Hometown: Loxahatchee, Florida
Shelly Francis grew up in Bar Harbor, Maine, where her family still owns a 30-acre farm. Over the last 20 years, she has quietly achieved strong results in Prix St. Georges and Grand Prix competition.
In 1996, Francis was second alternate for the U.S. Olympic team with Pikant. In 1997, the pair won the USDF Grand Prix Champion Horse of the Year and went on to compete at the 1998 FEI World Equestrian Games in Rome. In 2005, she competed Dominion to the top six in the U.S. team rankings.
Currently, Francis is working with her top horses, Doktor and Danilo. Together, they have amassed top placings at the Grand Prix level, including at Nations Cup events and World Cup qualifying competitions.