Since 1981, when Bucas was founded in Cork, Ireland we have merged the great Irish equestrian tradition with the latest technical developments and experience from other industries, countries and markets. This has resulted in the development of a wide range of highly innovative and technically advanced products. From the beginning we have exported more than 90% of our products to markets around the world.
In 1982, we produced the first high performance water resistant turnout rug. This was followed by the first fully waterproof and breathable rugs by the end of the eighties. We have also perfected the “Stay-dry” principle of using wicking linings that transport sweat and moisture away from the horse while the inside of the lining remains dry.
In the 1990’s we developed the first truly light weight fully waterproof and breathable turnout for use at higher temperatures than ordinary turnout rugs. We also introduced sun reflective rugs and anti-bacterial linings.
In 2000 we introduced the revolutionary Buzz-Off full body fly rug with anti-UV properties. The outstanding overall performance and durability of this product is reflected in the strong customer approval and satisfaction.
In 2012 Bucas then launched another revolution with the Buzz-Off Zebra fly rug. We designed this rug on the lines of why Zebra’s in the wild are never bombarded with flies and it’s down to the pattern of their stripe. Simply put, the flies are confused by the stripes so stay away!
In 2014 we launched our upgraded website Bucas.com and Retail Portal so as all our trade customers can make all their orders online. Our retail portal will help our customers all around the world place orders regardless on the time differences and even when the Bucas Irish offices are closed. Customers will now also be able to register their Power and Smartex products for guarantee for guarantee on the relaunched Bucas.com.
In 2016 Bucas celebrated its 35th birthday. To celebrate this Bucas introduced the Anniversary rug to the Bucas collection. The range of rugs proved to be so successful that it is now a standard product available from Bucas.
Bucas is the name which is synonymous with technical equine rugs and for good reason too! We pride ourselves in creating a collection of technical horse rugs to ensure that your horse is suitably dressed no matter what the weather or occasion throws at you!
Thus, this great tradition of pioneering “intelligent” horse rugs continues and our product range today includes a greater choice of high performance products than ever before.