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SPONSORED RIDER TESS O'CONNOR

I love this product as it has really improved the condition of Hippo's hooves, keeping him healthy as well as happy in the show ring. I also love the shine it gives his coat.

Tess O’Connor and D'Artagnan (Hippo).

Tess has been showing since the age of 8, first starting on the lead on Cutie the Shetland. Since these beginnings, she has risen up the ranks to becoming a highly successful team with her horse D'Artagnan, better known as Hippo. Presentation and quality of work is of the highest priority to Tess, which is why the Aussie Farrier's Hoof Formula is part of her winning team in ensuring her horse's hooves are healthy and always ready to compete.

Tess has been competing with Hippo since 2014, and has since taken out a number of major rider class awards. Tess has won 9 Rider of the Year, 2 Grand National and 8 Royal Open Rider broad sashes, including Sydney Royal Champion Lady Rider twice, including at the age of 17 in her first year as a lady rider. Hippo has won Open Hunters at many Royals, HOTY and Grand National qualifiers during their 6 year partnership. He is also a highly successful breed horse, winning 5 Champion Ridden ANSAs at Royal Shows, and Supreme Led Warmblood at Brisbane Royal Show. He recently won the 2021 Gary Robson Open Hack Challenge at the Northern NSW Hack Championships.

With so much showing, wearing hoof black on Hippo's feet week after week was causing them to start to crack. After using the Aussie Farrier Hoof Growth Formula, however, the cracks have disappeared and his hooves no longer crumble after weeks of wearing black-it. As Hippo is a huge powder puff, having hooves in poor condition started to make him uncomfortable and affect his performance, however since using the Aussie Farrier Hoof Growth Formula, he is always ready and eager to work and compete.

Hippo also has the most brilliant shine to his coat, all thanks to the Aussie Farrier Hoof Growth Formula! No other oils or supplements are added to his feed, and he always keeps the most luxurious, soft, shiny coat in winter or summer with no special grooming required.

“I am so honoured to be part of the Aussie Farrier Hoof Growth Formula team. I love this product as it has really improved the condition of Hippo's hooves, keeping him healthy as well as happy in the show ring. I also love the shine it gives his coat. Thank you so much to the Aussie Farrier for this opportunity."

The Aussie Farrier looks forward to following Tess and Hippo through the seasons and successes.

Tess photo 1
Photo: Allira Fontana

Tess photo 2
Photo: Angie Rickard

Tess - photo 3
Photo: Lorelle Mercer

Tess - photo 4
Photo: Lorelle Mercer