helly Nelson, has been involved in the model horse hobby since about 1980. (She was formerly known as Shelly Poirier and Shelly Santin.) She is originally from Massachusetts and showed and judged at many large shows in the New England area in the 1990ís. She has since moved to the Rocky Mountain west.
She now works only on Stablemate size models. She enjoys creating sport and performance type horses. She also creates her own tacks and props for the mini horses. has been in the hobby since about 1980.
Shelly can be contacted via email.
Top: Alliance, dapple grey Westphalian
stallion customized from the Breyer Traditional Hanoverian and
owned by Nickie Hunter; created in 1987
Bottom: Lynx O'Malley, bay blanketed Appaloosa Sport Horse mare customized from the Breyer Stablemate Native Dancer and owned by Shelly Nelson; created in 1997.