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  1. #21
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    Cost of pet sitting/babysitting/house sitting while you are away competing.

    Cost of groom, assistant, etc. at competition.

    Facility fees (cross country schooling, racetrack, etc.)

    Massage, accupuncture, chiropractic, etc.

    Fitness training for rider.

    Insurance

    FWIW, 10 years ago, by sister calculated that it cost MORE than $10,000 EXTRA (beyond the cost of keeping the horse and competing locally at Prelim) to campain a horse at Advanced / 3*.

    I am sure it has gone up since then.
    Janet

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).



  2. #22
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    What about riding clothes/equipment for you? Breeches, boots, helmets, etc.?
    A proud friend of bar.ka.



  3. #23
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    I forgot to mention I keep my horse at home, so the $14,000 does not include private board.



  4. #24
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    I would include major medical insurance, the minimum mortality required to maintain it in your annual budget. I'd also include set up of an emergency fund in your year 1 budget. Perhaps the larger of 4 months of board & full care for your horse (in the event you are injured) or the co-insurance costs for colic surgery & care during recovery.



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