The cost of gas would be an issue for me personally, but we have a young girl at my barn training horses for someone (I assume she's getting a little money out of it, but still) her parents drive her and drop her off many times per week. - I'm not really sure how far away they live, but I thought I saw out of state plates on their car, so at least 40+ minutes. - Maybe you'll get lucky.
Anyway! Like other people said, try to offer chores/work in exchange. And figure out/make arguments as to how it will "help" you in the future (college, etc.)