US National Champion Pony Driver Shelly Temple Teams with KER to Provide Lessons

Lifelong horse enthusiast Sherri Heichelbech, Fort Branch, Ind., won a free training session with three-time national combined driving champion Shelly Temple in a recent contest sponsored by Kentucky Equine Research (KER).

“I am so excited! I signed up for the contest because I am eager to learn more about combined driving, and Shelly Temple has such a great reputation,” said Heichelbech, who has been pleasure driving for several years but plans to compete in a combined driving event for the first time this summer.

Heichelbech currently drives two of her horses, a POA and a Friesian. “The POA that I hope to compete with soon is a seasoned, great-minded veteran. He’s been with us a long time, first as my daughter’s pony, then as an event horse, and now as my driving partner. My Friesian, though, has just started driving this year, but he is a nice young horse with a lot of potential.”

The training session will be held in Windsor, S.C., which is home to Catalyst Driving, Temple’s training facility. Temple is one of several equestrians sponsored by KER, and she trusts products developed and manufactured by KER to keep her horses in top condition. In particular, she uses the KERx products RiteTrac, EO-3, Nano-E, Synovate HA, and Preserve PS.

Heichelbech entered the contest by signing up for award-winning e-newsletters created by KER, The Weekly Feed and Equine Health Review.

Kentucky Equine Research is an international equine nutrition, research, and consultation company serving both the horse owner and the feed industry. Founded nearly 25 years ago by Joe Pagan, Ph.D., the company’s goal is to advance the industry’s knowledge of equine nutrition and exercise physiology and apply that knowledge to produce healthier, more athletic horses at all stages of life. For more information, contact Kentucky Equine Research at 3910 Delaney Ferry Road, Versailles, KY 40383; 859-873-1988; e-mail Visit our online library of nutrition and health articles at

Catalyst Driving Center is an equestrian driving facility in Windsor, South Carolina specializing in the training of all levels of drivers and horses. Please feel free to contact Shelly to learn more about her, the products she trusts, her horses, and what Catalyst Driving can offer the driving enthusiast.

Shelly Temple
Catalyst Driving Center
Windsor, South Carolina

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