Digital LIVE Inspection of Foals in Covid-19 Times

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SWANA, Swedish Warmblood Association of North America, will this year inspect foals digitally LIVE via the equestrian training app and collaboration platform Ridesum.
SWANA organizes an annual inspection tour across the USA and Canada with judges from the Swedish Warmblood Association (SWB), inspection committee in Sweden. The inspection tour is a possibility to get Swedish Warmblood horses presented and evaluated. During this pandemic year when international travel is restricted; SWANA takes matters into their own hands where the SWB appointed judge will perform foal inspections digitally from Sweden via Ridesum’s LIVE video streaming app.

The two appointed SWB judges, Jan-Ove Olsson and Christina Olsson from the Swedish inspection committee, will judge the horses live from Sweden.

− We hope breeders will grab this opportunity and have their foal inspected digitally this year. It saves time and money as it can be done on your home turf, and healthwise no worries about large crowds, says Katarina Antens-Miller, president of SWANA.

− Digital inspections live give us the ability to still connect with the breeders, says Jan-Ove Olsson, SWB judge.

In Ridesum riders can connect with more than 1000 international trainers and experts within a wide range of disciplines, skills and levels. The live video training can be used in a variety of situations, such as having a dressage or a jumping lesson or receiving coaching from trainer during warm-up at competitions. Mental coaching is also available, as well as advice in how to feed your horse from an equine nutritionist through a video session.

− We are experiencing a very high demand of our digital training services from the global horse community, which also has been fuelled by the current global situation. With Ridesum you can train anywhere, anytime, says Jenny Strahle, CEO and Founder of Ridesum.

For more information, please contact:

Hillevi Brasch, SWANA Office Director


Jenny Stråhle, CEO and Founder

+46 (0)70 318 70 75

About Ridesum

Ridesum’s mission is to contribute to more healthy horses, people and environment through smarter training for everyone. Ridesum is a training app for increased collaboration between riders and trainers/experts in the equestrian sports. The app contains a trainer and expert pool, booking function, digital training via video streaming with recording and feedback on pre-recorded video. Ridesum helps riders to progress faster and trainers/experts to grow their business – while also minimizing the effects on the environment since there is less need for travel. The app can be downloaded for free in English and Swedish in App Store and Google Play.

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The Swedish Warmblood Association of North America (SWANA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to breeding and promoting Swedish Warmblood horses in North America. SWANA licenses stallions for breeding and organizes an annual inspection tour of Swedish Warmblood horses. The breeding rules and standards of SWANA are consistent with those of the Swedish Warmblood Association (SWB). SWANA invites representatives of SWB to the annual inspection tour to help maintain the continuity and high standards of the Swedish Warmblood breed.
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