Horse Show Season is here.
THE COSTS :)
Horse shows are divided into basically two categories, schooling shows or "A" shows. The costs are different for many reasons and BCRC works hard to keep our costs down to encourage riders to experience whatever level they aspire to.
Schooling Shows examples. SanAntonio and Dripping Springs.
Payment made to the horse show producers includes the following items. It is customary to leave a blank check with the office to allow for adds and scratches of classes throughout the show. At the end of the show you will meet with the office staff to check out and ensure you're invoice is correct. I know for first timers this seems strange, but it is an age old practice, even in the modern high tech age. You may pay cash as well.
Entry fees $20 per class. each division is 6 classes approx amount $120.00
Stall fee. for the weekend $ 80.00
Shavings (bedding for the stall) $ 66.00
Medic/Office fee $45.00
Total may be different if more classes are ridden $311.00
Payment made to BCRC invoiced after the show
Trailer Fee round trip to shows within 90 miles of BCRC $125.00
Trainer Fee. per day is $35.00 with most riders having fri/sat/sun $105.00
Set up fee. pays for buckets, hooks, fans etc, and the work
of setting up and tearing down. $ 35.00
Show Clip. The grooming for this level of competition $30.00
Groom fee. The hiring of a staff person for the care of the horse. $25.00
So figure about $600.00 for the weekend. If horses are shared, the trailer, shavings, stall, grooms and show clip are split and overall cost is less.
Now for the "A" show fees.
Show management fees paid to the show producers.
Stall fee $250.00
Misc fees. ringside amenities, membership fees etc approx $100.00
Entries can fluctuate depending on classes Approx $ 400.00
Show fees paid to BCRC
Trailer Fee for shows greater than 90 miles $250.00
Trainer Fees per day $100.00 $300.00
Set up fee $35.00
Share costs of trainer expenses, hotel and food approx $75.00
One time per year body clip. before the first A show in the spring $150.00
Otherwise each show has a show clip at $35.00
Plan on A show costs to about $1500.00 per weekend. I've had parents equate the difference to be like select sports team costs. A shows put us in a nationally recognized level of competition with classes for all types of riders.
I hope this helps and feel free to contact me if you have more questions. Our schedule is posted on the board to help plan for most all of our dates. More dates may be added if requested.