Lily has been riding all her life, showing initially from age 5 in hunter/jumper and western pleasure with her 11 hand Welsh pony, Gambit.
She began dressage training at age 7, and with Gambit was crowned the 2005 DSDCTA, a
USDF Region 3 GMO) Grand Champion in the Sport Horse
Pony Division. The following year the pair was once again honored by the DSCTA as
the Grand Champion of the Introductory Level Junior Division (age 21 and under).
Lily has continued to show Gambit in hunter/jumper and combined training, but late in 2006 found her new dressage partner Heart of Gold, a 13.2 hand palomino pony. With
her new pony, Lily was named the DSCTA 2007 Grand Champion at the Introductory Level in the Junior
Division and 2007 Reserve Champion at the Training Level in the Junior Division.
She began training with Jodie in 2008 at age 9, and under her guidance finished in the top 15 in the 2008 USDF
Region 3 Training Level Championship in the Jr/YR Division with a score of 59.2% and also finished 5th in the Jr Dressage Seat Semi-Final
for riders 13 and under with a score of 60.5%.
Shey rode her pony, Heart of Gold (“Puck”) in the 2011 National Dressage Pony Cup Championships, a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) recognized show, endorsed by the
USEF. The show was attended by dressage ponies of all breeds and pony riders of all ages from across the
U.S. Lily and Puck won the title of 2011 Grand Champion for Dressage Training Level Junior/Young
Rider, and 2011 Grand Champion for Dressage First Level Junior/Young Rider. Lily also won the overall High Point Award for the show for “Current Pony Club Rider”.
She also competed at the 2011 GAIG/USDF Region 3
Dressage Championships finishing in 6th place in the Dressage Seat Equitation class aboard her new mount Feinbrand's Fantom. Lily had only owned Feinbrand's
Fantom for a couple of months prior to the competition.
Lily and Feinbrand's Fantom finished in 7th place at the 2012 GAIG/USDF
Region 3 at Second Level in the Jr/YR Division.
- 7th Place in the USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships at Second Level Jr/YR Division
- Grand Champion for Dressage Training Level Junior/Young Rider and Grand Champion for Dressage First Level Junior/Young Rider at 2011 National Dressage Pony Cup Championship
- 6th Place in the Dressage Seat Medal Class for riders 13 and Under at the GAIG
USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships
- DSDCTA 5th Place in JR Dressage Seat Semi-Final for Riders 30 and Under
- DSDCTA Top 15 USDF
Region 3 Training Level Championship in the Jr/YR Division