Shelby Sherba Heads to Winter Equestrian Festival to Kick-off 2021 Season
Updated: Oct 17, 2021
Shelby Sherba and Momma Ace at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Photo Sportfot
Bentonville, AR - January 19, 2021- Young professional rider and trainer Shelby Sherba is ready to kick-off the 2021 show season after a halt to her 2020 plans due to the pandemic. Eager to hit the road again to compete, Sherba will pack up her group of horses and head to the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, for February and then to Gulfport, MS, for the Gulfport Winter Classic in March. She is looking forward to getting back in the show ring and growing her Little Sugar Creek Farm business.
Sherba, 27, has an extensive background showing at national level horse shows. In her junior years, she spent countless hours of training under the top riders in the sport. As an amateur, she attended the University of Arkansas to study biomedical engineering while earning top ribbons at some of the most prestigious events in North America, including a second place finish at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Canada, aboard Momma Ace in the Amateur Owner Jumpers. Since turning professional, Sherba has continued to compete, riding to two top ten finishes in FEI 3* competition with her grand prix horse, Momma Ace.
Sherba captured a prized stable plaque from her second place in the Friends of the Meadow Mini Prix and added another to her collection for a second place in the Low Junior/Amateurs in 2018.
When she’s not in the show ring, Sherba spends time working with her group of young horses to bring them up the show jumping ranks. Her string of sale horses includes Inquisitive, a 2014 Oldenburg mare, Musica Van T Eiengelo, a 2012 Belgian warmblood mare, and Erevan Helau, a 2014 Selle Francis gelding.
Inquisitive, Musica Van T Eingelo and Erevan Helau.
“I’ve had a lot of time to work with all the horses during the pandemic so I’m eager to get them in the show ring and see how much they have progressed!” said Sherba. “With all of the Covid protocols, it will be a different feel – but we are glad the horse shows are still running successfully. It will be nice to give the horses some much needed show experience and have the opportunity to show them to people who are interested in purchasing quality horses. I’m always sad to see one go but it’s rewarding to see them continue and be successful.”
Based in Bentonville, AR, Little Sugar Creek Farm is a family owned business founded in 2010, when Sherba’s parents realized riding was more than just a hobby. With just one horse, the infamous "Ollie", Lori and Bob Sherba set out to make the dream a reality. The first weanling, Freedom, was purchased to jump start the young horse development program. After that, the farm blossomed into what it is today. As a small operation, the farm gives each horse the adequate training they need to reach their full potential. The mission is to provide forever horses, that will provide years of success in the show ring and make the rider’s competition goals and dreams come true. They are proud to have a Christian foundation in the business and strive to have an atmosphere that is a direct representation of their morals and beliefs.
For more information on Little Sugar Creek Farm and their sale horses, visit their website at www.littlesugarcreekfarm.com or connect with them at the Winter Equestrian Festival.
About Little Sugar Creek Farm
Little Sugar Creek Farm is a private, boutique-style, hunter jumper barn located in Bentonville, Arkansas. The program specializes in the breeding, development, and sale of top-quality show horses trained by Shelby Sherba, who also works with a select group of clients competing at various levels on the premier national circuit. Contact them to inquire about training opportunities or to see if one of their outstanding sale horses might be your next partner in the show ring.
12833 Little Sugar Way
Bentonville AR 72712