Working in the horse industry: A 100 day recap

Working in the horse industry: A 100 day recap

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about my recent professional transition into the horse industry, it’s that I feel home. In the past 3+ months I’ve reconnected with quite a few old friends, met some amazing new people, and gotten to do many of the things I love (professionally). Here’s a recap, with photos, of some of the coolest experiences in my first few months […]

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The thing about working in the horse industry… from a horse person

The thing about working in the horse industry… from a horse person

Had you told me a year ago I’d be where I am today professionally, I’m not sure I would have believed you. Kaitlyn and I started developing the idea for this website a year ago. At the time she was working in the horse industry, but I wasn’t (as much as I wanted to). I was starting to look for an opening to get back […]

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Introducing Equestricon: Horse racing convention, fan festival and trade show

Introducing Equestricon: Horse racing convention, fan festival and trade show

Much about horse racing, a sport that has been around for centuries, is built on tradition and legacy. Many of the most important races and racetracks have been around for decades, if not centuries. However, racing has seen some meaningful changes in recent years, especially in the industry that surrounds it and supports it. With the advent of social media and other ways that people […]

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Inside Look: Working at SmartPak

Inside Look: Working at SmartPak

Over the last two decades, SmartPak has grown into the largest online equestrian retailer. Surf their website, check out their YouTube channel (the “If Horses Were People” videos are seriously hilarious), or talk to anyone who feeds SmartPaks and you’ll quickly learn why horse owners and riders have such a strong loyalty and love for the SmartPak brand. As it turns out, SmartPak isn’t just a great place for horse people […]

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Pitch Perfect: How to Pitch a Publication

Pitch Perfect: How to Pitch a Publication

The writer’s life can be a dream come true. Expressive and excited, writers put a lot of passion into their work. Editors love to feel a writer’s passion come through in their work, especially if the writer can pitch their idea concisely and effectively. Even though writing an article sounds easy, especially if you love to write, if your goal is to get the article published, […]

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The Perfect Networking Opportunity You’ve Never Thought Of: Part 2

The Perfect Networking Opportunity You’ve Never Thought Of: Part 2

Last week, I shared my thoughts on how to view horse expos as the ultimate professional networking opportunity. Now that we’ve covered the why and the how, I’ve put together a list of horse expos and events that are being held all over the country in 2017. There’s bound to be one near you! Do you know of a horse expo or trade show that isn’t included here? […]

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The Perfect Networking Opportunity You’ve Never Thought Of: Part 1

The Perfect Networking Opportunity You’ve Never Thought Of: Part 1

Now more than ever, networking is a crucial component to building a successful career. Especially in the niche equine community, a connection to the right person could be the difference between landing an interview or not. There are all kinds of ways to network these days including LinkedIn, job fairs and college alumni events. But, what if I told you that the perfect opportunity to […]

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2017 Resolutions: Looking Ahead To Our First Full Year

2017 Resolutions: Looking Ahead To Our First Full Year

We built Equine Career Network because we wanted to create a job search resource that served the equine careers outside of a barn. It’s a simple idea, but one that we are passionate about. How can we improve the job search landscape for job seekers, and how can we make sure that equine industry companies and organizations are able to find top talent? Our goal is […]

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mystride: Lessons From a Soon-To-Launch App

mystride: Lessons From a Soon-To-Launch App

What do you do when you have an idea for something that doesn’t exist? Most entrepreneurs will tell you to build it, but not before you’ve done your research. Is there a market for the product? Who is going to use it? How can you monetize it? How will you bring it to life and launch it? As we learned recently from Doug Thal and […]

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Pony Pizza’s Partnership with Treat Planet

Pony Pizza’s Partnership with Treat Planet

You might recognize Pony Pizza Company, an equine treat company,  from our recent interview with the owner, Connie Fry. Recently, Connie and Pony Pizza Company partnered with Treat Planet, in a deal that allows Connie to keep a percentage of ownership. Many business owners dream of a deal like this, so we chatted with Connie to learn more about the partnership and the steps she took to create it. […]

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