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Equestrian bowmaster

image Tess Shelton recently took her shots at the South Texas Archery Riders International Horseback Archery Competition. Photo by JBeatty Photography

SAN ANTONIO – Tess Shelton, product consultant for Intertech Flooring and daughter of Teri Shelton, external business development for Materials Marketing, ranked 13 out of 22 archers competing in the South Texas Archery Riders (STAR) International Horseback Archery Competition last month.

    The event, held at Guadalupe Hills Stables in Seguin, was Shelton’s first time competing. As a mounted archer with STAR, Tess has been training in Marion, TX since August for this competition. Teri notes that they train and have a course set up at a private ranch owned by Cheryl Cielencki, SpawGlass, in Marion.
    Tess owns one of the horses she rides, a APHA Medicine Hat Paint named Pierre, also known as Simply Roddin’ Real, and her newfound passion will take her to Poland later this month to attend a clinic and compete with other archers from around the world.
    “It was a complete honor to be able to compete in the second annual South Texas Archery Riders Competition,” says Tess. “It was full of such amazing competitors, I feel so lucky to be able to have participated in such a great sport with such awesome people. For me, mounted archery is a fantastic blend of the beautiful art of archery and my passion for horses. It’s the perfect sport in my eyes.” –mh


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Mary Hazlett mary@constructionnews.net