A Quest for GOLD: WEG 2018 pictorial (part 1)

The years, months, weeks and hours planning and training for this event are immense, but what made it all worth it was that this event brought together some of the most talented and experienced equestrians and their equine athletes from around the world in a quest for the top of the podium and the admiration from their country’s fans. The Tech Equestrian had the opportunity and pleasure of experiencing this moment to cheer on the USA team and watch in amazement how each horse and rider team executed technical and some of the biggest jumps known to the sport at 1.65m in height.

THE EQUESTRIAN: Delivering a Robust Horse Care and Community App for the Horse World

From living across the street from a premier Quarter Horse ranch, McCloud Quarter Horses as a young boy in Minnesota to building his own Quarter Horse ranch as an adult, Patrick Husting, software developer, Internet entrepreneur and horseman is on a journey to give back to the horse world by introducing a full featured digital horse care and community app named The Equestrian. “I’ve had a very rewarding career with creating and building businesses in the tech space to now afford to live a balanced and horse-filled life,” said Husting in a recent phone interview with The Tech Equestrian.

EQUINEGENIE: Grants All Your Horse Business Management Wishes

Spending much of his youth on a dairy farm in Vermont, Bob Valentine, creator of equineGenie, can’t remember a time he wasn’t around horses. Fast forward to present day, Valentine lives in Fort Collins, Colorado and has recently downsized his Arabian breeding operation. “The market is not like it used to be for Arabians, or many other breeds for that matter,” stated Valentine. The one demand that is starting to grow is the digital recordkeeping and better management tools for horse businesses. 

Top 15 Hampton Classic photos - Equitation & Jr/Amateur Owner Jumpers

The Tech Equestrian had the pleasure of attending the Hampton Classic the last weekend of the event and captured some of these amazing young equestrians and their mounts in the highly-contested $10,000 Hampton Classic Equitation Championship (blue ribbon went to Mimi Gochman) and the $15,000 Carolex Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic (top place was Sloan Hopson). Congratulations to all!

GOHORSE: Your Go To Digital Directory for Stables and Services

From fond childhood memories of having her father lead her around on a pony, to living on a horse farm, Jenny Fudge hit the horse lottery and is now giving back to the equestrian world as co-founder of GoHorse with her mother, Laurie Massaglia. “I’ve been in the horse boarding business for 20 years now and I’ve been lucky to have had exposure to horses all my life thanks to my parents,” Jenny said. 

EVENT CLINICS: The Connected Riding Clinic Experience

One of the best ways to master horsemanship is to have the mindset of #neverstoplearning and a great way to act on that is to participate in a clinic. Clinics or riding workshops give you access to top professionals and allow you the opportunity to learn and interact with your peers in a highly informative riding session – sounds great, but is it easy to organize and participate?

EQUO – The Future of Horse Transport is Now

Four years ago, Daniel and Steven Bluman, international professional equestrians saw an opportunity that grew out of the struggles of transporting their equine athletes. It was a painful process, calling each of the large shipping companies to get a quote, waiting a day or so for a quote and then when you thought you were all set, they changed the schedule on you. “They wanted to change that process, because the only thing that was changing was the equipment to transport horses, nothing else,” said Juan Palacio, CFO and CMO of Equo.

Q&A: CRIO Online – Digital Horse Management Redefined

At The Tech Equestrian we know there is so much innovation and technology that is transforming the horse world and it is not just a phenomenon in the US, but worldwide. For today’s blog post, I’m happy to feature breakthrough software that was developed in Colombia. I recently had the opportunity to gain more insight on this exciting product that Matias Gamarra, CEO and Founder of CRIO Online shared with me and I bet you (like myself) weren’t too sure what CRIO stands for.  

No Stopping STALLER: From Creating Online Stall Rentals to Developing an Integrated Horse Show Experience

International equestrian and technology entrepreneur, Pablo Jimenez Godoy is onto something big. As co-creator of the Staller app, Pablo shared exciting new developments for the business in a recent interview with The Tech Equestrian that includes building a new digital platform that will transform the horse show world, as we know it. But let’s start with a little background…

PEGASEBUZZ: A World-Class Equestrian Lifestyle Blog and App

What started as a university project in digital communications studies back in January 2011 is now a full-time job and wildly-popular international equestrian lifestyle blog and app for Roxanne Legendre, founder and editor of PegaseBuzz. The focus of the blog is to provide equestrians their daily dose of equestrian culture and horse fashion. “In order to be successful I knew I had to cover both the riders' lifestyle and integrate how media is consumed on smart phones by introducing an app,” said Roxanne.