Trainer & Staff profiles


Trainer - Shawn Rooker

Coming from a long line of horseman and beginning his official career as a horse trainer at a very young age, Shawn has extensive experience with horses. His experience, paired with his connection and passion for horses make him one of todays top trainers. Having garnered countless National Championships, as well as training numerous amateur National Champions, Shawn can do it all. Specializing in English Pleasure, Park, Country Pleasure and Driving, Shawn is your go to guy for all things English. In addition to his talent in the training barn, Shawn is an all around horseman, enjoying his breeding stock, raising young horses and watching his children pursue their passion for horses.


Trainer - Carmelle Rooker

Carmelle’s passion for horses started at an early age, as a youth rider she had great success in the equitation divisions. After her youth career, she attended the University of Michigan, and began Rooker Training Stables. Carmelle’s attention to detail and patience paired with her ability to understand each horse as an individual is unparralelled. Not only does Carmelle have numerous National Championships to her name, but her youth and amateur riders in both Pleasure and Equitation have also garnered numerous national championships. Recently she has enjoyed sharing her passion for horses with her and Shawn’s two kids, Makenna and Noah, who have both garnered numerous national titles!