Doreen Irwin - Owner ~ Trainer
Shandoni Ranch was opened in 1975 by Doreen and her family. She has had the assistance of daughters Marcy Irwin, Shelley Benner (who now owns and runs a Hunter/Jumper Stable in Salisbury, MD) her son Ken Irwin.
Over many years, Doreen has given lessons to hundreds of riding students. Many of them have become professional trainers and judges. She has owned, trained, bred and sold many horses of her own and for others. Now she is raising her own special horses. All of her sale horses have been born at Shandoni Ranch and handled and trained by Doreen.
A lifelong dedicated horsewoman, Doreen Irwin has bred and developed numerous young horses to become lovely show horses consistently winning in pleasure, hunters and jumpers in local and rated shows.
Doreen takes fabulous care of the horses and trains her foals with professionalism and firmness that lends to their later success under saddle.
Appearing in the pictures below are babies born, trained, sold or are currently for sale at Shandoni Ranch. They are all very special TB/Warmblood crosses. All of them have a super disposition and love attention. Many of Doreen’s horses are out in the show ring now. Owners are very happy with these beautiful mounts.