Riding and training clinics are great ways to learn new techniques, improve your skills, and meet other like-minded equestrians. Hosting a clinic at your own PA horse property can be a fun, rewarding, and educational experience. Here’s a list of considerations to take to mind when planning your own equestrian clinic:


-Be sure you have the space! You’ll need plenty of parking, both for cars and trailers, if participants from other stables are going to take part in your clinic. Spare stalls for horses that are being shipped in for the event are also important.

-Your riding arena should be able to accommodate the type of training being done at the clinic. If you’re offering a jumping clinic, be sure you have a space with appropriate footing and several jumps. A groundwork clinic might require a round pen. If lessons are given to groups, be sure your arena is big enough for several riders to work in at once. Talk with your selected clinician to make sure your PA horse farm is an appropriate location.

-Check with your insurance provider to make sure you have the right coverage to protect you when hosting an event that will bring in riders and horses from other farms.

-Get the word out! Advertise in local tack shops, feed stores, and online. Facebook groups are fast becoming a great way to let others know about equestrian events in your area.

 

Hosting a clinic is also a creative way to show off your PA horse property to potential buyers – you never know who might be in the market!