Equestrian events offer endless possibilities for corporate events. For example, there's the hands-on method: Some Toronto-based IBM employees who enjoyed riding formed the IBM Riding Club and encouraged co-workers to take lessons. Every Saturday, interested staff members would get together for riding lessons and trail rides at an equestrian center north of Toronto.
Groups can also attend horse shows, polo tournaments and show jumping events. These have opportunities for corporate sponsorships and galas at which corporate groups can reserve special seating for gourmet dinners.
Depending on their interests, corporate groups can view or participate in:
- horse riding lessons
- trail rides
- polo clinics
- equine assisted team building
- drag hunting
- show jumping events
With its Western riding tradition, rodeos are popular in many parts of the U.S. In Canada, they are popular in some areas of Alberta and British Columbia.
Where to Find Equestrian Events
In 2012, this annual event (which includes equestrian competitions) will be held in Delhi, India. I've included the commercial for the 2006 games hosted in Doha, Qatar, due to its stunning special effects and celebration of the horse.
- Dubai Polo Club
- Horse Riding at Bab Al Shams
This hotel was built as a palace where the ruler's guests can stay close to his stables. Corporate teams can take riding lessons and enjoy horse riding in the desert.
- World Equestrian Games