If you are a horse farm owner and a horse enthusiast, you might be hoping to begin hosting horse shows and other events at your farm. Even though you might be excited about hosting these events, you might not know much about how to plan or host them. These are a few tips that can help you get started.
Find Out About Local Regulations
First of all, you will want to find out if there are any local regulations that you need to be aware of when hosting a horse show. After all, you don’t want to violate any local laws or regulations when hosting your event. For example, you might be required to get a permit to host your event. Someone from your local government should be able to help you with this.
Determine What Classes You Want to Have
Next, you will need to determine what horse show classes you want to have. You could be hoping to host jumping or dressage events, for example, or you may want to stick to a western theme by hosting barrel racing and cutting events. Make a list of classes for your show, and come up with a schedule for when each of these classes will be held.
Make Sure You Have Everything You Need
You are going to need certain things on the day of your horse show. For example, if you’re hosting a jumping show, then you’re going to need horse jumps and horse jump cups. You may also want to buy trophies, ribbons and other essentials for the show. Make sure that you buy all of these things in advance so that you are fully prepared when everyone starts showing up with their horse trailers and horses in tow.
Advertise Your Show
If you want a lot of people to participate in your show, make sure that you advertise it. Tell local horse enthusiasts about it, and advertise it in any local publications. You can also get online to share the word about your upcoming event.
Hosting a horse show can be a ton of fun, although putting it all together can be a challenge. Luckily, by following the steps above, you can put together a great event.