My daughter showed the school horses before we started leasing and finally owned our own horse.
Horse rental for day: $40
Trailer ride within 25 miles of barn: $25
Add $1 for every mile over 25, max 75 miles.
Office fee: $10-$12
Open Show entry: $8 per class or $50 for all day
Breed show entry: $12 per class or $80 for all day
Both Open and Breed classes all day: $100
Stall rental (optional): $15-$20 per day
Shavings for stall: $9 per bag (4 bags needed to cover stall floor)
Trainer Fee: $40 per day
Tack stall fee (usually split between everyone showing with your barn): $5-$8 per day
This is just a list of what is paid to the show office and barn. It does not include tack, grooming/bathing supplies, show clothes, feed, hay (I buy a bale and bring it with us). There are lots of "one time" expenses just to get ready to show. Kitten has specific show boots, saddle pads, helmets, etc just for showing.
On average, I budget $250-$300 for "away" shows that include a night at the hotel. For local shows, we just show out of our trailer and I average $150-$200.
We're in North Texas and show in open, AQHA and 4H shows...usually within 75 miles of home. These are mostly rail classes (performance halter, western showmanship, western pleasure, walk/trot/lope, English equitation, hunter under saddle, trail).
Hope this helps!
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