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Photo ©2014 Erin Gilmore, Horse & Style Magazine

Program

McIntosh Stables is a full-service barn that takes an active role in the care and welfare of the horses under our charge. We offer a full service training program for horses and riders of all ages.

Head trainers Colin and Toni McIntosh oversee the entire program, with a specialized focus on those riders preparing for competition. McIntosh Stables is supported by a talented and highly experienced team of assistant trainers, who assist with coaching and handle training and barn management in Colin and Toni's absence. The team of head coaches and assistants work hand in hand and take pride in their solid training and coaching abilities. Our team is such that you can expect the same high quality level of coaching and training while Colin and Toni are away competing, as you will when they are home.

We believe that regular and consistent movement contributes greatly to the horse's mental health and body condition. Each horse in our training program gets out of their stall every day. On their day off they get extra long turnout time in our large turnout, and a free lunge if needed.

We utilize our large and medium-sized turnouts, free lunging and lunging with a Pessoa rig, customized workouts on our Classic Equine treadmill, training rides and lessons to create a custom program for each horse. There is a trainer at the barn 7 days per week. Our program consists of two lessons per week, in addition to professional rides. Since there is no static formula that can be applied when dealing with horses, we customize each horse's program depending on horse ability and client goals.

Most importantly, there are always highly trained eyes on your horse. We perform morning and evening checks on the horses every day. In this way we can constantly assess and maintain each horse's physical health and disposition.



The McIntosh Club

McIntosh Stables also offers The McIntosh Club. With so many riding schools in the area offering lessons by the hour, McIntosh Stables decided to offer a program that stands apart from the others while encouraging riders to deepen their involvement in horses.

Our busy sales business works hand in hand with the McIntosh Club, making A-circuit quality horses with proven show records available to those riders who don’t own their own horses.

The McIntosh Club is a riding program designed to step dedicated riders into the show ring and to maintain the high quality show horses that McIntosh Stables makes available for lessons. After the first month in the Club, riders are required to commit to taking two lessons a week. We also offer full- and half-lease options.

McIntosh Club members are also encouraged to participate in horse shows as a way to assess their progress.


Kids Club

McIntosh Stables is excited to introduce Kid's Club for the 2015 school year. We give students, elementary through high school, the opportunity to come ride and hang out at the barn on Monday and Wednesday afternoons 4pm-6pm. We have small group lessons starting from beginner to intermediate/advanced jumpers. After the lesson students are invited to hang out, help groom and do homework with their barn mates. Horse owner, trailer-in, and boutique clients welcome. Show quality school horses available. Please contact us for more information.


Pony Club

McIntosh Stables, as a recognized Pony Club Riding Center, is now proudly offering the opportunity for riders of all ages to rise through the ranks of Pony Club.

What is Pony Club?

"The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. started in 1954 to teach riding and the proper care of horses. It is based on The British Pony Club, which was created in 1929 as a junior branch of the Institute of the Horse. Since then, Pony Club has expanded to many countries around the world, with the main goal being to promote sportsmanship, stewardship and leadership through horsemanship." -United States Pony Club Website

Fees

McIntosh Pony Club Registration for Non-Members: $500
McIntosh Pony Club Registration for Existing members: $400



Includes

  • United States Pony Club National Dues (2017)
  • Middle California Pony Club Regional dues
  • Embroidered McIntosh Stables Shirt
  • Embroidered McIntosh Stables Saddle Pad (new members only)
  • Badge Program Workbook (Includes badges as earned)
  • Medical Armband (new members only)
  • The USPC D-Level Horsemanship Manual by Susan Harris (new member only)
  • The USPC C-Level Horsemanship Manual by Susan Harris (D2 rated member only)
  • Rally Equipment as needed

  • Rallies: $120 per 2 hour session

    Please Contact McIntosh Stables for enrollment or questions.