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        02-28-2013, 02:02 PM
      #11
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    Lol Kayty that's like a schooling show here!!

    With travel I find I can do a show with about $2000 including entry fees, gas, meals, coaching, etc..
    I'm running a show and it's about $200-$250 a horse for entry fees and that is cheap for around here. It's not uncommon to spend $600++ on entry fees alone.

    Showing is not cheap - that's for sure.
         
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        02-28-2013, 02:10 PM
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    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    Lol Kayty that's like a schooling show here!!

    With travel I find I can do a show with about $2000 including entry fees, gas, meals, coaching, etc..
    I'm running a show and it's about $200-$250 a horse for entry fees and that is cheap for around here. It's not uncommon to spend $600++ on entry fees alone.

    Showing is not cheap - that's for sure.
    I can't even find words lol $2,000! Is that for a high level show? I could never spend that much to show(even if I could afford it) I was having trouble justify the nearly $200 I would have to spend
         
        02-28-2013, 02:22 PM
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    Originally Posted by Rachel1786    
    I can't even find words lol $2,000! Is that for a high level show? I could never spend that much to show(even if I could afford it) I was having trouble justify the nearly $200 I would have to spend
    For a recognized show, 3 days long. And there's like 150 horses haha.
    It's what you gotta do to make it in the business unfortunately. And that is why I work lol.
         
        02-28-2013, 06:40 PM
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    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    For a recognized show, 3 days long. And there's like 150 horses haha.
    It's what you gotta do to make it in the business unfortunately. And that is why I work lol.
    After bills, horse feed and supplements, I'm lucky if I can afford my weekly lesson. I had hoped to start taking 2 lessons a week after I moved my horse back to my moms house in December(that's $350 a month I'm saving) but I'm still paying off the credit card I ran up trying to keep her boarded with an indoor lol
         
        02-28-2013, 07:38 PM
      #15
    Foal
    I can easily slap down well over a $1000 (probably closer to the $2000 Anebel mentioned, we show in the same general area but I'm at a lower level) for a 3 day out of town show with all the various costs! Showing is so insanely expensive. Schooling shows around here are the way to go! That is, if you can find decent ones...
         
        02-28-2013, 08:14 PM
      #16
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    I'm lucky that this one is local to me, so not too much in fuel, don't need to worry about stabling/accommodation etc. When you start looking interstate, then the fees start to work their way up to the $1000 mark - but still not as pricey as you guys have it! Makes me somewhat glad to live in Aus!!
         
        02-28-2013, 10:44 PM
      #17
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    Well, I guess even if I wanted to I couldn't show seriously. It sucks to be broke lol.

    I have another question while I have the attention of you guys.
    I know with dressage nothing should be "flashy". I'm wondering if this whip(in black, I bought the last one) would be to flashy to show with HorZe Shiny Dressage Whip
    I also bought a purple whip, just because I love everything purple and I have no impulse control(that could be part of my lack of funds problem ).

    While I'm at it, do you have to wear white breeches?
    Oh and how about field boots? I don't have and other kind of tall boots, so are they ok to show in?
    I know I can ask my instructor all this, but I forget while I'm at my lesson and then there is usually a lesson after me, so I hate to take her attention away from another student.
         
        02-28-2013, 11:13 PM
      #18
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    I would definitely show with that whip! I actually have two with rhinestones on the handle, one with stones wrapping around the handle and the other with accents on the bottom. I've shown with the one with the accents on the bottom and never had an issue. So long as it is dark in colour and regulation sized I don't see why it would be a problem.

    Breeches: the Canadian rules look like they allow white or light coloured breeches (or off-white).
    Field boots are fine to use as well (as per Canadian rules).
         
        02-28-2013, 11:32 PM
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    Originally Posted by Tigo    
    I would definitely show with that whip! I actually have two with rhinestones on the handle, one with stones wrapping around the handle and the other with accents on the bottom. I've shown with the one with the accents on the bottom and never had an issue. So long as it is dark in colour and regulation sized I don't see why it would be a problem.

    Breeches: the Canadian rules look like they allow white or light coloured breeches (or off-white).
    Field boots are fine to use as well (as per Canadian rules).
    Do you know where I can find the rules for the US?
    I have these breeches in tan Microcord™ Fullseat Breech - Kerrits would those be considered light colored? I would call them light colored, but I detest anything lighter then that, so I guess I'm a little partial lol

    Good to know about the whip, hopefully it's the same in the US Thanks
         
        02-28-2013, 11:54 PM
      #20
    Foal
    I just did a search and this is the rulebook I came up with off of the USEF website in the dressage section: http://www.usef.org/documents/ruleBook/2013/08-DR.pdf

    A quick glance tells me the rules are the same, light coloured or white breeches and boots or jodhpur boots.

    Personally, I would consider the "tan" to be light coloured. I'm not 100% sure on what actually constitutes light coloured as per the rules though. My interpretation of light colour would be anything from white to tan to cream. Don't quote me on it though ;) haha.

    Skimming through the whip regulations, there doesn't seem to be any regulation on colour/bling etc...I wouldn't go in with a rainbow colored whip with sparkles (obviously ), but black with some bling should be okay. If you are in doubt at a show go ask the steward before riding and have a back up plain whip in case they say no to the blingy one.
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