Shows, clinics, and events on STRIDER that feature a good photo tend to get more views and entries. Here are some best practices to get your activity noticed with a great photo on the STRIDER platform.
- Post the Optimal Image Size for the Platform
The ideal image to post with your STRIDER announcement is a 500x500px square image of a file size 300kb or greater.
You can upload standard image files such as JPEGS or .PNG files, and STRIDER also enables you to upload .GIF files. These moving image files are a great way to showcase both an image of your horse show venue and a logo file in the same space.
- Source Quality Images
Avoid blurry photos and instead select eye-catching images that connect with the activity you're offering.
Be sure to always ensure you have photographer permission for image use. As an Organizer on the STRIDER platform, you are responsible for any and all content you upload to STRIDER. That includes legal liability for copyright or media license violations.
- Increase Brand Awareness with a Logo
Post a quality image file of your logo to draw attention to your business or venue as riders scroll through options available on STRIDER's platform.
- Build Trust with Eye Contact
This is especially key if you are hosting a clinic with a top rider. Headshots or photos with eye contact build trust and establish connection. Steer clear of photos where clinicians are wearing sunglasses, photos that are more than 10 years old, and blurry far-away images.
Compare the three photos below. Who would you enter a clinic with?