Benchmark Cool AZ 20kg

Perfect complete feed choice for pleasure or show horses, pony club mounts and horses spelling or on paddock rest.


Steam Extruded High Fibre Complete Feed

Your choice of Benchmark Cool AZ will not disappoint. We have formulated Cool AZ to provide an optimal level of nutrition for horses and ponies that are in light to medium work or on paddock rest. Cool AZ uses super fibres as the primary energy source, resulting in a feed that it is genuinely non-heating and more in tune with your horse’s natural energy pathway.

With a good mixture of balanced trace minerals, quality vitamins, key amino acids for muscle development, and chromium to help prevent muscle wastage and benefit Insulin resistant (IR) horses, you will find that it is ideal for keeping your horses looking good and feeling well. Cool AZ will suit most horses, simplifying feed up time. Benchmark Cool AZ will help your horse feel better on the inside, improving how it looks on the outside!

If you have older horses, broodmares, youngstock or spelling race horses we would recommend more targeted Benchmark feeds such as Golden Oldies or Benchmark Invest. If your horses are sensitive to grain starch, we would suggest Benchmark Perfect Mash. This product is a revelation in horse feeding practice and ideal for starch intolerant horses and ponies.


Soybean hulls, soy bean meal, barley, mill run, limestone, di-calciumphosphate, magnesium oxide, salt, cold pressed canola oil, Benchmark Vitamin and Mineral Premix, Agrimos®, Yea-Sacc®

Nutritional Information

Nutrient Analysis (as fed)

Energy DE MJ/kg 10.8
Crude Protein % 12.8
Fat % 5.1
Fibre % 23.0
Sugars (ESC) % 4.2
Starch % 8.8
Salt % 1.5

Nutrient Levels in 1 Kg

Essential Amino Acids

Lysine g/kg 6.5
Methionine g/kg 1.9
Leucine g/kg 7.6

Vitamins and Minerals

Calcium g/kg 9.2
Phosphorous g/kg 5.2
Magnesium g/kg 3.1
Sodium g/kg 5.7
Chloride g/kg 9.6
Potassium g/kg 10.2
Zinc mg/kg 277
Copper mg/kg 129
Manganese mg/kg 22
Iron mg/kg 303
Selenium mg/kg 0.5
Iodine mg/kg 0.6
Chromium mg/kg 1.8
Vitamin A IU 27000
Vitamin B1 mg/kg 19.6
Vitamin B2 mg/kg 7.6
Vitamin B3 mg/kg 22.6
Vitamin B5 mg/kg 10.3
Biotin (B7) mg/kg 14.2
Folate (B9) mg/kg 8.7
Vitamin D IU 1200
Vitamin E IU 131

Feeding Rates

Feeding Rates and Directions(kg/day)

Cool AZ Bodyweight(kg)
400 500 600
Idle/Spelling horses 1.0 – 1.5 1.5 – 2.0 2.0 – 2.5
Light Exercise 1.5 – 2.0 2.0 – 2.5 2.5 – 3.0
Moderate Exercise 2.0 – 2.5 2.5 – 3.0 3.0 – 3.5
Heavy Exercise 2.5 – 3.0 3.0 – 3.5 3.5 – 4.0

Light Exercise
Up to 60 mins walking or 30 mins walking, trotting and cantering.

Moderate Exercise
Up to 120 mins walking and trotting, or 30 to 60 mins trotting, cantering and some galloping.

Heavy Exercise
30 to 60 mins intense riding, skill work, short duration galloping, racing and endurance.

Nutritionist Notes

Notes from our Consultant Nutritionist

Low Sugar & Starch – Horses need good levels of energy in their diets to function and perform at their best, but high sugars and starch are one of the main causes of health issues in horses today. Benchmark Cool AZ™ has good levels of energy, mainly through fat content in the feed and microbial fermentation producing “cool” energy yet contains less than 15% sugars and starch.

Super Fibres – Fibre is the natural source of feed for horses and Benchmark Cool AZ™ is packed with some of the best Super Fibres available. Soybean hulls enhance microbial fermentation in the hindgut, improving digestion, vitamin production and overall health. It only makes sense to feed something natural to your best friend!

A Complete Feed – Cool AZ™ is heavily fortified with essential nutrients, all designed to enhance and improve the health, appearance and performance of the pleasure, show or spelling horse. Provide ample quality forage and water with Cool AZ™ for a quality diet.

Immune Boosting – Cool AZ™ contains immune boosting minerals such as copper, zinc, manganese, selenium, iodine and chromium plus many high-quality antioxidants.

Gut Health – Cool AZ™ contains good levels of pre- and pro-biotics, designed to improve the gut and overall health of your best friend!