Riding Magazine

Back On Track

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Manager Dale Harvey says the "show" must go on.

We exhibitors and fans tend to take the infrastructure of our sport for granted. Since equestrian competitions first surfaced as purely social occasions, horse shows have been there to enjoy and participate in. Shows will always revolve around our passion for horses but these days they are, of course, a big business requiring the long term planning and vision, marketing outlays, client relations and community engagement needed in any successful commercial endeavor.

On the West Coast, our hunter/jumper circuit is in very good hands with a mix of managers that includes forward-thinking veterans like Dale Harvey. Like his California contemporaries, Robert Ridland of Blenheim EquiSports and Larry Langer of the Langer Equestrian Group, Dale entered the sport as a horseman first and many of his management decisions are made from that perspective. 

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