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A natural spray that repels flies and gnats to keep your horse happy! Formulated by a horse loving chemical engineering student.
A natural spray that repels flies and gnats to keep your horse happy! Formulated by a horse loving chemical engineering student.
124 backers pledged $17,421 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello Kickstarters! 

For those of you that have horses, you know how annoying flies and other insects can be. The bugs cause the horses to swish their tails, shake their heads, and stomp their feet.  Most of the repellents available contain harmful chemicals.  We love our horses, so we came up with a solution.

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See the difference in before and after being sprayed with Champion's Natural Fly Spray on the horses below.  When the bugs are gone after being sprayed, the horses are relaxed and at ease.

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We use our proprietary blend of natural essential oils to repel flies, gnats, and other flying insects without the use of DEET, pyrethrins, or other harmful chemicals. As an added benefit, our product acts as a natural coat conditioner for the horse. Simply shake the product, spray a light mist onto the horses’ coat, and watch the flies flee.

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The idea came from one of the scientists at our research lab, Huvard Research and Consulting. Brooke is a chemical engineering student at Virginia Commonwealth University and is one of the biggest horse lovers out there. While in organic chemistry, Brooke became curious about the ingredients in all the products she was using on her horses. After examining these products, she became concerned about the harsh chemicals in the fly repellents that that were being sprayed on her horses daily. Thus, she wanted to formulate a natural fly repellent that she could use and feel confident in the safety of the product. 

That Spring, Brooke began formulating and testing her natural fly spray. Brooke recruited fellow horse lovers to try the product so she could receive feedback and continue moving forward with this project. Today, two years later, we have supporters across the country that are waiting for Champion’s Natural Fly Spray to be available for purchase. 

At Huvard Research and Consulting, we work as an independent laboratory research facility. Companies contract us for our expertise and laboratory capabilities to solve their industrial problems. As such, we have been involved in the research and development of many products in food, cosmetics, medical devices and the polymer industry. This is the first product that we have developed independently. We have spent two years formulating and testing this product. We are now ready to bring it to market. We have already lined up suppliers, toll manufactures, retail support, and a route to market. We have to raise $15,000 to begin production. Please join us in making this project a reality! 

Other Uses

Don't have a horse? No problem. Champion's Natural Fly Spray can be used when camping, fishing, hiking, etc. Just lightly mist the surfaces you are using, and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors fly-free.

Timeline

Champion's Natural Fly Spray has been two years in the making. After testing formulations, our Facebook page was created in the early Summer of 2014.  Samples were sent out shortly after to receive feedback from potential customers. Our final formulation was then developed. 

We have spent 2015 gathering information on toll manufacturers, bulk suppliers, packaging, warehouses, and shipping in preparation for this Kickstarter.

If our Kickstarter is successfully funded, we will order the supplies needed to reward backers and make our first commercial batch.  This will launch us into production! Our goal is to have all rewards shipped out to our backers by the end of August 2015.

Rewards

We would like to do everything we can to show our backers how appreciative we are of their support.  We couldn't do this without you! Our rewards include options of 8 oz, 16 oz, and 32 oz spray bottles of Champion's Natural Fly Spray.  We also offer our product packaged in a 1 gallon jug. In addition to our fly spray, our rewards also include our logo custom printed on T-shirts, aluminium sports water bottles, and even flyswatters.

Our custom printed aluminium water bottles include a clip that is great for hooking onto the ring on a saddle.

If this product is successful, we will be able to continue development on other natural products for you as an alternative to chemically synthesized ones. 

Please help us by becoming a backer. 

Thank you, HRC

Risks and challenges

As with any manufacturing and development process, supply and manufacturing delays are unforeseeable. However, these risks are greatly reduced by us already having a formulation that works, and already have our production needs lined up. We will be producing this product in the United States to support our local economy.

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    This is a great option for people who do not own horses. With this reward, we will donate a 32 oz spray bottle of Champion's Natural Fly Spray to Central VA Horse Rescue and you will receive our thank you postcard.

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