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Average price to AUDIT BNT/BNR clinic?

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  • Average price to AUDIT BNT/BNR clinic?

    The title basically says it all.

    I'm curious to know what the average cost is to AUDIT a clinic given by a big name...

    There is one next week and they are charging $50/day, which seems expensive to most I have spoken with.

    I'm actually riding in the clinic but, if I want my husband or barnmate to come - its $50/day...

  • #2
    That actually sounds low to me. Many clinics charge $60-75/day to audit. It depends who the clinician is, of course.

    Many clinics also allow one person to audit for free with each rider.


    • #3
      EAP is $30 a day to audit and that includes lunch! (With Melanie Smith Taylor)


      • #4
        $25-75 depending on the perks. If they include lunch it is usually more.


        • #5
          Some clinics will also allow a 'groom" to attend for free - might check on that w/ whoever is putting on the clinic. A couple of years ago a bunch of us went to a clinic; most of the people in the clinic were jr. riders from our barn. One kid borrowed my horse so I wanted to watch them...I didn't get charged, however a couple of the parents who just DROVE their kids to the clinic were charged $50. I thought that was outrageous

          Where I am (midatlantic) clinic audits are anywhere from $10 - $75


          • #6
            I have seen normally $50-75 per day & it includes a lunch.

            I went to watch Frank Madden last Nov for $20/day. The organizers really treated the auditors well, great seating, great lunch spread & I thought that was a steal!

            What I like about EAP is they offer FREE auditing to everybody that applied, but wasn't accepted (at least they did the initial year). Sadly I only saw 1 rider who took advantage of it. Unless they have changed it though, the auditing fee depends on what the host facility wants to charge. I have seen $25-50 per day & the parents had to pay to watch cause each rider only got 1 extra pass.
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            • #7
              I charged $45 a day for the Bernie Traurig clinics I organized. Riders got one person in for free, everyone was fed breakfast, lunch and there were drinks and snacks all day long.


              • #8
                Originally posted by Rel6 View Post
                EAP is $30 a day to audit and that includes lunch! (With Melanie Smith Taylor)
                I'm sad that I can't go BOTH days...I can only go Sunday. My daughter wants to have her 8th birthday party on Satuday! Can you believe it??? doesn't she know I want to go audit?


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Giddy-up View Post

                  What I like about EAP is they offer FREE auditing to everybody that applied, but wasn't accepted (at least they did the initial year). Sadly I only saw 1 rider who took advantage of it. Unless they have changed it though, the auditing fee depends on what the host facility wants to charge. I have seen $25-50 per day & the parents had to pay to watch cause each rider only got 1 extra pass.
                  That's really cool! I don't know if they still offer free auditing to people who apply, but its a really good idea.

                  I know that the EAP is $30 a day including lunch and each accepted rider can bring one person for free.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by myalter1 View Post
                    I'm sad that I can't go BOTH days...I can only go Sunday. My daughter wants to have her 8th birthday party on Satuday! Can you believe it??? doesn't she know I want to go audit?
                    Which zone are you auditing? I'm riding in the zone two 1.20m section and I'm super nervous!


                    • #11
                      LOL Zone 2 - at Centenary. I have a friend who got accepted and I am going to watch her ride. Besides, I LOVE auditing. I didn't get any work done when there was the live feed from Wellington of the George Morris Horsemanship Clinic. It was like auditing from my desk. Don't be nervous! Just go ride! (ok, I can say that. I'm too old for EAP and I have a super green OTTB who is only starting to jump cross rails!)


                      • #12
                        the Greg Best clinic I am planning to audit it $25 a day.

                        The Rodrigo Pessoa one coming up though is $75. And when George Morris was here earlier this year, he was charging $100!


                        • #13
                          Yeah, the GM clinic here is $100 for auditors...
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                          • #14
                            The Rodrigo clinic at the Sonoma Horse Park is $75 for one day or $125 for both days. This includes seating in the Antares VIP tent with meals both days by the number one caterer in Sonoma County. There will be wine, this is after all the wine country. The Sonoma Horse Park doesn't do anything by half measures believe me! The investment will certainly be worthwhile!!!

                            This is the first time he has ever done a clinic here in the United States, I would say that may be worth the investment alone! He is going to do a question and answer session during the day with the auditors also.

                            Hell I'd pay that much just to look at him, what a cutie pie he is!!!! Yes I will be working the event so I get to stare at him for free! I'm one lucky old lady!!!! Love them cute little boys!!! Gawd I've turned into a dirty old woman . . .. . who knew?

                            If you want any inside details please pm me. We have a killer event planned! This is not your run of the mill clinic!!! First class all the way!
                            Last edited by Brookes; Apr. 13, 2011, 12:26 PM. Reason: more info
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hunter_Lady View Post

                              I'm actually riding in the clinic but, if I want my husband or barnmate to come - its $50/day...
                              It is really common to have each rider get a free auditor included with the cost of riding in a session. Do check with the organizer to see if they offer that opportunity.


                              • Original Poster

                                She has been specifically asked if non-horsey husbands had to pay to come watch and they do. The only people who are excused from the audit fee are one parent/day of any underaged riders.

                                Also, I was surprised to find out that the $50 audit fee doesn't include any food or refreshments either. Neither does the $450 clinic fee (plus stall, haul in, bedding, etc.)

                                The only "perk" is the rider that brings in the auditor gets a $10 credit toward the haul in fee.

                                Live and Learn...

                                Regardless of all of that - I'm SUPER excited for this weekend!!!!! Wish me luck.


                                • #17
                                  I use to audit the GM clinic at Hunterdon when I was in college back east (this was 2001 or so). It was $50 and included a morning snack (like bagels or muffins) and coffee and lunch.

                                  A couple of years ago I audited GM at Karen Healey's barn here and it was $75, which included lunch. I think last year it was gonna be $100 just to audit for a day.