In my experience trials in the 70s, 80s and 90s (my era when Britain produced many world class riders) there were over 150 riders entered every weekend, full of families. Trials these days are full of solo's with the odd Father/mother and Son/daughter team. There is no soul in the sport.
Some Youth riders have support, but many talented riders don't . We've been there!
If you want world class trials riders we must find ways of encouraging youths to continue with the sport and not venture into mx/enduro, football etc.
We now compete in mx where entries are full and competition is very hard, but you get a sense of a big family! I've not had that in trials for years!
You never know it might bring some money into the sport !!!