Trainer policies for horse shows
We had a barn meeting recently where our trainer is considering implementing some new barn policies regarding shows. There have been some issues regarding people wanting/needing to pull out in the middle of multi-day shows for whatever reason or deciding not to go to the show at the last minute. Both scenarios are apparently causing logistical problems with grooms, stalls, etc.
Trainer is considering show deposits to help avoid late cancellation and requiring horses to remain in full grooming even if riders stop showing but have previously committed to being at the show and in full grooming. We have been asked to email feedback.
I guess it makes sense, but my question is do other trainers do this? If so, what are their policies?