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flobbleflobble Wed 15-Jun-05 13:21:31

DD wants to have some riding lessons - how much should I expect to pay, and how long should the lesson be at age 5? What is the maximum number of beginners that should be in a lesson?
And any other tips on the subject appreciated! Thanks!

pedilia Wed 15-Jun-05 13:26:34

it varys very much according to area, lessons are normally one hour expect to pay anything from £25 upwards, some riding schools have a lower age limit so you check with each one. Group lessons can have from five people upwards, again depends on the riding school. Where do you live ?

turquoise Wed 15-Jun-05 13:34:57

Half an hour would be ample at first for a 5yo. My dd is 7, she currently has a private half hour at £17.50, and hopefully very soon will move to a group hour at £14.50.
Make sure wherever you go is BHS approved, it should state this in the yellow pages or wherever.

Enid Wed 15-Jun-05 13:35:51

dd1 (5.5) will be having 20 mins for £7

flobbleflobble Wed 15-Jun-05 13:42:15

I have just been quoted £17 for a lesson with 6-8, and £12 for a lesson of 4. Both half an hour - seems pretty pricy!

Kittypickle Wed 15-Jun-05 13:44:13

DD (6) used to have half an hour for 6 pounds.

Eve Wed 15-Jun-05 13:45:33

Where I am (Hampshire) its about £15 for 1/2 hour... plus £1 for hat hire.

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