SHANNON PERSONENI ~ ADAPTIVE RIDING INSTRUCTOR
Shannon is a Woodland, CA native and has been involved with horses
since the age of 5. She rode on the UCD Eventing team during
her senior year in high school and then on the
University of Oregon Hunter/Jumper team through college graduation.
She continues to ride English and pursue personal goals in 3-day eventing.
Following a childhood dream, Shannon became the founding member of
T.R.O.T.R. Professionally, Shannon has her B.S., MBA,
and is the full-time director of the WISE Foundation,
a non-profit, international educational program.
She has been working in the field of therapeutic riding for the past
10 years and is PATH certified.
SHANNON PERSONENI COMPETING
Shannon was a dream come true for us!
My five-year-old daughter had been wanting to ride horses for three years, and when we found Shannon and her ranch, it was a perfect fit! Shannon is so incredibly kind, patient, and attentive.
She was also very cautious, and would reschedule lessons due to heavy winds that might spook the horses, illness or otherwise. I LOVED that! I loved knowing that she never took risks with my child's safety.
She was also always prompt and ready to go when our lessons were scheduled to begin and didn't hesitate to take a few extra minutes
with my daughter, if needed. Shannon's kindness and devotion also extended
to all of her animals, you could easily see that the horses were well-loved
and well cared for. That love extended to every animal on the ranch, bunnies, chickens, and kittens, included!
We LOVED our three years riding with Shannon and we miss her dearly after our move. Learning and riding with her had a tremendously positive impact on my daughter. I know we'll always remember what an amazing teacher and friend Shannon is.
We're so thankful we found her when we did!
~ Molly Craig