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Response to MissMarple (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:03 PM

11. I thought it was emblematic.

Most people who own those horses ARE wealthy. The riders and the caretakers may not be, but those "champeen" horsies cost a pretty penny. How many Olympic level horsies are owned by poor folk? I'll bet the answer is none.

I couldn't afford this kind of money--I don't know many who can:

http://www.graemont.com/understanding.php
http://www.graemont.com/for_sale_virtual.php

http://www.businessinsider.com/romney-dressage-cost-expensive-olympics-ann-rafalca-horse-2012-8

According to Gorenstein, a dressage-trained horse can cost anywhere from $60,000 to $100,000, but that's just the beginning.
The uniform can also cost upwards of $12,000. Here's the breakdown:
The shadbelly coat: $879.
The top hat: $400.
Britches: $379.
Gloves: $62.
Silk tie: $100.
Custom boots: $1,000.
"That doesn't include anything for the horse, like a saddle," Gorenstein said....


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