If you have noticed a major decrease in new articles and content at TheHorse.com recently, it is because the website is undergoing a dramatic transition. Eventing Nation has learned that 3 of TheHorse.com’s 5 employees have decided to leave and pursue other opportunities. Eventing Nation regularly links to articles on TheHorse.com, and many of our readers also frequent TheHorse.com.
EN spoke to someone close to the situation who confirmed the departures but declined to comment on the specific reason for the employees deciding to leave. TheHorse.com, owned by Blood-Horse Publications, is the largest equestrian content site online, and covers daily horse health and news.
A 60% reduction in staff is a crippling blow to any organization, especially one that bases its revenue on creating daily traffic based on current content. Making the situation more tenuous is the fact that these departures come at time when TheHorse.com is going through a major site redesign. In response, the Blood-Horse has promoted Stephane Church to Editor-in-Chief, and posted help wanted notices for four positions, ranging from News Editor to Digital Editor/Producer.
Eventing Nation works closely with both the employees and the institutions in the horse media, and we wish everyone the best through this transition. Go eventing.