Address: 26947 County Highway 34, Kasson MN 55944
Email: turncrest@kmtel.com
 
 
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Events in Kasson, MN


Turn Crest Stable offers a variety of camps for all levels of riders.

 
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Campers learn not only how to ride, groom and tack up the horse they are going to use, they learn how to give a horse a bath, clean and care for the equipment they are using,
horsemanship and care of horses. Riders ride about 1 1/2 hours every day, camps are from 9 am – Noon and/or 1 – 4 pm.
Riders get to ride a different horse each day and all TCS school horses are trained to ride Western and Hunt Seat.
In the 3 day camps all beginners are started in Western tack, in the week long camps riders also learn how to ride Hunt Seat (English).
During the camps riders are taught a different game each day and on the last day a “show” is held for parents and friends can come watch, ribbons are awarded.
After every camp the rider if offered a FREE riding lesson to come back and experience what the weekly lessons are like.
For more information on what goes on during a camp click on
Camp and lessons info & rules
 
 
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If you have any other questions feel free to call (507) 634-4474
orEmail – turncrest@kmtel.com
 
 
 

Lessons

Rochester Minnesota Horse Riding Lessons consist of three riders or more riders, riders must be 8 years old or older and must have proper riding apparel.
Call about our new 5 – 6 year old half hour classes.
Check out our Turn Crest Riding Club for students
of Turn Crest, First meeting November 17th at 1 pm.
Come and see what it is all about.
GROUP AND PRIVATE HORSE RIDING LESSONS OFFERED
Stop out and meet our school horses they are the best in the area.
 
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Frequently Asked Questions
Riding Lessons
Q) How do I schedule a lesson?
A) Please email turncrest@kmtel.com or call 507/634-4474

Q) What is your cancellation policy for lessons?
A) All lessons need to be cancelled by noon the day of the lessons by phone or email or you will be charged the full price, if cancelled before noon a makeup time will be set up within 2 weeks of the missed lesson. Only 1 make up per month. If a make-up is set and you cancel that lesson no other make-up is set up, the lesson is lost.

Q) How do I pay for my lesson?
A) Payment is due at the end of the month for the next month’s lessons, so if riding in May payment is due by the last day of April. Or there is a late fee added.

Q) Do I need a riding helmet before I come to my riding lesson?
A) No TCS have some that you can use, once a rider becomes a weekly student they must have their own. The Saddlery on the farm has them in stock to buy.

Q) Do I need to have riding boots or special clothing before my riding lesson?
A) No, riders can wear long pants and hard sole shoes when starting for the first month. If you sign on as a weekly student paddock boots and breeches are recommended for English riding, Western riders my wear long jeans and will need a pair of boots. For summer riding NO tank tops are an allowed, must wear tight fitting t-shirt or polo shirt. This makes it so Vicki can see the poster of the rider.
The Saddlery on the farm has everything a rider will need to buy.

Q) Is there anything else I need to wear for my riding lessons?
A) Please come in jeans, leggings or riding pants. Shorts are NOT allowed. Please come dressed to accommodate the weather.

Q) What happens if my instructor needs to cancel a lesson?
A) If Vicki cancels a lesson that lesson will be made up.

Q) What’s an Evaluation Lesson?
A) It is an initial first lesson. If a student has not ridden before it is a half hour lesson private or with another new student to educate the student – step by step – on the grooming and tacking up process.
Then the student is evaluated riding the horse, this a half hour class, cost is $20.00.

Q) My parents watch the lessons?
A) YES we encourage the parents to even learn how to groom and tack up the horses, you are welcome to watch the lessons from the side lines, viewing room or sitting in the sun outside if the weather is wonderful. Small children are required to be quiet while the lesson is going on, we have a swing set area where the can play away from the riding arena.
 
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NO dogs are allowed on the farm.
If you have any other questions feel free to call 507/634-4474 or email us at turncrest@kmtel.co
Riding lessons are offered Monday – Thursday starting at 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30 pm
Lessons are grouped by levels and as the riders move up they may be moved to different times, Western, Hunt Seat and Jumping lessons are offered. School horses are available for use in lessons
TCS offers many programs throughout the year with year round riding in our Indoor arena.
Check out our Little Riders program for 6 – 8 year olds, our regular lessons for older youngsters and our Adult program for those that want to get riding again.
Turn Crest is located 10 miles west of Rochester, MN on Hwy. 14, right on Dodge county 15 to stop sign and then left into our drive.
 

Instructors

Rochester Minnesota Equestrian Center
 
Vicki Holst, owner and instructor of Turn Crest Stable, has owned a stable in Kasson for 20 years. Before that she taught in Eau Claire, Wisconsin as well as Mayowood in Rochester. Vicki is a graduate of Pacific Horse Center of California and she is a Double Certified Instructor. Vicki’s riding career started with a little red pony that she rode up and down the roads and has come full circle to the instructor she is today. Starting with the hunter circuit and then moving on to the jumpers and doing western pleasure as well as horsemanship along the way is what makes her the all around instructor of today. Vicki has riders who are winning in the local shows as well as breed shows all over the United States. The student who’s who list has included riders that have gone on to win national honors in the Hunter/Jumper world, POA and Appaloosa shows. She also has national breed year-end high point winners, ROM’s, and Championship winners that she has instructed.
The move back from Eau Claire to Rochester started the task of turning an old farm into a riding stable 20 years ago. There was the building of a 60×150 indoor arena, an outdoor arena, 30 stalls, wash rack, and heated viewing room in the indoor arena. There are other improvements to come so stay tuned. Vicki’s goal has always been to inspire riders to learn as much as they can. This is why when students come out to ride they are taught not only how to ride the horse but also how to groom and tack up the horse they are going to ride. Vicki says, “I always wanted riders to know the basics so that if they go and ride somewhere else they will know what they are doing.” Vicki has worked with Quarter Horses, Paints, Arabians, Saddlebreds, and of course Appaloosas. Vicki gives the biggest credit of her teaching to her wonderful equine instructors. These 12 school horses have helped teach riders from the age of 5 through the age of 50+ to learn how to ride. “Without these great horses my program would not be what it is today!”
 
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