By far one of the busiest speakers we have had, Shannon White willingly took time our of her ridiculously hectic schedule to come in and talk to our Scholars, even in the middle of the 13-day Keeneland
November sale! We are most grateful.
Shannon has been involved in the horse industry for over 20 years, initially as a Quarter Horse owner/exhibitor and as an open show judge. Since 1990, she has been involved with various enterprises in the Thoroughbred industry, including breaking and training, foaling and sales preparation.
Prior to her involvement with Fares Farms
, Shannon was employed by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
for eight years, working as the Hospital Supervisor from 1993 to 1996 and in nuclear scintigraphy from 1996 to 1998.
Shannon authored the Lexington Community College Equine Business Management curriculum and served as an adjunct faculty member until 2002. She is currently a director for the Kentucky Equine Management Internship
(KEMI) based in Lexington, Ky., and serves on the Midway College Equine Advisory Board.
Shannon told our Scholars how the Thoroughbred industry truly works. She emphasized the need to work hard, be honest and exemplify the attributes you wish to see in others. She was one of the best speakers we have had and she also encouraged us to come out to Fares in the spring to get a farm tour and see the foals.