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Critter sitter 06-18-2013 05:07 PM

what is the cost of lessons in Maryland?
 
:shock:$600 a week?:shock:
I was told by a visiting person that the lessons in her home state were $50 a hour or $600 a week?? really?

WOW is all I can say are they really that high out there?
Makes me happy I am in the midwest.

morganarab94 06-18-2013 05:19 PM

Here in VA it's only like 40 for a one hour lesson once a week or 120ish a month.
600$ a week...well..I wouldn't pay that. :shock:

freia 06-18-2013 05:21 PM

Here in Washington it's about $40-$45/hour. Most invoice monthly, and the monthly rate of course just depends on how many 1-hour lessons you have total. That's English lessons.

QtrBel 06-18-2013 06:16 PM

25-60 depending on instructor and whether private or group. I pay 200 a month for my son and he gets 5 group lessons a month. If he didn't have a horse at home to work with he'd be in at least two lessons a week and we may move to that if he gets interested in anything other than what he is doing now. Was that maybe a month? A week maybe if you board your horse with the trainer and both are being trained multiple sessions and you are very upper level with an elite trainer. I've had lessons in Maryland and paid no where near that amt.

farmpony84 06-18-2013 06:20 PM

It depends on the type of lesson you are taking and who you are taking them from. I pay $80 per hour for a private lesson (AQHA) but there is a great schooling barn just down the road from me that charges $30 per hour for a group lesson (Hunt). I also know a place that will give you AQHA lessons that are private for $25 per hour...

franknbeans 06-18-2013 08:03 PM

Depends, as usual, on location and somewhat on discipline.
HEre is an example of a h/j type barn, in the "closer" suburbs.
Lessons at Columbia Horse Center

My reining trainer charged me $50/hr on my own horse....

but if you are farther away-like Hagerstown, it is probably cheaper.

futuredoctor 06-18-2013 08:27 PM

I'm probably going to this fancy place that charges $60 per hour.

Skyseternalangel 06-18-2013 08:30 PM

It's around about a dollar a minute for average trainers, but some of the more accomplished trainers tend to want somewhere in the region of $70-95 per hour.

updownrider 06-18-2013 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Critter sitter (Post 2835282)
:shock:$600 a week?:shock:
I was told by a visiting person that the lessons in her home state were $50 a hour or $600 a week?? really?

I'm not sure why someone would pay $600 a week for lessons when you could pay $50 an hour. $600 a week is 12 lessons at that rate. Who takes 12 lessons in one week?

farmpony84 06-18-2013 08:50 PM

$600 is probably a training fee where the trainer rides and maintains the horse. It's probably for the month. Around here it's around $600 to $1200 per month and it usually includes a lesson per week, sometimes more.


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