The Sonoma Horse Park in Sonoma, California has announced that they will be waiving entry fees for all Young Hunter and Young Jumper classes in the 2017 show season. With more than a dozen young horse classes each week throughout the show year, this amounts to thousands of dollars lost for the event, but they insist that is not their priority.
“We want to support the development of young horses and encourage riders and trainers to show young horses,” show organizers said in their announcement.
The no-fee divisions include the following:
Sonoma Horse Park is the largest series in Northern California, and set in one of the most picturesque locations in the world with wine country to the north and San Francisco to the south. With gorgeous show grounds, a veteran show manager in Sally Hudson and generous rider incentives such as waiving young horse fees, Sonoma is making its mark.