I guess I'm just wondering what ya'll have discovered regarding the level of your show horse and the profit it gives your stable in return. Obviously the show entries are higher, the riders are more expensive, but the payout is higher, too. Does it really all work out to be better in the long run if your geldings are at higher levels?
The vast bulk of my money actually comes from my higher level horses. You just want to maximize your riders. So, if you have 4 level 9 riders with 30 horses between them? Either condense your riders by shuffling horses, or find some more level 9 horses.
Not condensing your riders down is going to be your major money drain when it comes to showing.