Why Equestrians Should Jump on LinkedIn

Why Equestrians Should Jump on LinkedIn

In the busy world of horse sports, making solid connections is vital to growing professionally – networking really is everything. Whether you're a rider, trainer, vet, or just simply love horses, linking up with other equestrians can open doors you didn't even know existed.

Is LinkedIn Really For Me?

For those working in the barn everyday, you are not just selling yourself to future clients but to excel you need a support system. Brands are always looking to sponsor equestrians that present themselves in a professional and relatable way. Posting about your experiences, trials and triumphs on LinkedIn will help you get noticed by the right people! Here's the thing – getting your LinkedIn game on point isn't just for folks stuck behind a desk! Even if you spend most of your time in the saddle, tweaking your LinkedIn profile can seriously boost your career and help you get to the next level.

Imagine scrolling through your LinkedIn feed, swapping stories with fellow riders, dishing out tips from your own adventures, and giving props for all your wins and trophies. LinkedIn ain't just for the suits and ties; it's where horse lovers can meet up, connect, and make magic happen.

Let's Saddle Up and Connect!

By jumping into the LinkedIn game, you're not just adding contacts – you're broadening your horizons. Whether you're itching to pick the brains of seasoned horse pros, meeting new partners, or just staying in the loop on what's happening in the horse world, LinkedIn's the place to be to take your equestrian journey to the next level.

You do not have to be looking for a job related to horses to mention your equestrian interests on your page! People look to connect with people that they have something in-common with, the horse community is tight knit and supportive! No matter what type of work you do, connect with equestrians and ask advice, offer your tips on your skills and perspectives. 

Bonus Tips for a Top-Notch LinkedIn Profile:

  1. Showcase Your Passion: Let your love for horses shine through in your profile. Share stories, photos, and experiences that highlight your dedication to the equestrian world.

  2. Highlight Your Skills: Whether you're a master jumper or a grooming guru, make sure your skills are front and center on your profile. Use keywords related to the equestrian industry to help others find you.

  3. Network, Network, Network: Connect with other equestrians, industry professionals, and companies in the horse world. You never know where your next opportunity may come from.

  4. Engage with Content: Like, comment, and share posts from others in the equestrian community. Engaging with content shows that you're active and interested in building relationships. Don't just comment ONCE too! Replying to comments and starting a conversation on posts is sure to get you notices. 

  5. Keep It Professional: While LinkedIn is a more casual platform than others, it's still important to maintain a professional image. Avoid controversial topics and keep your language and content appropriate for a professional audience.

  6. Use a High Quality Headshot and Cover: Let your personality shine through your profile picture.
  7. POST! Engage with the platform, share tips, wins, thoughts and projects you are proud of. 
  8. Connect With Other Equestrians: Search for other equestrians on LinkedIn and invite them to connect, shoot them a message and introduce yourself and tell a little bit about what you do with horses. 


Interested in connected with me? www.linkedin.com/in/gretchendasilva

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