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Judy Leand

Judy Leand

Judy Leand is an internationally published writer, editor, manager and consultant with 25 years of experience in the outdoor and sporting goods industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Tulane University and a master’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. When not slaving over a laptop in her Brooklyn, New York, office, she ardently pursues outdoor sports, tennis, photography and travel.


Article | December 19, 2021
Winning Strategy   

By: Judy Leand

Esports participation is not only growing but broadening. Now, more women are involved and the 55 and over set is becoming competitive as well....more >>


Article | November 1, 2021
The Buck Starts Here   

By: Judy Leand

Rodeo’s booming popularity is good news for destinations that have invested in large, multi-purpose venues offering open space, plenty of seating...more >>


Article | November 1, 2021
Horse Power   

By: Judy Leand

Got horse sense? Whether you’re talking about hunter-jumpers or barrel racing and roping, it’s obvious that the USA has a special place in its...more >>


Case study | November 1, 2021
When Hosting, The World Equestrian Center-Ocala Doesn’t Horse Around   

By: Judy Leand

The World Equestrian Center-Ocala is situated on 6,000 acres of gorgeous rolling hills the heart of North-Central Florida, a locale known as the...more >>


Article | September 4, 2021
Fluid Dynamics   

By: Judy Leand

Waterfronts across the U.S. are seeing plenty of action ranging from kayaking, rowing and dragon boat racing to waterskiing, triathlon, pro...more >>


Article | June 25, 2021
The Right Hook   

By: Judy Leand

Whether contested in a boxing ring, on a wrestling mat or in a martial arts studio – or even in the octagon of MMA or the Olympics – combat...more >>


Article | May 12, 2021
Hot Rods   

By: Judy Leand

Fishing exploded in popularity in 2020 and continues to grow. With tournaments in trophy species from marlin to catfish to bass, and panfish like...more >>


Article | February 26, 2021
Back on Course   

By: Judy Leand

While many sports were put on hold this past year, golf was one of the few that recorded a surge in participation and retail sales. It also...more >>


Article | January 20, 2021
Game On   

By: Judy Leand

It is a great time to get into competitive video gaming. Global esports revenues (not counting broadcasting platform revenues) surpassed $1 billion...more >>


Article | November 2, 2020
Horseplay: Multiple Disciplines Boost Equestrian Events’ Popularity   

By: Judy Leand

For more than a century, American equestrian athletes have represented the U.S. in international competition, claiming medals in the Olympics, Pan...more >>


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