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Eventing Spotlight: Shelby Brost

October 09, 2017 3 min read

Shelby Brost is a young, accomplished, Advanced-Level Eventing rider who holds numerous awards that prove her dedication and talent for the sport. One day she aspires to achieve her goals of being a competitive 4* level rider, bringing home a medal for Canada at the 2020 Olympic Games. Her daily routine includes training and caring for horses. "I'm based out of Ocala, FL year around, and I train with Clayton Fredericks at the Fredericks Equestrian Center," Brost says. Her love for horses started at a young age. "My Grandma, she always had horses on her farm, so I've always been in love with horses. My best friend, at the time, started riding lessons and I decided that we should do it together," Brost said. From there, her passion ignited for the unique sport and competition. Since 5th grade, her parents supported her endeavors and propelled her to accomplish her goals. Shelby noted, "The North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) was always the goal."shelby brost eventing rider By 2015, she was the Bronze Medalist in the NAJYRC CH-J1*, and by 2016, she won Individual Gold Medalist in the NAJYRC CIC-Y 2* on her mare, Crimson. "She couldn't have been better. She was foot perfect in there, I'm so proud of her," were Brost's words following her test. But, not only does she have a talent for pinpointing her goals, she also sets a plan to get there. Her positive and kind-hearted attitude towards her horses and her team has helped her reach her goals and aspire for more. In addition to competing and riding her personal horses, Shelby also trains and conditions horses for a select few people around the Ocala area. Her current string of horses includes: Excellence (Lenny): An 8-year-old 1* imported Dutch Warmblood. "Lenny is definitely a barn favorite," Brost mentions. Bo Brown: A 9-year-old, a 1* prospect OTTB (off-the-track Thoroughbred). "Those two (Lenny and Bo Brown) are the sweeties of the barn, they are always looking for cuddles," Brost noted. Crimson: A 2*, 14-year-old thoroughbred mare, whom she took home the Gold with at NAJYRC in 2016. "A personal favorite," Brost says with a smile. Namaste (Yogi): A 3*, 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood. "Yogi is easily the coolest horse I've ever sat on," Brost told us, after mentioning that he loves to do his job. We spoke with Shelby about her riding career, and learned that she humbly dedicates her success to her team, family, friends, horses, and a few select brands that help her continue to excel in style. When we asked her about how she keeps her horses in such great shape, she told us about a few therapeutic strategies including frequent usage of the TheraPlate®, Sore No-More® Performance Ultra (FEI compliant) and the Benefab® by Sore No-More® products. "My favorite product is probably the VersiWraps...I put them under the Benefab polosevery day when I flat." In addition, she mentioned how important Sore No-More® is in her daily routine: "I always find it's a good pre-ride to put Sore No-Moreunder the saddle to just keep them loose, with a long, low stretch to start." Shelby's success in the saddle propelled us to share her accomplishments. Brost describes her short term goals, saying "I would love to represent Canada at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics." Great people make great things happen, and we have no doubt that we will see Brost's name on the roster at the 2020 Olympic Equestrian games. If you'd like to keep up with Brost and her horses, follow her on Instagram and Facebook. Also, you can visit her website to get to know her and her horses better >>> here.


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