I may regret doing this, but I’m willing to take the risk. Please don’t make me regret it!
What prompted this particular topic? I get a number of requests from people who want to know if/when I will be doing a clinic or seminar in their country or in their general region. Some of them ask to be placed on a contact list if I am coming to their part of the world, and some are even interested in organizing a clinic.
Unfortunately, one of the problems for organizers is knowing if there are enough interested people in their area to warrant a clinic. That is usually because the person inquiring about a clinic has a specialized interest when it comes to either discipline or breed. It could be that the dressage aficionado is unaware that there are several barrel racers nearby who are interested in attending a clinic. Maybe the Thoroughbred breeders are unaware of the number of Pony Clubbers in their horsey neighborhood. And so on.
I am neither breed nor discipline specific, even though I create specialized and audience-specific presentations. So…
What if there was a possibility of sharing resources and having more than one presentation in order to have them as audience-specific as desired?
If someone is interested in having me do a presentation near their locale, I could collect their contact information and, if they were willing to share that info, I could put them in touch with other interested participants or organizers close to them.
Maybe combining forces – and contacts – could mean the difference between actually having a clinic in your region and just wishing there was one.
Please let me know what you think of the general premise…gently.
And, if you are so inclined, kindly email me the following information:
Distance willing to travel:
Interest in organizing (alone or in combination):
Willingness to share this information with others in your area:
Thank you and I look forward to meeting more of you in person!