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The Coaching Mission

To help you learn, build skills and develop confidence to meet your riding goals.

More About Shannon

Equine Professional Shannon Pigott is an Open competitor in Versatility Ranch Horse, Reined Cow Horse and Stock Horse of Texas events. She specializes in teaching and coaching non-pro riders out her facility in Fredericksburg, Texas. Best known as "Coach" to her clients, Shannon grew up riding horses but also enjoyed a professional career owning and managing veterinary hospitals.


The avid horsewoman and savvy businesswoman found her strength in connecting with riders through positive coaching, and she pursued, and received, a graduate certificate in executive and professional coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management. Her home, Sundance Ranch Company, is a learning center where she hosts clinics and workshops. Annually, Shannon coaches more than 1,000 riders in lessons, clinics and workshops.


Shannon has been trained and mentored by exceptional riders. Clinton Anderson, master clinician and equine educator, trained Shannon in horsemanship, young horse training and foundational training. As a Certified Clinician, Shannon teaches riders how to understand horses, develop their talent and advance their horsemanship. Two-time National Cutting Horse Association Open Futurity Champion, Kathy Daughn, mentored Shannon for several years until Shannon launched her own training business that focuses on coaching versatility ranch horse competitors. Friend and NCHA Hall of Fame rider, Barbra Schulte, co-founded Club Cowgirls with Shannon, and Barbra has been a steadfast supporter and mentor.


In 2022, Shannon built her own online learning and community resource app,, the first-of-its-kind digital network for riders in the Western performance industry. is a passionate community of people in a digital space where like-minded horse enthusiasts connect with each other, improve horsemanship and value learning, growing and, most importantly, having fun!


“It’s the premier space for Western horse enthusiasts, whether they are active competitors or just beginning to learn and are hungry for more information,” Shannon says. “This community is designed to support all members through its vast resources, learning library, community chat, small focused groups and in-person elements for members of the 25 Club.”


Today, the digital community is the front door to a vibrant, ever-growing community within her app, and the prestigious 25 Club includes riders Shannon trains and coaches throughout the show season at Stock Horse of Texas, National Cutting Horse Association and National Reined Cow Horse Association events. Her digital reach expands beyond Texas with the ShowTeamer digital community, providing not only a place for like-minded horse enthusiasts to come together, but learning through online courses, and a lifestyle component.

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