Shannon has been an active FEI trainer and competitor for 25 years and lives in the San Diego area with her husband, the world-famous, US Olympian Steffen Peters. Shannon's influences include "S" judge Debbie Riel-Rodriguez, Nancy Baker and for the past 10 years, Obereiter Karl Mikolka of the Spanish Riding School.
Shannon is an accomplished teacher and trainer, finding joy in bringing horses from training level to GP, and guiding her students. Her highlights of her competitive career are:
2005 Reserve National Champion Intermediare 1 riding Luxor 2006 USDF Horse of the Year Intermediare 1 riding Luxor 2008 Reserve National Champion FEI 6 year Old riding Weltino's Magic 2009 4th place US National Intermediare Championships riding Flor de Selva
Currently competing Odyssey at GP for his first season, Odyssey is owned by Akiko Yamasaki, purchased from Anky Van Grunsven's barn in Holland