Equinade is an Australian owned designer & manufacturer of high-quality animal and leather care products specifically for Australia’s harsh climate. Besides their specialty of horse care products, Equinade manufactures a range of leather care, coat care, hoof care and animal health, all under their local manufacturing facility in Mornington’s Peninsula, using only premium quality ingredients which are sourced in Australia. A true local legend!
At Tuckers Pet & Produce, we always believe in supporting local and shopping local. Hence, we are really proud to offer Equinade’s range of products! Here are some of Equinade’s amazing products which we feel you should have a look at:
In the Victorian suburb of Keysborough, in 1979, the beginnings of Equinade came to be in the stable sheds of a young Australian Farrier, Alan Cunningham. Alan began to make an all natural hoof grease to care for the horses he treated. The hoof grease quickly gained popularity due to it’s effectiveness. Then with the help of his father, Wal, he was able to distribute his famous hoof grease to friends, family and later to horse trainers. Wal, who was also a keen horseman, continued to develop unique, effective products that quickly became a part of the Equinade premium quality range.
When Wal reached retirement age, he sold the company to passionate horse rider, Rob Allen. Rob continued to grow the Equinade range to such an extent that it required 3 upsizings in factory plants to keep up with the demands of growth. During this period, Rob focused on ensuring that each Equinade product was ideal for the harsh Australian conditions that horses may endure. He also focussed on being able to source almost exclusively Australian ingredients.
When Rob reached retirement age, and decided to hand over the reins, he did not have to look far. Today the tradition of Equinade continues to thrive under the guidance of Rob’s daughter, Janine.
More than 40 years after it’s humble beginnings, Equinade remains proudly Australian made and owned, and family run. The current Equinade factory is located in Carrum Downs, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. The large factory is now a busy manufacturing plant, distributing your favourite premium quality products Australia wide.