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At Jack Murphy we proudly create Irresistible Irish Clothing for style conscious individuals looking for distinctive designs, which travel seamlessly from city to coast to country in any and all seasons.
Our dedicated design team in Dublin are truly passionate about elevating classic, timeless country style with a contemporary aesthetic, striving to enhance each and every piece with thoughtful and luxurious finishing touches. This unique design ethos makes our collections captivatingly unique, oozing character, individuality and enduring style.
We live and love the countryside and want everyone to be able to enjoy every aspect of country living to the fullest, without compromising on style. So whether you are living the country life, simply escaping to the country at weekends or, even if you just like the country look, our collections are perfect for you.
The rugged Irish landscape and tumultuous Irish weather have taught us that, whether in the city or the countryside, even the simplest outing can pose a serious style challenge – no matter what season we’re in – so we do our utmost to make our range both functional and fashionable to ensure you are always poised and looking fabulous no matter what the weather throws at you. Whether you are going shopping with the girls, heading for a pint in the local pub or off for a day at the races we have everything you need to capture your look effortlessly.
Whether your take on the country look is classic or contemporary; elegant or a little edgy; smart or casual chic, you are sure to find something that appeals to your individual sense of style and expresses your personality to perfection.
Jack Murphy proudly create Irresistible Irish Clothing for style conscious individuals looking for distinctive designs, which travel seamlessly from city to coast to country in any and all
seasons. We’ve been stocking Jack Murphy clothing here at Angus Horse & Country since we opened and have always been impressed
by the look and quality of each item. We also love the versatility of many of their pieces; such as their jackets which can be easily dressed up or down depending on where you’re going and what you’re doing.
The dedicated design team in Dublin are truly passionate about elevating classic, timeless country style with a contemporary aesthetic, striving to enhance each and every piece with thoughtful and luxurious finishing touches. This unique design ethos makes each collection captivatingly unique, oozing character, individuality and enduring style.
The countryside is at the heart of everything we stock here at Angus Horse & Country, and Jack Murphy, like us, want everyone to be able to enjoy every aspect of country living to the fullest, without compromising on style. So whether you are living the country life, simply escaping to the country at weekends or, even if you just like the country look, the Jack Murphy collections are perfect for you.
The rugged Irish landscape and tumultuous Irish weather have taught the brand that, whether in the city or the countryside, even the simplest outing can pose a serious style challenge – no matter what season we’re in – so they do their utmost to make each range both functional and fashionable to ensure you are always poised and looking fabulous no matter what the weather throws at you. Whether you are going shopping with the girls, heading for a pint in the local pub or off for a day at the races we have everything you need to capture your look effortlessly.
In store we have a variety of jackets – from waxed to tweed, quilted to casual – as well as waistcoats, shirts, wellies and more. Pop in to have a look or browse online…
At Kirrie (Angus) Horse & Country, we stock products from many brands, and we like to know that the brands we buy from have quality and affordability at the core of their values. After all, that’s exactly what you, as the customer, are looking for. One such brand we buy from is Horka. With products for both horse and rider, we always enjoy having a rake through new stock that comes in, knowing it’s always affordable, in style and comfortable.
Growing in popularity over recent years here in the UK as suppliers of equestrian products, HORKA International B.V. is an international company based in the Netherlands. The family business was established in 1956, and the brand HORKA and RED HORSE are now sold worldwide through a dealership network over more than 35 countries.
With fun and freedom at the heart of their design process, and an awareness of value for money, the Horka team is constantly anticipating and developing to offer a stylish and functional range of products for each season.
They understand what riders and horse owners want, and always try to provide a sincere service towards customers.
From their website, their mission and vision statements:
“To be your full-fledged total supplier in the market for equestrian products, where providing fun in equestrian sports is paramount.”
“The increase awareness of (HORKA)products within the sales market for equestrian sportsall over the world.”
Pop in store or have a look on our website to find our Horka products, from riding hats and brushes, to competition jackets and denim jodphurs.
What is Sweet Itch?
Also called IBH – insect bite hypersensitivity – Queensland Itch, Equine Summer Itch and SSRD or Summer Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis, Sweet Itch in horses, ponies and donkeys is an allergic response to the saliva in the bite of – mainly – midges (the Culicoides midge) and also – in smaller part – to the black fly, horn fly and stable fly. The allergic reaction causes intense itching.
The itching is followed by an autoimmune over-reaction as the immune system attempts to sort out the original mistake. This results in ulceration and thickening of the skin. The allergy and the autoimmune response are both caused by immune system dysregulation, according to Professor John Stanford, Scientific Director of BioEos Ltd.
Since there is no cure for Sweet Itch once lesions have appeared the only remedy for this affliction is one of prevention – keeping the midges off – and treatment to ameliorate the itching and discomfort. For the latest on research and to read more about Sweet Itch: http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2015/07/03/cure-closer-sweet-itch-horses/#axzz4C84BGFTG
Prevention of sweet itch in horses
- A good midge repellent is essential — your vet will be able to guide you on this
- Many horses can be controlled by being moved to a hilltop field. Small midge breeding areas, such as water troughs, need to be cleaned often
- Stable your horse from about 4pm to 8am when midges are at their worst. Using insect-proof mesh on the windows and door of stables may help
- Keep your horse’s skin covered using an ear to tail rug designed to help prevent the condition
- Use strong ceiling fans in stables as midges cannot fly against a strong air current
- Carry out medicated treatment on a daily basis, otherwise the midges will start to bite which triggers the itch/scratch cycle
- Although there is no clinical research available, anecdotal evidence from owners of horses suffering from sweet itch suggests feed supplements can help
- Homeopathic remedies vary according to the symptoms: Vet Nick Thompson suggests if your horse is restless with the condition, over-sensitive to midges, flies and general irritations, and appears worse at night, Arsenicum album may be useful. If your horse has a greasy, smelly coat and does not seem to be too sensitive, but benefits from cool bathing, then try using Sulphur
- Speak to your vet for guidance on remedies and the correct dosage
It’s important to remember every horse responds differently to therapy. What suits your friend’s horse may not suit yours. An insect repellent, or supplement, which keeps off midges from one horse may be ineffective with another.
In store at the moment, we have 10% off a very wide range of midge repellents and also head to tail fly rugs and masks. Our fly repellent range includes:
Sources: http://www.sweet-itch.org/ ; http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2015/07/03/cure-closer-sweet-itch-horses/#axzz4C84BGFTG ;
It’s the time of year for ticks, especially if your horse pastures or is ridden through brush and long grass. We have Power Phaser Spray in stock which is the ultimate in fly protection! The new power in insect defence. This popular fly repellent works against horseflies, ticks and all biting and non biting flies.
100% Keep away power and long lasting adhesion of the active ingredients even when your horse sweats, making this product fantastic for keeping the flies away during all types of activities and competitions as well as great protection when your horse is turned out in the field.
Made with an optimised blend of active ingredients to promote the stay-off effect and long-lasting effectiveness. Tests of this product have shown 7 hours of effectiveness.
Also worth having for the comfort of your horse as the summer approaches is a good fly mesh.
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The new online shop is currently undergoing final development and will be fully open soon.