Equestrian Training - Sunrise Farms Sport Horses

Shelley Van den Neste has enjoyed a successful show career with numerous National and regional championship wins.  Shelley is a USDF Gold Medalist. In addition to being an effective dressage teacher, she has a versatile history and has coached many regional championship riders in hunt-seat equitation, western pleasure, saddle seat equitation and pleasure.

Shelley's professional equestrian management career includes impressive ground floor management at number of prominent facilities including Palm Beach County Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, Promontory Equestrian Center, and The Oaks of Lake City. In addition, Shelley developed the facility and curriculum for the Raquette Lake Camp equestrian program, where she taught and trained for eight consecutive summer seasons.

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Shelley’s Career Highlights include:

  • USDF Gold Freestyle Bar
  • 2012 USDF Gold Medal
  • 2012 IALHA National Champion 1st and 2nd level dressage open
  • 2012 IALHA National Champion Hunter Pleasure open
  • USDF ‘L’ program graduate with distinction
  • 2008 High point Wellington Classic Dressage Show
  • 2007 High point first level and Intermediare Millbrook dressage Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2006 Musical freestyle Challenge winner Canterbury
  • 2005 U.S. Reserve National Champion Training Level dressage
  • 2005 US Reserve National Champion Fourth Level and top ten Prix. St. George Dressage
  • 2003 US National Top Ten Fourth Level Dressage
  • 2002 US National Top Ten Third and Fourth Level Dressage
  • 1998 trainer and coach of Reserve National Champion Western Pleasure Open Horse, National Show Horse Finals, Springfield, Illinois
  • 1996 trainer of National Champion Hunter Pleasure Open Horse, National Show Horse Finals, Springfield, Illinois
  • 1997 trainer and coach of National Champion Hunt Seat Equitation rider (14-17) National Show Horse Finals, Springfield, Illinois
  • 1996 trainer and rider of National Champion Hunter Pleasure Open Mare, National Show Horse Finals, Springfield, Illinois

Karel’s Career Highlights include:

  • 2007 Handler of USDF Region 5 Champion Stallion
  • Trainer and Jockey Standard Bred race horses
  • 1981 received “Meester-Hoefmeden” from Anderlecht, Belgium
  • 1977-1980 Graduate from Ecole des Jockeys in Graignes, France

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