Cue the drum roll…
Nobody brings the party like eventers, which is why Horse Nation’s sister site Eventing Nation was asked to host the grand finale of Horse Radio Network’s 2015 holiday radiothon.
EN’s own Jenni Autry and Leslie Wylie …
… will be emceeing the homestretch of this 12-hour live event, taking place Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. For the final hour of the day we’ll be running our big mouths, swilling wine, taking calls from listeners, giving away a grand prize package worth over $1,000, and swapping Christmas stories with celebrity guests to include …
Here’s what you need to know.
WHAT: The theme of this year’s radiothon is “Your Favorite Equine Christmas Memories,” and it’s all about the holidays as we hear from top riders, guests, celebrities and listeners from all over the world.
WHEN: The event takes place Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST. You can listen live on Horse Radio Network or, in the event you don’t have 12 straight hours to party with us, a recorded version will be available the next day in its entirety and broken down by hour. EN’s segment airs between 8 and 9 p.m. EST.
WHO: Glenn the Geek and Dr. Wendy Ying will be hosting the whole day with the help of 20 other HRN hosts — you can view the schedule here. Eventing Nation’s own Jenni Autry and Leslie Wylie, party people extraordinaire/sometime HRN hosts, will be on between 8 and 9 p.m.
HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE PARTY: We’ll be taking listener call-ins throughout the hour (435-272-1997) as well as sharing pre-recorded voicemail messages from the Horseloverz.com Holiday Voicemail Line. Hosts will be playing them throughout the day and handing out awesome prizes every hour.
At 8:50 p.m. we’ll be giving away a grand prize package worth over $1,000, including a Benefab Rejuvenate SmartScrim ($349 value), Sore No-More 1/2 gallon of Performance Ultra Gelation and 1/2 gallon of Performance Ultra Liniment ($180 value), Dublin Lifestyle Boots (up to $269.99 value) and WeatherBeeta Freestyle 1200D Detach-a-Neck Medium Blanket ($229.99 value).
To be eligible for the prizes, you’ve got to leave a voicemail or call in. #ProTip: If you don’t want to risk not getting on the air because the lines are tied up, use the voicemail line to pre-record holiday wishes to your barnmates, a holiday poem or even a song (see last year’s “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: Eventing Edition” for inspiration). As per Nation Media tradition, the more ridiculous the better, and we’ll be sharing our favorite creative efforts on the site in the lead-up to the holidays.
For more information, visit the website here.