I'm a sixteen-year-old rider thinking about looking for sponsorship. Due to a very long series of very unfortunate events, I am now in the position where I need it if I wish to actually continue moving forward in my riding career. My question is this-how much can I reasonably ask for? I really have no clue. Due to the aforementioned stream of bad luck, I have been stuck riding at about the same height (around 1.00) for about two years. Oh, I forgot to mention that I have switched to jumpers from hunters since I find it more enjoyable. My riding skills have vastly improved but my height has not, which I know could be a turn-off for potential sponsors. I was fourth in the SFHSA futures medal finals a few years back as well as fifth in the LAHSA horsemanship medal finals the same year. I've done a smattering of shows since then despite not riding any one horse for more than 5 months straight. I have placed pretty well in those though not spectacularly. Right now I am riding a 10 year old but fairly green prospect horse that I am not jumping very high at all. I love him to death and I want to continue riding him as well, but he is more of a project horse than anything. I don't want to make my parents pay for two horses, since that's unfair to them. Ideally I want to have enough sponsorship to pay for at least Al's(the project horse) expenses. Is this reasonable? Right now I need plain monetary support more than anything. Can I expect to get anything as I am right now/if so, how much can I reasonably ask for?
This is a video of me riding, for reference:
Thank you! I appreciate it!