Special Event sponsors will help provide additional resources to our many events we host throughout the year. Between clinics, cross country events like our Hunter Pace, parades and Drill Team, sponsors will be able to reach a variety of different horse enthusiasts with their name and logo. Sponsorship money will go to several different things depending on the type of event. For our clinics, we sometimes bring in a regional horse clinician who is an expert in their field. Being able to get big name clinicians to the southern Illinois area sometimes requires big dollars up front to make accommodations for their special clinic. These typically are an educational service to the folks in our area with the hosting barn usually not turning a profit. Sponsorship helps to finance the marketing of the event as well as providing supplies for the participants and the clinician. Big events like our Hunter Pace require much advance work on the grounds and in planning. Sprucing up our cross-country course with fresh flowers and the sort make the events look infinitely more professional and exciting to those who travel from other barns and areas for the event. Having sponsor names on jumps that are dressed up to look “show ready” give added value to the event and to the sponsor itself. Last years Hunter Pace held for Canter brought in about a hundred people, both as participants and audience. Area pony clubs helped to provide staffing for such an event. Sponsorship money helps us to make it happen.
Parades offer a way for Triangle H to bring our horses to the non-horsey population. Everyone enjoys seeing a mounted brigade in their community parade. It requires great coordination and resources to pull off show worthy appearances and is a great opportunity to bring the sponsor name to a targeted community event.
Finally, our Drill Team shows are a new element to our special event calendar, but a force that has already brought in record attendance. Drill Teams require practice, costumes, and training so sponsorship dollars would be spent on all these details and more in putting together a terrific drill team show. Our Christmas performance brought over 100 people to the first ever drill team show! A great start for our fledgling program and again, another great opportunity for Special Event sponsors to get their name out to the public as last year’s Christmas performance brought both paper and television media coverage of the event.