Team BioStar Welcomes Shelly Francis

Shelly Francis | BioStar US Rider

Team BioStar welcomes our newest addition: Shelly Francis!

Shelly Francis grew up in Bar Harbor, Maine, on her family farm. She began riding as a young girl and over the last 20 years, she has quietly achieved strong results in Prix St. Georges and International Grand Prix competition. Shelly sets herself apart from other riders as she is one of the few top international competitors that trains her horses from their early age all the way up to the Grand Prix International level.

An accomplished rider for many years,  currently, Shelly is working with her top horses, Doktor and Danilo. Together, they have achieved top placings at the Grand Prix level, including at Nations Cup events and World Cup qualifying competitions. Her most recent achievements are first place finishes at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in the Grand Prix for the Special and the Grand Prix Special with Doktor and placing second in the Grand Prix freestyle with Danilo. Shelly and Danilo also placed first in the Grand Prix Special CDI4*, presented by Mission Control. She and Danilo scored 73.979%, a new personal best for the pair, who are currently ranked 42nd in the world. Shelly Francis and Danilo will compete at the FEI World Cup in April 2018 in Paris, France.

Shelly uses Thera Calm EQ with her horses for calm focus with good energy.

Welcome, Shelly!


Thera Calm EQ™ helps protect horses under stress. Scientific research has shown that the brain and the gut are intimately connected. The brain has a direct effect on the stomach during stress, sending signals that danger is imminent. In response, the stomach reduces blood flow to the GI tract. Conversely, a troubled GI tract sends signals to the brain which results in anxiety or behavioral issues.

Thera Calm EQ™ is designed to support a healthy GI tract and help horses focus and relax. This formula provides Haritaki, Ashwaganda, and Casein to help normalize cortisol levels brought on by stress.

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