With temperatures cooling around the country, USRider reminds equestrians to take extra precaution when trailering horses this season. USRider, the nationwide roadside assistance program for equestrians, provides emergency road service to its members in all 48 states as well as Canada and Alaska. One of the favorite benefits among USRider members is Winner’s Circle Advantage (WCA).
WCA offers members-only, money-saving discounts from nationally recognized equine retailers on items for horse, rider and enthusiast, including equestrian gifts, jewelry, art, tack, apparel, vet supplies, hotel/motel and rental car discounts, and more.
Whether preparing for the winter season or shopping for “end of the year” values, four companies participating in the WCA benefits program are among the best in the country:
Muddy Creek Rain Gear was founded in 2003 by former television producer and fellow equestrian Nancy Swearengin when she grew tired of unsatisfactory rain gear. All Muddy Creek Rain Gear is washable, lightweight, breathable, waterproof and packable. Plus, it has been field tested extensively on horseback. The most unique feature of their coats is they are designed to cover the entire saddle, front and back, saddle bags, and all the way down the rider’s legs. USRider Members receive free shipping. Call 734-428-8442 or visit www.muddycreek.net.
E-Z Up Stirrup Extender Company produces three distinctive products for the horse enthusiast. The E-Z Up Stirrup Extender drops your stirrup three inches at the push of a button then locks into position with a lift of the toe. The LegSaver Stirrup Swivels allow your stirrups to swivel 360 degrees to minimize ankle, knee and hip stress. The E-Z Up LegSaver combination marries the two technologies for easier mounting and dismounting and fosters a much more pleasurable ride. More information is available at www.ezupstirrup.com or by calling toll-free at 877-865-1497. USRider members receive free shipping.
Rein-Aid offers a variety of products that contain elastic to soften the connection between horse and rider. Whether you use Rein-Aid inserts or full Elasto-Reins, your horse will become more willing to soften to the bit, relax and go slower, rounder and more correctly. You can do dressage, jump, trail ride, hunt, barrel race, drive and train yourself and your horse to perform more smoothly with Rein-Aid. These products are kind, effective and safe with leather backing on all elastic portions. USRider members receive an exclusive 20% discount. Call 800-773-4885 or visit www.rein-aid.com.
Since 1991, Bit of Britain Saddlery has been a top source for English riding gear, providing top-quality riding wear; saddles and leather goods; barn, show and trailering supplies; hard-to-find sporting equipment; educational materials; and protective gear for horse and rider. Friendly staff provides knowledgeable service, and the company’s website offers 24-hour ordering flexibility. For a free catalog, call 888-442-5015 or visit www.bitofbritain.com. USRider members receive a special 10% discount.
The Equine Network provides, creates and distributes relevant content and services to passionate horse enthusiasts while connecting them to each other and the marketplace. The Equine Network is the publisher of award-winning magazines: Horse&Rider, EQUUS, Dressage Today, The Trail Rider, Spin to Win Rodeo, American Cowboy, Practical Horseman, and Horse Journal. The Equine Network also publishes a proprietary line of books and DVDs for sale through its store, HorseBooksEtc.com. The Equine Network provides emergency roadside assistance through its recent acquisition of USRider, and is home to several websites, including: EquiSearch.com, Equine.com, EquiManagement.com, MyHorseDaily.com, DiscoverHorses.com, AmericanCowboy.com, StableMangement.com and Horse-Journal.com.