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Have Equestrian Goals But No Roadmap? You're Not Alone.

Next Step Consulting Provides Solutions

Bennett Doran celebrating a blue ribbon at Traverse City on a Next Step sourced pony. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography.

Libertyville, IL - November 17, 2023 - Every year, we hear from a handful of frustrated parents. Their lifestyle, their finances, or their comfort level just doesn’t align with the path to horse ownership at their current barn and they don’t know how to get where they want to go. But when you start your riding career at one barn and you’ve never experienced anything else, you don’t yet know what you don’t know! You don’t know that there are different levels of involvement/commitment for new horse owners. You don’t know that different types of barns specialize in showing at the local to national level and everything in between. You don’t know if you would enjoy horse showing at a national “A” rated show.

Next Step helped Isa and her family find the right pony and program to suit their goals and lifestyle. You don’t know that there are options for spending one hour/day at the barn vs. spending three hours/day at the barn. The good news? There are so many more options than you know. There are trainers who specialize in pony divisions and ones who specialize in bringing up young talent to the Grand Prix level. There are programs that teach client involvement with the horse right down to cleaning its stall and programs geared toward those who need to just focus on the riding. And while we are at it, there are optimal types of horses for each of those programs too! If you are hoping to take a few steps forward on your equine journey this year and feel a little like a square peg in a round hole, we can help you discover a path that works for you. If there is one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that everyone’s path to success looks different and there is no one size to fit all. Click here for a free consultation. Next Step services include:

Career Management Next Step provides Olympic level strategy for an everyday price. As a third party expert, there is no conflict of interest and they provide solid advice you can trust.

Business Assistance Your hobby doesn't have to be a massive drain on your finances. Running your horse operation like a business can help you pay to play. We can show you how.

Project Management From marketing, facility building, and event planning to charitable donations, and product representation, you have access to our network of specialty service providers to help you plan just about anything.

Investments As professionals without a stake in your purchases and sales, we can help you create and implement a clear investment strategy designed with your goals in mind. Next Step hears your wants/needs, prioritizes them, and designs a program and connections that work for you. The options are endless with horses for lease and for sale along with connections with numerous professionals from across the globe. What's YOUR next step?

When you need solutions Gain access to a network of top-notch farriers, veterinarians, lawyers, and accountants specializing in equine affairs.

Professional consulting services for Investments Project Management Career Management Equine Careers Business Management 561-906-3298


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