Horse showing can be a great experience for a new rider. It’s where all the hard work pays off. They will see what is expected from other riders and realize why we have been talking about all of those little details. After their first show is when we always see great improvement.
The day before the show is for clean-up. We bathe, trim the horses, and prepare the tack. It’s a great time for an extra lesson. There are a few horses I call Free rides that the kids can have a hack on. Feel free to drop kids off. I’ll keep them busy.
The morning of the show….as long as the tack and horses are ready it is usually okay to meet at the show. Students should be dressed in show clothes. Sweats worn over top of their show clothes will keep them clean. Parents can sign up at the office while we school before the show starts.
Showing can be long days. Kids 12 and over are safe and welcome to hang out for the day. I can use them to help care for the horses. At the end of the day, we take the horses home, put them away, feed them, put tack away and clean the trailer. If your child can’t stay or go back to the farm & help, there are some trade-offs we can arrange or pay the $50 full care fee.
For one rider or rated shows or Lexington $60 per day
Trainers hotel expenses are split between students
Long distance $1.50 per mile
Local shows (Hazelwild, Belmont $32, Whitestone, LOW, Hidden Haven $40
Horse lease $25 per day for local shows. $50 a day for rated shows
Full Care (meet at show with clean/clipped horse) $50
Basic (you clean, clip & unload & help clean up) $25
These fees are about $15+ per class for local shows. Local office fees are $0 to $15. Typically, a student will show in 3 to 7 classes. Rated shows are around $40 a class. There are numerous extra fees for rated shows.
Shows @ Woodpecker Farm
The only fees are coaching and entry fees.
Foxhunting with Woodpecker Farm
The fees for Foxhunting are much like show fees in respect to lease & hauling. Newcomers children are subject to coaching fees.
Capping Fees paid to the Hunt
Bull Run $100
Old Dominion $100
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