WE Coach: Shannon Yee of Running Y Ranch

Shannon Yee of Running Y Ranch

Shannon Yee

Connect with Shannon via email:  ryranch@yahoo.com

Bradley, SC


  • Lessons on farm
  • Travels for lessons
  • Clinics on and off farm
  • Horse Sales

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  • Lessons on and off farm
  • Clinics on and off farm
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Shannon has been training and giving lessons in multiple disciplines for 30+ years.  Growing up she worked mainly with mules and donkeys, which taught her to think outside the box and train as a partner with each equine.  She loves helping people overcome any problems or fears they may have.  Shannon encourages growth and partnership between her students and their equines.

In 2018, Shannon learned about Working Equitation.  Having been an avid participant in Western Dressage and Trail Trials she decided to sign up and compete in the 2018 Cross National WE Camp and Cup held in Eugene Oregon.  It was at that show that Shannon found her passion; it was the best of both worlds!  

Shannon has won many Champion and Reserve Champion placements on multiple horses.  Shannon has also trained and coached the very first donkey/rider team to compete in WE!  This team participated in a CA show series and placed 3rd overall in their class.

Shannon has also introduced and coached her youngest daughter, Bailey, in WE.  Bailey went on to earn  national Youth Champion 2 years in a row and Open Reserve Champion L3 in 2021. Shannon lives in Bradley, South Carolina where she raises and trains Fell ponies.   She is very excited to train and coach future WE teams.

USAWE Logo design by Alexandra Crippen of Crippen Designs.

The logo represents the four trials of Working Equitation and highlights the diversity for which the sport is known in the United States. 

  • The first image depicts a mule, being ridden in Western tack and attire in the Dressage trial.
  • The second image showcases an Iberian horse in traditional Iberian tack and attire performing in the EOH trial.
  • The third image shows a horse of indeterminate breeding and a rider in English tack and attire, competing in the Speed trial.
  • Together, all three riders represent a team competing together in the Cattle trial. Although the cow is not shown directly, the three teammates are working in concert. The image is intended to elicit the feeling of excitement and movement as the team moves their designated cow toward the holding pen to the far right, off the page. (Think of it as a "silent cow", much as the letter "e" at the end of a word is often referred to as "the silent 'e'" in recognition of its existence without being read aloud).

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