wallace, being a bit younger. Wallace relies on Maisey for reassurance when he is worried, which is really sweet. They have been together for 7 years and are inseparable! Both horses have worked hard all of their lives and if anyone is deserving of a happy retirement and lots of TLC it is them.
Wallace served for many years as a Cavalry horse in the Queens’ Regiment and was relied on to teach the new riders and younger horses how to behave, due to his experience and his reliable nature.
Maisey was a pleasure horse and entered dressage competitions in her younger days, winning championships and trying hard to please her owner. Safe to say Maisey was the apple of her owner's eye. Maisey is a little lost without her mum of 14 years. Both horses are a pleasure to have around and good in all ways. They enjoy being groomed and pampered and are good for the Vet and the Farrier, and the dentist.
They will need a period of settling in to completely relax but that is understandable having not moved house for 7 years. As they are elderly horses they are seeking a loan home which is experienced with the ailments that come with old age such as Arthritis and Cushing’s Disease. They need a barn or stables available in colder weather and generally, require lots of TLC and affection. Due to Arthritis both horses are currently retired and require supplements for their joints.
If you think you may be able to offer these veterans a suitable retirement home, please get in touch with Hope Pastures. If you can support the work we do, please do not forget that at R&R we are selling Hope Pastures Christmas Cards, Calendars and Knitted Ponies and we have also agreed to be a collection post for any donations of tack or horsey goods.
ROAD SAFETY WEEK
Coming up is road safety week from 18th to 24th November. As equestrians, if we have to take our horses on the road, we become some of the most vulnerable road users out there.
We have a great selection of reflective gear in stock for both horse and rider - and we all know how effective hi-viz can be!
We also have a handy highway code blog with all the rules of the road and lots of top tips.
NOVEMBER FEED OFFERS
Take advantage on these offers on both horse and dog feed. Offers end 30th November.
£2 off TopSpec Ulsakind
£2 off Equerry Conditioning Mash
£3 off 2kg VetSpec Salmon Formula - Adult & Puppy/Junior
£6 off 12kg VetSpec Salmon Formula - Adult & Puppy/Junior