In this modern world of big multi-national corporations, Baileys Horse Feeds remains quite unique in being family owned and run since its inception in 1982. This means we care about our products and how they work for our customers and their horses – we take it personally!
Owners George Knowles & Paul Venner with the next generation Minty Knowles & Simon Venner
We’re proud of what we put into our feeds and make no apologies for using modern nutritional developments to bring real benefits to our customers’ (and our own) horses. Pre and probiotics, chelated minerals, specially protected vitamins, plus other natural and technical additions, are all there to make a positive contribution and not just for effect. Horses prove it time and again as they bloom and perform on their chosen Baileys feed.
We always stick to consistent recipes which is why we can confidently print a list of ingredients on each bag or tub – rather than a changeable label - and means we won’t just change what’s in a feed because ingredient costs are fluctuating.
All the ingredients we use are chosen because we believe they are the best for the horse, many are sourced locally and all are carefully selected for their quality and suitability. This, along with our meticulous production techniques, means that a bag of Baileys really is different from a bag of feed from another manufacturer; the digestibility is outstanding, so your horse gets more per scoop, with an optimum balance of nutrients.
Some ingredients may well be “by-products” from human food processing but they are not “waste” and are still nutritionally valuable to the horse who has a different digestive system from our own. Using every part of a grain harvest ensures an eco-friendly approach to the planet’s food and feed production. We understand the worries about pesticides so constantly test for chemical residues and ensure that every feed component is well below the highly stringent minimum levels for human and animal consumption.
We’re proud to support international riders across the disciplines as well as aspiring competitors and respected trainers. Many of them work closely with our Nutritionists, fine-tuning horses’ diets throughout their seasons, and all trust our feeds to provide optimum nutrition.
Our web site is a mine of information, check out the advanced Feed Finder tool, or simply email the Nutrition Team direct if you can’t find the answer to your specific question. Or keep in touch on the latest goings on here using all our platforms, or simply call us up!