Don Sheehan: Hunter / Jumper
Don Sheehan, Wayside Farm in Friendsville, TN., is known for his expertise in starting and providing green horses with a solid foundation so they can succeed throughout their careers. In addition to starting green horses, Sheehan also is sent horses that have experienced a setback in their training or show careers. Sheehan's favorite aspect of being a professional is starting young horses' careers and watching them go on to be successful with new owners and riders. Notable mentors/trainers throughout his career include Patty Heuckeroth and Joey Darby. Although Sheehan doesn't get much time away from the barn and out of the saddle, when he does he enjoys spending it at the beach.