Meet the SaddleBook Team
Founder and CEO
Paul Hanson is a software engineer/entrepreneur who is passionate about creating systems. From his first design for a remote light switch used to harass his sisters, to pioneering a successful retail point of sale system in the 1990’s, Paul is in constant search of connecting things together with technology to improve people’s connections. more...
While SaddleBook is not his first system, it is the one that Paul is most passionate about. “My passion for SaddleBook is not just because I know that I can make a great web App for people who love their horses… and I know that includes just about everyone who rides and enjoys horses… but also because it honors my three sisters who were all avid and passionate horsewomen.” Paul spent his childhood carting his sisters and their horses around to horse shows. He was towing the trailer, cleaning stalls and hauling tack. Paul’s family members, are still enjoying their horses. In watching them, listening to their friends, and being surrounded by horse lovers, it has become clear that the horse world is way behind in technology resources. Paul’s goal is to provide a web App for the horse world to connect, share and pursue the power of community. SaddleBook is Paul’s solution.
Paul’s pioneering involvement in technology lead to membership in IBM North America’s National Retail Advisory board. His history in sports and competition lead to creating a management system used at the Augusta National - Masters Golf Tournament for over 15 years and developing neuro training technology for professional athletes.
SaddleBook empowers horse people to connect with horse events, document their horse history and share their successes!
Marketing and Customer Relations
Naomi Hernandez is the Producer Success Manager at SaddleBook, an online platform for managing rodeo and equestrian events. Within her role Naomi is responsible for onboarding new event producers and riders by teaching them how to use the platform efficiently and effectively. more...
Naomi has her bachelors degree in Business Administration and Management from Arizona State University (2022).
Naomi has seven years of leadership experience that formally began with managing a high-end boutique in small town Paso Robles, California. From there she was recruited as a district manager and buyer for another high-end, family-owned boutique in Venice, California. Establishing and maintaining strong relationships has been key to her success in sales, training, and motivating employees.
Naomi moved to Surprise, Arizona in 2020 with her husband to assist in expanding SaddleBook into other parts of the country. As a balance to career goals, she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, styling charcuterie boards, and drinking fine wine. A consummate achiever, Naomi is a sommelier, level one certified in 2019. She loves being around people and using this knowledge to spice up conversations at the dinner table.
Product Champion Manager - Business Development
Lindsie grew up on a 7th generation Southern Utah ranch which shaped her to be a well rounded rodeo competitor. Since the age of five she has competed in events like barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway, team roping, and goat tying. Her passion for rodeo was inspired by her involvement with the National Little Britches Association and National High School Rodeo Association. Over the years, she has held numerous rodeo queen titles and competed for PRCA titles. Lindsie graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelors in Agriculture Business and a Minor in Equine Science. more...
Lindsie was first introduced to SaddleBook while working at the 2019 Junior World Finals in Las Vegas. The hands-on experience she received while using SaddleBook for the past years there, and as a competitor since then, provides her with a unique experience. Her love for the sport and industry gives her the knowledge and understanding needed to help producers succeed.
Product Champion Manager - Barrel Racing and Rodeo Events
Growing up, Jill considered her actual home to be her “third home,” with the first being in the arena and the second being on a basketball court. Her passion for competition allowed her to compete at the National High School Finals Rodeo and the College National Finals Rodeo in goat tying and breakaway roping. Nowadays, if she’s not in the arena, she’s living her best #momlife with her son Will, baking bread, or quilting. more...
Jill has an associate degree from Utah Valley University, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University. She represented both schools as a college rodeo athlete.
Her rodeo competition experience serves her well; she loves connecting with people and going above and beyond to help others be successful with their ventures, as well as understanding just how valuable time in the saddle truly is. Jill is very excited to be a part of the SaddleBook team and is looking forward to creating connections with riders and producers.
What We Do
No More Hoofing it to the Office
What We Do
SaddleBook is a place for all horse event producers to publicize and manage their horse competitions from any location.
Event production becomes effortless allowing producers, riders, judges and staff all of the information needed at their fingertips.
No More Hoofing it to the Office
On any mobile device.
Riders enter online.
Producers instantly receive rider entries.
Remote rider check in.
Ride results instantly publish and available.
Full financial results.
The only complete eco-system for riders & producers.
SaddleBook is a place for horse owners.
To learn about, enter, pay and find results.
On the Go!
What They Are Saying
What They Are Saying
Here's what people are saying about SaddleBook.
Fort Worth, Texas
For myself, what once just a few weekends a year of producing barrel races soon became my full-time career and passion and SaddleBook played a vital role in that evolution. SaddleBook revolutionized the way we operate, allowing less man hours behind the secretary’s desk, shifting the focus to allow the riders to self-service all their needs and customize their experience on their own time. With the addition of valuable add-ons like payment plans, draw preferences and customizable texts our races became elevated amongst the competition and gave our riders invaluable new tools. Our staff of barrel racers understands the desires and needs of the modern day competitors, and SaddleBook came along and fulfilled so many of these needs. Live results and notifications of draws and run times provide that instant gratification we all seek, and they also offer transparency to the real-time action, which in many cases helps recognize and correct human error. With their never ending desire to serve the riders and producers, I don’t think you will find another event program on the market quite like SaddleBook and this is why we choose them over and over again, year after year.
National Barrel Horse Association
When I was introduced to SaddleBook I wasn’t ready to switch programs and learn something new. Until they said, "SaddleBook does direct input to QuickBooks and checks are created within QuickBooks with all contestants automatically set up." That got my attention. Then I learned that SaddleBook offers a complete Profit and Loss Statement with a Balance Sheet! That blew my mind! I was SOLD! SaddleBook has a ton of additional features. My contestants absolutely love the texting feature. As soon as I have a draw done, BOOM…every contestant receives a text with their draw numbers. We all LOVE the live results. One of the BEST features of SaddleBooks is accessibility. SaddleBook is kind of like an iPhone, if you think it should do it, it probably does and it does it beautifully!
Classic Barrel Racing
I decided to try SaddleBook. What a great choice! The SaddleBook team took me by the hand and held it through the entire event! It was fast, efficient, and user friendly for both the contestant and the producer. It gave me all of the information that I needed and more that I didn’t even know that I needed! I can’t recommend SaddleBook enough.
Debbie Wood Matthews
Sharon Camarillo Classic
SaddleBook is the best program out there!!! It has enabled us to accept online entries and it also allows contestants to decide where they need/want to run on each horse. I no longer have to sit in front of the computer and manually enter contestants into the system. The program also provides live results throughout the event. I’ve used several different programs and they don’t hold a candle anywhere near SaddleBook. Thank you!
Cross C Productions
“Our members absolutely love SaddleBook so they can see their draws and runtimes in real time. As a show producer, being able to collect pre-entries and allow riders to "pay at the show" is amazing. The number of questions in the office has been minimized because they can see their entries, draws, times, placings, etc. It has also decreased the amount of printing that has to be done. The SaddleBook crew is absolutely PHENOMENAL!! They were able to troubleshoot an issue and quickly resolve it on a Sunday during our NBHA State Championship Show causing no delays in running our show. Hats off to SaddleBook on an amazing job!!”
Powell Butte, Oregon
I began using SaddleBook when one of my contestants told me about a new program with the neatest features: you can enter online, you can see the draw, you can see the results instantly, and it keeps track of your entry fees and winnings. I called SaddleBook immediately. SaddleBook is responsive to all my needs. Even with my “technical emergencies” they are there to help. No more spending hours entering checks into Quickbooks. All of that is integrated for you with SaddleBook. I can't tell you the amount of time SaddleBook has saved me. You are missing out if you haven’t seen how well SaddleBook works.
Kerri Jo Talburt
Rim Rock Riders
Just Getting Started
Over 17,000 horses representing 43 states and 3 countries registered on SaddleBook.
$1M Event Hosted
SaddleBook manages single event with entries exceeding $1M.
Junior NFR Rodeo
SaddleBook manages youth rodeo event in Las Vegas with contestants in barrel racing, breakaway, tie down, bronc riding and bull riding.
1000+ Unique Users
After only 3 months in operation, SaddleBook has over 1,000 registered user accounts.
Founders commit to commanding online vertical market in equestrian industry.