My services fall into three price tiers:
- $40/hour: Any combination of private riding instruction and horse training
- 30 min ($20): Only available for new clients wanting a brief look at how I teach, or families scheduling multiple riders in the same session
- 45 min ($30): Recommended for adult beginners or younger intermediates
- 60 min ($40): Recommended for intermediates on up who are riding regularly and want to learn as much as they can per session
- $28/hour: Any combination of group riding lessons (2-6 people), saddle fitting, pre-purchase horse evaluation, showing a sale horse to prospective buyers, and shopping for horses/tack/trailers/whatever else
- $20: “Rainy Day” classes, where groups (2-6 people) learn more about horses and how to care for them from the ground. Location varies.
Although I do not charge a trip fee, I do require appointment length minimums to cover the cost of travel. The requirement is I must earn at least $1 per mile. For example:
- For a one-hour private lesson ($40), I will travel up to 40 miles round trip.
- For a half-hour saddle fitting ($14), I will travel up to 14 miles round trip.
To help meet the minimum, you can schedule multiple services for one trip or I can try to schedule multiple clients in the same area. For long-distance appointments, such as evaluating a sale horse, the appointment length minimum decreases if you drive. If your situation falls in a gray area, let’s talk and we’ll work something out.
Group trail lessons are charged at a flat rate. Additional riders from the same family get 50% off.
- $50 for a 1.5 – 2 hour lesson, usually local and for less experienced riders or horses
- $70 for a 3 – 4 hour lesson, often farther away and for more experienced horse and rider pairs
Clinic rates are negotiable based on distance to facility, number of attendees, and length of clinic.
Payment is due at the time of service. Cash and checks are both welcome, but there is a $20 fee for returned checks. Please make checks payable to Kristin Schuett.