Around here, St. Louis, it is $15-25 per individual use. Say for one person to come and ride. If someone wants to rent the arena for an entire day, for a clinic or a club event more, maybe $150-200.
Just a side note, you will have clean up afterwards. You will have manure in the arena and on your gravel parking lot. That is why, I think your best bet is to rent the entire barn to one person.
They do that all the time around here, your main renter will take care of the everyday clean up and maintenance of the horses and the barn. And you can negotiate on the larger things, like cutting grass, repairing fences and maintaining the footing in the arena and round pen.
If you do individual boarding all of that is left to you alone. You will have several different people keeping different hay, grain,tack so you need room for all of that.
Where as if everyone comes in with one trainer, mostly there should be less drama, than with 7 or 9 individuals.
With individual boarders what if someone doesn't feed their horse, or is behind in board, has no hay, or even dumps the horse on you? With a trainer that is their problem.
And the best part is if it doesn't work out, you only have one person to kick out.
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Last edited by Taffy Clayton; 03-07-2013 at 08:38 AM.