Cool Performer®

Premium rice bran based, low GI, gluten-free complete cool feed for all horses in work.

Cool Performer®

Cool Performer® provides a safe, easily digestible form of cool energy minimising stress on the horse's digestive system, minimising fizzy behaviour. Hypoallergenic and gluten free, Cool Performer® contains high levels of Rice Bran Oil. Cool Performer® is low in starch and a low GI for longer lasting energy and sustained performance.


Containing more energy than the equivalent weight in oats or corn and a comprehensive array of vitamins and minerals, Cool Performer® is a complete feed that has been steam extruded to enhance digestibility in the small intestine to over 90%.


Cool Performer® contains the naturally occurring anti-oxidant Ferulic acid, which plays an important role in protecting cell membranes from damage caused during strenuous exercise and competition. Research suggests that horses fed rice based feeds have a lower resting heart rate, lower lactate accumulation and are more easily managed and controlled. Cool Performer® is ideal for anxious, fizzy horses that need a high level of 'cool' energy. Rice bran based diets such as Cool Performer®, that are low in starch and high in fat show a decrease in the serum CK levels after exercise. When rice bran based diets have been used in clinical and sub clinical trials tying up has decreased. Cool Performer® has unlimited potential for a range of horses providing a comprehensive nutrient profile and cool energy to meet the changing needs and demands of competition horses.


Unique Features of Vitamite Cool Performer
• Rice-bran based high energy complete feed
• Low GI, hypoallergenic and gluten free
• Fully steam extruded-highly digestible
• Slow release energy for sustained performance

Choose Vitamite Cool Performer when
• Your horse’s temperament is improved on a grain free ration
• A slow release energy feed is important
• You prefer a simple feed that provides a complete nutritional package
• Tying Up is a factor in your horses management


Available in 20kg bags.


Steam extruded stabilised rice bran, soybean meal, mineral salts, heat stable vitamins, molasses, chelated mineral proteinates and antioxidants

Daily Feeding Guide

Daily Feeding Guide
Light Work
Cool Performer®kg1.5 - 22.5 - 33.25 - 3.754 - 4.5
Lucerne chaff or haykg1.75 - 22.25 - 2.52.5 - 33.25 - 3.75
Cereal or pasture*kg3.25 +4 +5 +6 +
Medium Work
Cool Performer®kg2.25 - 2.53.25 - 3.54 - 4.54.75 - 5.25
Lucerne chaff or haykg2 - 2.52.25 - 2.752.5 - 33.25 - 4.75
Cereal or pasture*kg3.25 +4 +5 +6 +
Hard Work
Cool Performer®kg2.5 - 3.53.5 - 4.54.5 - 55.5 - 6
Lucerne chaff or haykg2 - 2.52.5 - 33 - 3.53.5 - 4
Cereal or pasture*kg3.25 +4 +5 +6 +

Roughage (hay, chaff, pasture etc) should be fed at 1-1.5% of bodyweight. Amounts above are a guide. Total daily feed (concentrate + roughage) should be 2-3% of bodyweight depending on age, workload & climate. Refer to the exercise calculator to determine classification of workload. *Oaten or wheaten chaff or hay or pasture. *Oaten or wheaten chaff or hay or pasture. The feeding guides are for temperate climates. In tropical climates increase the amount of Cool Performer®.

Nutritional Content

ANALYSIS (as fed)
OIL %15
SALT %1.2
Vitamin A3410iu
Vitamin D680iu
Vitamin E400iu
Vitamin B27mg
Vitamin B625mg
Vitamin B1220ug

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