About Turning Point Show Stables
Turning Point Show stables is located less than 1 hour north of Boston in New Hampshire’s seacoast region. Turning Point Show Stables is a full service hunter jumper facility which sits on over 30 acres of beautiful rolling fields. We are also located just minutes from the scenic town center of Exeter.
Turning Point Show Stables is geared not only to the active show rider but also beginners who would like to learn correctly from the start. We offer boarding, training, lessons, sales, leases, camp, and an IEA team. We compete both locally and on the national "AA" circuit.
Here at Turning Point Show Stables we pride ourselves on individualized care for horse and rider. We emphasize bringing back fun and learning horsemanship from the ground up. Please call or visit us for more information. Visitors are always welcome!
Sheryl MacLeod is the head trainer, owner and manager of Turning Point Show Stables. Sheryl is a highly regarded hunter, jumper trainer with more than 25 years experience. She has coached many of her students at top local, A rated and national rated horse shows. She is an active member of USEF, USHJA, NEHC, MHC, & Maclay and sits on the board of directors of the North Shore Horseman’s Association.
As a junior rider, Sheryl trained as a working student at a large hunter/jumper/sales facility and rode competitively in the Medal/Maclay. She graduated from college and pursued a career in the travel industry before returning to the horse world, where she spent 15 years managing and training at one of new englands largest hunter/jumper sales barns before starting her own farm.
Sheryl works with her students to instill the importance of understanding the fundamentals and to build confidence. Recognizing that each horse/rider team is an individual, she helps riders and their horses develop their own unique cooperative partnership built upon trust and confidence. Her positive teaching style fosters the love of the sport, and helps riders achieve their individual goals. She is a dedicated, organized coach who has the ability to work well with students of all ages and levels.
Megan Martin began her riding career in Miami, FL. She began competeing on the "AA" circuit with Jennifer Beiling at the age of 7 and as she matured as a rider she gained catch-rides from and was able to ride with trainers such as Scott Stewart, Steve Heineke, Jay Matter, Geoff Teal and Mindy Darst. After a succesful junior career at some of the top shows in the country she attended Skidmore College, where she competed on the IHSA team and was voted MVP her senior year. She also placed 4th in the prestigious Cachionne Cup in Los Angeles, CA. During college Megan became one of the few people to win both the Ralph P. Symmes Junior Medal Finals and the Con Cunklin Adult Medal Finals.
Megan specializes in ponies and kids and has a fantastic eye for what makes a true “A” circuit pony hunter. With years of experience both showing and training ponies at the top level, she has a knack for making ponies easy for their children. With a fun teaching style that emphasizes sophisticated riding, Megan helps her students achieve their winning goals.