ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Shannon Yewell Weil and Linda Tellington-Jones at La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2012.

Shannon Yewell Weil and Linda Tellington-Jones at La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2012.

                                               Shannon Yewell Weil

Shannon Yewell Weil

Shannon Yewell Weil

After growing up in Southern California, Shannon graduated from the Tellingtons’ Pacific Coast Equestrian Research Farm and School of Horsemanship in 1967. Following that wonderfully life-altering year, horses led her to many destinations while working on ranches, at stables and  then she spent nearly a decade working in the Thoroughbred industry in California and Kentucky.

In 1969 she competed in the Tevis Cup Ride and developed an allegiance to endurance riding and later ultra running. In 1977 Shannon became a co-founder of the world-renowned Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run and served as a Trustee for over 30 years.

Over the past four decades, Shannon has maintained a close friendship with Linda. In 1997, Linda pronounced Shannon the PCERF Historian and asked her to write this book. Shannon eagerly accepted her request.

Today she resides in Cool, California, near the Western States Trail and the City of Auburn, which she helped create as the Endurance Capital of the World. Her interests include horses, travel, music and art. This is Shannon’s first book.

Member:  Women’s Horse Industry Network and Northern California Publishers & Authors.