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post #1 of 7 Old 08-23-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Boarding/Lessons/Leasing Costs

Just wondering what people pay for boarding/lessons and(or) leasing, and where. I'm just curious about the difference in costs, from place to place.

I live in Ontario, Canada. I board at a fairly new, hunter/jumper facility (2 years old). We are a "show barn". We attend all the bronze/trillium shows, and some attend almost all of the "A" (gold) shows. That being said, I pay $525 +hst, for board (indoor), $200 for lessons (twice a week), and then the obvious ferrier and vet bills. I pay $100 every 6 weeks for ferrier and vet varies due to annual shots, etc. So all in all, I pay about $900/month. Amazingly, for a higher quality show barn, it's not the most expensive place, but also not the cheapest.

What are your costs for boarding/lessons and (or) leasing?

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-23-2013, 02:54 PM
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I just nearly had a heart attack.

I never competed, I was only interested in training my horses... But I paid €240 full livery, €25 every six to eight weeks for a trim (€120 for four shoes) and €15 per lesson.. Once or twice a week.

If I paid as much as you I would have had to declare bankruptcy!
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-24-2013, 06:32 PM
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I'm in Ontario as well and pay $1500 for training board, plus $200 for shoes every 6-8 weeks.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-24-2013, 08:33 PM
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I paid $300 to lease whole farm.
-$120 for concrete feed every month
= $420 for 3 horses per month without hay budget...

If i needed training I would hire somebody to come to my farm to do training which costs $450 a month.

Then I pay farrier to do my 3 horses' hooves
-$30 per horse for trim
-$50 per horse for front shoes (only if I plan to trail ride often)

I don't do lessons since I own horses just for my own pleasure. I don't compete or ride often.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-25-2013, 05:20 PM
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I live in Vancouver, BC. Even if you're not at a show barn, board here can be anywhere from 500-1000. The place I'm looking at is 500 a month, right now I pay 70 per lesson for 45 minutes. If I need a lease day to work on my riding, if I give a specific enough time, it's only 30 dollars, and a ten dollar drop in fee for the ring.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-25-2013, 05:48 PM
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I live Montreal, Quebec and around the island there are different sections with different prices. In general I found the western barns further out to be the least expensive.
In the area I ride, board is around 550$ and plus (some in the 800$ range). I'm lucky, my barn is only 450 (taxes included) for full board, and my trainer doesn't charge extra for taking horses out to graze for example. Mind you it's a family run type of place, so it's more flexible than the big show barns. A lot of the boarders and students do show however, participating in both lower and higher level regionals. And then the farrier is around 40-50 for a trim, and shoes are like 40 each or something like that.
Group lessons are 35$ each and private is 45$.

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-25-2013, 06:18 PM
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I live in calgary and prices vary.closer to the city is more expensive. In the city is 380 for pasture board,700 for indoor board. Outside the city where id like to board is 250 for pasture board.farrier every 6 weeks can be from 35 for no shoes to 125 for all four shoes.if you do outside board hay is included but youd have to buy feed.indoors its included.lessons around here are about 45.00 per lesson.
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