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post #1 of 7 Old 01-30-2011, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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So my family has always been really strapped for cash. Its hard to come by but we make the best of it. I want to make a career out of horses and last year I went to 3 shows all together. There are about 7 Events and god knows how many jumper/dressage shows this coming summer. I want to get my name out there and start making this career thing a possibility. But due to my financial issue I can only go to 2-3 shows, if that. I'm working with a CWB mare this year and I think I can do really good.

How do you get sponsors though? Becuase if I can get sponsors who pay for shows and stuff I can go to a lot of them.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-30-2011, 11:20 PM
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What levels of shows are you going to? With the smaller clubs you can often volunteer time and get reduced entrance fees
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-18-2011, 08:58 AM
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yes you can get a sponsor they pay all entry fees saddlecloths boots rugs ect, you need to be noticed maybe ride somebody elses horses to show good results clean tack clean horse present your self well and go out and do well, people will notice you, you need to get into a big final and wow everyone it always works x
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-18-2011, 09:24 AM
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What about earning money by braiding/bathing/cleaning tack for people at your barn?

Or see if you can do barn chores to work off some boarding, so that you can put the extra money towards a show?

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post #5 of 7 Old 05-20-2011, 07:11 AM
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I'm aware this was posted a while ago but you need to check the rulebook on sponsorships because sometimes it can affect your ametur/professional status.
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-21-2011, 11:35 AM
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Unfortunately it's difficult to get sponsorship without the money to show a lot. I know, kind of unfair isn't it? Generally you have to already be known and have a long successful track record before anyone will want to put their name behind you. Plus, there are different levels of sponsorships and not all cover all of your expenses. In fact, I have a friend who is sponsored by Antares and basically all that does is give her a discount on Antares products. It'll be much easier to try and earn money to pay for shows.
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-22-2011, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by VelvetsAB View Post
What about earning money by braiding/bathing/cleaning tack for people at your barn?
This is what I do when the people at my barn go to shows. I braid the mane and forelock for $6, Tail $5, and bath and clip for $5. I've always wanted to be a Groom so I love doing it. I even get more excited about getting mine and other horses ready than actually showing I'm so weird. But I am getting regognized! People always ask who groomed and braided and I always end up showing them how I braid on whatever innocent horse who doesnt have a class is available
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