Actually I think trailer in lessons are often more as they are then training both horse and rider instead of using a trained school horse that will make training the rider easier correct? I think that is a VERY reasonable price for the area and her expertise
Once in a while I will show at hazelwild in the winter. I have been showing at EKG (the ODSS series) and Rosemont, the VAHA series and then doing QH shows at Lexington... I think I'm going to do the one at Frying Pan Park this year too... I don't think I've been to Woodpecker, is it nice?
People at Hazelwild think its a terrible place, im not sure why. I love it. Its amazing IMO but only 1 outdoor ring and they just got a round pen. I love Beth, she breeds hunter ponies. I absoloutly love a pony she bred, his name is Stewart.
To me that price is reasonable. I pay more than that, and I am not even sure if my instructor is certified >.< hahaha.
She's alot better than the certified instructor I had a while ago though.. so I'm sure she is.
I take lessons from Christina. Her prices are less than most in this area but the quality in many ways is superior. I just sent you a PM but let me say here that I think she's a very, very good teacher. She has a good eye, a talent for communicating, and is a supportive teacher and is sensitive to the needs of the horse and rider. She has given me many "ahaa!" moments.
I am sure she'd be happy to let her audit a lesson. Just auditing, you would probably take away something useful for riding your horse.