Are you a budding event organizer? And are you a huge fan of equestrian sports? You love horses, and you love sport at the same time. Well then, this note is for you. While reminding you of what it takes to organize an equestrian event of magnitude, this short article tries to give you huge encouragement for your sporting future.
First and foremost, you need to make absolutely certain that you know how to organize a sporting event that is going to attract a crowd of at least several hundred. You never need to do the organizing on your own, and if you have managed to raise the funds necessary, you can hire an event manager with a good local reputation. You are also going to have to make sure that you have more than enough support staff in tow to help take care of the competing animals’ welfare.
Do not expect their owners and handlers to rely solely on their own teams at the event. You are also going to need to have a registered specialist veterinary surgeon on standby to attend to any accidents, should they occur. But the chances of jumping accidents are minimal if you have taken time and trouble over your research and development on the most appropriate horse jump designs and show jumping circuits suitable for the attending competitors.
And do make sure that you are properly and fully registered to organize an event of this magnitude. Not to suggest that you should lower your expectations but do keep these realistic. It is only your first event. Show the competitors and their horses, as well as the crowds, that you love the horses and their sport as much as they do, and you will soon be hosting another event.