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Making Money with Horses
 By Saferaphus   •   7th Mar 2018   •   689 views   •   0 comments


I was once told by a woman that as a youth rider, a company that specialized in equine health products used to ‘throw money at her’ when she competed. Apparently for her, being sponsored by this company was the only way she could afford to compete with her horse. We know that competing with horses can be very expensive. Most of us have to be creative with our budgeting and do things like sacrifice new shoes for entry fees. Extra money can be helpful. So how do we go about getting some money thrown at us?

Grants and Bursaries
Bursaries are amounts of money given by clubs, businesses or associations to worthy recipients or organizations. For some, all you need to qualify for a bursary is to be involved in the horse industry. Others may have stipulations, like getting points on show circuits or volunteer activity. For example, the American Quarter Horse Association has grants for organizations that offer therapeutic riding, so that they can fund their volunteers, trainers and other staff. Many universities offer bursaries to students. And many discipline organizations offer bursaries to riders. Eventing Queensland offers a bursary as does Dressage Canada. Protexin Equine offers bursaries to youth riders in any discipline. Check with your country, state, or province horse association, as these often offer bursaries and scholarships.

Scholarships
To earn a scholarship, you usually have to get good marks in school. Some scholarships are offered to those in equine studies, or they may be given to young equestrians in any university or college program. The AQHA, Pony Club, and American Association of Equine Practitioners are just three of the dozens of scholarships offered.

Sponsorships
Companies with something to sell often offer sponsorships. A lot of responsibility comes with a sponsorship. Usually, once you’ve got a sponsorship, you have to use their products and display their branding wherever you go. That might be a specific helmet cover, jacket, saddle pad or banner on your horse trailer or stall door. You might get money, or you may get free or discounted gear or products. In return you have keep proving you’re worth the company's expense through your performance, connections and the respect of your peers and others you come in contact with.

With a sponsorship You are becoming a representative of the company and Getting and keeping a sponsorship means you have to work at being professional and work with the company. Getting sponsored isn’t quite having ‘money’ thrown at you. Your relationship with a sponsoring company or organization is more like a paycheck than a hand out.

While many sponsorships are available to youth rider, it may be possible to find sponsorships for adult riders and educators too.

A Paycheck
A paycheck isn’t as glamorous as the other options, but it is the option open to most of us, especially if we’re don’t qualify for things like scholarships and bursaries. Part-time, or full-time jobs, exchanging work for lessons or other services, or catch riding a horse shows, are just a few of they many ways you can help fund your horse habit.
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