Located on 60+ acres in Thomasville off of Old Greensboro Rd, between High Point and Lexington, the Equestrian Center offers a full service equine training, lessons, and sales facility. Surrounded by rolling hills, Kirkpatrick Farms has many large pastures with four-board wood and electric fencing. Trails and paths have been cut through the surrounding woods, which along with natural streams running throughout the property provide a great area for trail rides. The program offers hunt seat equitation lessons for all ages and skill levels on a variety of safe school horses and ponies. In addition to competing regularly at hunter/jumper shows, we also offer a variety of other riding opportunities including clinics, summer camps, off-site trail rides, gymkhana games and much more.
Shari Kumiega has been involved in the ‘A’ show hunter/jumper industry for the past 25 years as rider, teacher, trainer and judge. Shari has worked extensively with nationally renowned trainers including Patty Heuckoroth, Ken Berkely, Val Renihan, Russell Frey and Todd Minikus.
Shari has trained many horses from their first ride that have gone on to successful placings in the International Hunter Futurity as well as green working hunters and amateur/owner jumpers.
Shari has also taught many successful students including 1994 winner of the Maclay regionals as well as NCHJA medal winners. She has taken many riders from their first walk/trot experience to being very successful and competitive on the ‘A’ show circuit. Shari’s passion is to turn out knowledgeable, confident horses and riders.