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Grand Slam Equestrian, LLC.- Nina M. Shaffer

Grand Slam Equestrian, LLC.- Nina M. Shaffer Professional Equestrian specializing in beginner through advanced riders. Horse Show Management & Horse Training. A professional equestrian offering over thirty years of experience in the horse industry.

Serving Chester County, PA and surrounding areas.

Operating as usual

Grand Slam Equestrian is located just outside the borough of West Chester and is currently seeking an additional working...
03/24/2022

Grand Slam Equestrian is located just outside the borough of West Chester and is currently seeking an additional working student.

The ideal candidate is a self-starting individual who is at least 18 years of age with reliable transportation. We will consider someone younger (high school age) who is attending school online.

Horse experience is required. We are willing to train the right person who may have limited experience. This would be good ‘horse resume building’ for someone who wants to gain some experience working with green horses.

Looking to have someone join our team 4-5 days per week. One weekend day is required. 2-4 hours per day. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

We have wonderful, safe, lesson horses and are eager to find the right fit. This working student position will require help with stalls and other barn chores in exchange for private lessons or a half lease on one of our exceptional mounts.

If this interests you please send us a PM to discuss or send references and resume to [email protected] Thank you in advance!

03/21/2022

Living the Professional Equestrian dream all day, everyday! #SixthSense #HorseSense #professionalequestrian #GrandSlamEquestrian

03/03/2022

We have a *rare* boutique opening for a boarder to join us as we head into the spring show season!

Grand Slam Equestrian is located just outside the borough of West Chester, but still convenient to downtown shops and restaurants.

Experienced trainer with utmost attention to detail.

Outdoor Hot/Cold Wash Stall

Outdoor riding ring with lights groomed daily

Triple Crown Nutrition

TheraPlate Sessions Included in board

Top quality hay & straw bedding

Turnout is weather and ground conditions permitting. Absolutely no field boarders.

Training board & a lay-Up is also available

PM for questions and more info.

02/28/2022

Equestrian Etiquette & beyond! Identify yourself when making initial contact with someone for the first time. #communication #communicationskills #communicationiskey #grandslamequestrian #iphones #tipsandtricks #professionalequestrian

02/28/2022

Shout Out & go follow @kaylanicoledixon and @olive acres equestrian center here on Facebook, Instagram and @tiktok for more content! #equestrianetiquette #EquestrianTiktok #equestriansofinstagram #professionalequestrians #adultamateur #themoreyouknow #Horses #fyp

02/14/2022

Incredibly thankful for wonderful landlords!
One of the things I truly pride myself on as part of my business philosophy is that I take care of customer’s horses, the farm, and the equipment provided for me to run my business like it is my own.

If I am unsure of how something works, if it is operating differently, or something is out of my experience, I communicate that to the landlords. This helps foster a good working relationship.

I am fortunate nice equipment such as this @johndeere tractor are provided for me to operate my business at this facility. It makes tasks such as haying the fields and dragging the ring possible. This keeps the horses happy and healthy here to maintain #unicorn status! 🦄

#grandslamequestrian #johndeere #nothingrunslikeadeere #farmequipment #horsegirl #equestrian #professionalequestrian

02/13/2022

The @ororo.wear heated vest is one of my all-time favorite products for winter riding! I do not like to feel restricted in my arms, so I like the freedom a vest provides. With the heat in the back and neck, a rechargeable battery, and machine washable, this vest is my go-to on cold days! #grandslamequestrian #winterriding #equestrian #horses #fyp

02/11/2022

Did you know PHSA has year end awards for Child/Adult Jumpers (1.0m - 1.15m) AND Jumpers .85m & lower? 🏆 A little something for everyone 🌟 Make sure you renew or join for 2022 to earn points 🥇#phsa #usef #ushja #zone2 #horseshow #horseshowlife #jumpers #yearendawards

02/03/2022

#SmallBusiness Highlight for Brandywine @acehardware in West Chester, PA. @brandywineacepetfarm #familyownedandoperated for over 100 Years! The Drennen family has been wonderful to work with over the years! I’ve been a customer since before they opened this location.

I get all of my farm supplies from Ace as they’ve got it all! My horses eat @triplecrownfeed which I purchase at this location and our dog food is purchased here too. They’ve got great incentives! #supportsmallbusinessowners

01/29/2022

Winter Riding Attire- Part 3 @ssg_gloves @heritagegloves #grandslamequestrian

01/28/2022

#RosstarSuperboy my greatest friend I’ve ever known (29 years) crossed to the rainbow bridge at age 32 on 1-20-22. My heart is broken into a million pieces. #untilwemeetagain #arabian #SupsieGallopsOn in our hearts. A true unicorn 🦄

My heart is broken into a million pieces. Today, I lost my longest, and greatest friend I’ve ever known. Rosstar Superbo...
01/20/2022

My heart is broken into a million pieces. Today, I lost my longest, and greatest friend I’ve ever known. Rosstar Superboy entered my life on March 31, 1993. Almost 29 years ago our friendship began.
Up until last week Superboy was still teaching lessons with me, so this was very sudden. Today, I am thankful he made the very difficult decision for me and that for the last five years I’ve been his sole caretaker.

Please be patient with me as I take this time to grieve his tremendous loss in my life and in my business.

On April 1, 2022 please join me in lighting a candle in the memory of his tremendous legacy on what would have been his 33rd Birthday.

Additionally, I want to create a book in his memory of those whose lives he’s touched along the way, both past and present. Please write up your favorite memories and email it to me as it will help lift my spirits during this difficult time. [email protected].

“Each Morning when I go to school Superboy waits for me. He grazes by the wooden fence until at last I’m free. He never doubts that I won’t come, he never counts the hours. Just stands and dreams of sunlit trails and meadows filled with flowers. Sup and I love summers best, we travel here and there. Everyone knows us by the hot pink we wear and the special love we share.”

Thank you for your kindness and prayers 🙏🏼 #rosstarSuperboy #grandslamequestrian #supsiegallopson

01/13/2022
chescoems.org

Take a few minutes to read the impact that the hospital closures in Chester County will create for our Equestrian Community.

GSE is fortunate that we are located just minutes from Chester County Hospital, a trauma center, but this still concerns me when we are away competing across the County.
As a result, all horse shows should have a qualified EMT present as part of their show staff, as delayed EMS transportation may take longer to arrive.
If you are a Horse Show Manager and need contact info for a potential EMT, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I have deep roots in this area with these contacts.
My Dad, Craig Shaffer was always our Horse Show EMT when we were members of the EAAHSC. He was an employee of Brandywine Hospital for over 37 years and became a father there too. This hits close to home for me.

01/12/2022

Small Business Highlight- @theengraver_ in West Chester, PA brought to you by Grand Slam Equestrian!

They do all of my stall plates, some horse show prizes & halter plates.

They can be found as a vendor at @devon1896 in May! They have a beautiful Devon Blue padded leather halter which looks stunning on any color horse! 😍

Snow Day Fun! ☃️ Horses are enjoying some time outside and are warm in the best blankets on the market! I’m warm in the ...
01/07/2022

Snow Day Fun! ☃️ Horses are enjoying some time outside and are warm in the best blankets on the market! I’m warm in the mountain horse neck warmer today which was another wonderful gift from a customer this Christmas. Holy wind 🌬 & wrinkles though! Your blue eyed friends are struggling today! Time for some sun glasses! 🕶#mountainhorse #horseware #ssggloves #rootd #grandslamequestrian

Where have all the horsemen and horsewomen gone? https://www.theplaidhorse.com/2017/01/24/on-hunters-and-horsemen/?fbcli...
01/06/2022
On Hunters and Horsemen - The Plaid Horse Magazine

Where have all the horsemen and horsewomen gone?

https://www.theplaidhorse.com/2017/01/24/on-hunters-and-horsemen/?fbclid=IwAR2rslijMoacu1M8g2kO26IBVuaUP6stlTc_MlwB7LFF41g6RMToPJMZ4Hw

By Robin Greenwood Probably our biggest controversy in the Hunter Jumper world at this time is the use of drugs on horses. This is not a new problem. Drug rules and drug testing went into effect sometime in the early 1970s. Before that quite a few show hunters showed on Ace Promazine Not enough Ace....

01/06/2022

@ugg #grandslamequestrian #winter #equestrian #equestrianlifestyle #winterriding @smartpak #rootd

01/04/2022

#ROOTD #WinterWeather #equestrian #grandslamequestrian

Wishing all of our followers and loyal customers a prosperous New Year!
01/01/2022

Wishing all of our followers and loyal customers a prosperous New Year!

12/31/2021

Quite literally running into the New Year with Superboy and our walk/trot friend! Teaching diagonals is one of my favorite skills to teach beginners. #Welcome2022 #grandslamequestrian #beginnerriderswelcome #newyearnewgoals #walktrot

“LUNCH BREAK”This kid right here, is the coolest kid I know! He’s learning alongside his Dad the ins and outs & tools of...
12/28/2021

“LUNCH BREAK”
This kid right here, is the coolest kid I know! He’s learning alongside his Dad the ins and outs & tools of the trade, all while drinking his coffee black & sharing pizza with the pups! Pretty great childhood memories in the making if you ask me!

Wishing all of our wonderful customers and their families a very Merry Christmas! We look forward to helping you achieve...
12/24/2021

Wishing all of our wonderful customers and their families a very Merry Christmas! We look forward to helping you achieve new goals in the New Year! 🎄🎁 #HappyHolidays #MerryChristmas #GrandSlamEquestrian

Really proud of “our” ⭐️ boys today, Carter & Dealer! We went and played in the jumper sand box at @thestablesatfoxcross...
12/19/2021

Really proud of “our” ⭐️ boys today, Carter & Dealer! We went and played in the jumper sand box at @thestablesatfoxcrossing and highly recommend their shows! @jennyy_brownn and I look forward to coming back soon with customers! A really nice last show for 2021! At least Dealer didn’t try to eat his ribbons during his photo opp! (At the last show he tried to eat his ribbon! 🤣)

#DealMeIn loves the tree in the barn, especially the mint garland! 🎄🎁 @leah_broker #grandslamequestrian #happyholidays
12/18/2021

#DealMeIn loves the tree in the barn, especially the mint garland! 🎄🎁 @leah_broker #grandslamequestrian #happyholidays

Our #barnmoms are full of many talents beyond just transporting and writing checks! Look how beautiful our barn planter ...
12/16/2021

Our #barnmoms are full of many talents beyond just transporting and writing checks! Look how beautiful our barn planter turned out! Thanks, Amy!

At last! The case of the missing ear plug has been solved! 🙉
12/07/2021

At last! The case of the missing ear plug has been solved! 🙉

As I head on in to year 6 as a Professional this week, I am filled with so much gratitude. Thankful for the wonderful cu...
12/02/2021

As I head on in to year 6 as a Professional this week, I am filled with so much gratitude. Thankful for the wonderful customers who have followed me on this journey and those who have recently joined us.

Their was never a doubt in my mind that this is what I would continue to pursue at this level. Thankful for my outstanding Mentors, friends and family who have stood behind me and my vision. To all the amazing horses- thank you for carrying me through difficult terrains, over fences, and through tough times. #GrandSlamEquestrian #Serendipity #RosstarSuperboy #DealMeIn #ChesterCountyTraditions #SootyFox #LowKeyFarm #BrassRing #PennStables #Pennbrook #SportingChanceFarm

Still available! Price reduced to $2895!
11/30/2021

Still available! Price reduced to $2895!

From our family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is full of great food and special memories....
11/25/2021

From our family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is full of great food and special memories. We have so much to be Thankful for today and everyday! #grandslamequestrian #thanksgiving #givethanks #family #friends #traditions

Mother Daughter Duo! Perhaps the family class is in their future?!
11/22/2021

Mother Daughter Duo! Perhaps the family class is in their future?!

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West Chester, PA
19382

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 3pm
Sunday 8am - 3pm

Telephone

4843413849

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Horse Trainer, Horseback Riding Lessons, Horse Showing, Summer Camp, Horse Trainer

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Each week we will feature a staff member that makes our horse shows possible. #StaffMemberMondays NINA M. SHAFFER “I am the owner/trainer of Grand Slam Equestrian- Nina M. Shaffer. A little bit about me. I grew up competing almost all summer long as a child. We were more your ‘fair weather type’ horse owners back then. I became an independent individual, professional packer, and seasoned traveler by the time I was eight years old. Growing up I mostly competed at Arabian Breed Shows. In particular, the Eastern Amateur Arabian Horse Show Circuit or EAAHSC. When I aged out of leadline into walk-trot, my parents took on larger roles beyond just being horse show parents. The EAAHSC was a true community teaching and helping others. My Dad, Craig Shaffer is an RN paramedic (35+ years at Brandywine Hospital) so he was always our designated Horse Show EMT. (A backboard was a regular item in our trailers tackroom!) In 1998-1999 my Dad took on the role of High Point Chairman for our Circuit as well as running the South Eastern PA Horse Show. He and a few other chair members created an Excel formula. They were pretty ahead of the times! Lol The SE PA Show fell every year on Father’s Day Weekend and was held at Fair Hill. My Mom, Debbie Shaffer ordered ribbons and handled stabling & entries. I loved handing out ribbons and taking care of my pony, Rosstar Superboy. Fast forward- In 2013 Kathy Gillmer approached me about working for her horse shows. I began by learning how to run the in-gate under the tutelage of Hope Wood. Over the years I’ve settled into the roles of Stabling Manager, Ribbon Coordinator, and most recently Social Media Manager. I encourage all parents to get involved and volunteer. Perhaps your skills in your professional lives can benefit the organization in which your child(ren) are participating. If you aren’t sure how to get started, your child’s trainer is a great person to ask and can point you in the right direction, or feel free to ask me directly. All of the people around you have been new- it’s ok to ask questions! The greatest gift horse’s have afforded me that I truly cherish is the people, the places, and the relationships I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing for over 25 years. It is an honor to work with Kathy and help her continue the shows and tradition she’s created, which we all know today as Brass Ring Horse Shows, but especially Brass Ring at Devon.”