We begin training by understanding your horse first, identifying and analyzing their performance. Certified trainers at Butler Show Horses have over 20 years of experience in the industry and will design a custom training program that focuses on what your horses needs are, whether it be over fences, flat work or Western.




He’s an avid horseman showing in both Hunter/Jumper and Western disciplines. He was born and raised on the family farm in Ayton, Ontario where he began riding at a young age. His early years included barrel racing and gaming, which ignited his passion for horses.
While in college studying Agriculture and Farrier certification, he bought his first big time horse “Kit – Kenos Kitawib” from Rockford, Illinois showing in the world paint championships. This lead Shawn into a successful career with the paint horse industry.
Through hard work and dedication he found himself in western competitions that lead to the World Championships, NSBA, futurities and more.



Shawn spends timeless hours training and working with horses, which has assisted in building a foundation for his career. He has devoted his life to learning about horses, breeding, riding, coaching and showing, where he presently finds himself training hunters and jumpers on the Trillium A Circuit.
Shawn Butler, BSH Matinee, 2018 Spring Series 1
His passion and love of horses is conveyed through his teaching where he openly shares his knowledge with his students, encouraging them to reach their full potential, and to be the best that they can be.