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Carr & Day & Martin

Carr & Day & Martin

Carr & Day & Martin is the UK’s oldest company involved in the manufacture of horse care products. We have held a Royal Warrant since the reign of King George IV and as market leaders are dedicated to producing premium products that provide a complete care programme for our customers.

"Carr & Day & Martin products are supplied exclusively through a network of authorised equestrian retailers in the UK and 29 other countries worldwide."

Steeped in history, the comprehensive range encompasses four distinct care categories: Leather - Coat - Hoof and Health Care which provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for the discerning horse owner be they a ‘happy hacker’ or the professional rider.

Carr & Day & Martin have been manufacturing in the UK since 1765. We are proud to hold the Royal Warrant for the supply of quality saddlery products to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; our first Royal Warrant was granted in the reign of George IV, when it all began.

During the reign of George IV, the solid, carefully fashioned and costly footwear reflected the spirit of that particular era, yet despite their originality of design and beautiful workmanship, none of the shoes were ever polished! Soles were oiled and the uppers varnished, but polished, never! It fell to two of his humble subjects to bring about a revolution by making a ‘Blacking’ to polish leather. The preparation, they invented, led to the creation of a world famous business originally known as Day & Martin.

It all started in 1765 when Mr Day, a Doncaster hairdresser, met an old soldier who gave Day a recipe for making boot blacking which he had developed to polish the boots of his superior officers. “Make it like this” said Martin the solider “and you’ll make a fortune!”

Very quickly Mr Day realised how good the product was and together they opened a little shop at 97, High Holburn, London in 1770.

The blacking was mixed at the back of the shop and sometimes in Mr Day’s kitchen. Demand increased so rapidly that eventually the little shop gave way to a palatial building covering the same site and much of the surrounding area.

Mr Day had a flair for publicity and splendid black horses were used to draw the Day & Martin carriages as they delivered their products throughout 19th century London. It is said that these same horses were borrowed for the state funeral of the Duke of Wellington. Apart from the horses themselves, the firm had wonderful stables and equipment and used to take all the prizes at local shows and events. An interest in equestrian products thus ensued and with the first equestrian product made being Belvoir Bar Soap. Still made to the original formula, it remains the first glycerine bar soap on the market to this day.

By the time the company was sold in 1923, they had established world-wide overseas trade and the product range now also included floor polish, harness composition, metal polish and ‘shoe and leather dressings of every kind’. The new owners, Carr & Son were an equally famous firm although not quite so old, having been established in 1837, the year that Queen Victoria came to the throne.

By 1950, Carr & Day & Martin as it was now known, had re-designed the packaging of their entire product range. The new tins were said to be ‘bright and pleasing and the lettering clear; the illustrations have received careful treatment and the whole represents a well-balanced design’.

Product development continued and Carr & Day & Martin became known for their innovation and during a tin plate shortage in the 50’s launched a general purpose oil in a disposable tube.

Up until the 1990’s, the Carr & Day & Martin equestrian product range consisted mainly of leather care products including saddle soap, polish and oil. However, thanks to the subsequent launch of products such as Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner, Gallop Shampoo and Vanner & Prest Hoof Oil, Carr & Day & Martin is firmly established as the Number One horse care brand in the UK, with global appeal.

In September 2006, the company was acquired by the Tangerine Group of companies, a family business based in Lytham, Lancashire. Here nearly 90 products are now produced all to the same high standard set respectively by Messrs Day & Martin, 1770 and Carr & Son, 1837. The aim is now to build and consolidate the foundations laid down by our original founders and become the Number One horse care brand, worldwide.

Horse owners worldwide demand efficacy and value for money and this is why over the last 240 years we have remained at the forefront of the equine industry. We recognise the need for continuous research and development and the associated investment in technology, and as a company that actually manufactures its own products, we are in an ideal position to drive and control this development.

We are committed to five core values: 

  • Super premium products
  • Continuous investment in research and development
  • World class service
  • Long term partnerships
  • Industry leading education

Remaining true to these values will ensure we continue to remain the leader in our field.

Belvoir Leather Balsam Intensive Conditioner 500 Ml Belvoir Leather Balsam Intensive Conditioner 500 Ml save
£11.25
£9.00
WEB - 20% off online exclusive
1 in stock
Contains lanolin and beeswax, valuable and natural leather preservatives. Soft wax formula is easy to use and has a deep, penetrative action. Use after �Step 1� Belvoir Tack Cleaner.
Belvoir Tack Cleaner Step 1 - 500 Ml Belvoir Tack Cleaner Step 1 - 500 Ml save
£7.20
£5.76
WEB - 20% off online exclusive
3 in stock
Contains a blend of cleaning agents to remove even ingrained grease. Anti-fungal formula helps prevent the growth of mould and mildew. Also suitable to hygienically remove existing mould from affected saddlery. The pH neutral formula will not rot stitching or over dry the leather.
Belvoir Tack Conditioner Step 2 - 500 Ml Belvoir Tack Conditioner Step 2 - 500 Ml save
£10.35
£8.28
WEB - 20% off online exclusive
3 in stock
Conditions, protects and supples saddlery leather Pure, clear quality soap formulated from vegetable oils, including coconut oil and glycerine for regular use Use after �Step 1� Belvoir Tack Cleaner
Belvoir Tack Conditioner Step 2 Bar 250 Gm Belvoir Tack Conditioner Step 2 Bar 250 Gm save
£5.00
£4.00
WEB - 20% off online exclusive
1 in stock
Conditions, protects and supples saddlery leather Pure, clear quality soap formulated from vegetable oils, including coconut oil and glycerine for regular use, in a re-sealable tray for less mess and less waste Use after �Step 1� Belvoir Tack Cleaner Was previously known as Belvoir Tack Conditioner Step 2 Bar
Brecknell Turner Saddle Soap Brecknell Turner Saddle Soap save
£5.50
£4.40
WEB - 20% off online exclusive
2 in stock
Formulated from blended soaps for a softer application; glycerine-free for a matt finish and a softer feel. Both sizes contain a free sponge. Use after �Step 1� Belvoir Tack Cleaner
Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner save
£14.50
£13.05
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
2 in stock
The original award winning, long-lasting conditioner also reduces hair breakage. Powerful detangling, makes grooming quick and easy. Gives an immaculate and oil-free shine. Winner of Your Horse magazine �Best Product� award for 6 years, as voted by readers and BETA �Test of Time� award 2005.
Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Medicated Shampoo 500 Ml Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Medicated Shampoo 500 Ml save
£9.20
£8.28
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
2 in stock
High specification, medicated shampoo with anti-bacterial agents. Ideal for dry, flaky, itchy, scurfy and sensitive skin. Softens and helps lift scabs and dandruff, facilitating removal from the coat. pH neutral formula is kind to skin; soothes and calms irritated, sore, damaged or sensitive skin. Provides exceptional conditioning, noticeably softer hair and a shiny coat.
Carr & Day & Martin Horse Care Sponge Carr & Day & Martin Horse Care Sponge save
£1.45
£1.30
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
3 in stock
Large, versatile sponge (18cm x 10cm); ergonomically shaped for ease of use. High density, quality foam.
Carr & Day & Martin Killitch Carr & Day & Martin Killitch save
£25.50
£22.95
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
1 in stock
Proven to prevent sweet itch. AVM-GSL licensed product with active ingredient benzyl benzoate in a soothing lotion, specially formulated for horses. If used as a preventative measure in early Spring prior to the symptoms becoming evident, the condition may not take hold. Legal Category: AVM-GSL.
Carr & Day & Martin Neatsfoot Compound Carr & Day & Martin Neatsfoot Compound save
£6.25
£5.00
WEB - 20% off online exclusive
2 in stock
A rich compound containing pure neatsfoot oil that will not rot stitching. Deep penetrating oil, excellent for restoring leather after storage or prolonged use in rain. Ideal for routine use on all leather items to prevent leather becoming dry and brittle.
Carr & Day & Martin Protection Plus 500 Ml Carr & Day & Martin Protection Plus 500 Ml save
£12.25
£11.02
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
2 in stock
Carr & Day & Martin Protection Plus is an anti-bacterial salve to protect and waterproof vulnerable areas. This antibacterial pink ointment with a citronella scent has numerous uses. Ideal to protect and waterproof wounds and as a barrier against mud fever and sweet itch. A tack box essential. Application Ensure the affected area is clean. Apply liberally to affected or vulnerable areas, ensuring…
Carr & Day & Martin Tack Cleaning Sponge Carr & Day & Martin Tack Cleaning Sponge save
£1.15
£0.92
WEB - 10% off online exclusive, WEB - 20% off online exclusive
5 in stock
A high density, hard wearing, quality sponge. Will last approximately 2-3 months, dependent on use. Handy size: 10cm x 7cm.
Carr Day Martin Canter Coat Shine Conditioner Spray x 600 Ml Carr Day Martin Canter Coat Shine Conditioner Spray x 600 Ml save
£11.70
£10.53
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
2 in stock
CANTER COAT SHINE Provides an instant, long-lasting sheen Description Canter Coat Shine helps repel grass stains, mud and soiling and provides an oil free shine, leaving the coat non-greasy. This multi-use coat conditioner not only makes the application of quarter markings easy but can also be applied to the chest and shoulders to help stop rugs and blankets from rubbing. Application Spray evenly…
Carr Day Martin Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner 600 Ml Carr Day Martin Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner 600 Ml save
£11.70
£10.53
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
2 in stock
CANTER MANE & TAIL Keeps the mane and tail sleek, tangle-free and luxuriously soft Description Never equalled in its ability to keep the mane and tail sleek, tangle-free and luxuriously soft. This powerful detangler is our most popular product and is a favourite around the world. This original, long-lasting conditioner makes grooming quick and easy, and reduces hair breakage all while leaving an i…
Carr Day Martin DreamCoat x 600 Ml Carr Day Martin DreamCoat x 600 Ml save
£11.70
£10.53
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
2 in stock
DREAMCOAT ULTIMATE COAT FINISH Dreamcoat Produces the ultimate high gloss, non-greasy finish Description Outshine the competition with Dreamcoat, the ultimate high gloss finish. The unique non-slip formula highlights muscle definition and can be used on the saddle patch, leaving no grease or residue. Spray Dreamcoat onto manes and tails prior to plaiting for a high shine finish. Application Spray…
Carr Day Martin Stainmaster x 600 Ml Carr Day Martin Stainmaster x 600 Ml save
£11.70
£10.53
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
2 in stock
STAIN MASTER GREEN SPOT REMOVER stainmaster equimist 360 Unbeatable for removing green spots and stable stains Description Ideal for removing dirt and manure stains with no need to rinse. Fantastic for last minute show touch ups as an ‘on the spot’ brightener for white markings. Stain Master can also be used as a dry shampoo when it’s too cold to bath. Application Spray directly onto stains, or ap…
Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Barrier 500 Ml Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Barrier 500 Ml save
£16.75
£15.07
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
2 in stock
Advanced formulation creates �one way barrier� to protect from excessive absorption of water and urine. Waterproofs the hoof, yet allows it to breathe naturally and moisture to be repelled. Contains anti-bacterial agents to guard against bacterial infection. Suitable for soft and crumbly hooves; ideal for daily use.
Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Dressing 500 Ml Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Dressing 500 Ml save
£16.50
£14.85
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
1 in stock
Unique Cornucrescine formulation in an easy brush-on application. Suitable for all hoof types; ideal for daily use. Contains an integral, quality brush for easy application.
Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Moisturiser 500 Ml Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Moisturiser 500 Ml save
£15.75
£14.17
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
2 in stock
Advanced, water-based formulation penetrates deep into the hoof horn to aid moisture replacement. Maintains optimum hoof moisture, if used on a daily basis. Suitable for dry and brittle hooves; ideal for daily use. Contains an integral, quality brush for easy application.
Cornucrescine Original Hoof Ointment Cornucrescine Original Hoof Ointment save
£11.75
£10.57
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
2 in stock
Maintains optimum hoof condition and aids re-structuring & growth of the hoof. Application by hand stimulates keratin producing cells. Also aids re-growth of hair after rubs or scarring.
Cornucrescine Tea Tree Hoof Oil With Brush 500 Ml Cornucrescine Tea Tree Hoof Oil With Brush 500 Ml save
£15.25
£13.72
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
2 in stock
A rich, translucent oil, suitable for all hoof colours. Contains tea tree oil for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
Vanner & Prest Hoof Oil Vanner & Prest Hoof Oil save
£6.30
£5.67
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
2 in stock
A traditional formulation combining pine tar oil with mineral oil to provide mild anti-bacterial properties, with a distinctive aroma.

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Contains lanolin and beeswax, valuable and natural leather preservatives. Soft wax formula is easy to use and has a deep, penetrative action. Use after �Step 1� Belvoir Tack Cleaner.
Contains a blend of cleaning agents to remove even ingrained grease. Anti-fungal formula helps prevent the growth of mould and mildew. Also suitable to hygienically remove existing mould from affected saddlery. The pH neutral formula will not rot stitching or over dry the leather.
Conditions, protects and supples saddlery leather Pure, clear quality soap formulated from vegetable oils, including coconut oil and glycerine for regular use Use after �Step 1� Belvoir Tack Cleaner
Conditions, protects and supples saddlery leather Pure, clear quality soap formulated from vegetable oils, including coconut oil and glycerine for regular use, in a re-sealable tray for less mess and less waste Use after �Step 1� Belvoir Tack Cleaner Was previously known as Belvoir Tack Conditioner Step 2 Bar
Formulated from blended soaps for a softer application; glycerine-free for a matt finish and a softer feel. Both sizes contain a free sponge. Use after �Step 1� Belvoir Tack Cleaner
The original award winning, long-lasting conditioner also reduces hair breakage. Powerful detangling, makes grooming quick and easy. Gives an immaculate and oil-free shine. Winner of Your Horse magazine �Best Product� award for 6 years, as voted by readers and BETA �Test of Time� award 2005.
High specification, medicated shampoo with anti-bacterial agents. Ideal for dry, flaky, itchy, scurfy and sensitive skin. Softens and helps lift scabs and dandruff, facilitating removal from the coat. pH neutral formula is kind to skin; soothes and calms irritated, sore, damaged or sensitive skin. Provides exceptional conditioning, noticeably softer hair and a shiny coat.
Large, versatile sponge (18cm x 10cm); ergonomically shaped for ease of use. High density, quality foam.
Proven to prevent sweet itch. AVM-GSL licensed product with active ingredient benzyl benzoate in a soothing lotion, specially formulated for horses. If used as a preventative measure in early Spring prior to the symptoms becoming evident, the condition may not take hold. Legal Category: AVM-GSL.
A rich compound containing pure neatsfoot oil that will not rot stitching. Deep penetrating oil, excellent for restoring leather after storage or prolonged use in rain. Ideal for routine use on all leather items to prevent leather becoming dry and brittle.
Carr & Day & Martin Protection Plus is an anti-bacterial salve to protect and waterproof vulnerable areas. This antibacterial pink ointment with a citronella scent has numerous uses. Ideal to protect and waterproof wounds and as a barrier against mud fever and sweet itch. A tack box essential. Application Ensure the affected area is clean. Apply liberally to affected or vulnerable areas, ensuring…
A high density, hard wearing, quality sponge. Will last approximately 2-3 months, dependent on use. Handy size: 10cm x 7cm.
CANTER COAT SHINE Provides an instant, long-lasting sheen Description Canter Coat Shine helps repel grass stains, mud and soiling and provides an oil free shine, leaving the coat non-greasy. This multi-use coat conditioner not only makes the application of quarter markings easy but can also be applied to the chest and shoulders to help stop rugs and blankets from rubbing. Application Spray evenly…
CANTER MANE & TAIL Keeps the mane and tail sleek, tangle-free and luxuriously soft Description Never equalled in its ability to keep the mane and tail sleek, tangle-free and luxuriously soft. This powerful detangler is our most popular product and is a favourite around the world. This original, long-lasting conditioner makes grooming quick and easy, and reduces hair breakage all while leaving an i…
DREAMCOAT ULTIMATE COAT FINISH Dreamcoat Produces the ultimate high gloss, non-greasy finish Description Outshine the competition with Dreamcoat, the ultimate high gloss finish. The unique non-slip formula highlights muscle definition and can be used on the saddle patch, leaving no grease or residue. Spray Dreamcoat onto manes and tails prior to plaiting for a high shine finish. Application Spray…
STAIN MASTER GREEN SPOT REMOVER stainmaster equimist 360 Unbeatable for removing green spots and stable stains Description Ideal for removing dirt and manure stains with no need to rinse. Fantastic for last minute show touch ups as an ‘on the spot’ brightener for white markings. Stain Master can also be used as a dry shampoo when it’s too cold to bath. Application Spray directly onto stains, or ap…
Advanced formulation creates �one way barrier� to protect from excessive absorption of water and urine. Waterproofs the hoof, yet allows it to breathe naturally and moisture to be repelled. Contains anti-bacterial agents to guard against bacterial infection. Suitable for soft and crumbly hooves; ideal for daily use.
Unique Cornucrescine formulation in an easy brush-on application. Suitable for all hoof types; ideal for daily use. Contains an integral, quality brush for easy application.
Advanced, water-based formulation penetrates deep into the hoof horn to aid moisture replacement. Maintains optimum hoof moisture, if used on a daily basis. Suitable for dry and brittle hooves; ideal for daily use. Contains an integral, quality brush for easy application.
Maintains optimum hoof condition and aids re-structuring & growth of the hoof. Application by hand stimulates keratin producing cells. Also aids re-growth of hair after rubs or scarring.
A rich, translucent oil, suitable for all hoof colours. Contains tea tree oil for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
A traditional formulation combining pine tar oil with mineral oil to provide mild anti-bacterial properties, with a distinctive aroma.