Meet the #teamturmeric ambassadors!
Heather, Bourbon and Paisley
Hi we are Bourbon (‘Burben' like the whiskey) and Paisley, two Working Cocker Spaniels from Surrey England. Bourbon is nearly 6 and Paisley is 5.5 – Paisley is a rescue dog. We compete in agility and obedience and beat during shoot season. We display Good Citizen Gold at Crufts and Discover Dogs with our Midlands based display team and have completed all of our Good Citizen exams.
Our favourite things ever are food (raw fed), balls and the beach!
Laura and Bear
Bear is a wonderful Pets as Therapy Dog who visits vulnerable people and brings love and smiles wherever she goes. One of Bear’s favourite things to do is perform tricks such as dancing on two paws she especially loves this if rewarded with TurmerEase™ chicken slices.
In our family Bear plays a massive part by filling a hole we never knew was there, she is very in tune to human emotion and no day is a bad day with her around! Bear’s favourite spot to sit is on our laps being snuggled. Truly she is my sidekick and best little friend. We love walks in the park or by the lake nearby; she can be trusted off lead completely as she adopts herself as my shadow.
I recently asked our children what their favourite thing in their childhood has been; it blew me away when they both said “Having Bear as our best pal”. It summarised the way we all feel about her.
She is a little bundle of love, who loves her family, helping others and let’s not forget, eating TurmerEase™ from The Golden Paste Company.
Charles and Arthur
Arthur is 15-year-old 17hh Dutch Warmblood gelding who competes affiliated, at county level, in ridden lightweight hunter and working hunter classes. I am a 26-year-old, Norfolk-based, amateur equestrian competitor who competes in affiliated showing and showjumping. Working in London, luckily I have a great support network (mum or ‘headgroom’ as she is also known!) who cares for the horses on a daily basis. Also, the family have 4 dogs: Mickey (Miniature Schnauzer), Waffle (Poodle), Tom (Parsons Terrier X) and Paddy (Jack Russell). Other than horse riding, I enjoy watching films, socialising with friends and eating!
Domini, Hugo, Walter and Baby Alan
My name’s Domini and my love for Pugs came from my first dog and Pug Phoenix; unfortunately we lost him back in October last year to a very sad fatal illness caused in the breeding process. We remember him every day. While we had Phoenix we decided to foster Hugo. Hugo was a rescue and so anxious, he just needed somewhere to call home... we soon realised that was our home. Hugo is around 8/9 years old now and we soon realised he was having seizures and is epileptic. He is on medication which makes him gain weight which has caused problems for his joints. This is why we started to use lots of joint supplements over the counter, I then found Golden paste which has been SO much better than any other vet meds or supermarket supplements! Then along came Walter (another rescue Pug), deaf partially sighted and not long after he arrived he had an operation for a cyst on the spine (which has returned). We decided not to operate again and that was year ago, we were told he would lose mobility but we treated him with Golden paste and CBD oil. He’s still walking unaided! Recently we added baby Alan to the group.... he’s crazy but has brought my old boys to life!
Marta and Buddy
I am a 25 years old amateur event rider based in North Yorkshire; I’ve caught the ‘eventing bug’ quite late having only completed three seasons so far but it is safe to say I’m hooked! I started riding when I was 11; nobody else in the family shares my interest so my parents are still convinced that it is just a ‘phase’ which will eventually pass but horses now rule my life for sure! On a day-to-day I juggle the real life of working at the hospital with riding and training - which often means I’m mucking out and riding or competing straight after a night shift but it’s totally worth it!
I originally brought my old horse Vegas with me from Poland, he’s done a bit of everything but took a particular like to hunting - he is now out on loan and loving life hacking out.
My first real event horse was a lovely mare called Zara, I was kindly given the ride on her by her owner and in just two years she took me from my first unaffiliated BE90 to both of our first 1*, she is now retired due to age.
My current ride, Buddy, is a gorgeous 10-year-old Warmblood gelding. He’d come to me a year ago, quite green and quirky for his age but we’ve successfully competed at some low level ODE’s and BE’s with great training from Helen Bell. In October Buddy had kissing spines surgery meaning he is currently out of action but is rehabbing really well and already looking phenomenal! I am allowed to get back on but holding off until the New Year to give him more time to strengthen up! I am really excited for the 2020 season with this talented horse - a ticket to Grassroots would be our cherry on the cake!
Samantha and Apollo
Hi, we are Jamie and Samantha, and we are very lucky to be owned by a very cheeky yet loveable two year old Samoyed called Apollo, or Paulie for short! He might look like a big boy but he’s just 90% fluff.. as is our house!
Apollo is often mistaken for a puppy on our walks, because he’s full of excitement for life and will bounce up to meet you and introduce himself. He is a very socialable boy and wants to be friends with every human, dog, cat, horse, etc. that he meets and tries his best to get them to play with him!
He loves nothing more than being with his humans, he is what we call a Velcro-dog, where you go he follows, and even going to the toilet has become a spectator sport! Apollo really likes the sound of his own voice so will happily tell you loudly all about his day before curling up on your feet for a nap!
Apollo’s hobbies include long walks on the beach, going to the ski slope with his fur-riends and stealing other dogs balls at the park.
He is a very handsome boy and knows it, he is often seen strutting around our town carrying his favourite teddy bear toy and lapping up all the attention he gets.
Apollo enjoys a raw fed diet with additional supplements to keep him happy and healthy now and in the future.
Nicky and Bailarin
My name is Nicky Margieson Schellander. I am one of the U.K's only professional female jousters and trickriders. I own a PRE Spanish stallion named Bailarin and have owned him for nine years. I currently live between the coast of North Devon and Exmoor with my husband and adopted barn owl.
I have many years’ experience in live action jousting stunt shows, plus working with horse stunt teams, in Film and TV, training horses, riders and actors, on films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Hammer of the Gods, where I doubled with actor Charlie Bewley, the TV series Merlin, and others.
My skills and passion are in armour, jousting, stuntriding, mounted combat, skill at arms, swordfighting, swordfighting on horseback, shooting on horseback, and mounted falconry.
I also trained in the USA in Full Contact (or Heavy Armoured) Jousting, working with The Knights of Valour and The Knights of Mayhem. This involves so much training, and physical endurance, that only around eight women in the USA perform. The armour weighs around nine stone. Female competitors pit their physical and mental strength against men. Training horses to both carry and wear horse armour needs a relationship with a large amount of mutual trust and respect.
Within the UK, I have worked with various live action teams, The Knights of The Damned plus others.
Two years ago, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time in four years. I harnessed my determination to get back to what I am passionate about- horses and my health. Intrinsic to that journey, was turmeric.
In 2019 I increased my training to become as a SPACT, or Special Action Artist. I was delighted to be selected by a London SPACT stunt agency in summer 2019.
My stallion Bailarin is my key partner for my work and life. Both a majestic and incredibly intuitive horse, he also has experience working on photographic shoots. Our partnership is based on trust and freedom.
I am also an internationally competing freediver. I have a depth record of 42m, and a 4 minute 36 second breathold. I won bronze in the UK depth championships this year (2019) and came 4th in the Infinity International Depth Games in Cyprus (Oct 2019).
I believe that if you love your life, you will and can, find a way to keep fit and look after yourself. If you want to enjoy and savour each day live to the fullest without compromise.
My hobbies and work continually push my boundaries in health and wellbeing, as do my individual skills in pressurised situations, and performing in high stamina environments.
Frances and Lambie
My name is Frances and I moved with my family from London to Shetland over 20 years ago.
I live in a traditional Shetland croft with my family - people and animals. I breed and train Icelandic horses while rescuing Shetland ponies and sheep.
Having had three spinal operations, I need to live a pill-free life. Working the croft and riding my horse is all I want. Every day TurmOil helps me to achieve this.
My sheep eat TurmerAid™ for breakfast and Lambie, especially, has been given a new life. He suffered from joint-ill as a lamb which has resulted in bone-on-bone arthritis. You would not know this to see him run and jump. The anti-inflammatory properties combined with the analgesic make this a safe product to have on a daily basis.
Winter can be very tough in Shetland and as well as the stud and competition horses, we have our old retired horses living here too. TurmerAid™ plays an essential role in their daily lives. I have used it with success for varying medical emergencies as well things like post-operative care for retained placenta, inflamed sheath, kicking injuries, sweet itch and stress. It calms things down.