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.
The Tech Equestrian recently caught up with Alexa Anthony, CEO of Magic AI Corporation and parent company to StableGuard™ to find out more about how their monitoring and alert digital system is transforming horse safety.
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?
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.
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…