Sunday, October 28, 2007

Manistee Riders Take National Honors

Shelby Shockley, age 13, and Cassie Solberg, age 8, competed in the Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show, October 6-13.

More than 1250 horses and riders from 45 states and four countries vied for honors in Oklahoma City. Competition included Western and English pleasure riding, dressage, carriage driving, reining, jumping, and parade horse.

Shockley, on "Bing" brought home the World Champion Hunter Pleasure in the 13 and under class. She also earned third place in Hunter Pleasure and Hunter Pleasure Equitation for 13-year-olds. Bing's full name is LCS Strategically Speaking.

Solberg earned Reserve Grand National Title, and World Champion Hunt Seat Equitation for 8 and 9-year-olds.

Both girls train under Bre Schultz, trainer and owner of Northern Winds Stable, Freesoil Michigan.

Schultz commended the girls for their consistent hard work.

from an article in the Ludington Daily News, October 27, 2007
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