The Real Cost of Owning a Show Horse

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-08-01T15:09:13Z

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Clothes, For You and the Horse

Riding is its own little world, with its own standards of etiquette and style. That said, you'll spend a lot more time grooming your horse than grooming yourself.

$820: Show clothes including breeches, shirt, jacket, belt and gloves -- The Tailored Sportsman
$120: Troxel Grand Prix show helmet -- Troxel Performance Headgear
$85: DVD on how to braid your horse, and the yarn -- Ruthann Smith

Running Tally: $170,323