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May 8, 2014- 100 Day Horse Challenge Open for Registration

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100 Day Horse Challenge Open for Registration
Deadline: May 15, 2014
Press release provided by the American Horse Council

Applications now being accepted for contest awarding $100,000 in cash and prizes.

Washington, D.C., May 8, 2014 – The 100 Day Horse Challenge, sponsored by Time to Ride, is now accepting host applications. The first 1,000 hosts to be approved will compete for $100,000 in cash and prizes this summer by providing entry level horse experiences to as many people as possible in 100 days beginning June 1. Official rules and registration details are available at

The goal of the 100 Day Horse Challenge is to increase awareness of the benefits of horse activities across the United States by aiming to engage at least 100,000 new people with an introductory horse experience. The Challenge is open to members of the horse industry who have the capacity to support this goal, including stables, instructors, clubs and associations, veterinarians, racetracks, horse shows and other events, rescues, feed and retail stores, and therapeutic riding stables. Prizes based on the verified number of people engaged will be awarded to first through sixth places in small, medium, and large divisions to allow hosts to compete against others of comparable size. Cash prizes up to $25,000 will be awarded, along with stable equipment, feed, veterinary supplies, and more.
Approved hosts will be listed on the Time to Ride map with special designation as Challenge Hosts. Hosts will have the ability to list specific events and horse experiences offered, which can include horsemanship education, riding, and grooming. Time to Ride will provide marketing support to all hosts, including sample advertisements and posters, suggested events and activities, and help reaching horse-interested members of their local community.

Registration deadline for this groundbreaking campaign is May 15 and the first 1,000 hosts to be approved will be eligible for competition. Visit www.timetoride.com for more.

About “Time to Ride”
Time to Ride is an initiative of the American Horse Council’s marketing alliance, formed to connect people with horses. It is designed to encourage horse-interested consumers to enjoy the benefits of horse activities. The AHC marketing alliance is made up of the following organizations: the American Horse Council, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Active Interest Media, the American Quarter Horse Association, Dover Saddlery, Farnam, Merck, Merial, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, Platinum Performance, United States Equestrian Federation, and Zoetis.

About the American Horse Council
The American Horse Council is a non-profit organization that includes all segments of the horse industry. While its primary mission is to represent the industry before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies in Washington, DC, it also
undertakes national initiatives for the horse industry. Time to Ride, the AHC’s marketing alliance to connect horses and people, is such an effort. The American Horse Council hopes that Time to Ride will encourage people and businesses to participate in the industry, enjoy our horses, and support our equine activities and events. The AHC believes a healthy horse industry contributes to the health of Americans and America in many ways.

About the United States Para-Equestrian Association:


The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation members, and equestrian enthusiasts.  The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Para-Equestrian sport. The USPEA encourages Para-athletes to participate in all disciplines under the Para-Equestrian umbrella.


The USPEA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for the equestrian sport.  This relationship between the USPEA and USEF is to encourage Para-Equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts to network and get involved with the entire equestrian sport.


Ultimately the goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the Para-Equestrian discipline.  From growth in the number of participants to growth as a team, and growth in the experience and knowledge of all involved.  From local horse shows to international Paralympic Games, the USPEA provides Para-Equestrians the knowledge and resources needed to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), USA Reining, and USEF which provide Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.


In June 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status which has encouraged supporters to help supply funding to the Para-Equestrian Team as a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation(USEF). 


For more information about the USPEA please visit www.USPEA.org or contact USPEA President: Hope Hand by e-mail: hope@uspea.org or by phone: (610)356-6481.


To view an online version of this press release please visit: http://uspea.org/category/recent-uspea-press-news/

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