PE-backed The Equine Network acquires VOD companies Roping.com and EventingTraining.com
Growth Catalyst Partners-backed The Equine Network (Equine Network), a tech-enabled membership services platform to the USD130 billion US equine industry, has completed the acquisitions of two subscription video on demand (SVOD) companies, Roping.com and EventingTraining.com, along with other key domains to be developed. Terms of the transactions have not disclosed.
Roping.com and EventingTraining.com are VOD training platforms in the equestrian disciplines of team roping and eventing respectively, featuring databases of instructional videos from elite trainers and competitors, along with mobile apps, member-only communities, and access to feedback from world champion coaches.
Roping.com and EventingTraining.com, along with other domains still in development, will augment Equine Network’s core SVOD platforms: Horse&Rider OnDemand, and Dressage Today OnDemand. These acquisitions position Equine Network to play a significantly greater role in continuing to connect equestrians of all disciplines with exclusive training resources, instruction and mentorship through best-in-class video and education platforms and mobile app technology.
“These are fantastic add-ons to our current SVOD channels,” says Tom Winsor, CEO of the Equine Network. “They will help us round out our reach into all major sport horse disciplines.”
The combined portfolio joins the rich content-creation capabilities and audience share of the largest equine-focused information and membership services company in the country, with a powerful and proven educational SVOD model that has generated incredible member growth. With the addition of Roping.com and EventingTraining.com, Equine Network provides instructional content to thousands of active subscribers across the equine industry. Equine Network’s other offerings include member-only competitions, roadside assistance, natural insect control, and other proprietary content. Equine Network will continue to build and acquire additional services and solutions to enable its current and future members to more easily enjoy and participate in the equine industry.
“We’re very proud of what Roping.com and EventingTraining.com have become,” says Adam Toren, co-founder of the SVOD companies. “We’re excited for the Equine Network to expand their reach to more passionate ropers and eventers.”