We don't just make good riders, we make good friends!
Turning Point Show Stables offers hunter/jumper lessons for children and adults, in a relaxed professional setting. We offer private and group lessons on our safe, experienced school horses and ponies .For those who have their own horse we welcome truck-ins. We suggest beginner riders start with private lessons to ensure safety and correct learning from the start. As a rider progresses they may wish to join a group lesson, which includes 2-4 riders with similar skills. We suggest that riders take at least one lesson per week to ensure consistent progress.
Lessons include instruction on tacking up, grooming and horsemanship as well as riding. Once students are comfortable grooming and tacking up on their own, students are expected to have their horses ready at the appropriate lesson time.
Our lesson program involves coordinating schedules of instructors, riders and horses. Riders are strongly encouraged to maintain regular lesson attendance and be ready to ride at their scheduled time. This assists in program management and student progress.
In the event a student is unable to attend a scheduled lesson, the student must provide sufficient notice to Turning Point Show Stables.
APPROPRIATE RIDING ATTIRE
Approved (SEI/ASTM)riding helmets must be worn at all times
Hard soled boots with a ½ inch heel. Paddock boots are preferable
Jodphurs or Breeches are recommended.
17 Stumpfield Road. East Kingston, NH
603.289.2969 -- 603.580.2997
Turning Point Show Stables attends shows from the local level to the AA and national level. We feel that showing plays an important role in the education of both horse and rider. However, students have the ability to show as much or as little as they would like. Showing is a personal decision for each student.
Some of our junior riders strive to qualify for national finals such as the ASPCA/MACLAY, USEF/PESSOA Hunt Seat Medal, or the USHJA/USEF National Junior Hunter Finals. Others prefer to compete at the MHC (Mass Horseman’s Council) Finals and the NEHC(New England Horsemans Council) Finals. Our younger and newest riders prefer to stay at the local level with one day shows and smaller venues, such as North Shore Horseman's Association.
Sheryl’s daughter Devon MacLeod has had enormous success in the show ring with her three ponies: Leap of Faith, Me First, and Ever After. In 2007, Devon and Leap of Faith won the Zone 1 Championship finals in Children’s Pony Hunters, NHHJA Pony Medal Championship, and the Maine Pony Medal Championship. In 2008, Devon and Leap Of Faith were champion at the NHHJA Children’s Medal, The Maine Children’s Medal, and were 3rd at the Mass. Mini Medal. In 2009, she was 13th at the USEF National Pony Medal in Lexington, KY and won the prestigious MHC Mini Medal Finals. In 2010, as a 12-year-old, Devon had success in the Big Eq. ring aboard her horse, Shotgun - she qualified for MHC Finals and was called back to test in the top 20. She also competed succesfully at the NEHC finals and Maclay Regionals. In 2013, Devon qualified for and competed at the ASPCA National Maclay Finals in Lexington, KY. In 2014 Devon was Reserve Champion at the MHC Finals .Many of Sheryls other students have had impressive wins in as well: In 2010, Mercedes Chambless and her beautiful mare Christian’s Grace were Champion in the Children Hunter Division at St. Clements Saratoga Horse Show, and she was named best child rider on a horse while Victoria Knight was Reserve Champion in the Children’s Hunt Seat Equitation Challenge at the Zone 1 Finals. In 2014 Abbigale Gerrish aboard her horse Vinicitores Legacy finished 10th in the MHC Jr Medal and in 2015 she was 4th in the MHC Jr Medal aboard her other horse Algarve and also was 12th at the Zone 1 Maclay Regionals. Which qualified her for the prestigious Maclay Finals at the CP National Horse Show. She also qualfied in 2014 and 2015 for the USEF Pessoa Hunt Seat Medal in Harrisburg PA. In 2015 Lilly Manion and her beautiful hunter Pocage Marblesian were Champion at Saratoga in the Childrens Hunters and also Champion in the Limit Equitation division, which then also earned them the title of best child rider. In 2015 Aine Cronin also earned a great ribbon at the MHC finals and was 5th in the MHC Adult Medal.