Fireside Chat Video 2 – Why Would You Believe Us?

Fireside Chat Video 2 - Why Believe Grand Meadows

In our second Fireside video we want to provide documentary evidence that Grand Meadows has been following a strict long term adherence to manufacturing standards previously non-existent in the animal health supplements industry. From years of random testing of our products by the Department of Agriculture in Florida showing 0.00% variation of label claim, our 96.7% score from our FDA audit and a letter from Dr. Wayne Mcilwraith, who is widely considered the foremost researcher in joint disease in horses, detailing the role that we have taken in leading the process of bringing accountability to an industry that was something akin to the Wild West. We were the founding equestrian supplement member of the National Animal Supplement Council (

In documenting our history of exhibiting these standards we hope this will serve to legitimize the dialog through our Fireside video series whereby we want to try to provide some clarity into, what is to most horse owners, a complex and confusing subject.

Why Would You Believe Us

by Nick Hartog

In 1994, Nick Hartog became an owner and President of Grand Meadows Equine Supplements bringing his talents and extensive background in domestic and international equine sales and manufacturing. He has a reputation for plain speaking of the truth. In 1997, when the US horse supplement market was something akin to the Wild West with a complete lack of standards, Nick personally tested 32 different horse joint supplements to see if they matched the label. Unsurprisingly, to him at least, only 2 products matched the label claim. Read more...