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The Real Cost of Owning a Show Horse

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-08-01T15:09:13Z

Photograph by Andy Richter/Aurora Photos/Corbis

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Riding Lessons

If you fall off the horse, you've got to get right back on. Lessons instill such confidence. While the Pavillion Farm in North Salem includes lessons in its fees, not all farms do. Ten lessons at Select Show Horses, about 40 minutes each, run $300. At the Green Heron Farm, four one-hour private lessons run $260. According to the American Horse Council, it takes 100 hours of instruction to become a proficient pleasure rider. You'll also need breeches and a good pair of boots.

$6,500: Initial riding lessons -- Green Heron Farm

$540: Grand Prix Elite Field riding boots for practice -- Saratoga Saddlery

$114: Two pairs of Devon-Aire Ladies Full Seat Breeches --

Running Tally: $140,377