Alex, lots of people don't have a talent still own high-level competing horse (or racing horse). If you look at many big competitions the owner very often is different from the rider. Which is true for Europe as well. Personally I don't see anything wrong with it, but just advantages: too many excellent riders can't afford the ownership of the top level horse, and when someone owns and pays for everything for you to ride and compete, I think it's a win-win situation.
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