Shannondale Farm promotes a well rounded riding education by hosting clinics and events regularly to advance the knowledge of our local equestrians.
World-Class Indoor Arena
Featuring a Two Level Viewing Area, Lounge, Kitchen, and Climate-controlled Tack Room.
USEF Elite Status Facility
Our 65 acre farm includes:
Indoor Arena and Two outdoor arenas with well-maintained footing and lights
outdoor grass jump field, including hills for conditioning
Cultivated Grass Paddocks with four-board fencing seperated by lanes.
Groomed, wooded riding trails
Training Facility & Lesson Program
Julie Shannon welcomes clients to Shannondale in multiple capacities: You can sign up for lesson on a schoolmaster horse, keep a horse in a full training program on site, bring your horse and visit for a series of lessons, or schedule a time to haul in for a lesson.
The benefits of correct riding are emphasized to develop the horse"s mind/body/spirit as a willing partner; no matter what discipline.
Julie's passion is the harmony established when communication between horse and rider become connected and make the dance of dressage feel easy and fun.
Julie has trained with many of the best dressage professionals worldwide. Using classical training principles, she maintains a select group of students and their horses; focusing on their physical and mental partnership development in the sport of dressage.
She regularly hosts world-class clinicians and is nationally recognized for promoting dressage education in our region.
I highly recommend Julie Shannon as a dressage instructor. My show scores went up immediately."~ Tonya McKinney, student
Taylor Blumenthal is a talented 3 day event rider with a strong dressage foundation. She has competed multiple horses through the CCI* level, including many she has backed and started herself. Taylor's natural feel gives her the ability to bring out the best in every horse she rides. An intuitive teacher, Taylor is passionate about helping her students reach their goals whether its their first schooling show or their first FEI event. Producing a safe, successful partnership between horse and rider is the main goal.