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Mar 26 12

Electronic Entries now available for Pickwick/Leone Horse Shows

Pickwick Equestrians and Leone Equestrians are pleased to announce that we will be offering electronic entry submission via Equestrianconnect.com. It is our belief that this will make the process of entering horses for our events easier and more efficient for our trainers and clients.

Electronic entry submission will be in effect for the 2012 Capital City Classic Spring Tournament. If you have any questions please contact Pickwick Equestrians, Inc. at (916) 997-6494 or go to www.EquestrianConnect.com. We are also accepting credit cards for payment/deposits in order to make electronic entries all the more convenient.

Mar 19 12

Submit your entries electronically for the 2012 HITS Culpeper Show Series thanks to Equestrian Connect

HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce that in an effort to streamline the entry process for exhibitors it has joined forces with Equestrian Connect to provide electronic entry submissions for the upcoming HITS Culpeper Show Series. Equestrian Connect is the leading online service for completing horse show entry forms electronically.

Until now, exhibitors have been required to print, sign and mail the forms with payment; however, electronic submissions are now possible with Equestrian Connect, offering a major convenience upgrade to trainers, owners and riders.

HITS President and CEO, Tom Struzzieri is looking forward to how this new process will help the HITS team process and streamline the flow of entries. “We are committed to offering the best services to our exhibitors. We are getting hundreds of entries per show through Equestrian Connect. The natural next step was to provide our customers with the added convenience of submitting entries electronically.”

In the last two years, Equestrian Connect has attracted more than 6,500 members who regularly post entry forms for more than 800 USEF A/AA hunter/jumper shows throughout the country.

Accepting entries online is made possible by a new service provided by Equestrian Connect to horse show managers. Show managers can now log on to the Equestrian Connect service to review and receive entry information.

High-Performance rider and trainer Ramiro Quintana appreciates the ease and convenience of Equestrian Connect. “I love the concept! Just being able to print out the entries with a click of a button is the best idea ever. Being able to submit them electronically now will be great. This service helps my barn run smoothly.”

Equestrian Connect is available for a 45 day FREE trial. The trial doesn’t begin until the first entries are created. Once the trial is over, exhibitors have two pricing options: $49.99 for an annual subscription per horse, or $8.00 per entry form. For more information about Equestrian Connect, please visit EquestrianConnect.com.

The HITS Culpeper Show Series will get underway when the Commonwealth National kicks off hunter/jumper competition April 18–22. The 2012 HITS Culpeper Prize List has been mailed and the on-line version can be found on the Culpeper page of the HITS Website. To request a prize list, please visit HitsShows.com.

Feb 9 12

Blenheim First to Allow Entries Submitted Online via Equestrian Connect

Horse show manager committed to streamlining entry process for exhibitors.

Blenheim EquiSports announced today that exhibitors can now electronically submit their entries to Blenheim horse shows through Equestrian Connect.

Equestrian Connect is a web service for completing horse show entry forms online. Until now, exhibitors have been required to print, sign and mail the forms with payment.

Blenheim is the first show management company to accept entries electronically through Equestrian Connect. Robert Ridland commented, “We are committed to offering the best services to our exhibitors. We are getting hundreds of entries per show through Equestrian Connect. The natural next step is to give people the convenience of submitting entries electronically.”

Equestrian Connect is a two year old service with over 6,300 members that posts entry forms for over 800 USEF A/AA hunter/jumper shows nationally. The service was launched in California, has 2,500 Zone 10 members, and generates an average of 250 entries for each of the 120 California shows it posts.

Susie Hutchinson, of Susan Hutchison Stables in Temecula, CA, commented, “I started using Equestrian Connect last spring, and have been thrilled with the convenience it provides. Electronic entries will be even better. I look forward to submitting my entries for the Spring shows!”

Accepting entries online is made possible by a new service provided by Equestrian Connect to horse show managers. Show managers can now log on to the Equestrian Connect service to receive and review their entry information.

Equestrian Connect is available for a 45 day FREE trial. The trial doesn’t begin until the first entries are created. Once the trial is over, exhibitors have two pricing options: $49.99 for an annual subscription per horse, or $8.00 per entry form.

Jan 9 12

Blenheim EquiSports: Exciting Opportunity

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR EXHIBITORS: Equestrian Connect is offering a new service in 2012 – electronic entries submission. Until now, Equestrian Connect members could complete entry forms online, but then had to print, sign and mail them in. This new option reduces the time and expense associated with printing, faxing, overnight delivery and mail.

The Blenheim Winter Classic, January 13-15, 2012, will be the first beta test of the new electronic submission process. To see a demo or register to become a member, go to equestrianconnect.com.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Equestrian Connect members can submit their entries electronically via equestrianconnect.com. Blenheim Winter Classic entry fees can be paid in two ways:

1) To receive Blenheim’s prepaid discount via Equestrian Connect, please add credit card information in your MyAccount under the credit card tab. During Step 2 of the entry process, you will select the credit card to apply for each horse.

2) Submit entries online through Equestrian Connect and bring payment to the Blenheim show office when you arrive.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The Blenheim EquiSports Team

Jan 3 12

HITS: Entry Deadlines Fast Approaching

Let Equestrian Connect make it easy for you

HITS is pleased to announce that Equestrian Connect will return to HITS as an Official Service Provider for the HITS Desert Circuit, HITS Arizona Winter Circuit and the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit for the third consecutive year .

Entry deadlines for the winter circuits are rapidly approaching and there is no faster way to complete entries for all HITS winter shows than Equestrian Connect. Equestrian Connect provides competitors the opportunity to complete their entry forms on-line. They simply click on the Equestrian Connect logo and link on the opening page of the HITS Thermal, HITS Arizona or HITS Ocala pages and the easy to follow, secure format will allow them to enter all of their horses. Last winter alone, approximately 2,800 HITS entry forms were completed using the Equestrian Connect on-line entry system.

Equestrian Connect uses the actual entry form from each horse show and provides a way to accurately complete and print personalized entry forms. The information is stored and can then be applied to any other horse show entry forms, making entries a simple and less time consuming task. With a few clicks of the mouse entries can be printed and mailed, hassle free. This in turn saves a significant amount of time during check-in, making Equestrian Connect an easy and reliable tool for everyone to use.
“I was introduced to Equestrian Connect last winter. I misread the due date on entries for the Thermal circuit and realized entries were due the next day. I was so grateful to find Equestrian Connect,” said Trainer Micca Henry from Winsome Farms in Colorado. “I was able to complete six weeks of entries for multiple horses on time. I have continued to use the service throughout the season for on time and neat entries.”

Barbara Phillips and Simone Coxe (owner of Mr. Whoopy, ridden by Duncan McFarlane to a second place finish in the 2011 Pfizer Million) are two innovative hunter/jumper exhibitors who after years of repetitively filling out entry forms conceived the idea of Equestrian Connect. Equestrian Connect is based in Menlo Park, California and is now available for over 800 USEF A and Jumper rated horse shows in zones 1-10 and select shows in Canada. Equestrian Connect offers a free 45-day trial period for new members so that they will be able to complete their HITS Winter Series entries quickly at no charge. At the conclusion of the trial period, Equestrian Connect offers an annual subscription, or a “pay as you go” service.

“At Ash Meadow Farm we use Equestrian Connect to enter all 18 of our horses. We started using it last year and now we use it for every show,” said Amanda Steege of Ashmeadow Farm in New Jersey. “I believe Equestrian Connect provides a great service to professionals and makes the entry process effortless.”

Entries for HITS Thermal close tomorrow, January 4, followed by HITS Arizona on January 17 and HITS Ocala January 18. The 2012 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit begins January 18 with two unrated weeks of competition, followed by seven consecutive weeks of A and AA rated competition from January 31 through March 18. Out west, the HITS Desert Circuit will get underway on Tuesday, January 24 and will run for three consecutive weeks until Sunday, February 12. After a short break, February 13 – 19, show jumping returns on Tuesday, February 21 and will continue until Sunday, March 11. The HITS Arizona Winter Circuit will also run six consecutive weeks of AA rated competition from February 1 through March 11.

For more information on any of the HITS Horse Shows, please visit www.hitsshows.com. To request a prize list, click here or call 845.246.8833.

Aug 10 11

Betsy Glikbarg thanks the Menlo Charity exhibitors for using Equestrian Connect

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Jul 12 11

WIHS Entries Made Easy

We are pleased to announce that we will be working, for the second year, with Equestrian Connect to streamline our entry process for both the WIHS Regional Horse Show and the Washington International Horse Show this fall.

Because we both see the show from slightly different perspectives (as a show manager and a show secretary) we were pleased to see that the Equestrian Connect system worked so well last year. For us, it solves one of the show office’s major dilemmas — hard to read and often incomplete entries.

Equestrian Connect is a web service that provides exhibitors a quick and easy way to complete entry forms online, then print, sign and mail them to the show office.

Equestrian Connect was started by two horse show competitors on the West Coast in 2010 and is now a national service, with more than 4,500 participating people, and over 700 USEF shows posted on the site.

We are aware many of you already may be using their service in 2011. For those of you who are not yet using Equestrian Connect, we would like to encourage you to consider using their service for our shows. Their service is free for an introductory 90 days to provide you the opportunity to assess the service and benefit using it for other shows.

We both look forward to your support and making the entry process easier, faster and better for you, for us, and our industry. To learn more, you may go to the Equestrian Connect website at equestrianconnect.com.

Thank you for considering using the Equestrian Connect online entry system for the WIHS shows this fall.

Jun 16 11

Jump Del Mar Streamlines Entry Process with Equestrian Connect

We are pleased to announce that we will be working with Equestrian Connect to streamline our entry process for the Del Mar Fall Series and Sacramento International shows this fall.

As we all know, creating entry forms is an unnecessarily time consuming process. We know you don’t like filling them out, but have you ever tried to read what comes into the show office?

Equestrian Connect offers a solution to that. Many of you use the service or have at least heard about it. It is now a national service, with over 4500 people participating, and 700 shows posted on the site. For California “A” shows, an average of 200 entry forms are created through Equestrian Connect. For the Del Mar National in May, we received over 200 entries completed with Equestrian Connect.

We’d like to encourage even more people to use the service. You get the benefit of quickly and easily filling out forms. We get readable entries, making for fewer corrections and less time spent at check-in. At Jump Del Mar, we are committed to looking at ways to leverage technology and streamline operations. Equestrian Connect is an important step in that process. It frees up staff time to focus on continually enhancing your horse show experience.

For those of you that aren’t yet Equestrian Connect customers — sign up for the service and start using it now. The service is free for an introductory 90 days to give you the opportunity to assess the service. I believe you will be convinced of its value. My staff and I look forward to your support and making the entry process easier and faster for our fall shows.

For those of you that already use Equestrian Connect – thank you.

Regards,

Dale Harvey
Del Mar, California

Jun 1 11

Menlo Charity Horse Show and Equestrian Connect

This is our second year working with Equestrian Connect to streamline our entry process for the Menlo Charity Horse Show.

The Menlo premium book and entry form will be available on equestrianconnect.com at the exact time they are available at menlohorseshow.com on Monday, June 6. Exhibitors tell us they are able to complete entry forms in minutes and we want to make that available to Menlo exhibitors…. knowing how much we all love doing entries.

Last year, we received 350 entry forms created by Equestrian Connect! That’s 70% of our total entries. The office staff was thrilled, it substantially reduced the time you had to spend in the office during check-in.

We would like to encourage you to use Equestrian Connect. The service will be free for Menlo Charity Horse Show entry forms. If you are not a member, the service will be free for an introductory 90 days so you can use it for other shows also. We suggest you try it, and believe you will be convinced of its value.

For those of you that already use Equestrian Connect – Thank you!

Regards,

Betsy Glikbarg
President Menlo Charity Horse Show
Atherton, California

May 10 11

Amateur Riders Simone Cox and Barbara Phillips Make Horse Show Entries Easy with Equestrian Connect

From Today’s Equestrian, May 2011:

It was less than two years ago when amateur jumper riders Simone Coxe and Barbara Phillips were having coffee together and griping about entry forms. They had been doing their own entries for years and were sick of all the repetition, endless handwriting and the holdup when mistakes were made. Then and there the two equestrians decided that instead of just wishing there was an easier way to enter horse shows, they would take the bull by the horns and create one themselves.

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