EasyCare announced today that there are 120 riders entered in their $10,000 Hoof Boot Contest. Riders to date have completed more than 7,300 miles in American Endurance Ride (AERC) or Australian Endurance Rider’s Association (AERA) sanctioned endurance rides. In order for the mileage to count, riders must complete rides in distances of 50 miles or more, using two or four EasyCare hoof boots.
Two riders in the contest recently placed first and second at “The Rock”, a one day 100 mile endurance ride in Australia with one of their horses taking the Fittest Horse Award. Their ride time was 10:33. The EasyCare hoof boots used were Easyboot Epics and Easyboot Bares. Rachel Reid was extremely happy with how well the boots performed for her horse and commented: "I didn't have to get off the horse for anything boot related. Which was great, as I didn't carry spares (why tempt fate!)" Rachel used Bares on the fronts and Epics on the hind hooves on her horse. She reports this about using the Epics: “I put Epics on the back feet and did the entire 160km's with only the two and no problems at all (not even rubbing) I was very very happy!”
Rules and additional details on the Hoof Boot Contest can be found at this link: http://www.easycareinc.com/Cool_Stuff/Contest.aspx
Current results and rider standings can be found at this link: http://www.easycareinc.com/Cool_Stuff/2007_Results.aspx
The response to the contest this year has been amazing. “We have more than five times the number of riders that we had last year”, states EasyCare’s Marketing Director Karen Chaton. She adds “it’s really great to see the trend towards giving our horses a barefoot lifestyle while adding hoof protection only while needed grow at such a phenomenal rate”.
EasyCare, Inc. has been a leader in the hoof boot industry for years, beginning with the invention of the Easyboot back in the early 70’s. Since then, the need for boots has grown tremendously as more and more horse owners see the healthy advantages of pulling shoes and switching to natural hoof care. EasyCare is excited about being part of this growing trend. For more information about hoof boots or natural hoof care please call EasyCare, Inc. at 1-800-447-8836, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.easycareinc.com.