Frankie Thieriot Stutes and her equine partner, Chatwin

"Why stroll through life when you can gallop?" is the banner on Frankie Thieriot Stutes' personal social media channels and it's an apt description of this multi-talented horsewoman.

Kim F Miller
Equestrian writer, 13/02/2020

Getting to know Frankie Thieriot Stutes

Frankie operates a successful sports marketing firm and a luxury handbag company and is raising two young boys with her husband. But it's as a 5* eventing competitor that Frankie most appreciates Haygain Steamed Hay.

With a diagnosis of Equine Asthma, Frankie turned to Haygain for help

When her partner in an impressive fourth-place 5* debut at the Luhmühlen Horse Trials last year saw allergies get the better of his breathing, Chatwin was diagnosed with Equine Asthma. Frankie turned to Haygain for help. The issues "went away completely," says the relieved rider.

[The issues] went away completely."

Unusual among the ranks of upper level competitors, Frankie keeps her horses at her home stable, in Northern California, and provides all their care. Haygain has made that monumental task easier by assuring hay that is virtually free of dust, mould, bacteria and fungi that is often found in even top quality, most expensive hays.

In addition to clearing up Chatwin's allergies and breathing issues, steamed hay is a welcome diet addition for his retired stablemates. One is a 34-year-old for whom the Haygain hay seems easier to eat and digest.

Part 1: Frankie unpacking & assembling her new Haygain HG One hay steamer

Part 2: Frankie showing how easy it is to use her new Haygain HG One hay steamer

Frankie is coming off remarkable successes and, at 12, Chatwin is just hitting his prime. Whatever their future holds for the competition ring, continued good health looks likely thanks in large part to steamed hay. 

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