And Now Entering the Ring … Jumper Nation

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It’s always been our goal here at Nation Media to give the people what they want. You tell us what’s important to you, and what we can do to help you be a more informed, inspired and in-the-know member of the eventing community, and we’ll try our best to make it happen.

A while back we started hearing some rumblings from our friends in the hunter/jumper world. They wanted what we had: a one-stop source for discipline-specific news made available in a timely manner, intermingled with dashes of color commentary.

These days we’re all more crunched for time than ever; nobody has the time to go scrounging around the Internet trying to figure out what’s going on. And while the sport’s PR outlets do a bang-up job of cranking out horse show reports, a lot of it never sees the light of day.

Rather than letting it drift away in the cyber-breeze, what if someone came along and raked it all up into one big tidy pile?

We’re excited to roll out the red carpet for the newest member of the Nation Media family: Jumper Nation.

JN-logoCustom-curated for hunter/jumper enthusiasts, the site features aggregated horse show news, results, rider profiles, videos, training tips and much, much more. Its mission is to be a virtual in-gate for the h/j world, a place where riders and fans can gather to watch, learn, sympathize, laugh and cheer one another on.

We’re still getting warmed up so please excuse the construction, and we’re letting readers dictate which direction to take things so expect a fair amount of evolution over the next few months. On the bright side it already looks a lot spiffier than Eventing Nation v. 1.0, which I’m pretty sure John built himself on his iPhone 1G.

So go check it out, and pass the word on to your hunter/jumper buddies, and be sure to get hooked up with JN on social as well.

Thanks for your support as we push outward into new equestrian media frontiers. We couldn’t do it without you.

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