Originally Posted by mac007
I'm in Eastern Ontario and I've gotten quotes from about 15 barns in my area and all were the same price range. Seems that's what my area is!
If you want to ride a show horse, then you must be taking two lessons a week, which is $250. Otherwise, it's a schoolie for $140 for once a week lessons. Some of the schoolies are more advanced for sure, but are not comparable to the show horses. This is actually the average price range for my area. Other barns I've seen once a week has been: $185, $150, $160, $190. These are all 60 minute group lessons.
Things are more expensive in eastern Ont but to pay $1,000 a month to ride schoolies is a lot to pay.
Where I am you can get a private lesson from experienced proven coaches for about $100.00 on your own horse.
In a lesson barn ( barns where showing is a priority) they will charge more with group lessons running about $50-$75 per week and private about $100.00 per week. In both cases that is one lesson a week.
In some of the more general barns ( the non showing kind) it will range from $30.00 to $50.00 for group to about $75.00 for private on their school horses. Again at once a week.