Here's an idea. Charge a two tier entry fee. ____ for owner/ amateurs, and ____+ (fill in the amount) for pro entered dogs. The pro's don't throw birds, they don't don't Marshall, they don't help at the trial in any way. The owners don't don't Marshall, they don't throw birds, they don't help at the trial in anyway. In all fairness they are busy (trainers that is), but why not charge them more to pay to offset the cost of running a HT or FT? The pro's come to HT and esp FT and run the owners dogs. The owners/pro's don't add any benefit to the club other than the entry fee. Should the pro's pay more for the cost of entering a HT or FT. Since that is the only way they participate? This thread is not about the pros, they are hard working souls, it is about who shoulders the burden of hosting events. Point is a person with one or two dogs are regularly asked to volunteer their time as well as their entry fee, while the clients, via the pros, are not. Are not a charitable few being taken advantage of? Why should the the person who has one or two dogs pay their fee AND be expected to work the event, while the client only pays the fee? That is the question I will be asking myself in the future.