A recent video showing one of our Dressage Simulators in action at Scalda Groen College, in the Netherlands.
For some of you that already know your equine history and also for those that would like to expand their knowledge we have some exciting news to share with you!
First, a little bit of background information.
The Kladbury National stud farm in Czech Republic - established March 1579 was accepted into UNESCO heritage in July 2019 as the first stud farm in the world.
The Kladruber horse has been continuously bred for more than 400 years. The old-style horses were originally the only horse breed in the world specifically bred for hauling carriages of emperors and kings. The white horses were used for ceremonial purposes at the Imperial Court in Vienna, while black horses also served church dignitaries. They represent the oldest original Czech horse breed. Recently some of the horses were sold to the Danish King´s Court. One of the horses was also donated as a wedding gift for the Royals William and Kate but his home does remain at the stud farm.
The riding school situated in Kladbury known as the ‘Kladbury Nad Labem’ has only 150 pupils aged 15 to 18 years. The students focus on studying horse breeding and horse riding.
We are very excited to announce that they now have their very own Racewood Riding Simulator. The Riding Simulator will be incorporated into their school learning and help them to progress into the equine industry with a second simulator also on the way to them shortly.
On 17th September 2020 there was an official opening of the new school hall, where the simulator stands. The simulator was demonstrated in action with COVID guidelines put in place.
Racewood are delighted that one of our simulators is now a part of the historical Kladruby Riding School learning and we look forward to seeing the students advance in their learning.
More info to follow, but we're delighted to be now finally working out of our new workshop, just outside the village of Tarporley, in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.
It's taken a while but we're really pleased with the result, and the views are stunning as you can see in the snapshots below! We've even got a new Racewood mascot standing proud in the field!
We would especially like to thank the team from the LEADER Fund and the Rural Development programme for their support with this project and look forward to welcoming customers to the new site when we can.
The recent BEVA Congress 2019 is an annual congress for Veterinarian professionals countrywide and thanks to the imagination of Stand Creative and their interactive design featuring our 4 horse Jockey Challenge - Boehringer Ingelheim won the Veterinary Practice Best Large Stand Award for their fun, interactive Boehringer Ingelheim Derby stand which gave delegates the exciting chance to compete on our horse racing simulators.
The Racewood Jockey Challenge is perfect as a promotional tool for race days, private parties or any other event and is available as a single horse unit all the way up to a 4 horse unit for hiring or a 6 horse unit to purchase.
Due to a delayed order we currently have a 4 horse challenge in stock!! A fantastic promotional tool for many different environments. Get in touch to find out more!
For the first time we were able to showcase our top of the range Eventing simulators at the fantastic CHIO Aachen in July 2019.
With huge thanks to our partnership with SAP Sports we able to give spectators, VIP and press the opportunity to gain insight into how it may feel to ride around a part of the iconic Aachen cross country course. It also gave them the chance to top the leader board which was updated live throughout the showground and to beat none other than the 2019 SAP cup champion Ingrid Klimke's score!
Racewood are proud to be able to offer bespoke interactive software packages such as this for simulator hirings - see us next The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Official Page Get in touch to find out more.
Read more about the partnership with SAP, CHIO AAchen and the use of technology (including the simulator) below.
Even if you know nothing about racing and pay no attention to it for 51 weeks of the year, If you're like me you still have a once a year bet on the Grand National ..
You may have chosen your potential winner by the snazzy colours the jockey is wearing, or the horse's name reminds you of a favourite holiday or strange type of confectionery but you will still be cheering them on just the same as the odds on favourite!
When we watch the race we focus on the horses - incredibly skilled athletes that battle with 39 other runners and fight for that front spot, but spare a thought for the fitness, skill and determination the jockey's need to make it around the 4 miles and still ride hard for that winning finish.
Great British Racing have recently been showcasing just how hard these jockeys work using #jockeyfit .With the help of fitness coaches and a Racewood RS simulator take a peak at some of the social media and press links below;
Racewood have been developing products to support and train jockeys worldwide since 1990 and we now have a wide range of products from our smaller exercisers to build fitness levels (I can manage about 30 seconds before I'm exhausted) to our top of the range MK10 with interactive race, heart rate monitor and jockey training program.
You can see one of our interactive machines used at the Northern Racing College Featured in BBC Midlands today (link to follow) and find out more about our wide range of products by taking a look on our product pages.
Every 2 years we pack up a number of the Racewood team with at least one of our simulators and travel to one of the worlds biggest equestrian shows, Equitana in Essen, Germany.
This year was one of our best yet, not only did we meet some fantastic people and potential customers, thanks to the support of SAP Sports we also had the pleasure of showcasing our top of the range Eventing Simulator to Olympic champion Ingrid Klimke ! Take a sneak peak at the video below..
We're excited to continue our development of this machine with their ongoing support before the first Eventing Simulator in Germany arrives in the later part of the year at Walldorf Riding Club, keep your eyes peeled on their website for updates!
Father Christmas came a week early to the Equine Department at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. On Monday only the third Eventing simulator in the UK was installed in their brand new room at their equine centre.
The simulator is part of a huge amount of investment going into the centre and the team will be offering sessions for the public along with using it both for their own and collaborative ongoing research. We look forward to hearing how they progress through 2019 and wish their team a very Happy Christmas!
Never let it be said that Racewood don't enjoy a challenge.
One of our most recent installations to the fabulous Wellantcollege in the Netherlands involved a slightly unorthodox way of getting the simulator installed. When the team mentioned first floor, fire exit and a crane we have to admit our faces did show a little bit of concern.. (this is where I would put in the covered eyes monkey emoji)!
After much discussion, a support frame created by the welding lecturers at the college and a duvet to provide a comfort blanket for a horse scared of heights, we returned from lunch to see our simulator soaring over the roof! Hats off to the the professional crane operators and their team who were amazing throughout the morning. It was quite something to see our top of the range Eventing simulator flying over the building and fitting through the narrow door frame! Pegasus eat your heart out!
We wish the team at Wellantcollege all the best with their simulator, she is the first Eventing simulator in the Netherlands and will hopefully be helping train many students in the years to come.
Fingers crossed they won't be needing to move it her out of her new stable any time soon!