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        11-25-2009, 12:56 PM
      #31
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    

    heck, brushes seem to grow legs.
    hahaha I hear you there! It seems like I have about 5 body brushes but all my face brushes walk off >.< I'm ok with some variety! Lol... This just sparked an idea... what about engraved brushes? :P
         
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        11-25-2009, 01:39 PM
      #32
    Trained
    What some of the open shows around here do is added money classes. That is what you would actually have if you get some sponsors. They charge a bit more for the classes. Like if a normal class was $6 then the added money class would be $10. 60% retained With 6 to fill.

    So it would be set up like this. Say you have a $100 in sponsor money. You have 10 people in the class. The entree fee is $10. So now you purse for that class would be $140. Then you figure out how many places you wish to pay out. Normally this is set up by the number in the class. The more in the class the more places up pay out. Ex: Say you only have 3 riders. The purse would be $40 b/c there was not enough to fill. First place would get 60% and second would get 40% 3rd would not get anything.

    Now lest say you have 10 people purse is now the $140 b/c you have enough to fill. Then first would be 30% 2nd would be 25% 3rd would be 20% 4th would be 5th would be 15% and 6th would be 10% 7-10 would get nothing. I personally would use this pay out for 10-13 entrees. If there where more then I would pay to 7 places. Less to only 4-5 places.

    If you go onto any association site that pays out there will be a pay out schedule in the rule book. NRHA has one it also give you the formula to figure everything out.
         
        11-25-2009, 01:43 PM
      #33
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nrhareiner    
    What some of the open shows around here do is added money classes. That is what you would actually have if you get some sponsors. They charge a bit more for the classes. Like if a normal class was $6 then the added money class would be $10. 60% retained With 6 to fill.

    So it would be set up like this. Say you have a $100 in sponsor money. You have 10 people in the class. The entree fee is $10. So now you purse for that class would be $140. Then you figure out how many places you wish to pay out. Normally this is set up by the number in the class. The more in the class the more places up pay out. Ex: Say you only have 3 riders. The purse would be $40 b/c there was not enough to fill. First place would get 60% and second would get 40% 3rd would not get anything.

    Now lest say you have 10 people purse is now the $140 b/c you have enough to fill. Then first would be 30% 2nd would be 25% 3rd would be 20% 4th would be 5th would be 15% and 6th would be 10% 7-10 would get nothing. I personally would use this pay out for 10-13 entrees. If there where more then I would pay to 7 places. Less to only 4-5 places.

    If you go onto any association site that pays out there will be a pay out schedule in the rule book. NRHA has one it also give you the formula to figure everything out.
    Thank you! I can't wait to talk with our region leader at the party next month >.<
         
        11-25-2009, 03:26 PM
      #34
    Weanling
    I do the whole hunter thing with my boy, and I must say, I'm quite happy with the prizes I recieve. :]
    The ribbons we get are fairly nice, and if we win Champion for the division we enter, we get a nice emboridered cooler. Plus, we also get a fair amount of prize money if we do well. 1st place = $80, 2nd place = $60, etc. But the shows I go in are also 'A' rated shows. So I guess the more competitors = better prizes. I'm quite lucky that my horse is an amazing hunter and we cleaned up majorly this year, so I get most of my money in entry fees back in prize money. :] Not to mention 9 coolers and "horsey" goodie bags. I love those, and so does Robbie hehe.

    Another nice thing I like with the circut I do is that we have Year End Awards. It's a nice banquet where we all dress up and have a really nice dinner and then get our awards presented to us. This year I won Baby Green Provincal Champion and I recieved a freaking nice, embroidered down winter jacket. I was really happy that I got something that I could use, not just another cooler I could add to my collection.
         
        11-25-2009, 09:20 PM
      #35
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by blush    
    . So I guess the more competitors = better prizes.
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    Hehe yeah it sounds like you get nice prizes, Which isn't to say that we don't here but I do think a BIG problem we have is low participation. Hence I am hoping the Jackpot classes will increase participation .
         
        12-20-2009, 01:36 PM
      #36
    Weanling
    :) I know what you are talking about and I agree. I think that in the situation of SOC they spent so much money on the buckles, (and lets face it not that many people showed) that it would be kinda moot point to spend lots of money on top 5 prizes. The E/W program is broke and that's why it is this way. But yes an embroidered saddle pad would be cheaper then a bucket of "goodies" if the Org used their 501(c)(3) right lol.

    Doing that Hunter/Jumper/Equitation ring I've been spoiled with lovely prizes when you do well, Coolers, Saddlepads, Tack Trunks, Trophies, Directors Chairs Nice saddles etc. But you only get those things if you win Finals or a Division and that would be $25-$75 dollars per class (depending on the rating) vs the $15 that SOC was. And there are usually 4-5 classes in a Division so at a rated H/J show you are basically paying $125 - $375 per division and when you think of it like that and all you win is a Cooler, well that is about equivalent to spending $15 and getting a bucket. LOL in the end you can go out and buy the prize yourself with that money.

    Though frankly I'd prefer a nice Rosette with a 18"-24" streamer, those cost under $10 dollars, and they'd still make money on the class.
         
        12-20-2009, 02:02 PM
      #37
    Weanling
    I also love getting rosettes and trophies, I keep them all
         
        12-20-2009, 02:46 PM
      #38
    Yearling
    I love to get money or prizes but I really like putting my ribbons on the wall and one day make a quilt...
         

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