Established in 2013 by Chris Dick, owner and operator, Shooting Star Horse Farm is a horse boarding facility offering spacious stalls equipped with automated watering stations and padded flooring for horse comfort.
For those interested in riding lessons we work to provide a comfortable introduction to riding basics and encouragement through guided instruction to improve riding skills. We also provide training to improve horse responsiveness and performance.
We cater to both the English and Western rider. We welcome all ages and paces; whether you are a first time rider or ready to compete in the show arena. We take pride in our ability to provide each rider direction to focus on what they love.
Chris Dick began riding at age 5 and developed his passion for horses in high school when he kept his own horse. He has shown at American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) events in Western Pleasure and Western Riding. He has been Top 10 and finalist at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) world show in Western Riding, Congress Champion, Congress top 10 multiple times, and multiple North Carolina Quarter Horse Association (NCQHA) circuit champion ship in Western Riding. He attended the University of Findlay, attaining a degree in Western Equestrian Studies as well as a degree in Equine Business Management.
About Shannon – Trainer
Shannon Johnson is the in-house trainer at Shooting Star Horse Farm. Shannon is an experienced trainer who teaches both Eastern and Western riding disciplines as well as horsemanship skills. After working for two years as a ranch hand in Wyoming, Shannon decided to move back to North Carolina to further share the skills she has gained working under numerous trainers as well as training her own horses. On a side note, while in Wyoming Shannon worked with mustangs and rode everyday working cattle. Shannon would love to share her knowledge with you!