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    08-19-2009, 11:16 PM
  #1
Weanling
How much do you pay for Lessons?

I'm curious. It's been a long time since I've taken lessons. The last time I did, it was $35.00 for an hour group lesson riding a school horse.

I was just poking around online and it seems that rate in my area is now up to $60.00 per hour.

Can you share what you pay. Is it private, group, your horse, or school horse?
     
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    08-19-2009, 11:18 PM
  #2
Trained
I pay $35 for 1/2 hour private, $50 for an hour. I think group in my area is $40 for an hour.
     
    08-19-2009, 11:27 PM
  #3
Weanling
Your horse or school horse?
     
    08-20-2009, 09:14 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Our prices:

1/2 hr intro private: $38
Hour non jumping school horse: $38
1/2 non intro non jumping school horse: $45
Hour jumping school horse: $44
Hour lesson w/o school horse: $30
1/2 hr private w/o schoool horse: $38

We have a dressage instructor who comes regularly who charges $65 per 45 min private lesson. And worth every penny!

And a grand prix rider who comes periodically who charges $75 per 1 1/2 hr group lesson and completely worth it.
     
    08-20-2009, 09:20 AM
  #5
Foal
$50 per lesson, which is actually quite cheap for my area ($55-60 is typical). Technically half hour privates, but they end up being more like 40 minutes since my trainer doesn't have anyone after me. I ride school horses and ride hunter/jumper.

ETA: Puck, where in CT do you live? I live in Fairfield County and recently started lessons again and $50 for a half hour was by far the cheapest I found. Though I'm assuming your lessons are done on your horse, which would explain the reduced rate.

ETA2: I wouldn't mind group lessons, but at my skill level I find it very difficult to find a good group. Basically, people who have been riding as long as I have usually have a horse of their own and get to ride much more frequently. The groups I've found tend to be more of a beginner level or a very advanced level with people who own their own horses and jump much higher than I do.
     
    08-20-2009, 09:24 AM
  #6
Weanling
My barn charges $20 for 30-45 min group lesson..either using your horse or a school horse.
     
    08-20-2009, 12:34 PM
  #7
Started
I pay 670€ (954 USD) for 21 group lessons. They are 60mins long.
I ride school horses.
     
    08-20-2009, 12:36 PM
  #8
Green Broke
$30 for 45 mins private...I got VERY lucky finding this trainer! She's awesome AND reasonable!

My last trainer charged $35 for an hour double lesson and $40 for an hour private.
     
    08-20-2009, 12:43 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I can either pay $10 for an hour lesson or work off my lesson by doing chores around the barn. And I can use either my horse or a school horse, but usually people use the horse that they are assigned to(the horse unofficially becomes "your" horse).

The lessons are usually one on one, I've never seen a group lesson.
     
    08-20-2009, 01:18 PM
  #10
Weanling
Lets see...

It is $30 per lesson which lasts about two hours. Or you can pay $250 for a block of 10 lessons.
Private lessons cost $50 and also lasts two hours.
You can either use your own horse or one of the lesson horses.

But I work up at the stable I ride at so I get free public lessons.
     

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