View Full Version : What do you pay for mini events?

Jun. 16, 2010, 10:06 AM
I am wondering what the usual entry fee is for a mini event at the 18" or 2' level. I am just curious as to what the entry fees are in other areas. I was going to go to one recently, but thought the price was rather steep. Thanks!

Jun. 16, 2010, 10:24 AM
The one local to me is $47 for entry, $15 or $20 for stall depending on if you are a member of the hosting grounds club... you can also school the XC for $12 or $20 depending on if you are a member.

Jun. 16, 2010, 10:31 AM
our Mini Events are all put on in organization with schooling HTs.

In which case for a one day schooling we would pay between 60-120 depending on HT or CT and whether there was SJ/XC schooling the day before.

Jun. 16, 2010, 10:40 AM
Depends on the event. For one or two phase you can pay as little as $35. For full 3-phase run at the same facility that runs recognized HTs, you can pay as much as $100. Those are just fees for entries

Jun. 16, 2010, 10:41 AM
Ours are also held at unrecognized HT and the price varies from $60 to $90.

I've never needed stabling so I don't know what that runs.

Long Shadow Farm
Jun. 16, 2010, 11:41 AM
It just depends on how many phases and which ones are ran in combination.

Usually if it's Dressage and Stadium - $35.00
Dressage and Cross Country - $45.00 or $50.00
All three phases - $50.00 to $60.00.

Don't know about stabling fees..... most of ours are haul in/haul out and we just tie to the trailer.


Jun. 16, 2010, 12:40 PM
Dressage only - $20-25/test
Combined tests (dressage and stadium) - $40-70
Unrecognized horse trials - $60-95

Jun. 16, 2010, 02:01 PM
I think the last one I did, in 2006, was $90 - but it was only Dressage/XC.

The other "mini-event" which is recognized has a schooling CT the day before for $70 then a full event on the weekend. Entry for the lowest level is $150, plus start fees, stabling etc. This is in BC Canada in 2010.

Jun. 16, 2010, 02:02 PM
I'm not competing but I look at the entry forms. Unrecognized around $75, Recognized around $100-$125

Jun. 16, 2010, 05:37 PM
I pay from $90.00 - $120.00 depending on if it's a CT or HT. Schooling the day before is an additional $50.00. Stabling runs $40.00/night with shavings and additional $9.00.

Entry for the low level at a recognized event is $230.00 + $115.00 for 4 nights of stabling.

This is in CA.

Jun. 16, 2010, 06:07 PM
Entry form here (http://www.poplarplacefarm.com/school.html) -- $75 for 18" amoeba or 2' tadpole, plus $20 office fee and either a $25 day stall or $15 ship-in fee. So minimum $110 for the entry fees.

Jun. 16, 2010, 09:28 PM
My ambitions don't go much beyond the unrecognized VERY low-level stuff... in the PA/MD area, we're paying anywhere from $75-95 for a full three-phase starter trial, CT's in the neighborhood of $50.

Jun. 16, 2010, 10:02 PM
I run unrecognized CT's, Derby's and HT's here, plus dressage shows.

I charge $35 for CT's or $60 for two consecutive levels, $40 for an event derby or $75 for two consecutive levels (same horse/rider), $75 for a 3 phase HT (have two of these a year), $17/class for dressage only, $25 for a hunter pace. I have permanent, on grounds stabling for 70 guest horses and I charge $25/night for stabling or $15 for non-stabled horses. No office fees unless there are last minute changes.

I offer Green As Grass (18") through Training Level (3'3") through full horse trials and just got enough Prelim x/c stuff built to offer a Prelim Derby. All my fences are built to USEA standards.

The money I make off my shows has gone straight back into my facility, which keeps making it more attractive. Right now I am in the process of building a 48 x 60 water jump with one edge revetted. It's built to professional standards (laid out by Jon Wells) and is going to be fabulous addition when it's complete (if it ever quits raining here--I'm hoping to have it done by Sunday).

Jun. 23, 2010, 12:03 AM
Local club had a 2 3/4 phase a couple of weeks ago, $45 for the entry and $15 for a stall or $25 overnight. Divisions from 2'3 to 3'. Seemed extremely reasonable to me compared to a h/j show :)

Jun. 23, 2010, 04:22 AM
The one I like to do in the fall is a fund-raiser for our local Pony Club, and it's $65 for all three phases, one day, no stalls or anything like that. It's a fun little venture, and PCers sure know how to put on a good show!

This is my friend riding my mare in it about 3 years ago, the stadium fences were hilarious, decorated with shiney fish, caution tape, etc. Friend and my mare got first :)


Jun. 23, 2010, 09:44 PM
Ours are $55 for all three phases at the intro level (jumps up to 1 foot). I think I just paid $60 for a starter division which is up to 2 foot. I never get a stall so I can't remember what the charge is. Our mini trial series is all the same for prices. I know they go up in $5 increments though.

Jun. 23, 2010, 10:45 PM
The local 3-1 seem to cost me $60 once the misc fees are paid. NOT BAD. The MTPC 3 years ago cost me I think about $400? And it is recognized.

When I did A shows - not the local As but the bigger ones - I have spent close to $7500 for those once everything is paid for so I think eventing is relat9ively CHEAP!

I also notice the horses seem to be cheaper but after years of showing and competing - there is no athlete like a top level event horse. It is the ULTIMATE challenge. I wept when I watched horses go at Rolex. I just cant believe the challenge they have. AMAZING. And I think MTPC may have been $400 or possibly $450? total. So the locals too being under $100 -amazing. Even a cheap 'fun show' with HJ or 4H is $75-100.

But that is what I am used to now - about $60-75....