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5th October 2009, 02:57 PM
How much do you pay for your lessons and how qualified is your Instructor? Also why do you use the Instructor you use?
5th October 2009, 03:36 PM
I've only had 2 instructors - you and the superman who taught us in Warwickshire.
I was recommended him by ConnieCob. He was £20/hr, didn't charge to travel as he lived just down the road, and I have no idea how qualified he was but he was excellent. He wasn't a competition man himself, maybe local stuff but he was too chilled out to be competitive. He's the kind of person who just likes to see people enjoying their horses and getting the most out of them.
5th October 2009, 03:39 PM
When I used to part loan I used a freelance instructor. She was just the one everyone else at the yard used which is why I used her, no idea how qualified she was or anything though. I paid £25 per hour.
5th October 2009, 03:48 PM
My current RI is a BHSII and charges £30 per hour but does not charge travel expenses.
I first booked a couple of lessons with her after a friend recommended her and I've carried on with her as both my riding and my pony have come on so much since she's been teaching us.
I really enjoy my lessons too :D
5th October 2009, 03:49 PM
My instructor is freelance. She is amazing. She is a BHSI, and it is £20 for half an hour and I think £40 for an hour (so far I have only had half hour with her on Mags). She is the best instructor I have ever had, and I improved more in 6 months of lessons with her than I previously had in my whole riding life. I just love her! She is brilliant with me and always makes me feel good about myself and my riding. I think that she has massive people skills along with her horse skills as she really gets the best out of you. I think she is always really busy, as well as doing private lessons she does riding clubs and things. I wish I could have more lessons with her than I do!
5th October 2009, 03:54 PM
Mine is £ for about 45 minutes 25 minutes. I ike him becuse he is positive and gives me something to work on for the next time.
5th October 2009, 05:14 PM
I paid £30 an hour but was not happy with the service I got. She's moved away to work now but there doesn't seem to be many instructors around.
5th October 2009, 06:52 PM
I have an AI, she went to do her BHSII but they failed her on how she worked a horse, they wanted it all rounded and short when she felt it wasnt ready and worked it long and low, so she gave up at that point
she competes advanced eventing been round all the big courses, rides up to advanced dressage as well, she is about £25 a hour she used to be £20 but put it up recently due to the fule prices, she is fab, she gives you loads of different things to try, explains things brilliantly knows loads about everything and reccommends things if your having probelms in other areas, like feeding and stuff, she is a really good allround horse person
5th October 2009, 07:44 PM
My instructor is incredible, she has been to the olympics, won burghey and world and european gold medals, but i dont think she is qualified! I dont pay for my lessons but think she charges about 30 a session, which could be 20 mins or an hour depending on what the horse needs.
5th October 2009, 09:28 PM
I use two trainers - my most regular is a BHSI who trained with/used to work for Pammy Hutton and competes Advanced Dressage. He comes to me and charges £30 (he normally charges £40) per hour. I started using him after I took Tibbs over for a lesson with a friend who had lessons with him before.
The second trainer I use every now and again, I go to him as he's just down the road, not sure what his teaching qualifications are or if he has any, but he competes Grand Prix level on is stallion and used to work for German Olympic trainer George Theodorescu and his daughter Monica, German Team Olympic Gold Medallist and he charges £35 hour. I use him because I love the way he rides and how well his stallion (which he's trained from a youngster) works.
5th October 2009, 09:45 PM
My instructor is a BHSAI and RWYM coach, she charges £30/hour at her yard, and is well worth it. I go to her because her lessons achieve the results I am looking for in terms of improving my riding, and as a result improving how Tali goes. I only have one lesson a month, but always find a lot to work on between lessons.
6th October 2009, 01:43 PM
i pay £25 for 45mins at trainers yard
or £30 at my own place.
shes competing GP and brought her own unbroken youngsters up to that level. shes a qualified instructor (BHSAI)
6th October 2009, 02:00 PM
I pay £20 for 1 hour although we regularly run over.
I don't think she has any qualifications. As I don't have a school at my yard I rang round all the other livery yards within hacking distance to ask about hiring them. Lessons came off the back of that as once I'd found a school to hire the yard owner offered to give me lessons when I asked her if she knew anyone.
Ironically I've not had lessons all summer as she's doing her BSJA course building so now I'm on the lookout for another local instructor!
6th October 2009, 02:49 PM
I train with Jenny Burgess she is a BHSAI and a Level One Centred Riding Instructor she has lessons with Francois Lemaire de Ruffieu, a master horseman and past member of the Cadre Noir. She lives not far from me and charges mileage and a fee which is very reasonable.
I was looking for a Kelly Marks instructor but without success and was recommended her by Gary Bosworth who has worked with Kelly and Monty but doesn't work with people with ridden issues.
I lost my confidence in myself and as a rider after a tragic life situation. It has taken me three years to rebuild my life and get back in the saddle. Riding my little mare was proving to be the biggest obstacle and in just two months Jenny has helped me reback her and start riding her again.
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