Where it all started & what it led to...
My parents gave me my first
horse, a Welsh Pony named Field Mouse from Foxfield Farms, when I was just 3 1/2 years old. That was all it took... I was hooked... I had the horse "sickness", "disease", "bug"?!
My mom made sure I remembered at all times that in order to keep my pony... I needed to clean his stall... (with garden gloves & a laundry basket when I was too small to hold a rake & push a wheel barrow), keep out of trouble, get good
grades, come home on time and anything else she wanted to use as a bartering chip!
I soon grew out of "Mouse" and started showing Arabians alongside my mom for almost 20 years. We raised and showed many wonderful horses together on a national level successfully and I was able to work with great talents in the industry and ride numerous horses in several different disciplines including Saddle Seat, Stock Seat and Side Saddle to name a few.
It was always a lifelong dream of mine to raise beautiful horses on my own some day and help others create some of the great life long memories I had with horses growing up. I learned so many important lessons from riding and my time with horses... I met friends who are still important in my life today and I have a career doing what I love.
Welcome to my Ranch! Let me share my knowledge, experiences and exceptional horses with you.
At Shawna Dahl Foundation Quarter Horses and Riding Club you will find a family friendly environment where Safety, Horsemanship, Sportsmanship and Smiles are number one. Located just a few minutes from the quaint, historic town of Mariposa, near Yosemite National Park & Yosemite/Mariposa Airport.
I offer a wide variety of Services including Riding Lessons, Horsemanship Experiences, Horsemanship Classes, Foal
Handling, Trail Clinics, Educational Field Trips, Private Meetings, Sales Parties, Graphic Design and much more.
Fortunately, relationships and ideas are coming together and turning into programs. I have learned ways to reach out to others who may not be able to have something like this in their life - the ones who might need it the most. Please take a moment to learn about the Romeo Cares Riding Program.
I appreciate all the wonderful clients, friends and colleagues who have supported me and trusted me with their horses and their children. You have made all this possible over the years.
Please come for a visit and see why my horses are so special.
Shawna Dahl Foundation Quarter Horses & Riding Club
Office: (209) 377-8202
US Mail: PO Box 291 - Catheys Valley, CA 95306
News, Media & Links
May 26, 2012:
Merced Sun Star article featuring Shawna Dahl's Riding Program
Merced Sun Star Article
2013 Breeding Season is here!
mare by Gold King Peponita - first time with a cow.
Proudly standing two special stallions for your consideration. Take a look at Solid Sunset and Gold King Peponita for your mares this year. Contact Shawna for special breeding incentives now.
Shawna Dahl Foundation Quarter Horses and Riding Club
PO BOX 291
Catheys Valley, CA 95306