STRIDER, the leading bookings platform for the equestrian industry, today announced an integration with Startbox Online Scoring, the premier system for horse show management and online scoring, to provide expanded functionality to over 200,000 Strider users.
Strider is a unique provider in the industry as its innovative mobile-friendly entry platform is designed not only to support guest users, but also to offer venues visibility in front of an audience of over 1.2M equestrians around the world. As a certified United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) entry provider, Strider enables venues to collect digital entries for competitions and educational events across all 29 USEF breeds and disciplines.
The partnership will initially support venues that host recognized and schooling competitions in eventing & dressage. In addition, the partnership will enable direct entry-scoring integration for United States Pony Club rallies.
“Our user growth has been phenomenal over the last year. When we evaluated potential digital scoring partners to support this growth, we found that StartBox’s ease of use and proven functionality aligned perfectly with our vision of creating a seamless integrated show management experience for our customers,” says Tara Swersie, CEO of STRIDER.
StartBox is the industry leader in online scoring across recognized eventing, dressage, and Pony Club competitions. In addition, StartBox’s software is routinely favored by venues that host schooling events that need scoring. Launched in 2008, StartBox supports hundreds of competitions from the grassroots to FEI level across North America.
“In support of our mission to support the wider equestrian community, we’re proud to offer this integration with Strider. Venues that use Strider are increasingly broadening the disciplines they work with and those venues are looking for an integrated solution….this partnership is a natural decision,” says Scott Weber, Partner at StartBox Online Scoring.
With the Strider + Startbox integration, event organizers using Strider can:
- Collect digital entries from riders with SafeSport and membership data included
- View uploaded Coggins and signature pages in real time
- Offer digital release signing to riders, trainers, and coaches
- Send entries + rider membership information to Startbox for scheduling
- Brand show entry with their logo, company name and more
The added features will be part of Strider new Gold member level, a subscription based service launching Spring 2023. This integration enables organizers of all disciplines to directly sync with Startbox — all from their Strider organizer dashboard. This complements STRIDER’s integration of the USEF Membership API and compatibility with Event Entries in an effort to expand access to equestrian sport across disciplines, from the grass roots through FEI-sanctioned competitions.