2008 Show Report
by Elizabeth Moore. Summary of the 2008 show year, interesting statistics.
In 2008 TheDonkeyShowSite was created to offer a place to provide information to donkey show enthusiasts about show dates, show results, and much more. Many miniature donkey owners spend lots of time & money & effort in the process of showing their donkeys. TheDonkeyShowSite documents all of this hard work by entering all NMDA show results in to a database so that in the future all donkeys’ NMDA show data can be tracked & followed as time goes on.
In 2008 there were
16 NMDA sanctioned shows
464 individual miniature donkeys shown
2,751 total entries
Figuring conservatively, at $10 per class, a total of $27,510 was spent just for entries.
An estimated $10,000 more for stalls, another $7,000 for office fees, totals to the amount to $45,000. This number does not include shavings, hotel rooms, & miscellaneous expenses.
Hidden costs such as all the time show planners and managers who donate their time & talents for free are impossible to evaluate, but suffice to say that without these generous people, the shows would not go on.
And this was just for NMDA sanctioned shows!
These numbers show that the amount of money transferred into local clubs and economies alone speaks to the importance of showing the miniature donkey.
We are presently linking ALL show results to their respective clubs’ web pages if available.
If you would like your show results listed on TheDonkeyShowSite, please contact Elizabeth Moore firstname.lastname@example.org