Champion Riders


Our products are trusted by some of the world’s leading riders. We have an incredible relationship with many individuals across the different equestrian disciplines, who trust Haygain as a key partner in equestrian health.

Eventers

Buck Davidson, International Event Rider, Team USA

World Equestrian Games in 2010 & 2014, Olympic alternate in 2008 & 2012


“We were always concerned about infection and pneumonia and Haygain steamed hay was a huge thing for us,” Buck explains. “I could really feel the effect when I rode [recently-retired star partner] Ballynoe Castle R.M, and his career really took off and he was a much more relaxed horse. I put all my horses on it and felt it was a huge asset.”

Sir Mark Todd, KNZM, CBE, Team New Zealand

6 Olympic medals, 4 World Championships, FEI Rider of the 20th century


“We all know that dry hay - even of the best quality contains dust that affects horses’ respiratory system. So to be sure my forage is clean, and free of any dust or spores, I use Haygain.”



Selena O’Hanlon, International Event Rider, Team Canada

World Cup medal, Pan American Games medal, Olympic and WEG team member


“Over time, we’ve had a few horses with allergies and Haygain steamed hay has made a big difference. We’ve seen a lot less coughing.”

William Fox-Pitt, International Event Rider, Team GBR

Three Olympic Medals, 7 World Championship medals



“[We] take the smaller unit away to competitions all over Europe, which we find essential. The horses have been free from coughs and nasal discharge, they are healthy and performing well - so what more can I ask for?”

Ingrid Klimke, International Event Rider, Team Germany

Two-time Olympic Eventer gold medalist


“Not only I like Haygain very much, but especially the horses. They all love to eat the hay from the Haygain and I found out in Tryon last year at the World Championships that my favourite hero Bobby really likes it a lot. So we decided we would take it at home and we take a Haygain to the shows, it’s dust free [...] and so it is very good for the breathing and [...] keep eating all the show long.”

Lauren Kieffer, International Event Rider, Team USA

Winner of the Pinnacle Cup Trophy in 2014 and 2016


"Prevention is always better than cure, so in our barn we like to have our competition horses on steamed hay. Knowing that we are doing all we can to keep our horse's health in the best condition is always our first priority. It is very important that our horses can stay on the steamed hay to reduce dust in the trailer, and continue their routine at the competitions for their best chances at winning results."


Will Coleman, International Event Rider, Team USA

Two-time Olympian, WEG Team Event Rider, NAYC gold medalist



“Being able to guarantee dust free forage for our horses has been a game changer for us.” With 20 to 25 horses in their program, Will Coleman Equestrian’s HG600 half-bale steamer is constantly in use. “Haygain is a great system that makes it easy for the barn staff to use. The whole process is an efficient, streamlined way to provide beautiful hay for our horses.”


Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp, International Event Rider - CCI4*, Team USA

Ocala International CCI3*-L winner in 2019, Ambition to become first woman to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans race and ride for Team USA


“When my 4* horse, Deniro Z, was diagnosed with gastric ulcers we knew that gut health for him was even more important then it ever was before. I immediately got in touch with Haygain ...his performance and health has improved and we now have all of our horses enjoying steamed hay every day.”

Tamie Smith, International Event Rider, Team USA

Pan Am Games Team Gold Medal in 2019, 2015 USEF CC13* National Champion


“All you have to do is look at steamed hay versus dusty, dirty, dry hay, and it’s a no brainer. You can see how much cleaner it is and we just feel it’s overall better for the horses’ respiratory systems.”


Sinead Halpin, International Event Rider, Team USA

2014 WEG participant, 2012 Horse of Honour USA Young rider coach



"In 2009, my top advanced horse, Manoir De Carneville, pulled up from a 9 minute cross country round with large amounts of blood coming from his nose. I was shocked and spent the next few weeks scoping, taking blood samples and ultimately doing allergy tests. It turns out my horse was suffering from severe allergies to hay. He was having problems breathing and under the high stress at the FEI level, the severity of his allergy became apparent. I was soon introduced to Haygain and it has become one of my favourite products. Haygain keeps my horses healthy and happy - giving them the competitive edge they need to succeed."

Caroline Martin, International Event Rider, Team USA

2019 USEF’s Pre-Elite Development List



"Even though we buy really good hay, you never know what’s in it and steaming just makes sense,” Caroline explains. “Forage is 90 percent of a horse’s diet, so if you miss something that important, it just opens doors for anything bad to happen.”


Andrew Hoy, International Event Rider, Team Australia

Seven-time Australian Olympian, 4 Olympic medals, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, 2 World Championship medals


"I recognised the importance of taking the bacteria and dust out of the hay...The value of steamed hay was never something I needed to be convinced of."

Allison Springer, International Event Rider, Team USA

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. Advanced 1st, in 2018, Olympic alternate in 2012



“We use highest quality hay, but still within that there are little spores and different things that can be damaging and irritating. We’ve had great success with our steamed hay regime for several years now.”


Kristin Schmolze, International Event Rider, Team USA

2017 Rolex Kentucky CCI4* Completed, 2017 Paradise Farm Preliminary 3rd Place


"We started using Haygain for all of my competition horses at the beginning of this year and I couldn't be happier with the results. This is the truly the healthiest way to feed hay, which is the most important part of a horse's diet. Not only does Haygain rid our hay of potential mold or fungus, it converts it into wholesome forage that my horses really enjoy! Even my picky eaters, (the ones that never used to finish their hay), are now finishing every last scrap!"

Izzy Taylor, International Event Rider, Team GBR

Britain’s most successful female event rider of 2017


"Haygain means they are getting very high quality hygienic forage so that they are really able to perform to their optimum."


Alex Bragg, International Event Rider, Team GBR

Nations Cup winning team, winner Aachen Ride & Drive


“We try and keep everything as consistent as possible, so to keep the hay as best quality as is possible we buy the best hay that we can, but we also steam all of our hay using the Haygain steamers. So that basically reduces the dust to a minimum and kills any bacteria off in the hay. [It] smells beautiful so the horses love it when it comes out, it’s a really sweet smell!”

Camilla Kruger, International Event Rider, Team Zim

First Zimbabwean rider to compete at the Olympics


"The Haygain Steamer has been invaluable to Biarritz (Sam the Man), transforming his breathing and overall health. It has really helped his performance, especially at the big internationals. I now feed Haygain steamed hay to all of the horses in my yard. The team at Haygain are incredibly supportive and always so helpful, supportive and informative.”


Lauren Billys, International Event Rider, Team Puerto Rico

First Puerto Rican rider to compete at the Olympics


“Haygain steamed hay has been a game changer for Purdy,” says 2016 Olympic eventer Lauren Billys. As a core component to managing Purdy’s moderate Inflammatory Airway Disease with competition-approved treatments, “It has given him a new lease on life and he feels better than ever!” The pair are now very likely contenders for the 2020 Olympics, representing Puerto Rico.

Zara Tindall, MBE, Team GBR

Olympic medal, three World Championship medals


"I feed Haygain steamed hay to all my horses both at home and when I’m away competing, it just takes away any doubt. Once you have one you cannot do without it.” 

Matt Ryan, OAM, Team Australia

Three Olympic medals, Sports Australia Hall of Fame


“Haygain [has] revolutionised the way I feed my horses. It's such a comfort knowing our hay is so palatable and spore free. Dust and spore-free hay is vital to any sport horse.”

Frankie Thieriot-Stutes

Winner of the Dutta Corp./USEF CCI*** Eventing National Championship at Fair Hill


“I really love this product for my horse, Chatwin, my 5 star horse who has bad allergies, it’s helped him tremendously. This product definitely has some amazing use for horses of all ages and types.”

Chelsea Pearce, International Event Rider, GBR Junior Rider

GB Pony Team 2013/14, Junior Team 2016



"Haygain is second to none and is an incredibly efficient and easy way of improving the quality of hay and therefore improving my horses’ health and performance. I believe it is an essential piece of kit that should be on every yard."

Jodie Amos, International Event Rider, Team GBR

Won at CCI-L 2* and CCI-S 3*, finished in the top 3 at CCI-S 4* level


"Haygain has proved to be a real asset to my yard. It's easy to use, simple and the most efficient way of guaranteeing my horses are getting nothing but the best, the highest nutritional value hay, free from contaminants. Scientifically proven and equally as appetising, it helps with respiratory issues, healthy digestion and any general hygiene concerns, consequently promoting my horses’ overall well-being and ability to perform.”

Showjumping

Margie Goldstein-Engle, International Showjumper, Team USA

Three Pan American Games medals, One World Equestrian Games medal, 10x American Grand Prix Association Rider of the Year


“It’s so good for getting rid of toxins, dust, bacteria, and the different weeds that can be in hay but you don’t always see. It has so many benefits for horses with allergies,” Margie explains. Along with better breathing, that horse’s allergy related skin conditions cleared up, too. Margie's husband, Dr. Steve Engle, suggested that all Margie’s horses start getting steamed hay as an all-around preventative measure for their respiratory health.


Beezie Madden, International Showjumper, Team USA

Four Olympic medals, Three Pan American Games medals, 4x World Championship medals


"Hay is crucial for the health, well-being and performance of horses. Haygain ensures for us that our horses get what they need and nothing that they don’t from their hay.”

Jessica Springsteen, International Showjumper, Team USA

American Gold Cup Champion: 2014, Olympic Team Alternate: 2012


“I love using Haygain Steamed Hay because it helps improve my horses’ respiratory conditions and stops them from coughing, with Haygain’s help, I can make sure the hay wherever I go is never dusty and it’s bacteria free, so my horses don’t have any issues during competitions."


Martin Fuchs, International Showjumper, Team Switzerland

Olympian, Individual silver medal 2018 World Equestrian Games, Tryon, NC


On Haygain hay steamers: "It's now [...] a year that I'm steaming my hay. I just like it for the horses, especially at the shows, there's a lot of dust always in the stables. [...] I feel it in their breathing that it just helps them with the steamed hay."

On Haygain ComfortStall: "My best 7 horses have ComfortStall. They really like it and we are looking at doing the whole stable with it, just because it's a good product; they like to lay down, you can save some shavings, save some straw, and still they will be really comfortable in it."

Lauren Hough, International Showjumper, Team USA

Three-time medalist Pan American Games, 2010 World Equestrian Games, World Cup Finalist, 2000 Olympics


"...incorporating Haygain steamers into my horse’s feed program ensures they are getting the full nutritional value of their hay without the risk of respiratory problems."


McLain Ward, International Showjumper, Team USA

4X US Olympian (3X medalist: 2 gold, 1 silver); 2018 World Equestrian Games Team Gold Medalist; World Cup Finals champion


“We are incredibly happy to have added the Haygain Hay Steamer to our program, and quickly noticed an increase in the quality of our horses’ breathing, especially in those with respiratory problems. In addition, we’ve noticed the hay is easier to chew and digest which is always a concern for the older horses.”

Debbie Stephens, Team USA

Two Pan American Games medals, Show Jumping World Record Holder


“Haygain…it is a “win-win” for you and your horse. The hay you feed your horse is the single most important thing you can do to keep your horse healthy and at his competitive best. In the past, I would wet then soak my hay so my horses would not get dehydrated digesting their hay. Haygain steams the hay, eliminating the mold spores and dust that could give horses allergic reactions and colic. Congratulations Haygain; you have solved a never ending battle. Thank you!”


Jessica Mendoza, International Showjumper, Team GBR

Olympian, Nations Cup, 10 European Grand Prix titles


"We started using Haygain for Spirit when we first got her, because she coughed quite a bit and we never knew what it was. It really worked for her so now we use it for all the horses."

Beat Mändli, International Showjumper, Team Switzerland

2000 Swiss Olympic silver medalist & 2007 World Cup Finals Champion Showjumper


“Travelling a lot, obviously you can’t always take your own hay and you don’t always know where it comes from," Beat explains. With fellow Grand Prix rider Katie Dinan, Beat usually has about 14 horses competing and they stay remarkably free of colds, coughs and illnesses. “I really think that’s a lot because of the steamed hay.”


Ben Maher, International Showjumper, Team GBR

Three Olympic Medals, Nations Cup winner



“I’m always striving for the best of everything. I was impressed with the science behind Haygain hay steamers and now I know that we are giving the best forage possible, whilst stabled, travelling and competing.”  

Jamie Barge, International Showjumper, Team USA

Three World Cup Finals, Nations Cup Team Member



"Luebbo had a little bit of a cough last summer. He'd cough once or twice when I started working him, then it would go away and come back. Ever since he's been on the Haygain, he hasn't coughed at all! I was shocked by how fast I saw a difference. His appetite has improved dramatically too - he used to leave a lot of hay waste in his stall. With Haygain steamed hay, he eats every piece we feed him! I love knowing that it's 99% free of dust, mold and bacteria. We plan to put all our horses on Haygain now!"

Guy Williams, International Showjumper, Team GBR

2010 British Jumping Derby in 2010, Bronze medal winning team back in Madrid in 2011


“Haygain is a revolution to my horses’ feeding habits and condition. My European horse for example, struggles to keep in condition over the winter months but Haygain is encouraging him to eat more forage and keeps him healthy and bright. This is one of the top accessories on my yard and now something I cannot live without.”

Dressage

Debbie McDonald, International Dressage Rider, Team USA

US Equestrian Dressage Team Chef d’Equipe Olympic and World Cup medalist


On Haygain hay steamers: “Before I was introduced to Haygain, I was soaking hay for Brentina to make sure that it was more palatable and dust free. Then I found Haygain and not just Brentina but every horse in our barn is so happy. Now after our horses are fed the only sound you hear are the horses chewing. I no longer hear sneezing or coughing due to dust or mold spores. Once you have fed Haygain you will never go back!”

On Haygain ComfortStall: “Nothing but the best for Brentina – safety and comfort come first! We love our ComfortStall products. Brentina has had her ComfortStall system for over 10 years and what a difference it has made. We highly recommend ComfortStall for all performance horses’ stalls and trailer floors!”


Wren Burnley, DVM

Veterinarian & Grand Prix dressage competitor



“I received our first Haygain Steamer about 9 months after losing my favourite FEI partner to COPD, resulting from pneumonia that started at a horse show. I worked so hard to save him including soaking all hay and watering all bedding. I only wished I had known about Haygain sooner. Now I not only use my Haygain at home for our competition horses, but also recommend them for my equine patients during many of my veterinary calls. I recommend them for all top athletes that need the best of respiratory health in order to compete. I also recommend Haygain in my practice for horses with respiratory and skin allergies, COPD, poor appetite and colic issues. I really appreciate you building such a superior product. I never want to go back to soaking hay again; as an asthmatic and an athlete myself, I cannot stick my nose in a regular bale of hay, but I can in a bale that has come out of the Haygain machine!”

Ashley Holzer, International Dressage Rider, Team USA

4x Canadian Olympian, One Olympic medal


On Haygain hay steamers: “It’s been a game changer. Havanna loves her hay, she’s eating well and she’s not having the allergic skin symptoms. She is shiny, well-muscled. It smells so good I want to eat it myself. It’s a fabulous machine that I can’t say enough good things about.”

On Haygain ComfortStall: One of Ashley’s top horses, the 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood, Mango Eastwood, got hock sores from his previous traditional rubber stall mats, “no matter how many shavings we used.” Those [hocksores] have “literally disappeared [with Haygain’s ComfortStall] … And he comes out every day raring to go!”


Mary Hanna, International Dressage Rider, Team Australia

Five-time Australian Olympian


"I love using our Haygain machine. It is simple to use and provides clean fresh dust free hay for our horses. It minimizes the incidence of colic from mouldy hay, or coughs from dust and spores. I recommend its use for all competitive equines."

Laura Tomlinson MBE, International Dressage Rider, Team GBR

Two Olympic medals, three World Championship Medal


"We use Haygain as it eliminates dust but maintains all the nutrition....Before using Haygain our horses would often cough and need to clear their airways after a long journey, but with Haygain we can dramatically reduce the dust they breathe in."


Hannah Biggs, International Dressage Rider, Team GBR

Team GB 2013 Nations Cup Squad


On Haygain hay steamers: "The Haygain steamer is an ingenious and now essential piece of kit that should be on every yard. I want the best for my equine athletes, all the benefits of 100% dust free forage without any loss of nutrition."

On Haygain ComfortStall: “I have been seriously impressed with the ComfortStall from Haygain. I previously struggled with bedding getting dirty and stuck in between the rubber mats in the stables. Despite the theory of rubber mats being soft for the horses to lie on, I was still finding rub marks on the hocks. Since the installation of the ComfortStall mucking out has been a joy, so quick and easy and bouncy! Archie has been more comfortable lying down and no more rubs on his legs! You can really feel and see the difference. Archie and I love it!"

Verity Smith, Ground-breaking blind International Dressage Rider

French Para Dressage Team



"Szekit doesn’t have a respiratory problem but as a high performance competition horse the reduction in the dust and bacteria in his feed with the steamed hay allows him to perform at his best."


James and Philippa Johnson-Dwyer, International Dressage, Team Ireland

Para Olympic medal winner


"We decided to run our own experiment with the hay from our new Haygain steamer, so we replicated the experiment that Haygain had done with some polo ponies. We took dry hay, soaked hay and the steamed hay and put a heap of each in each stable. It worked like a charm and every one of our horses repeatedly chose the steamed hay. They absolutely love it and we have seen no traces of the dust cough to which one of them was prone since we switched to Haygain!"

Gareth Hughes, International Dressage Rider, Team GBR

One World Cup medal


"We used to soak our hay thinking this would make it completely dust-free, when actually it doesn't. We have gone onto Haygain so we know the hay is completely dust-and spore-free."


Alizée Froment, International Dressage Rider, Team France

Nations Cup, French pony dressage team coach


"We have been using Haygain for two years now. For the first few weeks my horses looked at it in a weird way! Then they started to love it so much and now don’t eat ‘normal’ hay anymore. The quality is so much better by using the machine. We are really happy with it, that’s why we bring it everywhere with us.”



Racing Trainers

Bill Casner, US Racing Trainer

Legendary Race Horse Owner, Trainer and Breeder


"I have been on a constant quest to find ways of improving the contaminated respiratory environments that our horses live in most of their lives. Haygain not only eliminates the dust that is so problematic, but it also kills most of the bacteria and fungal spores that can contribute to inflammatory airway disease (IAD). An added benefit of steaming hay is creating a more highly digestible ration with a higher absorbability of nutrients. Steaming the hay also helps to protect against colic. I have been using Haygain at my training facility for 2 years with significant results. The logic and need for the steamer is obvious. IAD is ongoing problem with so many horses. Their respiratory systems are constantly challenged, especially at the racetrack where stalls continually accumulate dust and pathogens. If horses are to achieve their athletic potential, it is essential that we work to provide them with as clean a breathing environment as possible.”

Albert (Al) M. Stall, Jr, US Racing Trainer

Trainer of Blame, Breeders Cup Winner


“I use my Haygain to steam quality hay for my race horse. As a trainer, it gives me confidence when we perform postrace scopes and see that the trachea is staying clean and clear. Haygain has helped us to minimize the amount of medication used.”

Richard Hannon of renowned Richard Hannon Racing

32 Royal Ascot winners, 4x British Flat Racing Champion


"I've got 6 Haygain units. They take the fungal dust problem away completely. I get the service and the horses find even the top quality hay I feed more palatable, they really do eat it well so there is little wastage.”

Nicky Henderson, LVO, British Racing Trainer

5x British Jump Racing Champion


“We feed all 120 horses steamed hay, so that the nutritional value of our hay is maintained whilst eliminating any harmful content. It makes it more palatable and has eliminated the key contributing factor that causes horses to cough.”

Hughie Morrison, British Racing Trainer

Over 850 winners, including two July Cup winners



“An immediate positive effect was evident in horses with irritable airways when we started Haygain hay steamer; when we stopped using it, those horses started coughing again within four days. [Haygain] is indispensable to us.”

James Fanshawe, British Racing Trainer

2x Champion Hurdle winner, Cheltenham and Aintree winners, winner Ascot’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes ‘17


“Haygain hay steamers have made a significant contribution to the yard. Not only have we benefited from several cleaner scopes, but the horses also seem to love the steamed hay.”

Charles Laird, Racing trainer, South Africa

Vodacom Durban July winner, 4x both Tsogo Sun Sprint and Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion winner, 2x Mercury Sprint winner, 3x Premier‘s Champion Stakes winner


“We have been using Haygain hay steamers to steam oat hay and lucerne for the 160 racehorses in our yard on a daily basis. In addition, we have also used it for horses with allergies and have steamed their straw bedding. We are very happy with the product. The oat hay, lucerne and bedding are less dusty which has a positive impact on their respiratory health and well being. The horses also seem to enjoy the steamed roughage and we would recommend Haygain as an excellent addition to a professional yard.”



Other

Sherry Cervi, World Champion Barrel Racing

4 Barrel Racing World Titles, 3x WNFR Average Winner


"I am very happy with the results that I am seeing. One of my horses has had a dry cough for quite awhile. I started [using] Haygain and within days [the cough] was gone. I can't wait to keep seeing the benefits of the Haygain.”

Savannah Reeves

Calgary Stampede Barrel Racing Champion


“I absolutely love my Haygain. It has been a great benefit to my horses. Since the addition of Haygain to my program, my horse’s bleeding is under control and I have reduced the amount of Lasix. Haygain also produces highly palatable hay that all of my horses love. I would recommend Haygain to anyone in the equine industry.”

Amanda Calhoun

Regional Champion Barrel Racer


“I recently started using Haygain and I have to say it is the best thing I have done for my horses. In the past, I soaked my hay because of dust and mold spore problems. I believe the quality of the hay caused my horses to have respiratory issues. I noticed them coughing when exercising and after competing. Since using Haygain their coughing has stopped completely. I've noticed they are quiet in the barn while eating hay, not clearing dust out of their nose as before. They truly enjoy their hay steamed. Once you try it, you can't live without it. I know I can't live without mine. Thank you, Haygain!"

Thad Carr Performance Horses



“Running a 20 stall facility has its moments, but the funniest is having to caution new hires that no, the horses are not sick and the vet is not needed. Why? The ComfortStall has turned our athletes into a bunch of flatout nappers. Lying down and getting their rest. Most amazing is that within weeks of installation we no longer do standing wraps. The memory of the flooring is providing circulation to the feet and legs.”

Carly Kaber, Barn Manager, Deeridge Farms, Wellington

Home of The Hunter Derby & The Palm Beach Masters


“Very supportive on their legs…The best benefit of ComfortStall is that we have no hock sores…so happy to be in their stalls on their nice massive pillows…horses we never see sleep are laying down comfortably…very easy clean up.”

Lee McKeever, McLain Ward’s barn manager

31 years barn manager of McLain Ward FEI Groom of the Year, 2018


“One of McLain’s horses always had trouble getting his breath. He was coughing a lot and it was hard for him to get his wind back at the end of the course. Ever since starting him on Haygain, his breathing has improved a lot. It’s great for everyday use. When we go to shows, steaming keeps the quality of hay the same all the time, which is great because we want to keep everything as regular as possible for the horses. Our picky eaters also love the steamed hay and it’s easy to use. We have 20-25 horses here at Castle Hill Farm, so the steamer is going twice in the morning and twice at night.”

Lynn Lloyd, Master of the Fox Hunt

Red Rock Hounds, Reno, NV


"I believe that the ComfortStall Flooring System has significantly improved the well-being of my horses. My barn of foxhunters and show-jumpers work very hard in their athletic careers. They have plenty of turn-out in their management, but all spend 12 hours daily in their stalls. Walking on the ComfortStall myself makes it obvious that the horses experience less concussion while moving around their stalls and greater comfort when lying down. My grooms have even installed the ComfortStall in the tack room to stand on when cleaning tack!"