Originally Posted by My Beau
3-5k for 4 shows? Wow! What shows are they?
I imagine she's probably talking about some rated shows! Stalls at rated shows are on average $175-250 for the week. (not talking about the bigger shows like Syracuse or Wellington). Classes are about $35 a class and $25 a warm up. So an entire division plus warm ups is easily $400-500. Our barn charges $35 a day for daycare which is VERY reasonable. We also charge $35 per day for schooling. Which is also pretty reasonable. We're usually there from Tues-Sun. Add in Monday if we're at a show for multiple weeks. Clients split their trainers hotel/meals for the week. Hauling is $1 a mile. Braiding is usually $45 for manes and $35 for tails. We rebraid every third day. It adds up quick! I know people who show only on the A circuit who spend 20 or 30k a year!