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SorrelHorse 05-08-2011 07:06 PM

Fundraisers For Equestrian Teams ~ Help!
So our equestrian team is looking for ideas for fundraisers. We want to get jackets and rent out the showgrounds before the $400 an hour :shock: Ouch.

So here's our ideas so far...

- "How Hard Can It Be?" Gymkhana. Football boys are gonna ride our horses in a small Gymkhana. After all, How hard can this horse-riding thing be, boys?

- 50/50 at the 4th of july and sports events. A classic :)

- Raffling off a donated truckload of shavings at a show in the summer.

We could really use some help. We'll do carwashes if we have to but hehehehe....No one wants that if it can be avoided xD

franknbeans 05-08-2011 10:09 PM

I would not suggest the whole "boys" thing. Would not think you could find a place that would accept that liability-putting non-riders on random horses....just not a good idea.

Like the raffle and 50/50. Those are pretty routine ideas.

I have no idea what your facility/resources are, but, here are a few things that come to mind:

-have a horsey bake sale (or a regular one, or both)
-If you have the land, host a trail trial or a hunter pace type event. (we charge about $35/horse)
-Have a horsey wash (if you are at a large enough facility)
-if you all have the ability-maybe post signs in show barns for braiding, mane pulling, etc.
-host a tack swap. Our local 4-h just did one. THey got the local Tractor supply to allow them to set up in the parking lot. THey also advertised there a few weeks prior, and sold tables for $25/each to outsiders. They brought some of their horses, had them set up for kids to pet in pens, sold hot dogs, etc. Made it sort of like a carnival.With the right advertising (banners and fliers, etc) it could really be fun and pretty profitable.

SorrelHorse 05-09-2011 06:35 PM

We are going to till up the baseball diamond at the school after the 4th parade and we ahve liability wavers. It's a Calcutta (Spelling?) and the riders incentive is they get a percent of the jackpot. They get helmets and all. we did it last year too :)

Thank you for the ideas. ^^ There's only three of us, so some things are difficult.

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