Elite Equine is an organic, BETA-NOPS/FEMAS approved, pure rosehip supplement. Sourced from wild-harvested rosehips grown in Lesotho, South Africa, Elite Equine offers powerful anti-inflammatory and immune system support for equine joint, hoof, and coat health.

While most use Elite Equine as a joint supplement and therapy, it offers more than just amazing joint and cartilage support. The anti-inflammatory boost associated with the high Vitamin C content of rosehips helps relieve inflammation, swelling, and pain that comes from a wide variety of circumstances such as illness, workload increase, or arthritis from old age or injury.

Many other supplements on the market contain added ingredients. Elite Equine is free from animal products (including shellfish), gluten, fillers, or genetically modified components. Only pure, dried, ground rosehip is used, nothing else. Studies have shown rosehip is free from the side effects witnessed when using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and is safe to use when there is an elevated possibility of gastrointestinal or cardiovascular side effects from supplementing with NSAIDs.

Not only high in vitamin C, but Elite Equine’s dried rosehip powder also contains thiamine, vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin K. These essential nutrients can help horses fight off infections and boost their immune health. By feeding your horse a tablespoon or two of tasty rosehip powder, you are providing them with the most bioavailable form of vitamin C, as well as many other key vitamins and minerals.

Those looking to encourage hoof growth and strengthen hooves should consider rosehip for its naturally occurring biotin content paired with flavonoid and copper. A wonderful effect of the biotin and omega 3 contents of rosehip is its result on coats. Most reviewers mention that their horses have never looked shiner while on Elite Equine.

If you are looking for a natural, competition safe supplement to aid in:

  • Addressing joint pain and helping with joint mobility
  • Stimulating the appetite
  • Osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease
  • Immune system support
  • Recovery after exercise, injury, or surgery
  • Coat and hoof health and growth
  • Prevention of joint issues and cartilage protection

Then Elite Equine may be for you!

British Equestrian Foundation: “Rosehip in its true form is NOT currently listed on the FEI prohibited substance list.”

US Equestrian Foundation: “Rosehip is permitted under the Therapeutic Substance Provision of US Equestrian’s Equine Drug and Medications Rule.”


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Rosehips possess natural antioxidant properties that act to soak up excess free radicals which in turn helps to support the horse’s immune system. Fed to horses they can offer beneficial effects in supporting and maintaining joint health and suppleness.

Vitamin C Content

Rosehips are one of the richest plant sources of Vitamin C. The powerful Vitamin C and antioxidant combination provides additional support to the horse’s immune system. Rosehips are also a rich source of Vitamins E, D and A that helps to support the immune system through their antioxidant properties.


Bioflavonoids contained within Rosehips support Vitamin C’s ability to help support strong blood vessels, and this in turn encourages healthy hoof growth in horses. Bioflavonoids also play a key role in supporting the horse maintain a healthy immune system.


Studies have shown that the galactolipid present in rosehips, supports the synthesis and restoration of collagen. Collagen assists in the natural formation of connective tissue and cartilage.


The Biotin found within Rosehips helps to assist and maintain the growth of healthy new hoof. Biotin not only supports healthy hooves and bones but helps to maintain a healthy mane, tail and coat.


Rosehip, the single ingredient in Elite Equine, has been scientifically tested and evidence has shown a number of benefits. It not only improves general health, protects cartilage, and reduces inflammation but also promotes the general performance of horses.

The following are just some of the studies that have been done on rosehip in its different parts and particles:

  • Schwager J1, et al. Rose hip and its constituent galactolipids confer cartilage protection by modulating cytokine, and chemokine expression.BMC Complement Altern Med. (2011)
  • Kharazmi A, Winther K. Rose hip inhibits chemotaxis and chemiluminescence of human peripheral blood neutrophils in vitro and reduces certain inflammatory parameters in vivo. Inflammopharmacology. (1999)
  • Middleton E, Kandaswami C. Effect of flavonoids on immune and inflammatory cell function. Biochem Pharmacol. 1992;43:1167–1179. doi: 10.1016/0006-2952(92)90489-6.
  • Read MA. Flavonoids: naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents.Amer J Pathol. 1995;147:235–237.
  • Halliwell B, Rafter J, Jenner A. Health promotion by flavonoids, tocopherols, tocotrienols and other phenols: direct or indirect effects? Antioxidants or not? Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;81:268S–276S.
  • Marlin David J, Dunnett Catherine E. Oxidative Stress, Oxidative Damage and Antioxidants – A Beginners Guide, Independent Equine Nutrition Ltd, Newmarket, UK (2007)
  • Bhave A, Schulzova V, Chmelarova H, Mrnka L, Hajslova J. Assessment of rosehips based on the content of their biologically active compounds. Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic. Department of Mycorrhizal Symbioses, Institute of Botany of the ASCR, Průhonice, Czech Republic. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, Volume 25, Issue 3 (2017: 61-690)