My local community is wonderful and active, but unfortunately I am afraid of a market contraction that might threaten some of our venues, including boarding facilities.
There are many ways one could contribute money to patronize grassroots horse sport and help support our barns, show facilities, and local clubs. What do you think are the most effective?
Some examples I know of
- Buy/sponsor jumps
- Sponsor classes or prizes at shows
- Donations to local clubs
- Sponsorship of year end awards
- Sponsoring educational grants
Also, any thoughts on ways to support good young trainers beyond just purchasing their services?