Shannon has more than twenty years of riding experience. As a junior, she showed hunters and jumpers under the guidance of Caley Thomas and Mike Crooks. While attending Mount Holyoke College, she competed as a member of the IHSA and IDA teams, and twice went to Nationals for dressage.
As a professional, Shannon worked five years for Jill Pierce before striking out on her own. She is dedicated to continuing her education and attends lessons and clinics regularly, working with trainers such as Eric Hasbrouck, Greg Best, Will Simpson and Guillermo Obligado.
As a rider and trainer, Shannon emphasizes quiet, tactful and correct riding with a strong foundation in flatwork.