Listen in to co-hosts Stephanie Ruff and Aviva Nebesky sharing stories of their current horses and Aviva answering a listener’s question in her segment "Ask the L."
Then Stephanie interviews international Grand Prix competitor Shannon Dueck. Born in Austin, Texas, Shannon grew up outside of Vancouver Canada. Her mother Jacqueline Oldham was an “S” dressage judge in both Canada and the USA and instilled in Shannon a love and knowledge of classical dressage from an early age. She furthered her education with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at the University of British Columbia and a Master’s degree in Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M.
After competing through the intermediate level of eventing, Shannon turned her focus exclusively to dressage. She trained her first real dressage star, Korona, from the beginning. The partnership competed successfully at the Grand Prix level for many years and won an Individual Silver Medal at the Pan Am Games in 1999.Shannon has trained many horses and riders through the FEI levels and is currently bringing along several young prospects from her base in Wellington, Fla.