Shan Lawton


Shan holds USDF Bronze and Silver Medals.  He has trained with Karin Schlueter, Tom Noone and Robert Dover, and has been fortunate enough to ride in clinics with Conrad Schumacher, Volker Moritz, Willi Schultheis, Bent Jensen, Janet Foy, and Pam Goodrich.  He has trained horses and riders competing successfully through Grand Prix.  He has coached students to USDF Bronze and Silver Medals and Fourth Level regional championship high scores. His horse Dakar, which he trained to Prix St. Georges, went on to compete at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. One of his Silver Medal students has gone on to compete successfully at Grand Prix in Florida and recently received her USDF Gold Medal. Shan is currently training and teaching horses and riders at various levels in the Omaha area. Shan’s training philosophy is to teach the training scale of modern dressage to each horse and rider as an individual. Not everyone (whether horse or human) learns things in the same order or in the same manner, and so it is important to present each new element of the training in a manner that the horse and rider can understand and use to build on to reach the next level of training.