After nearly four exciting and jam packed seasons as owner, editor & general dogs body at Eventing Worldwide, I’ve decided the time has come to hang up my boots and pass the ride on to someone else.
From its inception by Hils Manners as a subscription based membership site, to becoming a free and leading online magazine, the site has continued to grow in popularity. Twitter followers have increased from a few thousand to over ten thousand, whilst visits to the website now exceed 50,000 in the peak months of the eventing season. As a result advertising revenue has really begun to grow.
Like bringing on an event horse, Eventing Worldwide has been exciting, challenging and rewarding in equal proportions. Without livery costs or vets bills it’s also kept me in the eventing set whilst no longer owning a horse.
However, working full time in London and with a commute added to my daily routine, it’s time for EWW to find a new owner, so that it can continue to grow to its full potential.
Running the one of the UK’s largest and most popular eventing websites is no mean feat, you’ll need enthusiasm, time and a great personality because boy you’ll need a good team around you.
Luckily at EWW there is a fantastic and enthusiastic team. One of my mantra’s has been to encourage new people into eventing, I’ve also loved meeting the great and good of the eventing world, having a free rein to write articles and blogs and getting behind the scenes at some of the worlds most prestigious sporting events.
It really is a fantastic opportunity to get involved at the top of the industry, be in the know by receiving press releases and news and really tackle issues head on. On top of that, EWW has secured accreditation to all leading horse trials from Badminton to Blair, Kentucky to WEG, so there’s ample opportunity to get behind the scenes and interview the sport’s elite.