Shannon grew up in Kansas City showing at all levels of competition starting with walk/trot and is still competing today. Shannon continued to train horses while attending and graduating from Park University with a degree in Business Management. As young as 15, Shannon was riding horses for clients in the barn in the open divisions. She has a natural talent and a strong work ethic necessary to be successful in this industry.
Shannon has shown many National Champions in English, Country, Driving, Side Saddle, Hunter and Show Hack. She is considered one of the very successful ‘coaches’ as her amateurs and Junior Exhibitors have been winners over and over. She has successfully guided children as young as 3 all the way up to the 55 and over competitors.
Paige has been riding and working with the Arabian breed for over 20 years. As her knowledge of horses grows so does her appreciation. She believes that working with Arabians requires developing a relationship, and to do so requires more than just admiration, it requires understanding and patience.
Lessons and training with Paige include more than just riding technique, riders will gain knowledge that translates to enjoyment, which turns into success. Paige’s exemplary and versatile youth career began in 1999 and resulted in multiple Arabian Horse Association (AHA) National Championships, National Top Tens, and Regional wins in Equitation, Trail, Hunter, and Western Pleasure. She has also earned the AHA Rider of Excellence Champion.
She was on the Kansas State University Equestrian Team where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She taught lessons for youth riders at Puzzleface Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming and later served as a wrangler for wilderness hunting trips in Wyoming.
Paige comes to Beethe Arabians eager to share her experience and continue to expand her knowledge of horses and the majestic Arabian breed. The opportunity to train riders of all ages at the Scottsdale Equestrian Academy is a dream come true for her. Paige has a unique ability to communicate with horses and to assist others in building successful relationships that will last a lifetime.
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