Syndication

About Syndication

What is syndication? Horse ownership syndication is when a group of people come together to purchase shares in a promising horse for a professional event rider. These shares not only cover the actual cost to buy the horse, but the annual costs needed to maintain the horse. For example, if you are joining a horse ownership syndication which offers 10 shares, then you and 9 other people will own that event horse and help maintain the costs of your event horse on an annual basis. The good news is that all of these costs are usually predetermined, and syndications come in many affordable price ranges!

What Does Syndication Cost?

Because you share costs with your fellow syndicate horse owners, you don’t have to be rich to be a syndicate horse owner! The shared costs for owning and maintaining an event horse can vary greatly. In some cases, we already own talented and successful horses but do not have the financial means to continue to campaign them. In these cases, some riders may opt to sell a portion of their horse in exchange for annual maintenance support—enabling them to continue with training and competing.You can join a syndicate already in progress or you can gather a group to purchase a syndicate together. For example, maybe a group of friends from your barn want to form a syndicate group. (The accomplished racehorse Funny Cide is a great example of a successful venture among a group of friends)

Buy In: This is the one-time amount you pay to purchase your share of the horse. 

All of Infinity Sport Horse LLCs syndicates buy ins are priced at $1000 to keep it affordable for all! 

 

Annual Maintenance: This is the annual cost you contribute to keep your horse going.  The Annual Maintenance cost helps cover yearly lessons and training, competition entry costs, monthly boarding, shoeing, equipment, tack, veterinary care, insurance, trailering, and shipping to international destinations. This cost will vary based on the competition level of the horse and rider, but generally range from $20,000 to $40,000 annually. This cost is split equally among the syndication members—(it would cost a syndicate member $2,000 a year for a horse requiring a $20,000 annual maintenance fee split among 10 owners).

Infinity Sport Horse LLCs syndicate's annual maintenance for our syndicated horses are priced at $5 a day! Less than most McDonalds meals!  

Tax Advantages: As a syndicate horse owner, you may enjoy tax benefits.

(Courtesy of Tennant Sport Horses)

WHY SHOULD YOU BE A TEAM HORSE OWNER?

The United States Eventing Team needs you! During the first half century of Three-Day-Eventing, all international teams were produced from national armies, and so horses and riders were chosen and paired by command authority. Until about thirty years ago, our United States Equestrian Team continued that tradition of centralized matching on a voluntary basis. Today, however, riders are responsible for choosing, owning, and supporting their mounts. The costs have risen to the point where single ownership by a rider or sponsor has become largely prohibitive—making it virtually impossible for a top level eventer to compete in international games without unprecedented third-party support. We have the riders we need to win in the international arena. These riders, however, simply do not have the means to acquire the horses they need to be competitive. In short, the US needs more high-performance horses to support them. How can we all contribute to this need? Through an affordable and exciting opportunity called syndication.

WHY OWN THROUGH AN EVENTING SYNDICATE?

Chances are you are a horse lover and an eventing fan. All of us talk about helping our top riders (and those who are nearly there), but mostly we have limited ourselves to making cash donations to the USET Foundation. Although this foundation remains important to the future of our sport, it does not bring with it the phenomenal excitement of being directly connected to the top levels of eventing through horse ownership. Past and current owners can relate once-in-a-lifetime thrills at national championships, international events, and world games. The satisfaction of being an integral part of a top rider’s success—one that helps the US Team win a medal—is almost indescribable. Syndication provides nearly all of us with this opportunity—the ability to help our US Eventing Team regain its past glory while giving us in return all the privileges and benefits associated with horse ownership

 

Types of Ownership


Upper Level Team Prospect
The ride to the highest levels of eventing is just as exciting–if not more so–than being at
the destination. To be a part of the behind the scenes action of training sessions, thrilling
international competitions, and the highs and lows of producing an elite partnership of
horse and rider are all part of the rewards of owning a three day event horse.


Resale
The horse business is always a gamble and everyone involved has the hope of making a
profit—although there are no guarantees of doing so. It’s exciting to find a horse with raw
talent and then develop him into a potentially profitable and competitive prospect.

To Join, please contact Shannon at (815) 814-5179 or through email at Shannon@InfinitySportHorse.com for brochures and contracts!