Natasha Sprengers-Levine - STRIDER

Apr 16, 2024

Tips to Keep Eventing Competition Management Happy

Have you thanked your competition management team lately? Here’s your spring season reminder to do just that! Whether you’ll be debuting in the Starter division or cruising around at Advanced, competition management has a lot of moving parts to manage that will ensure a great experience for you and your horse. Keep your competition management team happy and help support the future of eventing with these quick tips from STRIDER.

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Feb 14, 2024 Education

An Ideal Match: Connecting with Your Next Eventing Coach

There are a number of motivations for seeking out a new instructor to meet your eventing goals. Whether you are just learning the sport, seeking some additional help in a particular phase, relocating, or you’ve just parted ways with your longtime teacher, connecting with a new coach can feel like a daunting task.

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Jan 23, 2024 Education

Three Tips to Make the Most of Your Winter Riding Season

As opportunities in eventing are heating up throughout all points south, many riders are currently staring down what may feel like a long few months of confinement to an indoor arena. The team at STRIDER has some tips and tools to keep you and your horse out of the winter doldrums (even if a southern migration isn’t an option this year).

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Dec 02, 2023 Education

Four Ways to Prep for Your 2024 Eventing Season

With the holiday spirit in full swing and the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to get ready for the 2024 eventing season. From paperwork to packing, there’s quite a bit to do before you’re ready to get out there and enjoy the season with your horse. Check out these tips from the team at STRIDER, and get your 2024 season kicked off in the most organized way possible.

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Oct 04, 2023 Education

Schooling for Success: 5 Tips for Your Next Practice Outing

September 23 marked the Autumnal Equinox and official start of fall, and across many USEA Areas the fall eventing season is in full swing. In addition to the many recognized opportunities available, your fall season is likely to also be packed with schooling outings. Whether you and your horse are headed out with your trainer and a group to cross-country school, or you’ve entered a schooling show to fine tune your skills, we’ve compiled some ways to make the most of your practice outings this season.

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Sep 15, 2023 Education

3 Ways to Improve Your Eventing Business’s Financial Flow

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it,” says leadership expert and author Simon Sinek. As the equestrian industry is a passion-driven one, there is perhaps no quote better suited to eventing professionals. Driven by love for the horse and for the sport, finances can seem more of a necessary evil than a motivating factor for business owners and operators in the equestrian space.

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Jul 27, 2023 Eventing News

Get the Word Out: Top Digital Tools to Market Your Eventing Business

The summer eventing season is in full swing, and while that means many trainers are focused on the goals for their horses and clients, it’s also a great time to consider tools to boost business growth. Whether the objective for this season is to expand your customer base, increase profits, or develop a specific area of business, digital marketing tools are here to help. An umbrella term for any type of online marketing effort, digital marketing comes in a variety of forms—and there are many to sift through!

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Jun 27, 2023 News

Five Tips to Keep Your Horse Show Organizer Happy this Season

To make a horse show happen is no small feat. It requires tremendous dedication, time, and sometimes heroic acts from a large village of people. One of these village heroes is the horse show secretary or organizer. Processing entries. Sorting through payments. Verifying documentation. Assigning ride times. Changing ride times. Working out stabling charts. Handling rider, owner, trainer inquiries—these are just some of the many to-do list items of a horse show organizer.

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Feb 26, 2023

Three Tips for Eventing Businesses Learned from a Jump Chute

A well-constructed jump chute enables a horse to naturally find the correct striding and answer jumping questions while decreasing the chances of a runout. Best practices for eventing businesses do exactly the same for their customers. Truly! The basic principles of a jump chute offer a great deal of information for businesses in the eventing world.

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Jan 29, 2023 Education

3 Steps to More Successful Saddle Time in 2023

Time is precious. Time with your horse even more so. If one of your resolutions for the New Year is to spend more time in the saddle or more time enjoying the barn, you’ll want to implement these best practices to minimize stress and make the most of 2023.

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Feb 26, 2022 Education

15 Business Insights from Leading Equestrian Professionals

Last fall, USEA educational partner STRIDER continued their popular Professional Development Webinar Series for equestrian business owners with "Proven Business Models in the Horse World." This interactive panel discussion presented by Ride iQ featured Olympic Eventer & International Show Jumper Doug Payne, International Dressage Rider Lauren Sprieser, and acclaimed horsemanship trainer and colt-starting expert Colton Woods.

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