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  1. #1
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    Question Auditing clinic - $450/3 days - WWY$?

    Would you pay $450 US to AUDIT a three-day "dressage" clinic? Or any clinic?

    If you would, who would you go see?

    I don't even want to know what the rider spots cost!

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    Gee, George Morris only charges $65/day



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    Is that just for the clinic? What do you get for that money?

    (Me, I likely wouldn't- that much would get me about ten lessons with my trainer!)
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    I honestly don't know. Yes, I would get a dozen 60m lessons with my instructor (who would bloody well run rings around this berk) for that kind of moolah.

    I might consider paying that for an opportunity to actively audit (as an auditor - asking Qs, discussing the hows and whats and whys, etc - not just sitting and watching) with Balkenhol or de Kunffy or Gal, perhaps. I don't really know what those guys would charge to audit a clinic though.

    Philippe Karl charged $100/day (AU$) when he came over here. I didn't go though, no moneh...



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    On second thoughts, I don't think I could go audit, even if I wanted to... Dress code standards and all, with me having no 3500$ breeches to wear...



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    Does that include full room and board (all meals and motel)? If not then NO!
    There are a lot more ways you can apply $450 towards education that would have a long term effect (like purchasing the Jane Savoie happy horse set, etc)



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    $150.00/day is high even if they wine and dine you every day. So my answer would be NFW...
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    I don't think there's anyone with the mysterious answers of how to cure all my problems that if I listen to him/her speak for three days it would be worth it to me to spend $450. If I'm auditing, there's the lost time I could have spent riding, as well as the fact I could have gone and had lessons with someone who may not be as famous as whoever this individual is but who has nearly as much talent for less... but time spent actually riding and getting feedback on my problems which need fixing.

    Why do I have a feeling this is Gerd H. or someone who I don't particularly want to ride with anyway?
    My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.

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    Maybe with accommodations and meals included, IF it were someone I knew I would gain a lot from by auditing. Maybe. But probably not.
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    So, the general consensus amongst the sane population is that it IS a ridiculous amount of money?

    I'm glad it's not just me being penny-wise.

    No, it's not Gerd.



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    That's too rich for my pocketbook!

    OK, spill the beans Mac. Who thinks they're worth that kind of dough just to AUDIT? If you don't want to out this person on the board, PM me.

    Ooh, ooh -- is it Pat P?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beasmom View Post

    Ooh, ooh -- is it Pat P?


    I would expect a Pat P weekend to cost at least that much! But aren't you supposed to walk away a horse trainer after being a novice at the start of the weekend from those? Not that I would pay a dime (would totally go for free just to see if there's anything of use and to have an opinion based on my own observations instead of so much hearsay), but that sounds like a totally likely one, except for the breeches.
    My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.

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    Default I vote NO

    If I'm not riding, I think that's a ridiculous amount to pay. I just spent $150 a day to ride 45 mins with a pretty well known trainer and it was worth it - but I was riding! I listened to him work with all the other people that came in for the clinic and it was interesting and useful - but nowhere near as helpful as actually riding with him.



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    I would ride in a clinic, but certainly would not pay that much to watch! Buy a video instead
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    No freaking way.



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    Are they handing out gold coins, caviar and Crystale to the auditors? If not...HELLZ TO THE NO!
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    if it includes lodging and meals that's fair. there are very few riders on the planet worth paying more than $60 a day to audit.
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    $450 is quite steep to audit, even if meals are provided. Three full days of watching....hmmm.....clinician better be super great and hopefully there is audience interaction involved.



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    OMG and I'm trying to decide if I should spend $50 to audit the USDF Adult Clinic!
    The economy must not be that bad if people can spend that kind of money on watching somebody!!!
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