Early mornings, long days, and everything in-between; there is no doubt about it, equestrians are hard working. Do you know someone who works tirelessly to make their riding goals a reality? A working student that goes above and beyond to lend a helping hand? A fellow competitor who impresses with their exceptional horsemanship and work ethic? Tell us about it! We want to know who is the hardest working rider.

Because they are the #HardestWorkingPad, we are teaming up with ECOGOLD to give a hard working rider an ECOGOLD Flip Half Pad (value $249) to help make their life a bit easier.

Here’s how it works:

Send in a blog of 300-500 words telling a story about the hardest working rider you know. It can be about a friend, your trainer, an assistant trainer, working student, fellow competitor….someone you know personally and who deserves to be recognized as the Hardest Working Rider and receive an ECOGOLD Flip Half Pad. It cannot be yourself. You have to nominate someone else.

You MUST send at least 1 horizontal photo of the Hardest Working Rider along with your entry to be considered. (If the rider is on a horse, he/she must be wearing a helmet, please).

We will publish all entries on Horse Junkies United. Then the top 10 entries will be selected (based on the story) by our judging panel. From the top ten entries, the winner will be picked at random using a random number generator.

The winner will receive an ECOGOLD Flip Half Pad of their choice (jumping or dressage style + choice of colours) for the hardest working rider nominated in the blog and one for themselves…. so TWO winners!

Deadline: Sunday October 23, 2016 at midnight Eastern Time.

Send your entries with at least one photo to: ashley(at)heelsdownmag.com, subject line “Hardest Working Rider.”  Send the text in the body of the email and a jpeg image attached – please let us know who took the photo for credit and make sure you have the rights. Good luck!