2017 CLINIC DATES (Saturdays)
- March 2017 (Exact date TBD)
Shelly Reichart: Trainer, Coach, Competitor, & Clinician
Shelly began riding at the age of four and started competing in the hunter circuit when she was 7 years old. She changed disciplines after joining the United States Pony Club, becoming an event rider. By 15 years old, she had already found dressage to be her favorite discipline of the three. After winning four National Championship titles (individual and team champion in both 1989 and 1992), she was without a doubt addicted to the sport.
While attending UW-Milwaukee, Shelly became a working student for USDF judge, Jayne Ayers. During this time, Shelly was fortunate enough to work with Conrad Schumacher compliments of the USET Young Riders Program. After obtaining her BS in Business Administration, Shelly packed up her horse, Bravado, and moved to Maine to work for Michael Poulin as a working student. Upon returning home to Wisconsin, Shelly moved to Illinois to work with George Williams at Temple Farms in yet another working student position. With her working student experience behind her, she returned home to Wisconsin and obtained her Masters Degree in Management Information Systems from UW-Milwaukee.
Shelly utilized her college education while working in the corporate world for 13 years. Although she enjoyed her time climbing the corporate ladder, her true passion has always remained with the horses. Her "real job" helped Shelly build her dream farm, Paradigm Farm. A few years after building, an injury helped catapult Shelly's decision to leave her leadership position in the corporate world to ride and train full time, focusing on her riding goals.
Shelly continues her dressage education by riding with world renowned trainer and judge, Linda Zang. Shelly is also fortunate to have Stephen Clarke come to her farm for clinics (when he's not busy judging the Olympics!!!). Shelly knows she's extremely fortunate to have such amazing instruction available to her in her backyard and while in Florida.
Shelly not only teaches and trains out of her farm and coaches at horse shows, she also travels to give clinics. Her positive attitude and "having fun while working hard" requirement attracts students of all ages and levels.