There’s a strange lull in my area during the fall. Sometimes there is a schooling show or two, but not much. A few trainers are considering doing a jumper derby type of event, bringing together our eventing groups with the jumpers for a nice way to end the season.
I have been asked to help prepare a few things for said potential show–and well–I’ve never done a jumper derby. God help us.
Anyway, what I need today is opinions! This time, it’s about vendors and prizes! Let’s hear it:
- What do people like to get as prizes? Back in the good ole days of me showing I loved getting coolers and saddle pads. Is that still the cool thing? Please tell me as I am no longer cool.
- Does anyone actually shop at these shows? Is it worth while to grab some of our local vendors and have them set up shop? Or should I just preserve that area for parking….
Other than that, we are just scoping out sponsors, figuring out bleachers and how to fit everything into our venue. Anyone have any fabulous advice please feel free to share. Obviously I am not doing this alone; we have a well oiled group who orchestrates many of the H/J shows. It’s just a bit new for us, and the scale is a bit larger. So trying to cover all our bases.