At Newbury we believe riding, training and showing should be pleasurable and enriching experiences for both horse and rider. We strive to foster an environment based on open communication that promotes teamwork, learning and an unwavering pursuit of excellence. Whether you want to go to indoors or start a green hunter we will work with you to identify attainable goals and provide a formula by which you will successfully achieve them.
Cory Hardy (Trainer)
Cory has been involved with horses for over twenty years. Cory is a Massachusetts licensed riding instructor and holds a BS in Journalism from Boston University. He trains students for the hunter, jumper, and equitation rings. His students have earned top finishes at both regional and national finals, as well as wins in the Grand Prix ring. In recent years Cory has won several Regional Hunter Derbies and earned top finishes in the Professional Hunter Divisions at such shows as WEF, Lake Placid, The Hampton Classic, and Indoors while also enjoying success in the Grand Prix ring. He has also trained horses and riders to earn tri-colors at Harrisburg, Washington, The National, and WEF circuit championships.
Jean Sheptoff (Business Manager)
Jean enjoyed a successful junior career under trainer Timmy Kees, placing at the USEF Medal Finals, USET East Coast Medal Finals, and NEEC Junior Medal Championships. Jean also earned the Reserve Champion at the Zone 1 ASPCA Maclay Regionals. In 2007 she earned the top finish in the Adult Medal 23-34 at the New England Equitation Championships and in 2010 she made her Grand Prix debut and won the $35,000 Fieldstone Summer Showcase Grand Prix on "Peaches". Since then she has earned top placings in several other Grand Prix's as well as the High A/O Jumpers. She has won several Hunter Derbies and tri-colors in the A/O Hunters at top shows such as WEF, Lake Placid, The Hampton Classic, Harrisburg, and the National Horse Show.
Jean has an undergraduate degree in Marketing and earned her MBA in General Business Management from Bentley University in Waltham.
Julie Bergquist (Assistant Trainer and Manager)
Julie has been involved in the horse industry for over 40 years, both as a competitive rider and instructor. She ran her own successful operation, Facet Hill Farm, bringing students from the beginner stages of riding right up thru the upper levels of the sport. Many of her students have gone on to succeed on the “A" circuit competition level. Julie's positive, individualized teaching technique encourages all riders to excel and achieve their individual goals within a fun, upbeat environment.