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/gallop 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
Shannondale clients rarely leave. Many of our resident horses have been in Shannondale's care for over 10 years. Several have moved on to elite training programs elsewhere in the US.