Blogging March Madness
If you’re a basketball fan, you’re already thinking about what teams you’ll choose for your NCAA tournament bracket… but what about if you’re a horse fan? We have no tournament. Sad panda!
… until now!
I thought it might be fun to do a “March Madness” for equestrian blogs. This is all in fun, and participation is completely voluntary.
What is Eq Blogs March Madness?
- I will accept blog nominations from Friday, March 7th until Friday, March 14th. That’s an entire week to nominate your blog!
- After all nominations are in, I’ll organize blogs into 4 different main groups either by discipline or region of the country (depends on how the entries are spread)
- The winners will be determined by public vote, with one blog match per day.
- Each winner will go on to the next round until there is one overall blog champion!
This is just a fun, silly contest. It really doesn’t mean one blog is better than the other, just fulfills my desire to make brackets because I adore them.
Are there prizes?
Yes! I will make badges for each final 4 winner as well as the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion blogs. The top 4 winners will get a box in the mail…. I’m not saying it’s chocolate, but it’s chocolate. There will be some special mystery surprise for the Grand Champion winner.. but I don’t know what yet. No, literally. I don’t know what, but it’ll be cool.
How will the voting go?
Voting will start Saturday, March 15th and will be hosted on pages at She Moved to Texas. Voting will be 100% anonymous. To get votes, you can share the link on your blog and facebook and however you see fit! Bribery is perfectly fine too 😉
How do I enter?
Leave a comment on this blog post with your blog’s name, URL, your region of the world and your horse discipline.
That’s it! Let the madness begin 🙂
44 thoughts on “Blogging March Madness”
First entry! Wahoo! 🙂
Title: Stories From the Saddle
Region: Northeast, USA (central NJ to be more specific)
Discipline: Jumper with a sprinkling of hunter
What a terrific idea!! I’m just getting started on my horsey blog, but I’ll enter anyways.
Title: Flying Free
Region: Northeast Texas
Discipline: Pleasure, with an goal towards Endurance and Jumpers.
Title: Thoroughbred Adventures
Region: Pacific NW of the US
Discipline: Um… little bit of everything? Mainly dressage and jumping, ultimate goal of eventing, with some endurance, and a little bit of cow and ranch horse thrown in.
Title: Wyvern Oaks
Region: Texas, y’all.
Discipline: Dressage, eventing, foxhunting. But Paddington says that in addition to having categories by discipline, you need a category for cutest set of ears. ‘Cause, you know, Haffie Earz!
Omg! Chocolate! You had me at chocolate.
… chocolate. 🙂
Blog’s Name: Guinness on Tap
Region: Indiana/Midwest, USA
Oh yes. Yes indeed.
Name: The Redheaded Mare
Region: New England/Rhode Island
Name: A Filly’s Best Friend
Region: Ontario, Canada (North 😉 )
Discipline: Eventing (Also, dresasge, h/j)
How fun! Here’s me:
Riding With Scissors
My blog is weird, but why not?
Name: Braymere Custom Saddlery
Discipline: A little bit of this, a little bit of that…
Blog Name: Paola’s Horse Blog
Region: Western United Sates(California)
Discipline: Lately I have been practicing dressage, though I don’t show.
Why not? Good incentive to keep on top of things as well.
Blog Name: Semi Feral Equestrian
Region: Midwest, USA
Discipline: Crazy?? Dressage/pleasure/Arabian madness
Fun idea! Super excited!
Blog Name: Wilbur, Ellie, and Emily
Oh boy, I’ll play.
Blog Name: Hand Gallop
Region: Oklahoma (debatable on if it’s the Midwest or the South)
ALL THE BRACKETS!
Title: Fly On Over
Region: Midwest, USA (Ohio)
Title: Viva Carlos
Region: Southwest, CA
OMG, you made entering so easy! Now, to share and bribe…
My Equine Odyssey
Midwest United States – Missouri, to be exact!
*that guy on spongebob* CHOCOLAAAAAATE!
Oooh, I love it!!
Blog: Poor Woman Showing
Region: Northeast (PA)
Discipline: Dramatic Theatre…er, I mean Eventing.
I love brackets!! And chocolate!
Title: A Gift Horse
Region: Midwest United States
Simply Horse Crazy
Blog: House on a Hill
Region: Good ol’ NC!
Discipline: Eventing and Dressage
Blog Name: 2LeftSocks
Title: ColorWash Studios
Region: US West
Discipline: Hunter/Jumper (I do both)
Blog: My Mojito
Region: Idaho/the west
Blog: Adventures of Jeremy
Discipline: General English
Blog: Adventures with Shyloh
Region: Midwest (Michigan)
Am I the only Western entry? LOL!
Name: Cash’s Steppin’ Up
Region: Tennessee 🙂
Discipline: Western trails/western pleasure. Not showing yet but hoping to start soon.
Title: Equestrian At Hart
Region: KY (always assumed that was midwest? maybe it’s southeast though)
Discipline: A little bit of everything? Primarily eventing and dressage but I want to move towards the jumpers
Can’t wait to check out all the blogs & get voting 😀
I think that you should get a prize for creativity!
Memoirs of a Horse Girl
Hunters and Eq
Love a bracket too!! Can’t wait for selection Sunday so I can start my basketball one.
Woven Web Diaries
Dressage / All Around
This is such a fun idea!
The Fabled Christmas Pony
Region: Alberta, Canada
Discipline: Primarily western with my own horse, with lots and lots of groundwork.
Hi, what a great idea! I’ve just started my blog quite recently:
Bee and the Horse
Region: Warsaw, Poland
Discipline: dressage, academic riding, groundwork, lunging
I also have a bit of photography there.
Thanks for this great occasion!
Many greetings from Poland!
Ha! Add me toooo
Blog Name: My ExRacers
Region: Maryland (DC Burbs)
Discipline: Training baby green OTTBs. I’m totally “un-disciplined”
March Madness, I love it – both the basketball kind and the equestrian kind!
Blog: Cob Jockey
Region: Midwest (Indiana)
website: Bakersfield Dressage
blog: Not-So-Speedy Dressage
Region: West (California)
Looks like you’re going to be busy, Lauren. :0)
Pick me pick me!
Region: Bay Area/Cali baby!
Discipline:You pick… lol.. Reining, Rodeo Queening, All-Around (stock horse), hunters…
With tea, milk biscuits are also good. I guess coffee got better ads in the south, than tea! That’s why we predominantly remember the ‘punch lines’ from them!Destination Infinity
The Polka dot Periodical
Eventing & Dressage
Oooo. A contest. Yay!
Blog: Riding Rainbow
Region: Ohio currently; Florida ordinarily
Discipline: Show jumping/green horse education
Blog: Poodles N Ponies
Region: Upper Peninsula of MI/ Texas. Yeah, I winter… Like a boss.
Discipline: Dressage sprinkled with frustration
I somehow missed the chocolate the first time around. Whoops!
Discipline: green ottb?