Success Starts in the Stable
SUPPORTING RACING ALL OVER THE WORLD
Helping Trainers to Mitigate Risk
Minimising contamination by Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances…
Bedmax has become the first equine bedding company to achieve NOPS accreditation, under a new scheme launched by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) in January 2021.
Compliance with the new BETA NOPS Bedding code gives trainers, owners and racecourses industry standard verification that the risk of contamination by naturally occurring prohibited substances has been proactively minimised in the production of any of our equine bedding products: Bedmax and Littlemax shavings, and our new Strawmax straw pellet bedding.
In Racing, Every Detail Matters…
No other form of equestrian competition tests the health and fitness of horses to the same degree as racing.
Only on the racecourse can small details of a horse’s health make such a big difference to the results, and attention to these details has always been an essential factor in successful training. Most horses in training spend the great majority of their time in their stables. So every aspect of the quality of their stable environment is crucial to their health, wellbeing, fitness and performance – including their bedding.
We began making Bedmax shavings in 2000 in response to demand from leading racing trainers in the UK for a natural bedding alternative to straw, with the lowest possible levels of airborne dust.
This is still our top priority, but we make our shavings to a specification that helps trainers all over the world safeguard their horses not just against dust, but against all the stable health threats that can compromise their ability to perform at their best.
Making Bedding Better
There are six major health risks which affect stabled horses and one of these includes hoof care. With more horses in the UK spending a...
Every bag of Bedmax contains a consistent combination of our uniquely larger shavings and medium and small shavings. This combination of...
Ammonia is created by the bacterial breakdown of urea in urine in bedding. This creates a heavy gas with a distinctively pungent smell...
For horses that spend more than 80% of their time on their feet in their stables, the quality of the bedding can have a major impact on...
Maintaining the highest levels of hygiene in a racing yard is a critical priority, and the way we make Bedmax shavings is designed to help...
Most trainers today recognise the seriousness of the threat dust and spores in the stable pose to their horses’ respiratory health....
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Natural • SUSTAINABLE • RESPONSIBLE
Beating the Health Risks
Bedmax Shavings are made to a unique formula to offer you a combination of benefits that help you combat the big risks that threaten your horse’s health and wellbeing in the stable.
Dust & Spores
Airborne dust and spores in bedding is a major cause of respiratory disease. Bedmax shavings are screened and vacuum extracted to eliminate these respirable particles.
Hygiene in the stable is critical in the battle against infection. Bedmax shavings are made mostly from naturally antibacterial Scots pine, and they’re dried at sterilising temperatures.
Horses in stables need to be able to lie down to achieve deep REM sleep. A comfortable, clean, natural bed enables horses to lie down and rest properly and safely.
How we make Bedmax
Purpose made from selected, renewable UK forestry timber. At least 50% of shavings in every bag are Scots Pine.
Dried at sterilising temperatures to a controlled optimum moisture content.
Shards and splinters are screened out in a Bedmax designed ‘star’ screening process.
Dust and small particles under 400 microns are screened out and compacted into Hotmax heat logs.
Clean shavings are vacuum packed in recyclable plastic bags.
40 bags per pallet are stacked and shrink wrapped for road transport to trainers in the UK and around the world.
People who Understand Racing
Bedmax Founder & Managing Director
Tim has been involved with horses and particularly with thoroughbreds all his life. He comes from a family with long racing connections, including an aunt who bred a series of useful steeplechasers. Tim has hunted all his life, ridden in Point-to-Points, and still owns the last of the Canny Danny line.
In 1998 he began researching the possibilities of making a natural, dust free bedding to help eliminate dust and spores from the stable. Bedmax Shavings started production in 2000 and have gone from strength to strength and is used widely around the racing world.
Bedmax International Sales Manager
Brent has also been involved with thoroughbreds and racing all his life. He rode professionally as a National Hunt jockey for six years and has worked in the equestrian feed industry for over 20 years.
Between 2000 and 2015 Brent was Thoroughbred & Racing Equine Manager for Dodson & Horrell.
Well known and respected in the racing industry for his comprehensive understanding of the challenges of training racehorses, he now adds his wide-ranging experience and expertise to our commitment to supporting trainers throughout the world.
Bedmax Bedding Products
Bedmax bedding products are purpose made to provide an ideal bedding for horses and ponies. They are made at three dedicated production plants in the UK, from fresh timber sourced from renewable UK forestry. Bedmax bedding has been developed to offer owners a natural bedding that would help address the issues that threaten the health and welfare of horses in stables.
Our large flake dust extracted pine shavings
All the benefits of Bedmax in a lighter form
A healthy, absorbent and economical bedding option
The ideal bedding for many other animals, large and small
The sustainable alternative to logs for winter and summer