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The Mane Event

If you weren’t able to join us this past weekend at the Mane Event, you missed out! Just kidding, well, kind of 😛

The Mane Event is a trade show and expo that is held every year in Chilliwack, BC in October and again in Red Deer, AB in April.  I have yet to make it out to the Alberta event, but BC draws pretty big crowds and offers a wide variety of vendors, all horsey related.  There’s also an almost constant stream of demonstrations and clinics going on in four different arenas.  They cover a wide variety of interests and disciplines including dressage, jumping, barrel racing, side saddle, driving, cow working, etc. -there are many more!

But one of the biggest draws – or at least seems to gather the largest crowd – is the Trainers Challenge.  This challenge pits three trainers with three unbroke colts and asks them to do what is normally done in 30 or 60 days – essentially start the colt under saddle.  For more details you can check out the Mane Event’s website here.  This years winner was Kade Mills, son of Doug Mills – 5 time winner of Trainers Challenge at the Mane Event.

In addition to seeing some beautiful riding and some talented trainers, I had the opportunity to meet a number of wonderful people.  Some of the vendors I chatted with include Ralph of Herbs for Horses, Deborah of Cat & Mouse Design and I didn’t really get to chat with Valhalla Studios but she’s got some gorgeous jewelry and so I wanted to include it here!

All in all, this was a great experience.  Long and tiring, certainly, but it was amazing to be able to talk to so many people one-on-one about Horse Resource Network and share with them what we’re about.  There were a lot of positive responses and it was a great experience all around!

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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in HRN News


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Switching Servers

Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know that we’re switching the site to a new server and are experiencing a less than streamlined process!  It shouldn’t affect your use of the site but if for whatever reason you do experience a problem, please email us detailing the issue you experienced so we can be sure to fix it ASAP!

Keep an eye on Horse Resource Network’s facebook page as we will post an update there when the process is completed.

Thanks for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience 🙂

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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in HRN News



Banner Advertising

Horse Resource Network is now offering rotational banner advertising on all horse for sale, stud and classified ad pages.  When visitors are browsing ads or search results, advertisers banners will appear on the right hand side of the page and rotate every few seconds, giving users plenty of time to view (and click!) the ads, while preventing them from becoming stale.

At this time we’re looking for other horse-related websites to do banner ad exchanges with.  Same concept as a link exchange but with banner ads!  If you don’t offer banner ads on your site but would still like yours to be featured on then please send us an email and we’d be more than happy to figure out something to work to both our advantage!

Banner ads should be sent in .jpg format and must be 150 pixels wide (horizontal) by 200 or 300 pixels long (vertical).  If you need help designing or resizing, please let us know and we can help you out for a small fee (very small since we’re not professional designers!).

For more information, please contact Megan at or 604-788-7166.

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Posted by on October 20, 2011 in HRN News


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The Horse Finder Free Trial Offer

With our recent introduction of a number of new services (one of which being the brand new, never before seen Horse Finder! da da-da-daaaa) we would like to offer a free trial for people looking to buy a new horse. 

The Horse Finder service is designed to help people looking for new horses but who don’t necessarily have the time or inclination to spend hours upon hours searching the internet.  Clients can submit their search criteria to HRN and we will do the searching for you, emailing you the results periodically.  This service is fully customizable to your needs and prices vary accordingly. 

For a limited time, we would like to offer people the opportunity to try the Horse Finder free of charge for up to 7 days!  For further details, and to discuss how the Horse Finder can be customized to fit your particular needs, please email

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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in HRN News


Free Ads on HRN!

A few months ago, we did a “soft launch” with HRN because not all the services and features we plan to offer are available yet. We had hoped that we would be adding to the site fairly quickly, but due to web development issues this hasn’t happened to our exacting specifications. So, old plan out, new plan in!

We’re offering HRN’s single photo ads for horses for sale, stallions at stud and general classifieds for free until the end of this year!

We wanted to offer something more to our customers while we’re busy tweaking and adjusting the site. The purpose of HRN is to make people’s lives easier, and until all the services and features that we have planned are in place, we thought we’d give you some more free stuff!

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Posted by on July 13, 2011 in HRN News


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