How much did the high school 4-H contestants spend this week?
KTXS took a look at all the expenses that go into being a horse show stud.
We found that the average cost of participating in this year's show was around $600.
Horses from all over the state camped out in Abilene this week, and that meant their owners had to pay a pretty hefty fine.
While some participants were able to skim by on only $200 -$300 dollars, others paid nearly $2,000 in fees.
Costs rack up everywhere from stall fees to entry fees and even medication to keep their contestants in top shape.
The number of horses competing this year was down by about 80 compared to last year. According to the Abilene Conventions Visitor's Bureau, the profit will be slightly down too. The $1.7 million will be likely down to $1.5 million for various reasons including the raise in gas prices.
According to contestant Hailey Hill, the prices are mainly due to the upkeep of her horse, Howard.
"About a thousand dollars, we've been here since Sunday with the stall fees and just us eating and of course keeping him fed and his medication." Hill said.