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How much does horse riding lessons cost?
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 11:33 AM
How much does horse riding lessons cost? I'm thinking of letting my 4.5year old do it.
But like to know the costs involed
I'm in Newcastle NSW
Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:19 PM
About $55 each from where I'm from, and that's just 60 mins.
There ˝ day programmes in the school holidays are $195. Sod that for a box of soldiers.
V. expensive 'hobby' and at 4˝ I'd be guiding her into something a teensy bit more affordable. LOL
Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:22 PM
here an hour is about 160 dollars but it also varies according to riding school too
Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:59 PM
As a competitive rider with own horses/land, why do you want to start riding lessons??? Especially at 4 1/2. It's too young for formal lessons, it is a very expensive sport, unless you or DH are horsey it is hard, if they like it they'll nag for ever to buy a horse and then the "fun" really starts.
If your kids really want to ride, wait until they are 7 or 8, and if it's still in favour try it then. Most pony clubs wont take kids of 4 1/2 for very good reasons.
Incidentally, costs could be anything from about $40 - $80 hour for kids.
Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:35 PM
wow I didn't think it would be that much..
She loves horses, and was thinking it would be good. But now I think she can do something else. lol
Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:38 PM
I can only agree.
I think it would be so hard to ride when family is not in to horsey. The few kids I knew who rode, without horsey family just struggled.
Of course if you are a horsey family, it is the best best best sport a family can have.
But of course I am VERY biased
Posted 17 April 2007 - 03:47 PM
I took dd (8) on an hour long trail ride last week and it was $33 she totally loved it. It was guided and the instructor led her. After we finished I booked her in for a class which was $40 for an hour. She MUCH preferred the trail ride and was even a bit bored in the lesson, rekons she already knew all of that!! Pfttt.. her third time riding and all!!
With a 4 year old I might take them to a farm stay and let them have a pony ride or three or four rather than bothering with lessons.
Posted 17 April 2007 - 03:54 PM
I'm really interested in this as I came from a horsey family, despite not being terribly horsey myself....I ride like a sack of potatoes
Has anyone had lessons at Cennential Park in Sydney?
Oh, sorry for hijacking yr thread
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