- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Shauna Diller is an HA-level USPC graduate who began to ride before she could walk. When she was 5, she convinced her mom to sign her up for summer riding camp in Sebastopol where she was introduced to 3-day eventing and her life-long passion for all things equestrian began.
At age 9, Shauna joined Panache Pony Club here in Davis. She acquired her first horse, a young off-the-range Mustang named “Maverick”, and together they slowly but surely progressed to earn a spot at the USPC National Championships Dressage Team in Kentucky. As a teen, Shauna would spend her summers as a working student before eventually relocating herself and Maverick to Georgia. While in the south, they continued their career in 3-day eventing through preliminary, competing at Poplar Place, Pine Top, and Rocking Horse among others. When Shauna began college and sold Maverick, she continued to ride, focusing first on Show Jumping and then Dressage, and later earning her USPC H-A.
Shauna has thoroughly enjoyed her lifelong hands-on equestrian education gained through working for a number of amazing horsemen- most recently as a groom and rider for Susan Treabess and Eva King, and previously as a working student in eventing at Dragonfire Farm and dressage for Tracey Lert, Joan Bolton, and Anne Howard. Through this journey she has discovered a passion and talent for working with beginning-intermediate riders and training her own dressage horses (she has earned her USDF bronze medal).
Peppertree Farm is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to share Shauna’s passion and joy in developing a deep and well rounded understanding of horses and horsemanship.