Wow! The ONLY time I spent $500 was for a show at the Ft. Worth stockyards (Horse-O-Rama)... and that included a stall for 3 days (Friday-Sunday), two nights at a hotel, food for the humans and hay for Acey. Now for that one we had our own trailer and horse. Our total "show fees" were probably $275 of that $500.
Perhaps you should ask for an itemized breakdown of the cost. Also, I usually register my daughter myself. I download the show bill, select her classes (with her coach's input), and take care of her entry fees. Her coach will reserve the stalls (so we ensure we are all together), and I pay her our stall fees (horse and tack stall) and trainer's fee. Posted via Mobile Device