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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Jen Roytz: Founder @ Topline Communications

Jen Roytz: Founder @ Topline Communications

Jen Roytz dreamt of being a jockey, but she ended up topping out at 5’8″. With those dreams dashed, she used her college degree to pursue a different career in the horse industry. Today, with experience at big names like Cornett and Three Chimneys Farm, Jen and her friend, Sarah Coleman, operate Topline Communications, a full-service agency serving both equine and non-horse industry clients. Growing […]

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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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What It Takes: NRHA Internship

What It Takes: NRHA Internship

What It Takes is a monthly feature that highlights an internship opportunity in the equine industry. Internships are a great way to build your skills, enhance your resume, and make professional connections. Want to learn more about internships at your favorite equestrian company? Are you from a company or organization and interested in having your internship opportunities featured? Let us know! Featured Company: National Reining […]

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The Lawn Jockey Lady: Carol Moore Demme

The Lawn Jockey Lady: Carol Moore Demme

Carol Moore Demme, perhaps known better to the racing industry as The Lawn Jockey Lady, forged a career through her art and her love of horses. Carol Moore Demme didn’t grow up with horses, but like many of us, she always loved them. From a young age she loved to draw, and she spent the most time drawing pictures of horses. In tenth grade she […]

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Anne Clermont: Equine Author – Learning to Fall

Anne Clermont: Equine Author – Learning to Fall

Anne Clermont, author of Learning to Fall, never dreamed she could be a writer. She started taking writing classes and began working on her novel.  Anne Clermont always loved horses, but growing up in major metropolitan areas she never had access to open fields, forests or horses. On the many family road trips, she was always mesmerized by the horses and the big fields they grazed […]

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Sally Kay: Owner @ The Carolinas Equestrian

Sally Kay: Owner @ The Carolinas Equestrian

Sally Kay had a long career in marketing, public relations and magazine publishing when she bought The Waxhaw Equestrian in 2013. She hit the ground running and has built the magazine, now called The Carolinas Equestrian, into a publication the Carolinas horse community can’t live without.  For Sally Kay, horses have played an integral role her in life for as long as she can remember. She […]

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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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Amanda Hood: Owner Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks

Amanda Hood: Owner Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks

When Amanda Hood spent time in Ireland after graduating from college, she fell in love with the ribbon browbands that were used at horseshows, events, polo matches and more. When she couldn’t find them in any tack shops, she decided to make her own. As more friends began requesting their own browbands, belts, dog collars and more, Amanda created Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks.  Although Amanda Hood grew up […]

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