Tales of the Best Equestrian Highlights of the 2016 Rio Olympics

I never watch TV or any sports for that matter. This year was different. I watched literally four hours a day of the Equestrian games. I have complained sadly during past Olympics with the lack of equestrian event broadcasts. This year was superb, albeit they still didn’t broadcast through live national television. However, NBC did present an outstanding online, easy access live streaming as well as providing links to your local cable tv station for easy watching of all the events including full coverage of the equestrian games. It was thrilling to watch so many incredibly talented riders and their horses compete from countries we don’t ever get a chance to see. I am sure you agree that the 2016 Rio Olympic Equestrian Games was truly fantastic and thank you, NBC for outstanding coverage of all events.

Here’s the top highlights I’d like to share…..remember, to keep your horse in top shape to “Stay Competitive” with Grand Meadows products … investing in your horse’s long-term future health and performance. Continue reading

UK Travel Blog

For all of you loyal thousands, well at least ten, eagerly waiting for the next significant missive, I have decided to interrupt my dissertation on the various issues associated with the whole nutrition and supplement thingy to share with you some of the glamour and romance of the international business traveler. Continue reading

California Coastal Horse Rescue – A Non-Profit Horse Rescue Organization

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Article from guest author Nicole Chastain Price at CCHR.

At Grand Meadows we are passionate about horses- in every way! Especially helping support the wonderful efforts being made around the country to help those horses in need from the many worthwhile non-profit horse rescues organizations like California Coastal Horse Rescue – based out of Ojai, California.

Cindy Murphree founded CCHR in 2000 based on her observation of an increasing number of horses being abandoned, neglected and in need. Currently overseen by Adri Howe and run by 45 Volunteers with no paid staff. Their mission is to rescue abandoned, abused, neglected and slaughter-bound horses and provide them with a second chance at healthy and productive lives. Currently they are rehabilitating 18 horses and find them all loving homes. CCHR also provides a permanent sanctuary to several senior horses and horses that have severe disabilities.

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Revere Revisited: The Truth Behind the Legendary Ride

The romantic story about Paul Revere immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1861 poem turns out to have just a few flaws. 

Paul Revere Didn’t Act Alone

First of all, two other men – William Dawes and Samuel Prescott – rode alongside him. Overtaken by the British, the three riders split up and headed in different directions. Also, Revere was temporarily detained by the British at Lexington and Dawes lost his way after falling off his horse. This little known fact tends to diminish the impact of the story.

Brown Beauty was Borrowed

Secondly, Revere did not own a horse at the time and it is believed that the Charlestown merchant John Larkin loaned him a horse (named Brown Beauty), which was later confiscated by the British.

Top Secret Operations

Thirdly, Paul Revere never shouted the legendary phrase which was later attributed to him – “The British are coming!” – as he passed from town to town. The operation was meant to be conducted as discretely as possible since scores of British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside. Furthermore, colonial Americans at that time still considered themselves British; if anything, Revere may have told other rebels that the “Regulars”—a term used to designate British soldiers—were on the move.

Ultimately it was  Prescott—a young physician who was believed to have died in the war several years after the legendary ride—who alerted the residents of Concord.

It seems that Mr. Longfellow followed the oft used maxim of never letting the truth stand in the way of a good story.

Grand Meadows Design Dann Froehlich Wins Gold Hermes Award!

The Grand Meadows fresh-off-the-press Western Catalog just received the distinguished Hermes Gold Winner award for best graphic design for 2015! We would like to congratulate and thank our wonderful, creative graphic design genius, Dann Froehlich who has collaborated on all our print ads, designed our new website and all our fantastic print materials for over ten years!

View the Grand Meadows 2015 Equine & Canine Supplements Product Catalogue Design Here