Shawn has over 20 years of professional experience in training, showing, and riding. He enjoys coaching his riders as they attend competitions throughout the east coast. Also, Shawn competes successfully in the hunter and Grand Prix rings.
Shawn believes that a strong, solid foundation is the key to riding success and that a mastery of fundamental skills will allow more complex skills to develop with ease over time. While he knows that it takes hard work and determination to become a good rider, he also believes that it's the true love of horses and the sport that makes an exceptional rider. His easygoing, low-key manner helps him to relate to riders and horses without the pressure that comes from intense practice.
Shawn's students have competed and ribboned at some of the top shows in the country, as well as qualifying for Zone Finals, Pony Finals, the National Horse Show, and Devon.