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Event Management

Each breed, riding, or driving style has its own events at the state, regional, and national levels with some going to international competitions. These generally include some form of competition either in the show ring or on a race course and have a public spectator component. Rodeo.

Description:  Each breed, riding, or driving style has its own events at the state, regional, and national levels with some going to international competitions. These generally include some form of competition either in the show ring or on a race course and have a public spectator component.

A rodeo is a type of event with many of the same requirements for event management listed above. However, rodeos also employ entertainment and stock contractors.

Proximity to Horses: Variable

Specific careers related to event management:

  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Announcers
  • Course designers
  • Event planning
  • Event secretary
  • Facility management
  • Fundraising
  • Jockeys/Drivers
  • Judges/Stewards
  • Lawyers
  • Producers
  • Public relations
  • Records/data management
  • Support staff
  • Technical delegates
  • Veterinarians (on-site)

Preparation Required:  Generally experience is the primary requirement for those making a career in event management.  However, events generally require numerous volunteers or untrained individuals who can use these positions to gain experience.  Many Universities and Colleges offer courses in event management.

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Ben Nolt, Jr.