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Josh Shino

Josh Shino, a third-generation member of the McDonald family, has been deeply entrenched in the world of Arabian horses from a young age. With his mother, Carolyn McDonald, as his mentor, Josh honed his riding skills across various disciplines throughout his youth. After completing high school, his passion for equines led him to pursue a career that kept him close to these majestic animals. He embarked on this journey at Stachowski Farm in San Marcos, California, dedicating two years there before moving to the Stachowski Farms' Mantua, Ohio, location. During his tenure in Ohio, Josh excelled in coaching amateur riders and achieving notable success in national competitions, even securing his first US National Champion and Reserve Champion titles. Eventually, the call of home brought him back to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he founded Shino Training Center. The center now thrives on nurturing the talents of youth and amateur riders, initiating young horses into their training, and continuing to make a mark at the national competition level.

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Laura Rodel

Laura's journey with horses began at the age of nine, setting the foundation for what would become both a personal passion and professional calling. Her extensive experience with horses has greatly enriched every program she has been involved with.


Growing up in Minnesota, Laura chose to start her training career close to where her heart was, under the guidance of John and Leah Beth Golladay at Cedar Ridge Arabians. She later assumed leadership of the CRA training program, which allowed her to delve deeply into the various facets of the Arabian horse industry. A highlight of her career has been observing the transformation of young horses into accomplished show horses.


In 2020, Laura's expertise and dedication were recognized when she won her first professional national championship. Her tenure as a trainer is marked by guiding numerous amateur and youth riders to victories at local, regional, and national levels. Currently, Laura collaborates with Josh at Shino Training Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she continues to elevate horses and riders to their peak performances at National competitions.

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