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East Yorkshire Hemp horse bedding
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HempBedz is made from natural hemp shiv, the woody core of the hemp plant. When separated from the external fibre hemp shiv gives a highly absorbent bedding. HempBedz is an ideal replacement for straw, paper or shavings for all pets, horses and poultry. HempBedz is suitable for deep litter beds and for use in stables with rubber mats.

HempBedz is:

  • Highly absorbent
  • Cost effective
  • Dust extracted
  • Easy to handle
  • Labour-saving
  • Environmentally friendly 
  • Odour reducing

HempBedz is capable of absorbing more liquid than wood shavings or straw, making the bed stay drier for longer.

Because HemShiv is dust-extracted it is kind to your animal's respiratory system. HempBedz is not acidic so less likely to irritate your pets eyes, as shavings and other bedding materials can. In addition, animal odours will be reduced as HempBedz absorbs ammonia and other animal smells.

HempBedz is available direct from us or from one of our distributors - you can find a list on the Distributors page of this website, or if you prefer to buy direct please contact us for current prices and delivery information.

Dust extracted hay and straw are also available from us or our distributors packed in heat sealed bales for your convenience.

How to use HempBedz for horses

If starting with a clean stable you will need 6-8 bales of HemShiv for a 12'x12' stable.

If starting from an existing bed do not clean out all your previous bedding (as this is a waste) but use fresh HemShiv round the outside of your stable. As your old bedding becomes soiled remove in the normal way.

Once all old bedding is used continue as above - you will then notice how much longer HempBedz lasts! From this point disturb the bed as little as possible, remove droppings daily and wet patches every three to five days. Top up with fresh HempBedz as required.

The average requirement for one horse is half to one bale per week.


"My name is Zoe Kerr, myself and my partner Chris Houghton opened our private livery yard Francis Farm three years ago. We have prided our selves on our high standards and striving to offer the best service we possibly can to the horsey community with in our surrounding area. Offering a great service means we have to get everything right. This winter has proved to be very challenging in so many ways, from grazing, feed, and the biggest one bedding! Hay and straw have been scarse across the country and prices have doubled in price if you can actually manage to purchase either, wood shavings have followed suit. This is how I came to find hempbedz produced and supplied by East Yorkshire hemp. I researched different bedding types to give my yard affordable quality bedding that ticks all the boxes when looking after 25+ horses. Hempbedz gave me exactly what I was looking for. A family run business who have been amazing to do business with, loads of advice, easy ordering, extremely quick delivery with each order and an outstanding bedding product. At first I swapped my shavings beds and with In the first week I was converted! I went from 2/3 bags of shavings in each bed per week to 1 bag and still big soft clean beds, my muck heap reduced by half and my liveries were happy and as impressed as I, it also reduced work load and time greatly. With in the the last two months I have converted my whole yard onto hemp and will never go back to straw or shavings. There are so many benifts I have found to using hemp, cost, wastage is minimal, quality beds, great for horse health benefits from breathing to hoof. Time is greatly reduced in mucking out and muck heaps are halved and totally degradable. All it leaves me to say is a massive thank you to the Voase family for a fantastic bedding product and a great company to do business with. Highly recommended indeed." 

Zoe Kerr - Francis Farm private livery yard


"Nick at HempBedz was brilliant to deal with and answered all my questions. I ordered my pallet on the Friday and Wednesday afternoon it was with me! 2 bales down in the stable; no dust, soft, smells nice and hasn't moved about." 

Louise Ockwell


"The horses are loving their Hempbedz. I've never seen the horses lying down so much and all at the time since we changed to your hemp bedding proving it must be very comfortable for them.  Also would like to say the muck cart only needs emptying once a week now since we changed to hemp. A great product to put on the floor of the horse box for travelling we get two or three trips out of it before having to put new in. Great stuff to work with" 

Alan Spalding - Sport Horse UK Ltd - Aberdeen



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