That's alright then, I was thinking i'd have to cough up the $1300 or whatever it is almost as soon as I applied!
As for NEGS, I havnt ridden much with those instructors. I've been told they're good, Sarah's got a dressage book published and Gina almost made it onto the Aussie olympic eventing team at one stage. I did have a couple of group XC lessons with her about 2 years ago. From what I can remember she taught well.
As for the horses, I don't know any of them anymore. When they got the new instructors in they got rid of alot of the schoolies and got new ones (i presume better ones..)
I think they have cheaper lessons if you use one of they're lower level instructors (no idea what they're like..)
I guess the only way to find out is to try it! If I were to start lessons again i'd probably go there. I know what you mean about the price though! I used to get an hour private lesson for $40!