Before coaching at UND/SMC, Kerry coached the western team at Purdue and is a National Champion in Intercollegiate Showing. The ND/SMC Equestrian team currently competes in IHSA Zone 7 Region 4, and has sent many riders to the regional, zone, and national championships! This past year, the team finished 3rd in the region, sending 5 riders to Regionals – which we proudly hosted this year. The team also sent 2 riders on to Zones, and 1 on to Nationals.
Diane Shields is also a member of the Irish Equestrian Coaching staff. She grew up surrounded by horses and has been riding for most of her life. Her expertise on the flat makes her an invaluable addition to our team!
Kerry and Diane have been fantastic additions to the team not just as coaches, but also as mentors and friends. Isabelle Hillberg