Shannon and Sacramento N
Shannon Slyfield has been riding competitively for most of her life. She holds an "A" rating with the United States Pony Club and was a member of the United States Young Riders Team where she competed with the Area 8 team in Three Day Eventing.
She turned her attention to hunters and jumpers in the mid 1980's and has become a top trainer and competitor in the big "A" shows. Shannon has has a keen eye for horses. She has found, trained, brought along, shown successfully and then sold some of the top show horses in the country, including MTM Centano, cu owned and ridden by Tracy Fenney, Sacramento N, ridden in the 2011 World Cup class at the South Hampton Classic by Katie Cox, and Pristine Park, the WEF performance hunter owned by Elisabeth Bruheim and showing with Peter Pletcher.
Shannon has ridden in more than 640 "A" show classes ranging from the Baby Greens to Grand Prix - and has won or placed in over 397 of them! She has earned Champion or Reserve Champion 32 times.
- Winning the $10,000 Level 7 Showdown Classic 2008 riding Sacramento N, then owned by Slyfield Farm Inc.
- Winning the $5,000 Level 6 Autumn Classic 2007 riding Sacramento N, then owned Slyfield Farm Inc.
- Taking 2nd Place at the 1.25m $5,000 MayFest Classic in 2011, riding Victoriano, owned by Laurel Zauderer
- Taking 2nd Place in the 1.35m Britannia Fall Jumper Classic in 2009, riding Sacramento N, then owned by Slyfield Farm Inc.
In addition to showing at the top levels, Shannon has a true passion for teaching and bringing her own students and their horses up the levels. Her students and horses are regular champions in several states, including Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Oklahoma and Mississippi.
In 2016 Shannon suffered a serious riding accident. Like all setbacks in life, it offered her the chance to reflect and appreciate life. She is grateful to be back after a long and challenging recovery.