In 1990 during the USET Festival of Champions, Shelly and Pikant placed second for Reserve Champion at the Small Tour (PSG/Intermediare I) and, in 1991, they placed 6th in the Large Tour (Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special). In 1996, the pair was second alternate for the U.S. Olympic Equestrian team. In 1997, they won the USDF Grand Prix Champion Horse of the Year and went on to compete at the 1998 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.
Gala Gala was the next horse Shelly trained to Grand Prix and the pair had several successful years at the USET Festival of Champions.
Dominion In 2005, Shelly began competing Dominion, owned by Patricia Stempel, in the Grand Prix and, in 2009, won the Grand Prix Special at the Florida Winter Season Gold Coast Opener. Then, winning the Grand Prix, they finished second in the Grand Prix Special in the CDI3* at the 2009 Wellington Classic Spring Challenge. Shelly was preparing to take the horse to Europe when he had an unfortunate accident in the paddock.
Wig Wam Wigwam was a little bit hotter than Dominion and needed a bit more time and attention those same years. Trained to Grand Prix, the pair admirably placed in the Small Tour at the USEF Festival of Champions. Once they were ready for the Big Tour, Wigwam developed arthritis in one ankle and had to be retired. A super horse, Pat and Shelly kept him on their farm in Loxahatchee, Florida until his very recent passing. ———————————————————————————————————————-
Wintertour Still living on the farm, the 30-year-old Wintertour was the horse on which Patricia Stempel learned the high levels of dressage. Earlier, Shelly competed Wintertour in the Small Tour at the USEF Festival of Champions. Pat and Shelly continue to keep the super horse on their farm and in their lives.