Question: Are equestrians rich?

People involved in the equestrian disciplines tend to be either ultra-wealthy or ultra-poor. The elites own lots of acreage spread across multiple properties. In Ocala, there are a lot of seasonal residents who reside there only during the months of competition.

How do equestrians make money?

Showjumpers earn most of their money by winning prizes at competitions. Prizes can be worth thousands of dollars. But it is likely important for most showjumpers to have a secondary job, like running a horse barn, offering riding lessons or doing grooming.

Is being an equestrian expensive?

My short answer is yes; from paying for riding lessons and competition fees to spitting out money for the upkeep of a horse, the average amount people spend on horseback riding is $4,000/yr. Having an idea of some of the expenses that come with horseback riding can help prepare you for what to expect.

Is Equestrian only for rich people?

People involved in the equestrian disciplines tend to be either ultra-wealthy or ultra-poor. The elites own lots of acreage spread across multiple properties. In Ocala, there are a lot of seasonal residents who reside there only during the months of competition.

Who is the highest paid showjumper?

A total of only eight riders in the world made over £1million last year, purely from competition winnings. McLain Ward was in the saddle of HH Azur - one of the top earning horses - claiming second place in the ranking with £1.31million.

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