Who gets prize money if you pay a pro to ride your horse?
This feels like a really dumb questions, but...if you pay a pro to ride your horse in a jumper class that offers prize money, who gets the prize money? I realize it will probably vary from situation to situation. But does the owner get all the prize $$$ or do you give the pro a cut (and how much) of the winnings? Just curious! TIA
I could be wrong since I haven't had anyone ride my horses for a long time and I never rode anybody else's horse in a money class, But I think that whoever is footing the bill gets the money, and the pro gets a cut, usually 10%.
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IME, owner gets the money, rider gets 10% (generally considered as an added motivation to do well). Owner gets all ribbons/trophies/swag as well. This should be set out in writing in the training agreement.