Free app helps equestrians keep horses on track

Rebecca van Tiel keeps up to date with Stable Diary.
Rebecca van Tiel keeps up to date with Stable Diary.

A newly released iPhone app for equestrians is a stable management tool, news source, and ride tracker all in one.

stable-diary2Created in New Zealand by animal health company Zoetis, Stable Diary enables owners and riders to keep a diary log on their horse’s vaccinations, dental records, de-worming and health checks.

The app also provides easy access to news items from, and veterinary tips are also presented.

Owners can also use the Track my Ride section to log saddle hours, identifying routes ridden, distance, time and even average speed.

The free app already has the thumbs up from the competing and recreational horse community.

2013 NZ Junior Rider of the Year Rebekah van Tiel was an early adopter of Stable Diary. She appreciates the app’s ability to monitor not only her mount’s health, but also her own performance and training.

“It is easy to lose track of when treatments are due, and the Stable Diary has been good for alerting me about those, as well as for monitoring training distances and times – it’s a great little tool that’s very easy to use.”

Zoetis NZ equine business manager Catherine Fawcett-McNaughton said the company worked closely with riders to develop a “virtual stable” on the owner’s phone.

The app opens under easily followed headings, with My Stable prompting them to create a profile on their horse to manage needs including vaccinations, shoeing, de-worming and exercise regimes. Reminder alerts are automatically created for upcoming events, appointments and required vaccination renewals.

“We have also aimed to make the app fun, as well as practical for owners. This includes enabling owners to tailor their social media settings and notifications.

Stable-Diary“Our hope is riders will take advantage of this to share their experiences from rides, shows and events with others and strengthening the equine network around the country,” Fawcett-McNaughton said.

Stable Diary can be downloaded from the Apple App Store for free.

Building on a 60-year history as the animal health business of Pfizer, Zoetis develops and manufactures veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. Its products serve veterinarians, livestock producers and animal owners in 120 countries.


Download here or via the Apple App store.



5 thoughts on “Free app helps equestrians keep horses on track

  • January 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    This is great but I can’t seem to find it under “Stable Mate”. Has it been released in Australia yet and if so, under what name?

    • January 21, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      Try Stable Diary … not Stable Mate.

      • January 28, 2014 at 2:06 pm

        Hi Mike,
        Tried Stable Diary as well and I am still not able to find it.

  • January 14, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I cannot find it in the iTunes Store. I tried clicking the link to iTunes but that came up as a black page in iTunes so any suggestions on how to access the app ?

    Cheers & thanks,

    Liz : )

  • August 13, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Our new Android App “Dressage Tracker” allows the rider to see their strengths and areas for improvement in terms of the different tests and in more detail – at the level of each transition. Incorporate photos and video. Calendar. Backup online etc.


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