Georgetown, TX, February 7, 2017 – The Time to Ride Challenge, a grassroots competition that offers support and incentives to businesses growing the horse industry, will return for its fourth year in 2017. This year’s contest will award more cash than ever before and introduce significant structure changes to help contestants focus on creating new long-term horse enthusiasts.
Georgetown, TX, December 6th, 2016 – Time to Ride congratulates the winners of its 2016 Best Practices Contest, a written-entry contest that rewards Challenge contestants for their innovative and effective outreach strategies. First place winner is Ashwood Farm of St George, Kansas; second place is Equine LEAD of Olney, Illinois; and in a tie for third are Cross Roads Stable of Elverta, California and Heavenly Horse Stables of Pinckney, Michigan. The contest judged entries on creativity and innovation; effectiveness at reaching new horse enthusiasts; quality of newcomer horse experience; and efforts made to reach beginners.
Georgetown, TX, October 12th, 2016 – A Parker, CO equestrian will enjoy a three-night stay at The Resort at Paws Up for entering the Pledge sweepstakes in September. Georgetown, TX, October 12, 2016 – Time to Ride today announced the winner of the Pledge to Take a Friend Riding Sweepstakes, which took place September 1-30 and encouraged equestrians to introduce a friend to riding. Caitlin W. of Parker, Colorado was selected in the random-draw sweepstakes to receive a three-night stay at a luxury dude ranch in Montana, the Resort at Paws Up.
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.*