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Riding Lesson Expenses

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How much do you pay for individual private riding lessons?

Less than $25
5%
47
$26-$35
14%
143
$36-$45
18%
182
$46-$55
16%
166
$56-$65
11%
114
$66-$75
6%
58
$76 or more
8%
79
I don't take or pay for riding lessons
23%
242

Total votes cast: 1031

Comments & Write-in Answers

This is what I charge.

5/19/2014 10:59:29 PM

Never have, never will. Hasn;t stopped my being repeated multiple state and national champion

5/19/2014 8:13:34 PM

That was a few years ago.

5/19/2014 7:07:10 PM

Mustang Janet

5/19/2014 6:50:07 PM

Depends on instructor, wkly instructor is $45, advanced instructor I ride ~ once per 8 wk $75

5/19/2014 6:16:14 PM

I am an upper level rider.. the beginner in this area is looking at 46 - 65 for 45 - 60 min lesson

5/19/2014 6:09:26 PM

only it is driving, not riding

5/19/2014 4:15:08 PM

We're trail riders, but sometimes (after a fall) I think I should reconsider lessons !

5/19/2014 8:28:40 AM

i grew up in western riding and took four english lessons. i was told i didnt need them.

5/18/2014 4:03:18 PM

Sometimes my coach gives me one for $65

5/18/2014 4:37:27 AM

No time for riding caring for 19 equines without assistance.

5/18/2014 2:11:29 AM

It's so expensive to take lessons in my area that I only take one a month.

5/17/2014 11:28:26 AM

I need to get a instructor ! But im saving for a dressage saddle

5/16/2014 6:59:59 PM

I pay $25 per lesson but your categories above do not capture paying this amount.

5/16/2014 9:16:06 AM

its to expensive!!!

5/16/2014 12:25:08 AM

35 for 1 hour lesson

5/15/2014 11:02:54 PM

Don't go on a regular schedule, only when family budget allows.

5/15/2014 9:16:57 PM

It used to be $115. Double that for clinics

5/15/2014 7:42:09 PM

Our horses past and present make the best teachers . A few good books too. They all teach patience!

5/15/2014 4:56:06 PM

its 25hr here

5/15/2014 2:07:19 PM

About 45mins. Don't waste instructors time...be mounted and ready!

5/15/2014 1:33:31 PM

At my barn from a friend involved in therapeutic riding

5/15/2014 11:59:47 AM

I study the best, as much as I can: Buck Brannaman, Ray Hunt & Dorrence Brothers

5/15/2014 5:41:15 AM

Also trade for my horse's use as a lesson horse.

5/14/2014 11:16:26 PM

I give beginner lessons for $30 each

5/14/2014 10:37:21 PM

Worked for my lessons - had best teacher who loved getting help.

5/14/2014 10:03:54 PM

I am in Perth Western Australia

5/14/2014 9:19:53 PM

when I can get her to come out to my place

5/14/2014 9:15:36 PM

$35 for private 30 min

5/14/2014 9:14:24 PM

Granddaughter gives me lessons. She's fourth level dressage.

5/14/2014 8:11:51 PM

I find learning through experience nurtures a natural rider a lot better than trainer's opinions.

5/14/2014 7:58:26 PM

$60 for 40 minutes dressage

5/14/2014 6:43:55 PM

Dressage= once every 5-7 weeks

5/14/2014 6:12:29 PM

I give private lesson at $50.00 a hour

5/14/2014 6:09:20 PM

30 $ for local trainer and up to 115 for dressage clinician

5/14/2014 5:43:24 PM

Great teacher- would be cheap at twice the price. $60 for 1st class dressage lessons is cheap!!

5/14/2014 5:38:24 PM

Probably should take lessons, but not looking to compete just enjoy

5/14/2014 5:27:02 PM

per lesson

5/14/2014 5:20:13 PM

Private English riding lesson

5/14/2014 1:28:15 PM

my trainer only gives private lessons

5/14/2014 1:24:42 PM

our privates are an hour

5/14/2014 12:30:51 PM

You get what you pay for. Better trainers charge more, rightfully so.

5/14/2014 11:33:34 AM

cutting

5/14/2014 11:22:36 AM

my instr. is also C.H.A. certified

5/14/2014 10:52:17 AM

For a one hour lesson.

5/14/2014 10:52:17 AM

$45 for a generous hour on my green/difficult OTTB mare. Worth every penny!

5/14/2014 10:37:17 AM

That's the going rate here, but I'm not enrolled.

5/14/2014 10:29:15 AM

I no longer take lessons, but when I did it was $35/half hour

5/14/2014 9:23:00 AM

$30 dressage; focus on correct basics, not a big name but excellent teacher

5/14/2014 7:39:04 AM

It's a little more if my trainer travels to me.

5/14/2014 7:26:17 AM

That's for an hour.

5/14/2014 1:45:47 AM

For 1/2 hour private lesson

5/13/2014 10:44:04 PM

That's with her coming to my place and on my horse.

5/13/2014 10:32:40 PM

don't take lessons anymore

5/13/2014 9:21:14 PM

I have been riding, breaking and training horses and herding cattle for over 65.

5/13/2014 7:49:54 PM

My neighbor is a nationally-known clinician-gives me red. rate $40 pr hr, usually does clinics only

5/13/2014 6:55:43 PM

The trainer travels to my location

5/13/2014 6:26:03 PM

I have traded paintings for lessons (I'm an equine artist).

5/13/2014 5:42:37 PM

We do not have any available trainers here.

5/13/2014 4:57:07 PM

$35 an hour standard in my area

5/13/2014 4:54:43 PM

I haven't had a lesson in 25 yrs. I may start back up though as I contemplate a switch to Dressage!

5/13/2014 4:27:27 PM

$50 for a 50 minute dressage or jumping lesson

5/13/2014 4:17:46 PM

I pay $25 plus a $5 tip for an instructor coming to my house. At the barn $35 for group lesson, NC

5/13/2014 3:44:21 PM

I work with horses in a professional capacity, but I believe that $35-$40 is standard.

5/13/2014 3:40:49 PM

Though I don't have the money, I wish I could take some private lessons

5/13/2014 2:06:16 PM

At our barn it's $45/ half hour, $65 for an hour

5/13/2014 1:47:59 PM

$65 for private lesson with dressage trainer that travels 2 hours to my barn

5/13/2014 11:34:59 AM

But if I did it would be about $30.00

5/13/2014 9:01:21 AM

My trainer stays with me when she comes to town in lieu of me paying for lessons.

5/13/2014 8:54:16 AM

Depends on which coach I'm working with. Anywhere from 40-65 cdn

5/13/2014 8:34:22 AM