Mark Shaffer Show Horses

About Mark Shaffer

1988

– Graduated Blairsville High School

  • National Honor Society
  • Senior Class President

1988-1990

– Enrolled in and pursued degree at University of Oklahoma

– Wes Wetherell Show Horses

  • Assistant trainer
  • Earning first of several Top Ten World& National placings

1991-1993

-Steve Heckaman Quarter Horses

  • Assistant trainer and manager
  • Earning first of several World Championships
  • Multiple Top Ten finishes at World, National & Congress

1993-1995

-Storm King Ranch

  • Head trainer and manager
  • Receiving High Money Earner Award in 1995 as rated by Quarter Horse News
  • Earning several more World & National Championships, and Top Ten finishes
  • Multiple Futurity wins
  • Began building clientele base to maintain a self-supportive business

1995-1996

– Creation of Mark Shaffer Show Horses

  • Leased stalls from Doug Lilly Quarter Horses
  • Continued to earn many more prestigious titles (World/National/Congress)

1996-2001

– Mark Shaffer Show Horses continues to expand

    • Purchased ranch and facility from Doug Lilly Quarter Horses
    • Increased clientele, becoming one of the nation’s top training & showing facilities
    • Earning or coaching over 200 World or National Championships
    • Currently maintaining one of the Nation’s top training and showing facilities

Publications:

  • Horse & Rider (1995 and 1996 issues)
  • Appaloosa Journal (1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 issues)
  • Quarter Horse News (1995 and 1997 issues)
  • Riderswest.com (Nov. 2000 & Feb. 2001)
  • Appaloosa Journal (Jan. 2002)

2002-2004

– Mark Shaffer Show Horses completes construction of second show barn at the ranch

  • Continues to travel around the world conducting clinics and
  • Continues to successfully competing at today’s most prestigious events

– Mark joins the elite group of AQHA Professional Horseman

– Mark applies for ApHC judges card

2004-2006

– Mechanics N Motion is released. The number 1 selling training DVD in 2006

– Mark Shaffer continues to travel the world demonstrating his world championship techniques on training & showing

– Students and members of  Mechanics N Motion earn over 50 World & National Titles at the 2006 Youth World & National Championship Show

– In 2006, MSSH celebrates 20 years of commitment & excellence to the Appaloosa Industry

– Students and members of Mechanics N Motion earn over 75 National, Youth World and World Titles in 2006.

2007-2008

– Mark Shaffer opens North West division in Preston, WA. Now accepting a limited number of horses to the exclusive program.

11/07/07 Mark receives the FeatherLite Medalist endorsement sponsorship.

Mechanics N Motion achieves best selling training DVD in 2007 & 2008.

Mechanics N Motion releases the anxiously awaited Pro Series # 2 DVD.  12/15//08
“Selecting & Starting Your Performance Horse Prospect”

2008 ApHC & NSBA Show Season
Mark’s horses earned 37 National, World & NSBA Championship titles. A career high.

2008 Mechanics N Motion Tour – 96 clinics in 48 cities in 11 countries.

2009-2010

– Mark earns the prestigious 5 million mile award on American Airlines. Sends for more pages for the passport. As they are all stamped.

– Mark Shaffer creates You Tube Channel. Guiding horse enthusiasts to the next level.

30,000 Veiws.

– Mechanics N Motion achieves best selling training DVD in 2009 & 2010. Pro Series # 1 & Pro Series # 2

– Mechanics N Motion releases the training saddle and show saddle line. Over 100 saddles sold in the first 2 years.

– 2009 ApHC & NSBA Show Season

Mark’s horses earned 30 National, World & NSBA Championship titles.

– 2010 ApHC & NSBA Show Season

Mark’s horses earned 23 National, World & NSBA Championship titles.

– 2009 Mechanics N Motion Tour – 98 clinics in 65 cities in 14 countries.

– 2010 Mechanics N Motion Tour – 90 clinics in 55 cities in 16 countries.

– 2010 – Mark enters his first European Competition. NSBA Pleasure Celebration – Kreuth, Germany – Earing a reserve championship title and then attending the AQHA European Championships – Kreuth, Germany – Earning 5 medals with the show team

2011-2015

– Mark earns the prestigious 6 million mile award on American Airlines.

– 2011 – 2014 ApHC & NSBA Show Season
Mark’s horses earned 55 National, World & NSBA Championship titles.

– 2011 – 2014 Mechanics N Motion Tour – expands to 25 countries and 300 days per year.

– 2011 – 2014 – Mark show team earns multiple European Championships in NSBA, DQHA & AQHA events.

Mark retires from ApHC World & National shows after “personally” earning over 200 World & National Champions through out his 25 year career. The only member in the history of ApHC to win this amount of western pleasure titles.

Mark kicks off 9th Annual Australia / New Zealand Clinic Tour. Expanding to 3 1/2 months over 28 cities.

MSSH Training Barn Closes to the public. 80% of the clinic tour also turns private to select groups. Mark limits competition to 5 European events, Limited USA events and begins to look at Australia for further avenues to compete.

2016

2016 Clinic Schedule 98% fully booked as the year begins. Mark adds additional tour for Australia. Mid Year Tune Up Tour.

Mark becomes an official NSBA Category 1 Judge.

The Evolution Series DVD Trilogy Part 1 set to release in late February.

Complete Makeover of the Mark Shaffer Show Horses website & e commerce store launches at the same time as the DVD release. Late February.