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Jessica Mendoza will make history at the European Championships…

20 Aug

MacWet sponsored rider Jessica Mendoza is riding in the European Championships in Aachen, Germany. The 19-year-old will become the youngest British international for nearly 40 years when she rides in the European Championships.

This European Jumping Championships will be Jessica’s first Championship event and England need a strong finish next week to earn place at the Rio Olympics- the pressure is on but we have every faith!

Despite winning gold at London 2012, the national team have not yet qualified for the Olympics in Rio next year. They need to win next week or finish in the top three nations not already qualified in order to earn a place at the Games.

We would like to wish Jessica the best of luck this really is a fantastic achievement!

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(Image: Jessica Mendoza Daily Mail)

Rio 2016 Olympics Countdown!

14 Aug

Ri0 2016 is only one year away!

In October of 2009 it was announced that the 2016 Summer Olympic Games would take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2016 Summer Olympics are unique in the fact that it is the first time that the Olympic Games take place in a South American country. The games will begin with the opening ceremony, set to take place on August 5, 2016, and will end with the closing ceremony on August 21, 2016. Preparations have already begun for the 2016 Summer Olympics, with Brazil spending billions of dollars to get everything ready.

We can’t wait!



Gold Cup victory so close for Jess!

5 Aug

19 year old Jessica Mendoza is an exceptional rider with yet another triumph last weekend!

Jess finished 4th in the King George V Gold Cup with Spirit T back on home turf at the Longines Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead last Sunday (Sunday 2 August). She finished as the top British rider in her first ever King George and was the youngest of the 42 competitors in this major international class.

Jess so narrowly missed outright victory when she had the last down in the fastest time of the day – three tenths of a second quicker than Beezie Madden in what was a back-to-back King George victory for this leading American rider.

Jess said: “Spirit is naturally quick, so I thought I would use it to my advantage. She has been jumping amazingly – I wish I could have another one like her.
“I wasn’t really that nervous but my dad was more nervous. He kept going on about how this was the most prestigious class and how he would love us to win it.”

We wish Jess continued success and are extremely proud that she uses MacWet gloves.



Jessica Moore- Summer Success!

29 Jul

July 2015 has been a successful month for Jess.

Jess has won:

• The ladies West Midlands Area Double Trap at Griffin Lloyd Shooting Ground.

• The Junior Ladies Olympic Trap British Grand Prix at Bisley Shooting Ground.

• Travelled to Suhl, Germany competing in the Junior World Cup Olympic Trap event and came 4th overall.

• Won the Junior Ladies Olympic Trap UK Championships at Beverley Shooting Ground.

• Recently returned from Maribor, Slovenia representing GBR Junior Ladies Olympic Trap team competing in the European Championships and won the European Team Bronze medal.

Jess has used MacWet gloves throughout her success and loves how well they work in all weather conditions. “A glove which assists me in my shooting, no matter what the climate throws at me, the grip with the gloves never lets me down”

We wish Jess continued success and are extremely proud that she uses MacWet gloves.



MacWet sponsored rider Jessica Mendoza all set for her third British Nations Cup!

23 Jul

Now ranked 74 in the World, rising young British showjumping star, 19 year old Jessica Mendoza, is all set for her third British Nations Cup team appearance and a bid to win other major classes, including the King George V Gold Cup, when she returns to compete on home soil for the first time this year, at The Longines Royal International at Hickstead.

Jessica is one of the youngest ever riders to represent Britain in Nations Cup teams and was a member of the winning British team in Rotterdam last month. She is now  the 4th top British rider in the Global Champions tour rankings and the second top female British rider.

Jessica’s horses have been in top form this spring and early summer with consistent results in Arezzo, Hong Kong, Paris, The Netherlands and Belgium. She has held her own against the best in the world, regularly finishing in the money in Grand Prixs including 6th placings in the Longines Global Champions Tour in Shanghai and more recently in Estoril.

“I am really enjoying the team spirit of the Nations Cups and am looking forward to competing back in the UK.  We always take one competition at a time and my main ambition for the next few months is to break into the world’s Top 30,” comments Jessica.

We want to wish Jessica the best of the luck in her upcoming events! Fantastic work!



Facts About Fish!

14 Jul

With less than a week to its launch, National Fishing Month (NFM) 2015 is on target to match the huge success of previous years. More than 250 events will be running between 18th July and 31st August 2015 so get involved!

In honour of National Fishing Month we have put a list together of facts about fishing!

1. It is estimated that between one and three trillion fish are caught every year in the wild.

2. The only country that catches more fish than Peru is China.

3. Every second almost eight portions of fish and chips are sold in the UK.

4. The first fish in space was a mummichog carried on Skylab 3 in July 1973.

5. An aquarium known as the Aquatic Habitat was installed on the Space Station in 2012 to further the study of marine life in space.

6. Research has shown that goldfish remember things better in cold water than warm water.

7. In the league table of sporting injuries in the US, fishing comes sixth behind basketball, cycling, tennis, hiking and bowling.

8. The most common fishing injuries are sticking a hook through your hand or straining a muscle getting out of a boat.



Top 5 Places to Fish in the World!

8 Jul

National Fishing Month starts next week! (18th -31st July) .

As in previous years, the idea behind National Fishing Month is to encourage every family member to have a go at fishing. It does not matter what age you are, or what previous experience you have. Nor does it matter which cultural or social background you may be from. Fishing is for everyone!

In honour of National Fishing Month we have put a list together of the Top 5 places to fish in the world!

1. Salmon, Umba River, Kola Peninsula, Russia

2. Giant black marlin, Cairns, Australia

3. Catfish, southern USA

4. Taimen, Eg-Uur River Basin, Mongolia

5. Piranha, Amazon Basin, Brazil

Catch fish with MacWet Gloves!




Happy July!

1 Jul

British Summer is here…

The covers are off and Wimbledon is underway, a number of summer sports have begun and its National Picnic Month!

National Picnic Month aims to provide people with ideal opportunity to get together over a picnic and discuss advice, tips, recipes and enjoy the great British outdoors!

Picnicking is one of the UK’s most enjoyable summer traditions, and is a great way of taking advantage of any open spaces in your local area over the warmer months of the year.

After you’ve finished eating, there is also the opportunity to take advantage of being ouydoors and engage the whole family in games, sports, or a walk around the park. Find new ways to get active this summer by trying new sports like kayaking, windsurfing, volleyball or even rock climbing!

BUT dont forget to use your MacWet Gloves!



Wimbledon is on its way!

23 Jun

Wimbledon is a great British Institution, not only is it the oldest tennis tournament in the world it is also regarded the most prestigious.

Every year thousands of tennis fans head to Wimbledon to watch their sporting heroes hit balls at one another over 100mph! Not to mention indulging in strawberries and cream!

In honour of the start of Wimbledon we have put a list together of interesting Wimbledon facts….

1. In 1995 Tim Henman became the first ever person to be disqualified from Wimbledon.

2. During the Wimbledon Championships 54,250 balls are used- stored at 68 degrees F.

3. During World War II, 5 bombs hit Centre Court, destroying 1,200 seats. It took 9 years for the court to be fully restored.

4. Each year at Wimbledon 28,000kg of strawberries are eaten along with 7,000 litres of cream.

5. The records for fastest serve are Taylor Dent, clocked at 148 mph (2010) and Venus Williams with 129 mph (2008)



Royal Ascot ‘Like nowhere else’

16 Jun

Brisitsh Summer officialy starts when Royal Ascot begins and guess what?  The world’s most famous race meeting starts today!

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses competing for more than £5.5 million.

Every year Thursday is the historic day of the Gold Cup and launches the Royal Meeting.  Ascot has over 300 years of history and is an important part of the British summer social calendar, establishing it’s self as a national institution – the ultimate centre stage for the best racehorses in the world.