Is there anything more beautiful and awe-inspiring than a horse engaging its natural instinct and amazing physique as it races for a finish line? Beyond the visual beauty, the sport envelops you in a multi-sensory experience – the sound of the pounding hooves and cheering crowds, the clasping of hands, the hugs of victory or the consoling pat on the back with hopes for the next opportunity.
The benefits of horse racing transcend the odds. While betting adds to the excitement and engages the crowd in the experience, many racetracks are offering family activities and educational opportunities as well. In-fields have vendors and horse-related challenges and the venues may offer behind-the-scenes tours.
A sport that has roots in ancient Greece and were included in the formative Greek Olympics, racing has given rise to horse breeds that excel in the specific race disciplines. Breeds that may be used for flat racing include the Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Arabian, Paint, and Appaloosa. Test out a race experience. Gather the family and take a trek to a track near you.
Never been to the races before? Check out this blogger’s snapshot of a first-timer’s day at the races.
SmartWaiver is a digital waiver that can be signed at your location or online from any computer, tablet, or mobile device. It takes the place of a paper release form. The Newcomer’s information is automatically added to your Time To Ride® account – no need for you to manually enter each attendee.
Smartwaiver can help you save a lot of time, money, and effort, make the process of competing in the Challenge easier, and make participant data management easier, more accurate and secure for you.
No, but it will save you a lot of time, money and hassle.
You’ll need to spend a lot more time on the computer after your event entering Newcomer data to get credit towards the Challenge.
Definitely! Time To Ride will set it up for you, and your visiting Newcomers will be able to sign the waiver using their smart phones. All you have to do is show them the link.
Yes. Every Newcomer who has a smart phone can sign the waiver.
Yes, if you have WiFi. You need either WiFi or cell reception to access your SmartWaiver.
When you sign up for the Challenge, Time To Ride will automatically create your unique SmartWaiver and send you the link to use. No effort is required on your part.
Time To Ride recommends hanging a few signs or posters with the link clearly printed. You can simply greet visitors and ask them to type the link into their browser.
Yes. A copy will automatically be sent to you, the Newcomer, and Time To Ride as soon as it’s completed.
You can either ask each newcomer to show you the “confirmation” page that displays at the end of the signup process, or you can look in your own email account for the copy that’s automatically sent to you. It’s important to make sure Newcomers are completing the waiver so you receive credit.
You can make SmartWaiver accessible on your own laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Simply open a browser and enter your waiver’s link.
Yes! SmartWaiver makes it very easy for newcomers to complete one for him/herself and his/her child at the same time. They’ll simply enter the minor’s name and birth date, and an individual waiver for each minor will automatically be created with mom or dad’s address and contact info.
No. Whether it’s a hard copy or SmartWaiver, all waivers MUST be signed by a minor’s parent or legal guardian. The benefit of SmartWaiver is that a teacher can send the link home to parents ahead of time, and every child whose parent has completed the waiver can participate in your event and be counted towards the Challenge.