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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…
Buying a horse is like buying real estate,” said founder and CEO, Alison Koenig, who launched the app in 2017. “Purchasing a horse is a significant investment and like walking into a house and getting the feeling ‘this is the one,’ when you sit on the right horse, it makes all the other one’s pale in comparison,” she added.
College friends and alumni of the University of Kentucky, Stephen Lyster and Chris Woodside, came up with the idea for EQUIRIDE based on their frustrations of not being able to find an easier and more affordable way to ship horses. “We wanted to develop a solution that addressed our pain points when it comes to transporting horses,” said Lyster over the phone from his stable.
“Huufe is the first social media platform that is built solely for equestrians. It combines ride tracking with picture and video sharing, stable management, classifieds, riding groups and cutting-edge accident detection and notification,” explains Charlie Trietline, CEO of Huufe, a new web and mobile app scheduled for a global launch this spring. “Our goal is to provide an online community for the equestrian world and wrap in a one stop experience with a host of features for the rider.”
As a tech equestrian, you can’t live without the JUMPFAX app because it provides you with a consolidated, convenient way to manage and review the schedule of top jumping shows for the year – so you don’t have to waste time browsing and searching each individual show site to find information.
One of the highlights of 2017 was the birth of not only a really cool iPhone app for equestrians, but the start of a successful equestrian community. This community tapped into the online world of young riders and the success of custom horse profiles and avatars. The PonyApp Instagram page has close to 30,000 followers.