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HEELSDOWN.COM: Digitizing the Riding Lesson Program

When Betty and John Messina wanted to do something special to celebrate their wedding anniversary they didn’t step onto a plane to go to a vacation destination or take a seat at the table of an expensive restaurant, instead they decided to sit in the saddle and take a horseback riding lesson. However, what they thought would be an easy, seamless experience of finding a nearby stable in Westchester County, New York turned into a two-month long process of emailing and phoning stables with sometimes no replies to their outreach. “The whole experience was very discouraging,” recalled Betty. They finally found the right stable, took their lesson and when they finished the lesson, they took out their credit card. “There was an awkward moment when the instructor asked if we could pay by check,” Betty said in dismay. In the age of subscription services and a multitude of ways to pay for goods and services digitally there had to be a better way. “It soon dawned on us, with our combined knowledge and technology backgrounds, we could solve this problem.”

STEED: One Device, Multiple Solutions

When Alan Wielunski stepped into the wonderful world of horses it was his young sons who got him hooked. “My connection with horses started 20 years ago when both my sons started riding,” recalled Alan. At first it was a hobby and passion for them but then gradually the whole family became obsessed. This obsession led to a successful sport horse business they own in the south of Holland called EMW Sport Horses.

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.

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.

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…

EQUIRIDE: The Ride Sharing App of Horse Transport

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: Delivering the Ultimate Online Horse Community

“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.”