Dear Prospective 2022 Sponsor,
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Marion Horse Show as a 2022, 75th Anniversary sponsor! For area businesses, this horse show and family event provides access to a high-end, consumer-oriented market. For individuals and families, Your support is an integral part of preserving the 75 year tradition of the Marion Horse Show.
The Marion Horse show offers access to an upper tier group of consumers with proud history of supporting sponsor businesses. Sponsor benefits packages can be customized to meet specific marketing plans. Weather permitting, we anticipate up to 500 visitors at our July 3rd show!
Riders, trainers, and spectators represent a natural market for high-quality products and services. This sector is well-educated, and has both the disposable income and time to spend pursuing hobbies. The United States Equestrian Federation’s recent research attests to the buying power and influence of horse enthusiasts. Their research estimates 66% have college degrees, 33% post graduate education, and 80% make or influence purchasing decisions at work. The majority of equestrians are between 34 and 54 years of age with an average income of $185,000. Over 38% process a net worth of over $500,000.
This year a 1000 copies of a four-color, souvenir program are printed and distributed to exhibitors, trainers, and spectators at the show. The programs are read page-by-page and often kept as mementos for years. Banners with sponsor’s business names around the horse park are visible to all who enter the show grounds throughout the day. Announcements over the loudspeaker are audible throughout the grounds, while our social media posts reach thousands. Lunch & Beverages in the VIP tent are a wonderful way to meet prospective clients and spend time with friends new and old.
All proceeds from the horse show benefit the Marion Horse Show, Inc., a 501C3 non-profit. Show proceeds also support the Charles R. Washburn Memorial Park, who manages the Trust for community use of the Equestrian Park space. These funds support thh ongoing maintenance of the beautiful horse show rings and buildings. Sincerely,
Jeffrey DeMoura, President
– on behalf of the entire Board of Directors for the Marion Horse Show, Inc.