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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 Tack Cleaner Step 1 - 500 Ml Belvoir Tack Cleaner Step 1 - 500 Ml save
£7.20
£6.48
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Carr Day Martin Belvoir Tack Cleaner Step 1 - 500 Ml Step 1 – Effectively cleans leather; removing dirt, grease and sweat with ease Description No need to scrub before conditioning any more. Step 1 gently lifts ingrained grease, sweat and dirt to enable you to wipe off dirt easily. The pH neutral formula will not rot stitching or over dry the leather, whilst the antifungal formula helps prevent th…
Belvoir Tack Conditioner Step 2 - 500 Ml Belvoir Tack Conditioner Step 2 - 500 Ml save
£10.35
£9.31
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Carr Day Martin Belvoir Tack Conditioner Step 2 - 500 Ml Softens, Preserves and Shines Saddlery Leather Description Made from the original recipe to condition, protect and add shine to leather. A pure, clear, quality conditioner formulated with glycerine and coconut oil, for regular use with minimum effort. The glycerine fills and seals pores in the leather to form a barrier against salt, dirt, gr…
Belvoir Tack Conditioner Step 2 Bar 250 Gm Belvoir Tack Conditioner Step 2 Bar 250 Gm save
£5.00
£4.50
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Carr Day Martin Belvoir Glycerine Saddle Soap Bar 250 Gm Softens, Preserves and Shines Saddlery Leather Description In a re-sealable tray, the original, traditional bar soap that conditions, protects and adds shine to leather. This pure, clear quality soap is formulated from vegetable oils, including coconut oil and glycerine for regular use. The glycerine fills and seals pores in the leather to f…
Brecknell Turner Saddle Soap Brecknell Turner Saddle Soap save
£5.50
£4.95
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Carr Day Martin Brecknell Turner Saddle Soap A traditional soft wax formulation to thoroughly condition leather saddlery Description An alternative to Belvoir Conditioner Soap Tray for those that prefer a matt finish. An established soft wax formulation to thoroughly condition the leather. Use regularly after ‘Step 1‘ Belvoir Tack Cleaner. Application Apply to clean tack and gently rub in with a c…
Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner save
£14.50
£13.05
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1 in stock
Carr Day Martin Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner Keeps the mane and tail sleek, tangle-free and luxuriously soft Description Canter Mane and Tail Conditioner is 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…
Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Medicated Shampoo 500 Ml Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Medicated Shampoo 500 Ml save
£9.20
£8.28
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Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Medicated Shampoo 500 Ml Deep cleaning, medicated shampoo with added coat conditioners Description Gallop Medicated Shampoo is a high specification formula ideal for dry, flaky, itchy, scurfy and sensitive skin. Soothes and calms irritated, sore, damaged and sensitive skin. The pH neutral formula contains both antibacterial agents and natural oils that helps soften and l…
Carr & Day & Martin Horse Care Sponge Carr & Day & Martin Horse Care Sponge save
£1.45
£1.30
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Carr & Day & Martin Horse Care Sponge High quality sponge for cleaning all areas of the horse Description A high density, quality sponge that will last you all season. Ergonomically shaped and very durable. Size: 18cm x 10cm
Carr & Day & Martin Killitch Sweet Itch Solution Carr & Day & Martin Killitch Sweet Itch Solution save
£25.50
£22.95
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Carr & Day & Martin Killitch Sweet Itch Solution Killitch is licensed and proven to prevent and treat Sweet Itch in horses and ponies Description 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…
Carr & Day & Martin Neatsfoot Compound Carr & Day & Martin Neatsfoot Compound save
£6.25
£5.62
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Carr & Day & Martin Vanner & Prest Neatsfoot Compound Nourishes and restores old and new leather Description Fast acting, deep penetrating formula containing pure Neatsfoot Oil and mineral oils that will not rot stitching. Fantastic for softening stiff or new leather, also excellent for restoring leather after storage or prolonged use in rain. Can be used routinely to nourish and rehydrate or as a…
Carr & Day & Martin Protection Plus 500 Ml Carr & Day & Martin Protection Plus 500 Ml save
£12.25
£11.02
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1 in stock
Carr & Day & Martin Protection Plus 500 Ml An Anti-bacterial salve to protect and waterproof vulnerable areas Description 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 a…
Carr & Day & Martin Tack Cleaning Sponge Carr & Day & Martin Tack Cleaning Sponge save
£1.15
£1.03
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Carr & Day & Martin Tack Cleaning Sponge Ideal for applying cleaners or conditioners to all types of leather Description A high density, hard wearing quality sponge, specifically for cleaning tack or applying conditioners. This essential piece of kit will last approximately 2-3 months, dependent on use. 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
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Canter Coat Shine Conditioner Spray x 600 Ml with EquiMist 360 Bottle Technology 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…
Carr Day Martin Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner 600 Ml Carr Day Martin Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner 600 Ml save
£11.70
£10.53
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2 in stock
Carr Day Martin Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner with EquiMist 360 Bottle Technology Keeps the mane and tail sleek, tangle-free and luxuriously soft Description Canter Mane and Tail Conditioner is 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…
Carr Day Martin Dreamcoat Ultimate Coat Finish x 600 Ml Carr Day Martin Dreamcoat Ultimate Coat Finish x 600 Ml save
£11.70
£10.53
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2 in stock
Carr Day Martin Dreamcoat Ultimate Coat Finish x 600 Ml with EquiMist 360 Bottle Technology 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 p…
Carr Day Martin Stainmaster Greenspot Remover x 600 Ml Carr Day Martin Stainmaster Greenspot Remover x 600 Ml save
£11.70
£10.53
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Carr Day Martin Stainmaster Greenspot Remover x 600 Ml with EquiMist 360 Bottle Technology 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…
Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Barrier 500 Ml Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Barrier 500 Ml save
£16.75
£15.07
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Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Barrier 500 Ml from Carr Day Martin Step 3 of the Cornucrescine 3 step system for total hoof care Option 3. Strengthens and supports hoof structure to improve health and shoe retention Description 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 b…
Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Dressing 500 Ml Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Dressing 500 Ml save
£16.50
£14.85
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Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Dressing 500 Ml from Carr Day Martin Step 3 of the Cornucrescine 3 step system for total hoof care Option 1: Nourishes and maintains healthy hooves Description A nourishing dressing based on the original Cornucrescine formula as a minimum requirement for hoof care. Suitable for all hoof types and 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
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2 in stock
Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Moisturiser 500 Ml from Carr Day Martin Step 3 of the Cornucrescine 3 step system for total hoof care Option 2. Helps prevent cracks, splits and damaged hoof structures Description Primarily for use in dry conditions, the Advanced, water-based formulation penetrates deep into the hoof horn to aid moisture replacement. If used on a daily basis this product maintains the opt…
Cornucrescine Original Hoof Ointment Cornucrescine Original Hoof Ointment save
£11.75
£10.57
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
1 in stock
Cornucrescine Original Hoof Ointment from Carr Day Martin Step 2 of the Cornucrescine 3 Step System for total hoof care Unique formulation that promotes and accelerates healthy hoof growth Description A unique, traditional formula used and trusted for generations. Massage into the coronet band to promote healthy hoof growth. Maintains optimum hoof condition and aids re-structuring & growth of the…
Cornucrescine Tea Tree Hoof Oil With Brush 500 Ml Cornucrescine Tea Tree Hoof Oil With Brush 500 Ml save
£15.25
£13.72
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2 in stock
Cornucrescine Tea Tree Hoof Oil With Brush 500 Ml from Carr Day Martin Step 3 of the Cornucrescine 3 step system for total hoof care Option 4. Maintains and protects the hoof, leaves a long-lasting show-ring shine Description A modern alternative to traditional style oils. Maintains and protects the hood, leaving a lasting show ring shine. This rich, translucent oil, is suitable for all hoof colou…
Vanner & Prest Hoof Oil Vanner & Prest Hoof Oil save
£6.30
£5.67
WEB - 10% off online exclusive
1 in stock
Vanner & Prest Hoof Oil from Carr Day Martin Provides a show-ring shine and helps maintain healthy hooves Description A traditional formulation combining pine tar oil with mineral oil to provide mild antibacterial properties, with a distinctive aroma. Great for giving a traditional shine while maintaining healthy hooves. Application Apply with a hoof brush to the entire hoof for an immediate shine…

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Carr Day Martin Belvoir Tack Cleaner Step 1 - 500 Ml Step 1 – Effectively cleans leather; removing dirt, grease and sweat with ease Description No need to scrub before conditioning any more. Step 1 gently lifts ingrained grease, sweat and dirt to enable you to wipe off dirt easily. The pH neutral formula will not rot stitching or over dry the leather, whilst the antifungal formula helps prevent th…
Carr Day Martin Belvoir Tack Conditioner Step 2 - 500 Ml Softens, Preserves and Shines Saddlery Leather Description Made from the original recipe to condition, protect and add shine to leather. A pure, clear, quality conditioner formulated with glycerine and coconut oil, for regular use with minimum effort. The glycerine fills and seals pores in the leather to form a barrier against salt, dirt, gr…
Carr Day Martin Belvoir Glycerine Saddle Soap Bar 250 Gm Softens, Preserves and Shines Saddlery Leather Description In a re-sealable tray, the original, traditional bar soap that conditions, protects and adds shine to leather. This pure, clear quality soap is formulated from vegetable oils, including coconut oil and glycerine for regular use. The glycerine fills and seals pores in the leather to f…
Carr Day Martin Brecknell Turner Saddle Soap A traditional soft wax formulation to thoroughly condition leather saddlery Description An alternative to Belvoir Conditioner Soap Tray for those that prefer a matt finish. An established soft wax formulation to thoroughly condition the leather. Use regularly after ‘Step 1‘ Belvoir Tack Cleaner. Application Apply to clean tack and gently rub in with a c…
Carr Day Martin Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner Keeps the mane and tail sleek, tangle-free and luxuriously soft Description Canter Mane and Tail Conditioner is 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…
Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Medicated Shampoo 500 Ml Deep cleaning, medicated shampoo with added coat conditioners Description Gallop Medicated Shampoo is a high specification formula ideal for dry, flaky, itchy, scurfy and sensitive skin. Soothes and calms irritated, sore, damaged and sensitive skin. The pH neutral formula contains both antibacterial agents and natural oils that helps soften and l…
Carr & Day & Martin Horse Care Sponge High quality sponge for cleaning all areas of the horse Description A high density, quality sponge that will last you all season. Ergonomically shaped and very durable. Size: 18cm x 10cm
Carr & Day & Martin Killitch Sweet Itch Solution Killitch is licensed and proven to prevent and treat Sweet Itch in horses and ponies Description 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…
Carr & Day & Martin Vanner & Prest Neatsfoot Compound Nourishes and restores old and new leather Description Fast acting, deep penetrating formula containing pure Neatsfoot Oil and mineral oils that will not rot stitching. Fantastic for softening stiff or new leather, also excellent for restoring leather after storage or prolonged use in rain. Can be used routinely to nourish and rehydrate or as a…
Carr & Day & Martin Protection Plus 500 Ml An Anti-bacterial salve to protect and waterproof vulnerable areas Description 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 a…
Carr & Day & Martin Tack Cleaning Sponge Ideal for applying cleaners or conditioners to all types of leather Description A high density, hard wearing quality sponge, specifically for cleaning tack or applying conditioners. This essential piece of kit will last approximately 2-3 months, dependent on use. Size: 10cm x 7cm
Canter Coat Shine Conditioner Spray x 600 Ml with EquiMist 360 Bottle Technology 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…
Carr Day Martin Canter Mane & Tail Conditioner with EquiMist 360 Bottle Technology Keeps the mane and tail sleek, tangle-free and luxuriously soft Description Canter Mane and Tail Conditioner is 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…
Carr Day Martin Dreamcoat Ultimate Coat Finish x 600 Ml with EquiMist 360 Bottle Technology 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 p…
Carr Day Martin Stainmaster Greenspot Remover x 600 Ml with EquiMist 360 Bottle Technology 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…
Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Barrier 500 Ml from Carr Day Martin Step 3 of the Cornucrescine 3 step system for total hoof care Option 3. Strengthens and supports hoof structure to improve health and shoe retention Description 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 b…
Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Dressing 500 Ml from Carr Day Martin Step 3 of the Cornucrescine 3 step system for total hoof care Option 1: Nourishes and maintains healthy hooves Description A nourishing dressing based on the original Cornucrescine formula as a minimum requirement for hoof care. Suitable for all hoof types and ideal for daily use. Contains an integral, quality brush for easy application…
Cornucrescine Daily Hoof Moisturiser 500 Ml from Carr Day Martin Step 3 of the Cornucrescine 3 step system for total hoof care Option 2. Helps prevent cracks, splits and damaged hoof structures Description Primarily for use in dry conditions, the Advanced, water-based formulation penetrates deep into the hoof horn to aid moisture replacement. If used on a daily basis this product maintains the opt…
Cornucrescine Original Hoof Ointment from Carr Day Martin Step 2 of the Cornucrescine 3 Step System for total hoof care Unique formulation that promotes and accelerates healthy hoof growth Description A unique, traditional formula used and trusted for generations. Massage into the coronet band to promote healthy hoof growth. Maintains optimum hoof condition and aids re-structuring & growth of the…
Cornucrescine Tea Tree Hoof Oil With Brush 500 Ml from Carr Day Martin Step 3 of the Cornucrescine 3 step system for total hoof care Option 4. Maintains and protects the hoof, leaves a long-lasting show-ring shine Description A modern alternative to traditional style oils. Maintains and protects the hood, leaving a lasting show ring shine. This rich, translucent oil, is suitable for all hoof colou…
Vanner & Prest Hoof Oil from Carr Day Martin Provides a show-ring shine and helps maintain healthy hooves Description A traditional formulation combining pine tar oil with mineral oil to provide mild antibacterial properties, with a distinctive aroma. Great for giving a traditional shine while maintaining healthy hooves. Application Apply with a hoof brush to the entire hoof for an immediate shine…