Back in April we launched a competition to replace some of our How Muddy Are You? quiz questions with ones suggested by our members. We had lots of brilliant entries and strangely enough more than one person suggested our favourites so we’ve had to award more prizes than we first planned to.
First prize winner
The first prize winner is Emma, who has won a year’s free subscription to Muddy Matches for her roadkill question. A special prize of 1 month also goes to Paul, who suggested a similar question.
If we’re honest, we did call the authorities to check that it is legal to eat roadkill and if the commonly held belief that “if the person in front of you hit it, you can eat it” is true. The police informed us that you are not breaking the law by removing a dead rabbit from the road, but “you must be wary of your own safety”. If you hit a pet or a deer you must report it to the police!
So, back to the point, Emma’s winning question is as follows…
You accidentally run over a rabbit in your car. Do you:
- Check that it’s dead.
- Have it for dinner.
- Phone the vet.
- Drive on in tears. › Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that Theo Paphitis of Dragon’s Den fame has selected Muddy Matches as one of the winners of his prestigious Small Business Sunday accolades.
Each week Theo chooses six small businesses as winners and tweets them out to his 336,280 followers. Each winner of the competition, sponsored by Ryman Stationers also gets to post a profile on the Small Business Sunday website to let others know about their business.
If you run a small business and would like to receive a re‐tweet from Theo Paphitis, send him a tweet explaining why your business is the best in its field between 5PM and 7.30 PM on a Sunday night. Make sure you include the hashtag #SBS and follow @theopaphitis and @RymanStationary from your Twitter account.
It took almost a year for Muddy Matches to be picked as a winner, so don’t get disheartened if you haven’t been chosen straight away!
What does the app do?
The app is a user-friendly version of our online site, giving you greater to access your Muddy Matches account on the go. For ease of use, the app has a dashboard with icons which give you a summary of your account at a glance. For example you can see how many new messages you have, how many people have viewed your profile and how many people have added you to their favourites. It also allows you to see all of your messages from each person in a text message style format, so you can look back on what you have already said. In addition to that, you can see if your messages have been opened as part of the conversation.
What does the app cost?
How can I download it?
When you access the website via your mobile phone you will be offered the opportunity to download the app. You can also click here to be taken to the Google Play store or search for ‘Muddy Matches’ in the Google Play Store.
Spring is in the air and planning for the big countryside festivals is in full-swing; in fact we’re adding more dates to the countryside calendar each week as the events organisers announce the dates, so that you can plan for the year ahead. We’ll also be adding to the Who’s Going? page so that you can arrange to meet up with other members at events across the UK and Ireland.
Although many of the countryside shows and agricultural events happen in the summer time and early autumn, the springtime is a great time for point-to-point events if you’re looking for an outdoor date idea. Point-to-points make a fantastic first date idea as you can get to know each other through a shared interest and in a public place. You don’t even have to be a horse lover to enjoy a day out at a point-to-point as there is a fantastic atmosphere at the events.
Our countryside calendar contains a link to every point-to-point in the UK and Ireland, so you don’t need to go anywhere else to start planning an equestrian date