Georgetown, TX, October 17th, 2016 – Colorado State University Equine Science clubs have an important goal this fall semester: growing the local equestrian community. Five clubs and one class have planned beginner-friendly events geared towards introducing new people to horse activities. The club that is most successful at doing so can win prize money in the collegiate contest, which is inspired by the national Time to Ride Challenge.
Georgetown, TX, October 26, 2016 – The Time to Ride Challenge concluded its 2016 year by awarding $100,000 in cash and prizes to top stables, clubs, and businesses in three tightly competitive divisions who excelled at introducing new people to horses. A total of 38 hosts will take home cash prizes ranging from $100 to $10,000, plus products and awards provided by American Horse Council Marketing Alliance organizations, for their successful efforts in bringing new enthusiasts into the horse industry through the Challenge. Time to Ride congratulates every Challenge host who participated and worked hard towards growing their businesses and the horse industry!
Washington, D.C.,September 6th, 2016 – On Thursday, September 1st, Time to Ride launched its Pledge to Take a Friend Riding sweepstakes aimed at encouraging horse owners and riders introduce non-rider friends to horseback riding. Celebrities from all corners of the horse world have teamed up with Time to Ride by taking the pledge, including Lyle Lovett, D. Wayne Lukas, Al Dunning, David O’Connor, Lindy Burch, Lynn Palm, Tom McCutcheon, Sandy Collier, Audrey Griffin, Barbra Schulte, Kerry Kuhn, and Tootie Bland.
Georgetown, TX, September 30th, 2016 – After four months of competition, the Time to Ride Challenge concludes today, September 30th. Nationwide, stables, clubs and businesses (“hosts”) in the grassroots contest have been working hard to win their share of $100,000 cash and prizes by introducing new people to horses. A record number of 1,004 events were held throughout the competition!
Washington, D.C., August 4th, 2016. – Known for capturing hearts across America on the current season of ABC’s hit television series The Bachelorette, horse enthusiast and country singer-songwriter Luke Pell is teaming up with Time to Ride as celebrity spokesperson for their new sweepstakes campaign “Pledge to Take a Friend Riding.” The sweepstakes will take place September 1-30, 2016 and will award one grand prize of an all-inclusive, three-night vacation at luxury dude ranch, the Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana.
Washington, D.C., August 29, 2016 – To kick off the final month of the 2016 Time to Ride Challenge, a special September incentive will award an additional $400 in cash to stables that excel at introducing new enthusiasts to horses. The top two largest single events, by number of newcomers attending, will win $250 and $150, respectively. The incentive is part of $100,000 cash and prizes that the Challenge will award to the top stables, clubs, and businesses nationwide that are competing to grow their businesses by introducing new people to horseback riding throughout the summer.
Washington, D.C., June 30th, 2016 – Time to Ride today announced a new sweepstakes campaign aimed at encouraging horse owners and riders to focus on introducing non-rider friends to equestrian sports. The “Pledge to Take a Friend Riding” sweepstakes will take place September 1-30, 2016 and will award one grand prize of an all-inclusive, three-night vacation at luxury dude ranch, the Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana. Riders may enter by simply taking the pledge to take a friend riding at timetoride.wpengine.com/pledge.*
Washington, D.C., July 14th, 2016 – People across the country are invited to take part in National Meet-A-Horse Day on July 23rd, at any Time to Ride Challenge Host location. Families will be welcomed into stables, camps, clubs and organizations competing in the Time to Ride Challenge, in hope of creating new riders and lifelong equestrians. This is the third year National Meet-A-Horse Day will be celebrated and participating equine businesses are more excited than ever to share their unique, horse-centered events.
Washington, D.C., July 28th, 2016 – Time to Ride is proud to announce that participating hosts have scheduled a record number of events in the 2016 Challenge! The Time to Ride Challenge is a nationwide grassroots contest in which stables, clubs, and businesses across the country host events designed to introduce new people to horses with the goals of growing their businesses and creating new lifelong equestrians. The Challenge began June 1st and runs 120 days, ending on September 30th. In 2015 hosts scheduled a total of 644 events, surpassing 2014’s events by over 100. The 2016 Challenge currently has 755 events scheduled, already shattering last year’s record. With two months left in the Challenge, that number is sure to continue to grow.
Washington, D.C., Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 – Today the 2016 Time to Ride Challenge, a nationwide grassroots contest to introduce new people to horses, begins for hundreds of competing stables, clubs, and other horse businesses. Event hosts will compete through September 30th by hosting fun, beginner-friendly horse events designed to safely introduce horse-interested families to equine activities and encourage them to become regularly involved in riding. Hosts who introduce the greatest number of “newcomers,” those who have not been regularly involved in horse activities for the past three years, to horses will win up to $10,000 cash and related prizes in three divisions – small, medium, and large.