Please Vote! 2014 Equestrian Social Media Awards Finalist

Merriam-Webster defines amateur as a noun meaning “a person who does something for pleasure and not as a job.”

I write and I ride for the sheer joy of it.

So this post is my sincere thanks to the friends, family, and followers who join my adventures in text, and to those who nominated Capital Cowgirl for the Equestrian Social Media Awards.Β 

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Because of your support, I am honored to report that Capital Cowgirl is a finalist in the Amateur Horseperson category (#5). We’re right up there with some incredible entrants.

But I think this category is special. Most of us horse-folk are amateurs.

Though our minds are in the barn, our workweek time-clock is not. Pride in a clean stall doesn’t get a promotion. A perfectly executed trot transition won’t result in a bonus. And horses empty our wallets rather than fill them. But our lives are fuller because of it. We do it for the love of a horse.

I write because I love the feel of a velvet nose on my cheek, the smell of fresh shavings, the sound of hooves in a barn aisle. And I know that others do too.

If you enjoy my content (the treat recipes, horse care tips, product reviews, craft ideas, stories of my mare, or the progress of the rescue horse) please consider giving Capital Cowgirl your vote. Head to the ESMA website and vote using this form before February 7th.

Thank you for reading, thank you for engaging, and thank you for your support!



17 thoughts on “Please Vote! 2014 Equestrian Social Media Awards Finalist

  1. Congratulations to the fellow finalist!! πŸ™‚ Wishing you the win!! Hippikos is the paradise on earth and I will tell you a little secret πŸ™‚ Last year, when I worked there, I organised for them to become the sponsor of Amateur Rider category. The rider who won last year loved it! I am so happy to see Hippikos took on the sponsorship for another year and I hope you will get to go! All the best, Wiola.

    • That’s great information Wiola, and congrats to Aspire, a finalist in the riding school category! With my struggles to keep my mare sound lately, I haven’t been able to take consistent lessons, and I love to learn and apply corrections. It would be an absolute dream to have so much instruction packed into one trip. Wishing the best for Aspire in the ESMAs!

      • Thank you πŸ™‚
        Yes, the intensity of the training is fantastic with probably best quality horses I have ever come across in any training centre.
        I will keep everything crossed for you!

  2. How right you are. You have a lovely blog, and should be admired for what you do πŸ™‚ I am so new to this an very impressed! Looking forward to reading your updates! (Well, granted I knew how to subscribe correctly!)

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