Time to Ride is holding a writing contest for freelance writers, offering a grand prize of $500 cash to the winning article. Writers are invited to enter an original, never-before-published article up to 1,000 words about the horse-human bond, focusing on a first-timer horse experience that made a positive, lasting impact on someone’s life.
The article should be based upon a first-time or beginner horse experience and portray the positive impact horses have/had on someone’s life. All entries will be judged by Time to Ride staff and representatives from the Marketing Alliance, based on the following criteria: originality (25%), creativity (25%), use of language (25%), and appropriateness to contest theme (25%). The winning article will be published on timetoride.com.
Articles may be submitted beginning August 7, 2015, through 25, 2015. All submitted articles must be nonfiction. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada age 18 or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. By entering you agree to the rules and regulations. Entries will not be returned.
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 Association of Equine Practitioners, Active Interest Media, the American Quarter Horse Association, Dover Saddlery, Farnam, Merck, Merial, Morris Media Network Equine Group, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, Platinum Performance, SmartPak, United States Equestrian Federation, and Zoetis. Program Partners are Absorbine, the American Paint Horse Association, Equibrand, the National Cutting Horse Association, the National Reining Horse Association, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, and the Texas A&M University Equine Initiative.
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.