‘Appy’ Days for entrepreneur Rachael
Ballymena native and software engineer Rachael Coulter has combined her two passions of equestrian life with the tech industry through the upcoming launch of her new app, ‘Stable Manager’.
Rachael has cultivated a passion for horses over the past 16 years, and now specialises in dressage competing at national level.
Given her first-hand experience of competing, training and working in the equestrian sector, she felt there had to be an easier way to manage the necessary admin tasks.
She said: “There is a huge admin side to working with horses in general that needed to be streamlined. Keeping the horses safe and well is the biggest priority and because of that it is necessary to ensure you are working with top class providers to care for your horses. Whilst working in a large-scale yard I saw first-hand the need for connectivity between equine service providers and horse owners.”
Following this “light bulb moment” Rachael combined her tech skill and passion and knowledge of the sector to create, ‘Stable Manager’ – an app that enables advance booking and scheduling for horse owners and equine businesses. The centralised platform connects horse owners of all levels from a single horse owner to instructional yards with a range of service providers such as physios, dentists, farriers, riding instructors and coaches. Her career as a software engineer gave her the necessary skills to create the app herself.
She said: “The centralised nature of the app means that in these tough times it is far easier and simpler to make connections with the necessary providers and owners whilst having the foresight to book and schedule in advance.” The app is going from strength to strength, and Rachael has already secured funding as part of the IoD’s Women’s Leadership Conference.