Here's What It Costs To Compete In Dressage

NPR’s Dan Gorenstein has ccalculated the price tag to compete in dressage, the Olympic sport made famous this year by Ann Romney, whose horse is competing in the London Games

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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