MYSTRIDE: Connecting Equestrians in a Positive Way

As equestrians, when we think of strides, we tend to think of counting them to figure out the best distance between jumps and knowing your horses’ stride can be a big advantage in the show ring. So how does that translate into a useful equestrian app? The Tech Equestrian caught up with mystride recently to understand what makes them stand out in the category of Ride Tracking & Community apps.

SEAVER: The Next Generation of Performance & Health Measurement

PARIS, France: There are many intelligent and sophisticated riders looking for new ways to measure their performance goals. As is the case with Zakaria Antar, CEO and co-founder of Seaver, a former semi-professional rider who used to train with Abdelkebir Ouaddar. “I realized that aside from trusting my coach, there was no precise and scientific way for me to measure my progress,” explained Zakaria. Luckily with technology becoming more accessible and part of our culture, he found a way to monitor progress, performance, and most importantly his horses’ well-being through a product he co-founded called Seaver. After three years in development, Seaver’s first product was launched in April 2018.

HORSENSE.SHOP: Modernizing the Online Tack Shop Experience

Anastasiya Illinska, has been an amateur dressage rider for 20 years and her experience and passion for horses led her on a journey to where she is today with working for a new horse tech start up called Horsense.shop. The idea for Horsense.shop started ten years ago when she opened an online tack shop in Kyiv, Ukraine. Over time she transformed it to a boutique store in the city center. “Having the shop really helped shape the online experience along with helping us encounter and manage all the problems of a typical business,” stated Anastasiya. 

TTE Advisory Board: Robots in the Horse World

This month I challenged The Tech Equestrian Advisory board to think outside of the box (or stall!) and discuss their views on what impact robots would have if they were introduced to the horse world. This is a very interesting concept because horses are very intelligent and high touch creatures and they may not like a motorized robot to be near them at all – but there could be other uses, let’s see how the experts responded…and you’ll notice common responses/themes throughout.

EQUIVONT: Going the Distance to Help Equestrian Businesses Win at Digital

“We created Equivont out of pure need,” stated Jessica. “I was planning to move to Florida and I was trying to find stables in the Tampa area, but the online research resulted in outdated and inaccurate information.” This frustration led to the idea to form a company that provides equine businesses with the tools and insights needed to have an online presence necessary to compete in the evolving online-shopping and ecommerce world.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

2018 was full of new horse tech products and The Tech Equestrian was right there giving you first-hand information on the features, capabilities and advantages of each. As we experience the disruption of technology in our own consumer lives, the horse world is slowly waking up to the realities and possibilities technology can provide. For this year’s top ten blog posts - we looked at the highest page views to our site from each post to compile the top ten. From horse transportation to horse safety and performance wearables - these were some of the areas that interested you the most. If you haven’t had a chance to read, now is a great time to do so - a New Year is upon us and you don’t want to be left behind! Keep connected!

HYLOFIT in Action: Confidence Building on a Whole New Level

The Tech Equestrian had the opportunity to experience Hylofit in action and celebrate its official launch at this month’s clinic at the beautiful Millstone Farm in Wilton, Connecticut. Titled ‘Reducing Stress and Building Confidence in your Horse’ the clinic was led by world-famous trainer Tristan Tucker known for his TRT method and legendary equestrian and Olympic gold medalist Rodrigo Pessoa in an information-packed morning complete with watching them interact with equines in training with Hylofit, a wearable heart rate monitor to track intensity.

CAVALL: Delivering a New Equine Buying & Selling Experience

Juliette Silvain, founder of CAVALL and full-time student at Georgetown University is on a quest to provide equestrians with a new way to buy and sell a horse using the power of digital. Born in Paris, France, Silvain was exposed to horses at a young age, including her grandfather who bred horses in Europe. At age 20 and already 16 years in the saddle, Silvain is studying Marketing and Management as a junior at Georgetown with a goal to combine her love of horses with business.