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        07-02-2014, 12:53 PM
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    Beginner Lesson Rates

    Hello! I am fairly new to this site but I just had a question

    So I've been riding for over 8 years now, I have an associate degree in Equine Science, and I've been teaching beginner lessons for a little over a year at a dressage barn.

    Now my lesson program has flourished from 5 lessons a week to well over 20 and I've had a consistent clientele (I haven't lost many students) and I have gotten a lot of good feed back from my students and from my own instructor that I'm doing a good job.

    My lesson rates, as set by my riding instructor is $33/45 minute lessons and I only see about $9 of that money (costs go to using the arena and school horse for lessons) and I'm curious if this seems fair? I feel like I should get more like 10 per lesson...I'm not saying I'm all that or anything lol I just feel like I should get more since this program is growing as quickly as it is and I want to see if this can turn into a career for me.
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        07-02-2014, 01:09 PM
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    Foal
    Where I ride it is one of the cheaper in my area and it is

    $45/45min-1hour
    $30/30min
         
        07-02-2014, 01:19 PM
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    Trained
    Quality Dressage instruction around me is typically $60-$100 per hour outside of a clinic.

    That being said, the few trainers I know that are not using their own horse or facility are getting about half of what they charge.
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        07-02-2014, 01:36 PM
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    Quality Dressage instruction around me is typically $60-$100 per hour outside of a clinic.

    That being said, the few trainers I know that are not using their own horse or facility are getting about half of what they charge.
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    So I should probably be getting closer to $15 per?
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        07-02-2014, 01:48 PM
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    Foal
    All in all prices very greatly based on your location but it does sound like you are doing an awesome job so perhaps see if you can get a bit of a "raise". I took a course last summer with a woman from another area was shocked at how low us locals got paid for lessons because she charged her area standard which was like 3 times as much.
         
        07-02-2014, 05:05 PM
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    Green Broke
    When I was teaching lessons under another trainer (using their facilities and horses), I only saw $7-8 of it :/ Granted, those were beginner Hunter/Jumper lessons--though, there isn't much difference in price point between the two in my area.

    If you feel its unfair, have a chat with your head trainer.
         
        07-05-2014, 06:03 PM
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    Green Broke
    1) you don't pay liability ins 2) you don't have to feed and care for the horses being used for the lessons. 3) you don't have your own arena. You need to consider this before you start asking for more money.
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