|Turkey Creek Stables
San Antonio, Texas
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Horseback riding lessons appeal to both young and old. Turkey Creek Stables provides English riding lessons on a private or group basis. All lessons are $30. Lessons are taught Tuesday through Sunday.
Private lessons are by appointment only and are one half hour long. All students must begin in private lessons. Once a student learns to tack, walk, trot, canter, and jump a crossrail on at least three different horses, he/she may choose to enter a group lesson.
The group lessons meet at the same day and time each week for one hour. There are three to seven students in a group, and students are expected to allocate time for tacking and untacking their own horses.
Dressage lessons are available via private lesson only.
We have four instructors available to teach lessons. All lessons are scheduled through Barbara, at 210 496-0154.
Senior Instructor Bios
Cathy began riding when she was five years old under instructors Orly DeHoyes and Col. John Russell. Cathy's mother, Barbara Black, brought Turkey Creek Stables in 1974. Cathy became a professional, riding and showing for Turkey Creek, at the age of 18, and has shown on the professional circuit in the Southwest U.S. ever since.
Cathy trains horses and ponies professionally and specializes in dressage and junior's hunter/jumper horses. She has worked with Richard Howard, Hans Biss, the late Franz Rockawansky, Locke Richards, the late Jurgen Mainzer, and Mary Wanless. She has also trained eventing horses and competed successfully in the Area V Adult Team championships from 1990-1999. On the eventing circuit, she has worked with David and Karen O'Connor and Mike Huber.
Cathy has won such awards as: SWDC/ABIG Champion 3rd and 4th level, SWDC/ABIG Reserve Champion 2nd and 4th level, and Area V Novice and Training Champions. She has received scores as high as 89% at Training level and 86% at First level. She has trained her horse, Anja, through I2, and has brought numerous horses to Fourth level.
Cathy restricts her student base to serious riders who own or lease their own horse.
Above: Cathy Sleeper riding Nighthawk (deceased 2004) at the 2003 Region 9 Championships.
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