Not only is Horses for Causes rollicking good fun, it also offers a charitable element which enables participants to support their local community.
To kick-start the action, each team is presented with ingenious ‘flat pack’ rocking horse kits designed exclusively for Catalyst Global. It’s then heads down as a countdown begins and participants feverishly co-ordinate a myriad of pop out components. When the 3D equestrian creations resemble the blueprint, then your teams are ready to race.
With the floor cleared and lanes established, the betting phase of the activity begins. Teams go head to head in a series of hilarious high stakes races. As each race is announced, fresh jockeys slip into their silks and new odds are set according to form. Sound whipping and strong wrist action will win each race, but tactical betting is encouraged to determine the ultimate winning team!
Each race is an adrenaline fuelled roller coaster of emotion, with runners and riders being cheered by ecstatic spectators. Win or lose, everyone is certain to have a great time and build an affinity with their horses.
Learning and development outcomes
In Horses for Causes teams learn the importance of the accurate interpretation of instructions through to completion under pressured conditions as competing teams jostle to complete all around them. Too fast and the horse will break too slow and other teams steal a march on them,
The horse betting element relates to learning knowhow for investing strategically, understanding odds and working them to the advantage of the team to maximise the benefit.
Corporate Social Responsibility ideas
In Horses for Causes the action concludes with each highly desirable rocking horse being auctioned off to the highest bidder, a fantastic way to raise money for a charity of your choice.