Shelley White



Shelley White

Hello! I got my first horse when I was 12, a half-Arabian quarter horse cross named Raja. We went on to show hunter pleasure, hunter and jumper, western pleasure, trail, dressage, costume and even country english pleasure. In 1983, he was Region 16 champion in Hunter over Fences, Hunter Pleasure and Western Trail. He was truly a versatile horse! I've been involved with Empire since the early 80's.

I have owned Arabian horses for over 40 years! My husband Tom DeSalvia and I own and operate Baraka Arabians, a small farm in Brewerton specializing in dressage training. I currently have 3 horses, a purebred mare and her 2 half-Arabian daughters which I show sport horse and dressage.

I'm very passionate about dressage. I train with Michelle LaBarre to further my skills as well as working toward USDF L-judge certification. I hope to debut at 3rd level in 2021 to earn the requisite scores for the next step of the L-judge program and my USDF bronze medal. I'm also an instructor for beginners through 2nd level.