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17/04/2007, 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
17/04/2007, 12:19 PM
About $55 each from where I'm from, and that's just 60 mins.
There ½ day programmes in the school holidays are $195. Sod that for a box of soldiers.
V. expensive 'hobby' and at 4½ I'd be guiding her into something a teensy bit more affordable. LOL
17/04/2007, 12:22 PM
here an hour is about 160 dollars but it also varies according to riding school too
17/04/2007, 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.
17/04/2007, 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
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
17/04/2007, 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.
17/04/2007, 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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