I'm an event rider, and my ambition is to make it as far as I can in the sport. I was a working student for eight months for an Olympian, and then had to come home to make some money. Now I've been offered a fantastic job opportunity with an Irish rider in Florida - a working student position in which I can not only earn my BHS instructor certification, but compete my own horse AND client horses in horse trials, USDF shows, and HITS, WEF, and the like.
However, I live in Maine, so getting my guy - and myself! - down there is going to be EXPENSIVE. My mother is unemployed, so I'm on my own here. I need to come up with the money within a month and a half; I'm guessing I need to raise about $1,500 to cover everything (not including gas to drive down..ugh). Bearing in mind that I live in a tiiiny town, what kind of fundraising ideas do you guys have? Anything from grants, to community fundraisers, etc. I'd like to not have to take out a loan, but if worst comes to worst, I will.