EQUITANA Innovation Award 2019: These are the winners
Ten innovations that make everyday life easier for horse owners, riders and breeders were awarded with the EQUITANA Innovation Award on 13 March 2019. As one of the most important prizes in the equestrian industry, the award is presented every two years in cooperation with the trade magazine PFERDEBETRIEB. A total of 60 products were nominated.
The entries were reviewed by an eight-member jury. The jury consisted of management consultant Christian Fendt, Georg W. Fink, expert for equestrian facilities and stable construction in horse husbandry, Dr. Christa Finkler-Schade, expert for horse feeding, Uwe Karow, management consultant at management consultancy Reitstall, Guido Krisam from the Bundesverband der Maschinenringe e.V. (Federal Association of Machinery Rings), Jan Tönjes, Editor-in-Chief of St.GEORG, Prof. Dr. Dirk Winter, Professor of Horse Economics at the Nürtingen-Geislingen
Category: Stabling, Indoor and Outdoor Arena Construction
ViebrockreitHalln ViebrockreitHalln GmbH & Co. Betrieb KG
Hall 3 Stand A51-G13
ProCorner Angle Guards
The edge protection made of hot-cast polyurethane is particularly stable, durable and shock-absorbing and, as corner protection for horse stalls or other functional areas, promises a reduced risk of injury for horses. The material is easy to clean and can also be recycled.
Category: Livestock Housing Equipment / Pasture Technology
Hall 3 Stand A46
Solar-Powered Automatic Gate
Poda's solar-powered automatic gate ensures safe and simple operation for riders - directly from the horse's back. The system is powered by solar energy and operated via a push-button. Soft opening and closing means that the gate operates smoothly. In addition, photocells register movements in the gate opening so that the gate only closes again when riders and passers-by have actually passed it.
Category: Feeding and Watering Technology
R. Burdorf Landmaschinen
Hall 1 Stand B11
Multidry 1 Round Bale Drier
The round bale roughage drying system adapts to the needs of farmers: Multidry 1 promises an energy-efficient production of clean, energy-rich hay containing raw fibre in top quality. It is already suitable for small farms because of its modular design. It can be used to dry round bales within 24 hours and improve feed quality.
Hall 1 Stand B34
Cereal-free Mühldorfer iQ Active² Pellets
Mühldorfer iQ Active2 is a cereal-free, low-starch and high-energy horse feed that was developed for sports and insulin-sensitive horses. The extrudate is produced without any starch. Sunflower shells, linseed and additional fibre carriers serve as the basis. It is also suitable for horses with metabolic diseases.
ACT Animal Care Technologies
Hall 6 Stand F12
ACT's Colicheck motion sensor, attached to the horse's leg, captures and learns the horse's individual movement patterns. It detects deviations that can occur, for example, in colic. The owner is informed of various events by means of an app. The Colicheck sensor is also suitable for birth monitoring, for example.
Category: Riding and Working Apparel / Safety Products
Hall 1 Stand A58
Heated Riding Gilet
Equo Vadis' heated riding vest offers riders warm hours on horseback. The vest has a heating surface in the lumbar vertebra area that can be adjusted in three stages. The energy is supplied by a rechargeable battery or alternatively by a standard power bench. Since the battery can be removed, the vest can be washed easily.
Categorie: Tack and Training Equipment
Hall 6 Stand G02
MF-Training Riding App
The Michael Fischer Training App contains over 70 graphically supported exercise examples for dressage and show jumping horses of all performance and age classes. An extensive tournament check list has also been integrated. The app convinces with a lot of know-how and interesting training videos. The basic version can be used offline - an online connection is only required for the videos. The app is well structured and offers exercises for all classes in dressage and jumping. The MF-Trainings-App works on all common iOS and Android devices.
Category: Vehicles and Trailers
Thaler GmbH & Co. KG
Hall 3 Stand A40
Compact Wheel Loader Model 3248T-5A with SPS
The 3248T-5A farm loader convinces with a new steering concept. It combines classic articulated steering with all-wheel steering and crab steering. As a result, the centre of gravity remains clearly in the centre and the load line remains within the wheels, increasing stability and manoeuvrability.
Category: Sustainability / CSR
Hall 5 Stand B01
A Sustainably Produced Vegan Cork Saddle
The saddlery Rieser presented a vegan saddle, which was made of cork. In addition to innovative design, the model convinces through sustainable production, purely vegan natural raw materials such as cork, rubber and wood as well as the absence of solvent-based adhesives. In addition, it convinces with good workmanship and a low weight of around 5 kilograms. The jury praised the approach of using a new material - but it remains to be seen how the material will prove itself in practice in the long term.
Special award of the Jury
Hall 5 Stand B01
Easy Exit offers a safe entry and exit aid for horse trailers, which is mounted on the tailgate. It allows the flap to be flush with the floor, thus reducing the risk of tripping. The Easy Exit entry and exit aid is already available for various trailer models.
The jury did not award a prize in the "Care" category in 2019. Despite exciting and interesting products and long discussions, the jury did not come to a clear result in this category. The reason for this was, among other things, the very different areas from which the products came and the resulting difficulty in comparison. In order to neither highlight a product nor discriminate against one, the jury opted for this unusual step and did not award a prize.
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