Event Management

Event Management

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

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

Iowa State Fair 4-H Horse Show

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.

Educational Opportunities:

Equine Programs & Certificates:

Related Association:

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