We want to congratulate everyone for a great year in 2014.
CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING OPEN FOR SCHOOLING
Starter, Beginner Novice, and Novice Levels
High Point Equestrian Center has designed a cross country course with special consideration for green horses and green riders to build confidence and enjoyment in cross country jumping. A wide variety of jumps, including traditional variations of post and rails, as well as, coops, ski jumps, pallisades, ramps, tables, brush boxes and more. Jumps vary in height from one foot to three feet with courses for Starter, Beginner Novice and Novice levels.
Varied terrain includes open fields, wooded lanes and hills. A complete show schedule for High Point Equestrian Center's Schooling Horse Trials and information on signing up for Open Schooling can be found on our Shows and Clinics page.
Click here for a complete 2013 Show Schedule and 2014 Prize List for our schooling shows..
Our goal is to offer exceptional Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horses for sale as well as for use in our lesson program. These horses have exceptional athletic ability that you can improve your skills on, but can also be safely used for the beginner rider as well. We offer classic training for horses and riders of all levels.
In 1996, Lester Murphy took a group of students on a riding holiday in Ireland; this trip proved to be the inspiration for the formation of High Point Equestrian Center. The students that rode with us in Ireland recognized a clear difference in the rideability, athleticism and safety of the Irish bred horse compared to the horses they were used to riding. The Irish horse enabled our riders to safely do things on horseback they didn't know they were capable of doing. We went for mile long gallops, jumped stone walls, ditches, banks and water jumps. And yet, upon returning to America, some students were afraid to canter around the arena on the American school horses. The Irish horse inspired trust and confidence in the riders. So much for the theory that the relatively inexperienced rider "wouldn't know a good horse if it bit them in the but". High Point Equestrian Center was formed with the idea of providing Irish bred horses to our students.
It is the Irish bred horse that makes the riding experience at High Point Equestrian Center distinctively different and special compared to other riding stables. Working and riding in America and Europe taught Lester Murphy that the two most important ingredients to a quality riding experience were the quality of the horse and the quality of the instruction. To better achieve the quality of instruction, he trained with the British Horse Society, whose reputation for producing knowledgeable and capable trainers is respected world-wide. Lester Murphy also studied, and/or worked with many highly respected trainers including Grainne Sugars, Iris Kellet, Gisla Holstein, Jane Sleeper, Bruce Davidson and
Kevin Babington to name a few.
High Point Equestrian Center actively imports quality Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horses from Ireland. These horses are all for sale, however, the same selection of horses are
regularly used for lessons. All horses are selected for their willing and easy temperaments, as well as outstanding athletic ability. High Point Equestrian Center also breeds the Irish Draught, Irish Sport Horse and Connemara Pony from a selection of Registered Irish Draught mares that were imported from Ireland.
High Point Equestrian Center is a combined training facility offering lessons for the beginner through advanced rider in dressage and jumping. We offer a high quality riding environment that fits all levels of riding experience.
But best of all, we offer use of outstanding lesson horses that provides beginner and advanced riders with horses that will be able to improve your skills, rather than hold you back.