Saturday Links from World Equestrian Brands

Jessa and McKinsey Lux present Ride iQ at the Pitch Competition at Denver Startup Week. Photo via Ride iQ.

We love to see equestrian sports go mainstream for all the right reasons and so we have to give a shoutout today to Jessa and McKinsey Lux, co-founders of Ride iQ. This week they competed in the 2022 Pitch Competition at the the annual Denver Startup Week against nine other companies, some of which won their way into the finals by winning other pitch competitions and some have previously been featured on Oprah’s favorite things and the Today Show. Jessa and McKinsey must have absolutely rocked their presentation and deftly conveyed the intricacies of the equestrian athlete’s needs, because they WON!

Huge congratulations go out to the entire Ride iQ team! Never tried the app or not convinced it’s for you? Here’s what it’s all about.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Stable View Oktoberfest (Aiken, SC): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Twin Rivers Fall International (Paso Robles, CA): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Scoring] [Volunteer]

ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. (Allentown, NJ): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring]

Larkin Hill Fall H.T. (North Chatham, NY): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring]

Meadowcreek Park Fall Social Event (Weatherford, TX): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring]

Old Tavern H.T. (The Plains, VA): [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring] [Volunteer]

University of New Hampshire H.T. (Durham, NH): [Website] [Entries/Ride Times/Live Scores] [Volunteer]

Major International Events

Ballindenisk International CCI4*-L: [Website] [Entries/Times]

Links to Start Your Weekend:

A Warming Climate May Bring Horse Owners New Health Worries

Real Rider Cup Champion Determined in a “Who Jumped It Best?” Virtual Jump-Off

Morris Animal Foundation Provides Over $100K In Scholarships To Vet School Students

Therapeutic riding program shown to benefit young people with anxiety

US university offers new equine degree course

Best of Blogs: Worthy

World Equestrian Brands Pick of the Week: Sergio Grasso is at is again with another drool-worthy boot design.

Saturday Video Break: You through circles were tough in ridden dressage? Try getting the geometry right behind a four-in-hand! The combined driver has taken over Pratoni and things have kicked off with driven dressage: