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Corro Top Rated

Each month, we select 5 horse care products and put them to the test in a side-by-side competition. We select 3 Expert Equestrians, among various disciplines, to rate and review each of the products based on specific criteria. We then post the judges' cards and the winning line up below, to help you find the perfect products for you and your horse! A percentage of the proceeds of the products reviewed will be given to the charities that our experts have chosen to represent.

Top Rated Water-Based Fly Sprays for Horses

Farnam Bite Free

  • Scent: 5
  • Effectiveness: 5
  • Post-Use Residue: 4
  • Efficiency: 4
  • Bottle - Ease of Use and Durability: 5
  • Total: 23

Pyranha Equine Spray & Wipe Water Based Formula

  • Scent: 4
  • Effectiveness: 5
  • Post-Use Residue: 5
  • Efficiency: 5
  • Bottle - Ease of Use and Durability: 4
  • Total: 23

MannaPro Pro-Force Fly Spray with Rapid Knockdown

  • Total: 18

Absorbine UltraShield Sport Insecticide & Repellent

  • Total: 13

Absorbine UltraShield Red Insecticide & Repellent

  • Total: 13

Judge Cards

We have posted each of our experts scores and critiques, so you can get all the details about these products and how they stack up to the competition.

De Chapman

Area of Expertise: Cowboy Mounted Shooting Location: Larkspur, Colorado Accolades: 2019 #1 Cowgirl in Cowboy Mounted Shooting, 2019 Eastern US Champion Cowgirl, 2019 Reserve Champion Cowgirl, 2019 High Point Champion Cowgirl Pistol and Rifle. De Chapman discovered mounted shooting during a time when she was traveling with her toddler daughter, Biven, to barrel races 5 times a week with her futurity horses as well as her WPRA horse. At the same time, her husband, Paul, was competing in shooting competitions like Trap Shooting, Bench Rest Shooting and SASS ground shooting. As a family, they hated having to head different directions every weekend. So, over the next few years they met local shooters and went to practices, to start acclimating their horses to mounted shooting.They fell in love with the people in the sport and the camaraderie that seemed especially unique to the sport. Because Cowboy Mounted Shooting has only been around since the 1990s, most of the competitors come from varying equine disciplines. They realized, and loved, that it truly is a FAMILY SPORT. Senior competitors make up roughly 1/3 of the members, and it is not unusual to see 3 generations traveling and competing together with classes for children, open and senior competitors. Because of this, they all get to compete together at Cowboy Mounted Shooting events and get to travel as a family to all of their competitions. The Chapmans even have their own personal family competition, competing for the coveted prize -- the tv remote at the Chapman house. Every member of their family is now a level 6 shooter, which happens to be the highest level of shooting, and a rare accomplishment in the sport. In 2019, De was ranked #1 Cowgirl in Cowboy Mounted Shooting, winning titles such as the 2019 Eastern US Champion Cowgirl, 2019 Reserve Champion Cowgirl and the 2019 High Point Champion Cowgirl Pistol and Rifle. At home and on the road, De offers lessons, clinics, and coaching for kids and adults getting into mounted shooting, as well as those that want to hone their skills. She is working on some cowboy mounted shooting futurity prospects of her own as well. Want to learn more about De Chapman or Cowboy Mounted Shooting? Check out Corro Stories Article: Cowboy Mounted Shooting with De Chapman.

Grant Setnicka

Area of Expertise: Cutting Location: Weatherford, Texas Accolades: NCHA Riders Hall of Fame with his current lifetime earnings at $3,091,910.57, 2019 PCCHA Futurity Open Classic Co-Champion, 2019 Idaho Futurity Open Derby Reserve Co-Champion, 2020 Cattlemen's Reserve Champion Open Classic/Challenge Grant Setnicka owns and operates GS Cutting Horses Inc, which is now run out of J Five Horse Ranch in Weatherford, TX. He is in the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame with his current lifetime earnings at $3,091,910.57 as of June 2020. Some of Grant’s accomplishments include 2016 NCHA Open Rider of the Year, 2016 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Winner, 2017 NCHA Summer Spectacular Open Classic Champion, 2018 El Rancho Futurity Open Classic Reserve Champion, 2018 PCCHA Core Balance MERCURIA Open Reserve Champion, 2019 PCCHA Futurity Open Classic Co Champion, 2019 PCCHA Futurity Open Derby 3rd place, 2019 Idaho Futurity Open Derby Reserve Co Champion,2020 Cattlemen's Reserve Champion Open Classic/Challenge, 2020 Bonanza Cutting Open Classic 3rd place. Grant began operations of GS Cutting Horses in July, 2010 in Grandview, Texas. Prior to this, Grant worked four years as Head Trainer at Black Rock Ranch, located in Harrison, Idaho. Before Black Rock, he worked two years for the legendary Reined Cowhorse World Champion Doug Williamson, and he worked for three years for Jason Hershberger, Hershberger Performance Horses, Litchfield Park, Arizona. During his high school years he team roped throughout California and Nevada. As a kid he also cowboyed on the 54,000 acre Vail and Vickers Ranch located on Santa Rosa Island, 16 miles offshore of the City of Santa Barbara. Although his family doesn't currently show or compete, they make sure to cheer him on every show in person or watching the live webcast. They help him turnback at the ranch when they come to visit while he works his horses. You can get in contact with him or check out his ranch at Want to know more? Check out our Corro Stories article: Cutting 101 with Grant Setnicka: The Ins & Outs of This Popular Equine Sport

Cheryl Van Deusen

Area of Expertise: Competitive Trail Riding and Endurance Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida Accolades: #1 FEI Endurance Open Combination World Ranking 2018 (out of 7206 horses), #1 FEI Endurance Open Combination World Ranking 2019 (out of 6741 horses); #1 FEI Endurance Open World Horse Ranking 2019 (out of 5868 horses). Cheryl grew up with Quarter Horses used for barrel racing, western pleasure, halter and racing. After finishing her MBA and Ph.D, she started Companion Arabians with Arabian show horses in 1995. In 2001, she began riding the horses in competitive trail rides, in order to keep them fresh in the show ring. She found that not only did the horses LOVE the sport, but so did she. Cheryl and her horses have since logged over 28,000 miles in nineteen years. They ride all rides, competitive trail rides & endurance. Cheryl starts most of her young stock on competitive trail rides after their junior horse show ring years, in AHA Sport Horse Divisions. Her farm raises most of their youngins, and they become a part of the family -- hence the name Companion Arabians. Over the years, Cheryl has become one of the top riders/trainers in the sport. She has achieved multiple #1 FE1 World Rankings, including: #1 FEI Endurance Open Combination World Ranking 2018– Cheryl & Hoover the Mover, (out of 7206 horses) ; #1 FEI Endurance Open Combination World Ranking 2019 – Cheryl & Ebs Regal Majjaan (out of 6741 horses); #1 FEI Endurance Open World Horse Ranking 2019– Spotless Summer Magic (out of 5868 horses). For the past three years, Cheryl and her horses have been able to secure 5-6 of the top 5 FEI rankings in the World, most of the time staying within the top 3 positions. Currently, Cheryl’s horses Hoover the Moover and Spotless Summer Magic, are holding the top 2 positions in the World for the FEI Endurance Open World Horse Rankings. Cheryl is also holding the #2 Open FEI Endurance Athlete position, with a rider from Great Britain that Cheryl mentors holding the top position. Cheryl welcomes juniors and young riders to come join her for distance riding! To contact her, please check out and

Expert Tip:

Make sure to always brush-on or rub-in fly sprays when you use them. They will work better, and last longer, than if you simply just mist your horse.

Expert Charity Choices

Each of our experts have selected their favorite charity to represent. A percentage of the proceeds of these fly sprays will go to each charity, and you can also donate directly to them at checkout!! Click on each charity logo to learn more about them. - De Chapman

De works to grow the sport by sponsoring her own non-profit organization called The website was created to grow the sport of mounted shooting by listing all clinics, practices and competitions around the country and in Canada including maps to events and contact information for event producers and entry systems. There are talented folks all across the country with a passion for riding fast and shooting that can help get you started in our sport. For more information, go to for events near you.

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