At Turbury we have an enthusiastic and dedicated team of 6, and 15 beautiful horses and we all share the same values and aim to provide riding opportunities for everyone. Our staff and external specialist trainers have a wealth of knowledge and experience, having competed at all levels of Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Show Cross, Hunter Trials, Endurance & Showing.
Dawn Lumb: Yard Manager
My interest in horses began as a small child with my parents hoping ‘She’ll grow out of it’. I started riding lessons aged 11 and after riding cows in the field for a couple of years my parents worried I was getting too big for them so agreed to buy a pony and after 6 months searching for ‘the one’ Remmy came to Turbury. Our career together spanned 20 years during which initially we competed with some success at Local Shows. He moved to West Cumbria with me where we competed at Local Hunter Trials and Endurance competitions.
Ten years ago we returned to Turbury to begin an Equestrian Diversification Project for the Farm. I picked up my Equestrian studies again having obtained BHS Stage 1 in 1994 progressed through NVQ Level 2 and BHS Stage 3 in 2006 and 2007 respectively. To support my training I competed on my mare, Steph at unaffiliated dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country Events. Following the successful expansion of the Equestrian business from a Livery Yard founded 2007 to include Training Facilities from 2009, BHS affiliation 2010 and BD affiliation 2015. I’m now concentrating on expanding the Events provision at Turbury.
Debbie Lodge: Yard Supervisor
I have worked with horses my whole career and have over 40 years experience. My qualifications include BHS Stage 1 & 2 Riding and Horse Management, PTT, BHS Stage 3 Riding and Riding and Road Safety.I have competed in most disciplines. I have worked closely with a Argentine ex polo player where I gained a lot of experience breaking in youngsters and working with problem horses.
Kirsty Rawden: Groom
I have ridden since the age of 3 and competed in a variety of disciplines throughout my time in the saddle to include mounted games, dressage, eventing, showing, show cross, hunter trials and team chasing. I have worked on a variety of yards from riding schools through to hunt and race yards. In 2013 I gained a first class honours degree in Bioveterinary Science at the University of Lincoln. I continued my education at Harper Adams University where I gained my Post graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy. I now have my own business; Kirsty Rawden Veterinary Physiotherapy (www.KRvet-physio.co.uk) and I am member of the National association of veterinary physiotherpists (www.NAVP.co.uk). I currently have an Irish Draught mare whom I hope to compete this coming season.
Lauren Sykes: Groom/ Social Media Organiser
I have ridden since around 10 and have continued my interest in horses. After doing my A-Levels I decided to pursue a career in horses so in a gap year did a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care. I then went on to do a Foundation Degree in Sport Horse Management and Coaching and a BSc (Hons) in Equestrian Psychology and Sport Science at Nottingham Trent University. Throughout my time at university I completed my BHS Stage 1, Riding and Road Safety and BHS Stage 2 Care. I have been a member of the Huddersfield Riding for the Disabled Association for 10 years as this is one of my main interest areas. I am currently working towards my RDA Coaching. I have been a member of Turbury since July 2015.