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Exciting News from Paradigm Farm!
  • HUGE congratulations to the Paradigm Farm Team for outstanding results at the Harmony in the Park Dressage Show in Edinburgh, IN, September 13-14, 2014. Here's what Shelly Reichart, Jackie Zimmermann, Shannon Langer, Jane Hoeppner, and Caryn Vesperman (with Sheri Reichart as the worlds best show mom!) took home:

    - Four High Point Championships (Second & FEI Levels);
    - Five Reserve High Point Championships (Training, Third, and FEI Levels);
    - 10 First Places (Training through FEI Levels);
    - Two Second, Two Third, One Fourth & One Fifth Place (Training through Third Levels)

    You can see pictures and read updates from the show on Facebook in the "Shelly Reichart Dressage" group. Check it out -- the picture is worth a thousand words!

  • The Paradigm Farm Team had fantastic rides at Silverwood's August 16-17 show:
    - Doug & Shannon Langer's Caron OBX won her Training 3 Open class with a whopping 79%, scoring a perfect 10 for her stretch circle;
    - Jackie Zimmermann and Shazam performed their second ever FEI Intermediare 1 test, scoring a 70%;
    - Shannon Langer and her Fergie MRF once again rocked the Second Level, Test 3, scoring just under 69.7%; and
    - Shelly & Wally had a career best in the FEI Grand Prix test, scoring 74.6%!
    You can see pictures and read updates from the show on Facebook in the "Shelly Reichart Dressage" group. Check it out!

  • More exciting show results from the Paradigm Farm team! Highlights from the Silverwood Dressage show July 12-13, 2014:
    - Doug & Shannon Langer's Caron OBX easily earned her final regional qualifying score for Training Level and won her class with a 74%+ and won Training/First Level Open High Score;
    - Jane Hoeppener & Cisco continued her streak at FEI Prix St Georges with a 63%+ score and a 2nd place finish;
    - Shannon Langer and her Fergie MRF won the Dover Adult Amateur Medal for her 69%+ score at Second Level, Test 3;
    - Shelly & Wally once again scored a 70% in the FEI Grand Prix test.
    You can see pictures and read updates from the show on Facebook in the "Shelly Reichart Dressage" group. Check it out!

  • Congratulations to the Paradigm Farm crew that competed the weekend of June 28-29, 2014 at Silverwood Dressage. Highlights included:
    - Doug & Shannon Langer's Caron OBX easily earning a regional qualifying score for Training Level;
    - First-time dressage show'er Jen Mesich & Zoo won her First Level test, scoring in the high sixties;
    - Jane Hoeppener & Cisco earned a big ole' 68%; qualifying her for regionals at FEI Prix St Georges;
    - Shannon Langer and her Fergie MRF landed a high sixties score at Second Level, Test 3;
    - Caryn Vesperman earned a qualifying score on Robby at Third Level and Zeza at Training Level (at her very first show ever); and
    - Shelly & Wally rocked the FEI Grand Prix scoring over 72%.
    You can see pictures and read updates from the show on Facebook in the "Shelly Reichart Dressage" group. Check it out!

  • Congratulations to Jane Hoeppner , Paradigm Farm's newest USDF Silver Medalist! At the Silverwood Horse Show June 6-8, 2014, in her first attempt at FEI Prix St Georges, Jane and her Discoverer (a/k/a "Cisco") earned well over the 60% required for her medal. At the same show, Shannon Langer and her homebred mare, Fergie MRF, qualified for USDF Region 2 Championships at Second Level. Go Paradigm Farm riders!!!

  • Shelly and Wally in print again! "My Hanoverian - Welttaenser: From Sale Horse to National Ranking" in The American Hanoverian -- Click here to read it online (see Page 17)

  • Check out the Farm's 2013 WDCTA Year End Award Winner's pictures online!

  • Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Article in local newspaper about Shelly and her success -- Click here to read it online

  • Shelly receives invite to prestigous "Winning Edge Trainer's Summit" presented by Wisconsin Equine, scheduled February 9th - 11th, 2014

  • Congratulations to the Paradigm Farm Team for winning 2013 WDCTA Year End Championship awards:
    -Shelly Reichart & Welttaenser - Champion at Grand Prix Open
    -Jackie Zimmermann & Shazam - Champion at Prix St. Georges Maiden and Jr/Yr (with a score high enough to win the Open!)
    -Shannon Langer & Rainier - Champion at Prix St. Georges Adult Am
    -Shannon Langer & Fergie MRF - Reserve Champion at First Level Maiden
    -Caryn Vesperman & Robby - Champion at Second Level Adult Am

  • Shelly and Wally named the American Hanoverian Society's FEI Horse of the Year for 2013!

  • Congratulations to Shelly and Wally placing sixth at the prestigous 2013 US Dressage National Championships at Grand Prix! Also attending this elite competition were Jackie Zimmermann and Shazam (FEI Prix St. Georges) and Sheri Reichart and Kramer (Fourth Level). Way to represent Paradigm Farm, Region 2 and the US!

  • For the 3rd time, Shelly and Wally are named USDF's American Hanoverian Society Grand Prix Open Champions! Just as exciting, they ended their 2013 season ranked 17th in the Nation at Grand Prix!

  • Congrats to the Paradigm Farm Team on a successful 2013 USDF Region 2 Championship show:
    -Shelly Reichart & Welttaenser Reserve Champions at Grand Prix earning an invite to the USDF National Championships in Kentucky!
    -Caryn Vesperman & Robby 7th place at Second Level
    -Jackie Zimmermann & Shazam placing in the middle of a huge Prix St. Georges Open class

  • Congratulations to the Paradigm Farm Team for qualifying for USDF Regional Championships:
    -Shelly Reichart & Welttaenser at Grand Prix
    -Jackie Zimmermann & Shazam at Prix St. Georges
    -Shannon Langer & Fergie MRF at First Level
    -Shannon Langer & Rainier at Prix St. Georges
    -Caryn Vesperman & Robby at Second Level

  • Congratulations to Shelly & Welttaenser for winning FEI high score and Jackie & Caron Intro/Training high score at the August 16-18 Silverwood Farm Dressage Show!

  • We're baaaack!!! Shelly and Wally are back in the show ring, along with the rest of the Paradigm Farm Team. This season is starting off fantastic:
    -Shelly Reichart & Welttaenser score 73.5% at Grand Prix over the July 4th holiday weekend
    -Jackie Zimmermann & Shazam debut at FEI Prix St. Georges this season and are already winning classes with scores in the high sixties
    -Shannon Langer & her homebred 5 year old mare, Fergie MRF, earn her regional championship qualifying scores at First Level
    -Gail Gersh & Kamiro debut at FEI Prix St. Georges this year with a combined age of 92 years old!!! She is an inspiration to everyone in the sport!

  • Follow Shelly Reichart's path to recovery after her September 2012 riding accident -- click here for updates

  • WORLD Rankings! Shelly and Wally are ranked 302nd in the world, based on the recent 2012 FEI World Individual Dressage Rankings. This ranking helped Wally's sire, Wolkenstein II, earn the 14th spot in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses Top 50 Sires Ranking List (WBFSH), which ranks stallions of all breeds based on their progenies international success and consequential FEI World Ranking.

  • Congrats to Paradigm Farm's 2012 USDF Year End Award Winners:
    -Shelly Reichart & Welttaenser named 2012 USDF All Breeds Hanoverian Open Grand Prix Reserve Champions
    -Jackie Zimmermann & Shazam earn 2012 USDF Dressage Horse of the Year - First Level Junior/Young Rider - 4th place
    -Shannon Langer & Rainier earn 2012 USDF All Breeds Oldenburg NA Adult Amateur Prix St Georges - 3rd place

  • Congratulations to Paradigm Farm riders Jane Hoeppner and Jackie Zimmermann for winning Silver Stirrup Awards on Jane's gelding, Cisco. As an Adult Amateur, Jane won 4th place at Fourth Level, while Jackie was 6th at Fourth Level and 3rd at FEI Prix St. Georges as a Junior/Young Rider.

  • Paradigm Farm proudly announces their 2012 USDF Medalists:
    -Jackie Zimmermann earned her USDF Bronze AND Silver Medal
    -Shannon Langer and her homebred gelding, Rainier, earned their USDF Silver Medal

  • USDF Region 2 Championship Results are in: Jackie Zimmerman and Shazam are the First Level JR/YR Champions! Also successful were Shannon Langer with Rainier and Fergie MRF, Sheri Reichart with Kramer, Jane Hoeppner with Discoverer, Tracey Uilhein with Toblerone, and Caryn Vesperman with Rappazini. Congrats to everyone!

  • Congratulations to Paradigm Farm riders Jackie Zimmermann, Shannon Langer, and Shelly Reichart for qualifying for the 2012 USDF Regional Championships at First Level, FEI Prix St. Georges, and FEI Grand Prix respectively

  • VERY, VERY, VERY EXCITING NEWS!!! Shelly Reichart and Welttaenser make the USEF Grand Prix Long list based on their 2012 Florida CDI results. A huge THANK YOU to all of those who supported Shelly & Wally competing in Florida!

  • Shelly Reichart and Welttaenser enjoy success in 2011:
    -Named FEI Horse of the Year by the American Hanoverian Society
    -USDF All Breeds Hanoverian Open Grand Prix Champions (Second year in a row!)
    -Ranked 10th in the Nation for 2011 USDF Dressage Horse of the Year at Grand Prix
    -USDF Region 2 Grand Prix Open Champions - Click for picture

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