MEET JOSH SHINO
Josh Shino has grown up around horses, and is part of the third generation of the McDonald family that has been a major supporter and follower of the Arabian horse. Josh grew up riding and learning from his mom, Carolyn McDonald and showed all throughout his youth career in many disciplines. After graduating high school, Josh knew that he wanted his life to be surrounded by horses, so he took a job at Stachowski Farm in San Marcos, California. Josh worked at the farm in California for about two years and then transitioned into the Stachowski Farms Mantua Ohio location. Josh spent another two years in Ohio teaching amatuers, and training and showing on the National level. As Josh was working at the farm in Ohio he garnered his first US National Champion and Reserve Champion. Later then he decided to move back home to Scottsdale Arizona which led him to starting his own business as Shino Training Center. They now specialize in training youth and amateur riders, starting young horses, and training and showing on the National level.
MEET LAURA RODEL
Laura Rodel comes to Shino Training Center with six years of training experience. However, her love for horses started at a much younger age. She has been riding since she was just nine years old. Her personal and professional backgrounds with horses have been an asset to every program she’s been part of.
Laura was born and raised in Minnesota, and stayed close to home to begin her training career with John and Leah Beth Golladay under the Cedar Ridge Arabians name. Later, Laura took over the training program at CRA, affording her the opportunity to learn about all components of the Arabian horse industry. One of her favorite parts of training horses is watching young horses develop into their full potential as show horses. Laura earned her first professional national championship in 2020 and has led many amateurs and youth riders to local, regional and national successes over her tenure as a trainer.
In her new home of Scottsdale, Arizona, Laura looks forward to making memories with her clients, their horses, and her friends and now colleagues Josh Shino and Stephanie Davisson.
MEET STEPHANIE DAVISSON
Stephanie has been riding since before she could walk. She grew up riding with Mike Miller, Lisa Jo White, and Chuck Siemon. Stephanie started teaching riding lessons at the age of 13.
After a successful Youth career competing in all the Saddleseat disciplines, she attended the University of Kentucky to study Equine Science and Management where she interned at top Veterinary Hospitals, Grain Labs, and with top tier Saddlebred farms. Post graduation Stephanie moved to Washington State to work with Mike Lamb of Lamb Show Horses. There she trained National Champions and taught riders of all ages and skill levels.
After leaving Washington, Stephanie moved to Minnesota to revamp the lesson program at Cedar Ridge Arabians. There for the last 9 years, her role evolved from lesson instructor to farm manager. In her history in the horse industry Stephanie has experienced almost every aspect. Here at STC she is looking forward to starting a lesson program, to continue to help grow the Arabian Breed, and putting winning combinations in the ring at all levels, from academy shows to Nationals.