AQHA Horseback Riding Program Winner

One lucky AQHA Horseback Riding Program trail rider gets rewarded big for using her RideAlert emergency ID gear.

The American Quarter Horse Association

Wendla Damiani uses her RideAlert tags while accumulating hours in the saddle for great rewards in the Horseback Riding Program.

Congratulations to AQHA member and AQHA Horseback Riding Program participant Wendla Damiani of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, the winner of $250 in the AQHA RideAlert Facebook contest.

Wendla and her American Quarter Horse mare, Dellas Little Step, enjoy trail riding and often ride solo. As a member of the AQHA Horseback Riding Program, Wendla takes advantage of her free one-year family registration to the RideAlert program, a 24/7 emergency ID and support service for horses, riders and their families.

Wendla loves the satisfaction of knowing that, even alone on the trails, she and her horse, “Tina,” will be safe.
“Because she is an American Quarter Horse, her temperament is quiet, allowing us to enjoy the ride,” Wendla says. “I feel even more confident with our RideAlert tags. In the event something unexpected happens, I know my girl is going to be identified and make her way home to me!”

Wendla uses the RideAlert wrist band, bridle tag and saddle tag during every ride.

Earning $100 for second place in the RideAlert contest was Casey Bosma, and earning $50 for third was Sarah Presley.

A one-year family RideAlert registration is one of many benefits of the AQHA Horseback Riding Program. The program is simple and fun: AQHA members can ride any breed of horse and log the hours they spend in the saddle. Hours are submitted to AQHA in exchange for great prizes from the program’s sponsors, SmartPak and Professional’s Choice. The program even includes a Montana Silversmiths belt buckle for the 5,000-hour milestone.

“RideAlert is a nice fit with the AQHA Horseback Riding Program, because we want everyone to stay safe on their rides, whether they’re trail riding or competing in events,” said Robin Alden, manager of the Horseback Riding Program. “We encourage all AQHA members to join the Horseback Riding Program and take advantage of the peace of mind you get from using RideAlert.”

Join the AQHA Horseback Riding Program today to enjoy great rewards for the time you spend in the saddle! And enjoy a year of safe riding with your RideAlert registration.