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Episode 241: Finding Success in Horseback Riding and Business: Insights from Christy Zweig Niehues

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“Even though I kept trying to take breaks, riding horses remained a huge part of my life that I never wanted to lose.  It’s a passion that infects you and never leaves.”

 – Christy Zweig Niehues

Welcome to another episode of the “I am Northwest Arkansas” podcast. In this episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Christy Zweig Niehues, the owner of Always August Farm, a standout horse training and boarding business right here in Northwest Arkansas.

Christy opens up about her entrepreneurial journey, offering a wealth of insights that are invaluable for anyone interested in melding passion and business. She discusses the challenges and triumphs of expanding Always August Farm, emphasizing that while pursuing your passion is essential, having the right resources can make all the difference in achieving your entrepreneurial dreams.

The episode also tackles the significant but often unspoken impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the horse industry. Christy provides a candid look at how the pandemic not only presented challenges but also unexpected opportunities for her business. This conversation extends to the industry, highlighting the critical need for business education in horse-related enterprises to adapt and flourish in a changing landscape.

But what sets this episode apart is Christy’s unwavering commitment to community building within her field. She’s passionate about helping fellow horse business owners refine their processes and hit their goals. 

So, if you’re an aspiring horseback rider mulling over entrepreneurial ventures in Northwest Arkansas or just someone inspired by stories of people successfully combining their passion and expertise, this episode is a must-listen. Christy’s hands-on experience and actionable advice serve as a motivating guide, encouraging you to take those crucial next steps in your entrepreneurial journey.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Discover your latent passion for horse riding & entrepreneurship.
  • Analyze the essence of communication & collaboration in Eventing.
  • Ascertain why safety is paramount in the exhilarating sport of Eventing.
  • Realize the untapped potential of the Horse industry amid pandemic havoc.

All this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast.  

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Always August Farm Website

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Christy Zweig Niehues on LinkedIn

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This episode is sponsored by*:

Signature Bank of Arkansas “Community Banking at its Best!”

Northwest Arkansas Council – “Life Works Here!”

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