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how much money do riding instrutors make? #equine #riding

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Jaymi,


As usual with most careers, a riding instructor’s salary can vary based on years of experience, geographic location, certification, and specialty. Indeed.com cites a yearly salary of about $39,000. Simplyhired.com quotes a yearly salary of $35,000.


Generally an instructor will charge from $25 to $40 per hour for a group lesson, and $45 to $60 per hour for a private lesson. The facility that hosts the lessons may be entitled to a portion of that fee, especially if they provide lesson horses for the students to ride. Attending students generally contribute to the instructor’s travel expenses when they require coaching at competitions.


Common perks for instructors can include housing on the farm, free board for a horse, use of farm horses, and paid show entry fees. As independent contractors, most instructors are not offered paid health insurance.


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Equestrian events have steadily grown in popularity through the years, and there is always demand for good instructors. It is quite possible for most experienced equestrians to follow this career path if they are committed to the endeavor and take the time to build up a steady clientele. Adding certifications and continuing education only increases the riding instructor’s potential for success.


See more in: http://animalcareers.about.com/od/Careers/a/Riding-Instructor.htm


All the Best!

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